Copenhagen, Denmark
24 August – 3 September 2017

This year 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.

Under the title SOUND & VISION, 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.

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.

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. In the metro, visitors can experience site-specific art works with DIAS-Digital Interactive Art Space, among others. And on chosen public bus routes, the Danish artist Ursula Nistrup will create a sound-based video work and live performance, based on a piece originally created and performed in the labyrinthine streets of Venice. Visitors will also be able to download the work on an app.

Cph Art Week opens on August 24 and kicks off with an opening arrangement at Vega, and runs until September 3 with the CODE Art Fair and CHART ART FAIR.