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Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst (Modern Art)

Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst (Modern Art)

2h
Address:
Skovvej 100, 2635 Ishøj,
Copenhagen, Denmark
Opening Hours: Tue, Thu to Sun: 10 AM to 5 PM
Wed: 10 AM to 9 PM
Price: 10 kr (1.44 USD)

South-west of Copenhagen, Arken is housed in an extraordinary building designed by Danish architect Søren Robert Lund, when viewed from the right spot, it resembles a ship looming out of the sea. In the light-flooded sculpture gallery, look out for Olafur Eliasson’s Light Ventilator Mobile and Jeppe Hein’s Mirror Spiral Labyrinth, which leads confused visitors around in circles. The largest collection of Damien Hirst’s work in Scandinavia is the museum’s biggest draw. See spot paintings and a sinister silk print of his infamous gem-encrusted For the Love of God, Diamond Skull, scattered with sparkling diamond dust. There are some very evocative images in the permanent photographic collection, especially Richard Billingham’s moving series of family shots. Revolving exhibitions show selections from the gallery’s 300 pieces of contemporary Danish art after 1990. Look out for John Bock’s messy installation Redigging the Lumps and Anselm Reyle’s Untitled, evoking a kitsch Caribbean sunset. Past exhibitions include works by the Skagen painters (Danish Impressionists) and a surrealist exhibition with works by Dalí and Miró. Keep an eye on the website for what’s coming up.

Free with Copenhagen card.Free guided tours Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.

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