Wednesday 09 May 5:00pm 11:00pm

Join us on a walk around the five Copenhagen art centers as we invite you to Tonight is Art – an event programme packed with performances, sound, food and art. The programme extends from afternoon to late evening and concludes with a concert and an afterparty.

Behind Tonight is Art are the five art centers Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, kunstforeningen GL STRAND, Nikolaj Kunsthal and Overgaden – Institute of Contemporary Art, which have organized the Copenhagen Art Festival in 2012 and 2015. Common to all, it is one of their most important tasks to unfold the contemporary artistic palette and with Tonight is Art we offer the audience experiences beyond the usual.

Host: author and film journalist Søren Høy


17.00 Overgaden – Sound performance by Ragnhild May
Ragnhild May is an artist and she works in the field of visual arts and music in various media such as performance, installation and sculpture. This evening she will present a sound performative work based on the respiration, voices and relationships between man and machine.

18.00 Kunsthal Charlottenborg – Sound & Visuals by Kim Richard Adler Mejdahl + Food from Apollo Bar
Receiver of Charlottenborg’s Spring Exhibition 2018, Kim Richard Adler Mejdahl, presents a VJ set that combines video with electronic music. At the same time, it is possible to buy dinner at a fair price in Apollo Bar.

19.00 Kunstforeningen GL STRAND – Performance by Esben Weile Kjær
Esben Weile Kjær presents a new work which he will perform with Aske Høier Olesen, based on choreographies from popular cultural events, such as festivals, the Pride and the stadium.

20.00 Nikolaj Kunsthal – Concert with Shiva Feshareki
Experience a live show and activation of the exhibition Dancing with the unknown led by DJ and artist Shiva Feshareki’s savvy hand.

21.00 Den Frie – Simon Littauer in The Crystal World + afterparty
Simon Littauer makes improvised, handmade and danceable techno. The music is created live on his home-built modular synthesizer without any presets or backing tracks. The concert takes place in a crystalline scenography created specially by MELT for the occasion.


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