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Arvida Byström, Tosh Basco, Monster Chetwynd, Henrik Vibskov: Art in a Day 2022
24 Jun 2022

Art in a Day 2022: 24 hours of performance art across Copenhagen

24 HOURS OF PERFORMANCE ART ACROSS COPENHAGEN: On 24 June, from 00:01 to 23:59, Copenhagen’s six contemporary art institutions are going to turn the city into a stage for performance art when Art in a Day kicks off with a programme buzzing with free art experiences. 

Join us on an urban art tour through Copenhagen with performances of all kinds taking place in the contemporary art institutions and outside in the city’s spaces – in its streets and backyards, outside the department store Magasin du Nord, in the garden of Restaurant Noma, on bridges, in church towers and on the water.

  • It is free of charge and everyone is welcome – admission to the art institutions is also free.

  • Follow the route from art institution to art institution or let yourself be surprised by the performances popping up across the city during the 24-hour period.

The star-studded programme features international artists such as Peaches, VALIE EXPORT, Baby Dee, Martin Creed, Tosh Basco, Arvida Byström, and Monster Chetwynd as well as Danish Maja Malou Lyse and Esben Weile Kjær, Sophie Dupont, KasperSophie, Jules Fischer, Jacob Kirkegaard and Henrik Vibskov.

Henrik Vibskov: Stuck Under The Surface, SS20. Photo: Victor Jones

Performances Along an Urban Art Route

Art in a Day kicks off already on 23 June with the Turner Prize winner Martin Creed’s performance All the Bells in front of GL STRAND in the inner city at 11:22: There the programme will be launched with a large sound work performed by churches in Copenhagen, primary school bells, children’s voices and the city’s own soundscape. 

Just after midnight on 24 June, at 00:01, the 24-hour programme starts in earnest when the internationally renowned musician and visual artist Peaches gives a nocturnal music performance at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art. 
In the morning and in the course of the day you can follow a band of musicians wearing costumes by the designer Henrik Vibskov marching through the streets of Copenhagen – mapping out the route from the performances of one contemporary art institution to the next. As you make your way through the streets and canals of Copenhagen, art performances will be popping up continuously until Art in a Day concludes at Copenhagen Contemporary on Refshaleøen – where Peaches will end this year’s 24-hour performance programme with an awesome after-party.
Please note that the opening times of the six contemporary art institutions are listed on their respective websites and may vary during these 24 hours.

See the Full Programme Here:

The program kicks off on June 23rd at 11:22 in front of Kunstforeningen GL STRAND with Turner Prize winner Martin Creed’s - All the Bells.
Here, the performance of the artist’s work incorporates the churches of Copenhagen and primary school pupils creating a cacophonous 3-minutes soundscape of church bells, children shouts and the ambient sound of the city.

June 23rd 23.00-23.59 Den Frie Udstillingsbygning
Jules Fischer - Vanitas
Vanitas is performed by professional dancers, performers and singers to a poetic sound collage of pop music.

June 24th From 00:01 to 00:20 Den Frie Udstillingsbygning
Peaches concert
The internationally renowned musician initiates the program for Art in a Day with a musical performance.

June 24th from 00:01 to 23:59 The Grand Hall, Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi (Kunsthal Charlottenborg)
VALIE EXPORT invites the audience to participate in the work Ping Pong - Ein Film Zum Spielen, Ein Spielfilm

June 24th from 09:00 - 10:00 Den Frie Udstillingsbygning to Kunsthal Charlottenborg.
Henrik Vibskov - Parade
Wearing minimalistic costumes with graphic silhouettes, the parade moves through the city. It connects the various performances that takes place during the day and accompanies the audience from one place to the next.

June 24th from 10:00 - 20:00 Magasin, Kongens Nytorv, ground floor.
KasperSophie, Peuple
Peuple is an interactive art experience, an exclusive clothing brand and a functioning pop-up store. Utilising playful seriousness and seductive visuality, the work pushes for reflection around the production of national identity and culture.

June 24th From 11:00 - 18:00, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, top foyer
Sophie Dupont, I Breathe You Do You Breathe Me?
Dupont connects physical longing with a spiritual connection to the world through corporeality and recalls the primordial power of the body and the connectedness of everything.

June 24th at 12:00 from Kunsthal Charlottenborg to
Nikolaj Kunsthal and then on to GL Strand.
Henrik Vibskov - Parade
Wearing minimalistic costumes with graphic silhouettes, the parade moves through the city. It connects the various performances that take place during the day and accompanies the audience from one place to the next.

June 24th from 13:00 to 18:00, O - Overgaden
Arvida Byström - A Cybernetic Doll's House
The artist examines digitally feminized objects, such as Apple's Siri. How complex are conversations are you able to have with these machine learning protocols? The exact programme for the performance is:

13:00 - 13:20: Performance

13:20 -13:50: Break (30 min)

13:50 - 14:10: Performance

14:10 - 14:40: Break (30 min)

14:40 - 15:00: Performance

15:00 - 16:00: TIE BREAK (1 h)

16:00 - 16:20: Performance

16:20 - 16:50: Break (30 min)

16:50 - 17:10: Performance

17:10 - 17:40: Break (30 min)

17:40 - 18:00: Performance


June 24th 14.00 – 14.15 The Grand Hall, Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi (Kunsthal Charlottenborg)
VALIE EXPORT interacts with the audience in the work Ping Pong - Ein Film Zum Spielen, Ein Spielfilm. (The interactive installation is open from 00.01 to 23.59)

June 24th 15:00 – 15.45, Nikolaj Kunsthal
Baby Dee. Musical performance with organ and cello together with Mabe Fratti.

June 24th from 16.00 – 17.00, begins and ends at Holmen's Church with several stops along the way.
Jacob Kirkegaard, Riverbed
Boat trip on a tourist boat and sound recording of the city below the water’s surface.

June 24th at 17.30 – 18.00, Kunstforeningen GL Strand
Martin Creed. Music performance.

June 24th 18.00-18.45, Nikolaj Kunsthal
Baby Dee. Musical performance with organ and cello together with Mabe Fratti.

June 24th from 18:00 Copenhagen Contemporary.
DJ and foodtrucks.

June 24th at 19:00 – 20.45 Refshalevej 96, 1432 Copenhagen
Wu Tsang & Tosh Basco - Moved bu the Motion
A performance that works as a poetic call and response between movement, language, and storytelling

June 24th at 19:30 – 20.15 with a boat sailing from O - Overgaden to Copenhagen Contemporary.
Henrik Vibskov - Parade
Wearing minimalistic costumes with graphic silhouettes, the parade moves through the city. It connects the various performances that take place during the day and accompanies the audience from one place to the next.

June 24th at 20:30 Copenhagen Contemporary
Speeches by the directors of the six art centres: Helene Nyborg Bay, Dina Vester Feilberg, Marie Nipper, Michael Thouber, Anne Hagen Kielgast and Aukje Lepoutre Ravn.

June 24th from 21:00 - 23:00, near Copenhagen Contemporary (Beddingen).
The installation will be accessible from 22:00 to 23:00
Monster Cheytwynd - Tears
Monster Cheytwynd performs a spectacular performance consisting of music, 15 performers, 10 ballet dancers and large transparent plastic balls in a complete experience.

June 24th 23:10 – 23.35 Close to Copenhagen Contemporary
Maja Malou Lyse & Esben Weile Kjær: The Big Gang Bang Theory
Weile Kjær and Lyse invites you to witness a firework’s identity crisis. The Big Gang Bang Theory is an experimental firework display developed in collaboration with Nian Fireworks.


June 24th 23:49 – 23.59 Copenhagen Contemporary
Peaches kicks off the closing party with a strong visual and musical performance.
Afterparty with DJ’s at Copenhagen Contemporary. Special DJ guests: Maja Malou Lyse & Esben Weile Kjær from 00.00 to 01.00

Please note: minor changes might be made to the programme.

Please note that the opening times of the six contemporary art institutions are listed on their respective websites and may vary during these 24 hours.

Greater than anything we could have done on an individual basis

Art in a Day is created by Copenhagen’s six contemporary art institutions, which have joined forces to create this annual celebration of performance art. Art in a Day moves art into public space, giving everyone a chance to experience star performance artists and new talents during a 24-hour period packed with diverse, extraordinary, and interactive art experiences.
Art in a Day will take place for the first time on 24 June 2022: save the date!
We look forward to seeing you!
O—Overgaden, Copenhagen Contemporary, Den Frie – Centre of Contemporary Art, GL STRAND, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Nikolaj Kunsthal.
The programme is curated by Creator Projects in close collaboration with the contemporary art institutions.