Art Week – a festival of VISUEL ART for art lovers
Art Week was established in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2013. Every year the Art Week Festival is created in collaboration with up to 40 exhibition venues from our most prestigious art museums, art galleries and artist-run project spaces on the outskirts of the city. Art Week is packed with new exhibitions, performances, concerts, debates, industry activities, art tours and meetings with the artists themselves.
Art Week consists of two parts, one for the audience and one for professionals.
With the audience program Art Week invites the citizens of Copenhagen as well as our tourists to new and different meetings with the art and artists.
Art Week is an opportunity to explore Copenhagen’s vibrant and diverse art scene, regardless of whether you are a seasoned art connoisseur or new to the field. In this way, Art Week works to ensure that more people are invited into the field that is our contemporary visual art.
With the program for professionals, we create seminars and symposia and a framework for knowledge sharing ensuring that international professionals are invited to Copenhagen. They will meet selected artists and experience how the capital’s art scene develops. In this way Art Week works for the professional strengthening and forming networks that reach beyond the boundaries of the Art Week and the city.
During Art Week we create meetings with and provide conversations about art itself and with the artists themselves. In other words: Art Week strengthens contemporary visual art in close collaboration with the full Copenhagen art scene.
What our collaborators say
“We have been happy to participate in Art Week Copenhagen. This year’s programme (2019) has offered an abundance of experiences that bring galleries, institutions, business professionals, and audience closer together, and has emphasised the fact that only together can we create a vibrant art scene. It seems that Art Week has by now grown the wings needed to really take off for the coming years, and that is joyous for both Copenhagen and the art scene.”
– Gitte Johannesen from the gallery SPECTA.
“This year’s Art Week started and ended at Copenhagen Contemporary, where you could find a party, performance art, guided tours, and collaborations during the week. The art week in Copenhagen creates a unique possibility for artists, institutions, and guests to meet each other, and we’re thrilled, in collaboration with Art Week Copenhagen, to have played a vital part in many of these meetings.”
– Marie Nipper from Copenhagen Contemporary about their collaboration with Art Week Copenhagen in 2019.
Art Week in pictures