Various locations, Copenhagen, Denmark 24 Aug 2017 - 03 Sep 2017
Nástio Mosquito, Respectable Thief at MoMA, 2016. Performance. Photo: Alessandro Sala.
The fifth edition of Cph Art Week combines the best of the contemporary art scene with a sensory extravaganza of sound. When the festival kicks off at the end of August, the usual array of exhibitions and arrangements will be supplemented by concerts and musical performances.
The city’s exhibition spaces and museums join forces as Cph Art Week proudly presents ten days of the best of the current art scene in Copenhagen. True to tradition, Cph Art Week will provide Copenhageners, art lovers and culture fans alike with a massive dose of contemporary art served up in unusual and ambitious ways. Museums, galleries, art fairs and exhibition spaces come together to present a diverse range of exhibitions, performances, openings, artist talks, guided tours and many other activities, all under the title of SOUND & VISION. This year’s Cph Art Week 2017 examines the artistic intersection between sound and vision and presents not just the latest contemporary art that integrates sound and music, but also the artists who find inspiration through this universe.
The programme is inspired by natural and man-made sound, analogue and digital, the conceptual and the popular, and the noisy, melodic and the poetic. SOUND & VISION investigates how we create and interpret a cultural and social identity through art’s combination of images, sound and music.
Special guest star Once again, Cph Art Week features a specially invited guest—this year the internationally acclaimed multimedia and performance artist Nástio Mosquito from Angola. A new raw talent in contemporary art, he uses charismatic and provocative performances, videos, music and poetry. This is the first time he appears in Denmark and we are proud to introduce him. Nástio Mosquito will be performing his performance concert “Resepctable Thief” at the Grand Opening Party at Vega and he will also be present in public space with the video “Ser Humano” and with a concert at the ArtBar.
ArtBar is back
Last year Cph Art Week launched the popular ArtBar (in cooperation with Copenhagen Contemporary) on Paper Island, a unique waterside location in the centre of Copenhagen and this year we want to repeat the success. Every evening during Cph Art Week , ArtBar will feature free two artists who specialise in sound art and performance. Amongst the featured artists are Hassan Khan (Egypt), Vinyl, Terror & Horror (Denmark), Felia Gram Hansen & Eric Andersen (Denmark) and Danius Kesminas (Australia).
Art in the city One of Cph Art Week’s trademarks is art in public spaces—where works and performances can be found on land, water and under ground—and this year is no exception, as the public space will be filled with works that connects to the theme SOUND & VISION. In the metro, visitors can experience site-specific art works with DIAS-Digital Interactive Art Space. And at the Copenhagen Main Library a new auditive installation by Danish Artist Group Vinyl, Terror & Horror is presented. Also the Danish water busses will feature artistic works and performances.
Cph Art Week opens on August 24 and kicks off with a grand opening party at Vega featuringfeaturing multimedia artist Nástio Mosquito, Danish singer Rebecca Molina and many others, and runs until September 3 with CODE Art Fair and CHART Art Fair.