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The culture night in Copenhagen
The culture night in Copenhagen

Photo: Astrid Maria B. Rasmussen / Sattrup & Høst

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7 brilliant culture experiences in Copenhagen this fall

The Copenhagen culture scene this fall offers everything from a technology summit and an architect designed ski slope to extreme consumer culture and homes on Mars. Here are seven big events worth heading to Copenhagen for.

Photo: Tech Festival, Ana Santl

Tech Festival

Would you like to find out more about tomorrow’s technology? If so, you should check out the 3-day Tech Festival in Kødbyen, when many big international names will share their thoughts and knowledge about everything from online activism to blockchain-based eco systems and digital toys. The Festival celebrates what technology can offer, and at the same time discusses how we can ensure the development of technology with humans at the center. Meet Cryptoeconomics expert Sherim Voshmgir, the man behind #hashtag Chris Medina and Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi and others and then party into the evening.

Kødbyen, Copenhagen

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5-7 September 2019. Entrance all days: €40.

Photo: Vega, Joseph Miller

Hej Søster Fest

The hottest new fall festival started with a play list at Spotify. The Hej Søster list is singer Fallulah’s homage to female talents in the music industry, featuring nine hours of music with over 155 different artists. The list has attracted thousands of followers, and has developed into an entire community, that will culminate in Fallulah’s one-day festival Hej Søster Fest at Vega on 14 September. The all-female multifaceted and high quality line up speaks for itself, and includes Soleima, Marie Key, Iris Gold and Nelson Can.

Store Vega, Enghavevej 40

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From 6pm 14 September

The golden hamster wheel: Generation Wealth

The latest must-see exhibition at Louisiana features some of the wealthiest people in the world and others who want to emulate them. Lauren Greenfield has been following Hollywood stars, real estate speculators, stockbrokers and strippers since the 1990s in their desire for riches and star status. Here photos, videos and interviews document a culture where excess has become the driving force for everything. You are what you can show off, and the social currency is money, youth, fame and sexuality. Some eventually come in for a raw awakening and bottomless debt, while others throw their money at gold toilets, designer handbags and plastic surgery for their children. One common denominator for both the ultrarich and those that aspire to wealth is their never ending need and greed for more, a sight any person today can nod their head in recognizing.

Louisiana, Humlebæk

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22 August 2019 – 16 February 2020

Photo: Copenhill

Copenhill Ski Slope

It’s been a long time in the making, but the grand opening is almost upon us: The new Copenhagen artificial ski slope will be inaugurated on 4 October. The ski slope forms part of Bjarke Ingels’ new Combined Heat and Power Plant, Amager Forbrænding, and with all the advance publicity it’s received, expect the piste to be packed that day. However, in time, both professional ski bums and beginners will be able to strap on some skis and enjoy the views of both city and water from Amager Bakke. The roof park also offers jogging trails and outdoor fitness equipment, together with the highest climbing wall in the Nordic countries plus an après ski café.

Copenhill, Vindmøllevej 6, Copenhagen

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Official Opening 4 October.

Photo: Dac, Rasmus Hjortshø

BIG architecture at DAC

Danish architecture’s wunderkind Bjarke Ingels is putting his stamp on cities the world over these days. On the global stage, the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is behind everything from Norwegian bridges and Parisian parks to the new World Trade Center in New York, while in Copenhagen, he has created some of the city’s most innovative buildings and urban spaces. The Formgiving Exhibition at Dansk Arkitektur Center is the largest BIG exhibition to date. It offers insights into the development of architecture and technology from pre-historic caves to 3D printed building blocks, plus an overview of earlier BIG projects and a proposal for a future construction project - on Mars. Exciting and thought provoking for everyone interested in urban development.

Dansk Arkitektur Center, BLOX

Bryghuspladsen 10, 1473

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Open until 5 January 2020 Entrance: Adults Dkr110, Students Dkr85, free entry for everyone under 26.

Photo: Astrid Maria B. Rasmussen / Sattrup & Høst

Kulturnatten

Many big cities have a “night of the museums” these days, but Kulturnatten or Culture Night in Copenhagen offers much more. On this one night of the year, you can get a behind the scenes look at Christiansborg, the royal palace and government building in central Copenhagen. It’s home to the Danish Parliament, the Danish Prime Minister’s Office and the Supreme Court of Denmark. All of which are normally off limits to the general public. You can also pet the queen’s dachshund, listen to concerts, see exhibitions and shop for special offers. Kulturnatten is quite simply a huge open festival and the biggest individual event of the year in Copenhagen.

All Copenhagen

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11 October 2019. Entrance: A Culture Pass, which includes free public transport from 5pm to 5am, costs Dkr95 for adults, free for children under 12.

Photo: Richard Maxtramblay

Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything

Nikolaj Kunsthal and Gammel Strand have pulled off a real scoop with this major Leonard Cohen Exhibition, A Crack in Everything, in which 40 international contemporary artists and musicians present works inspired by Leonard Cohen’s life and music. The exhibition, curated by Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC), proved incredibly popular when it opened in Cohen’s native city in November 2017, and is currently on display at the Jewish Museum in New York. The exhibition includes many interactive elements and brings together music, literature and art by artists such as George Fok, Tacita Dean and Candice Breitz.

Nikolaj Kunsthal og kunstforeningen Gammel Strand

24 October 2019 -13 April 2020. Exhibited in both galleries.

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