Grand Opening 17:30–23:59


It is a pleasure to invite you to the celebration and inauguration of Copenhagen Contemporary, the new Art Center on Refshaleøen (the Refshale Island) Thursday 28 June 5.30 pm. Join us for a festive evening filled with large-scale art, food, drinks and music in Refshaleøen’s iconic building; B&W’s old Welding Hall.

We are pleased to present two major exhibitions in the opening program: The Danish artist group SUPERFLEX with their playful large-scale installation One Two Three Swing! and a large circular video installation by American superstar Doug Aitken entitled SONG 1.


5.30: Doors open and CC will serve a glass of wine

5.45: Opening speeches:
CC Director Marie Nipper
The Danish Minister for Culture Mette Bock
Lord Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen

6.30-00: Restaurant Pluto will be in the bar and Retour Steak behind the grill where you can buy food and drinks created especially for CC’s Grand Opening night.
Rita Blue and Christel Pixie from DJ Syndikatet will create a summer soundscape as we open the dance floor in the old industrial hall.

The artists will be present.
It is free to visit CC’s exhibitions. They will be open until 10 pm, after which the evening continues with dance and music.

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It gives us great pleasure to be able to present Danish audiences to SUPERFLEX’s large-scale installation One Two Three Swing!, after it has only just been featured in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in London. With its collective swings, One Two Three Swing! points to the potential and energy inherent in playing and to what people can achieve collectively. It is an aesthetic and conceptual installation, that we are very proud to be able to present in a new format created especially for CC’s hall 1 and 2 on Refshaleøen. The Danish artist group SUPERFLEX are known across the world for their ground-breaking and socially engaged art.

In hall 2 CC presents a large-scale video installation by the American superstar Doug Aitken. The impressive video work SONG 1 – shown on a circular screen – leads spectators into a hypnotic filmic sequence in which famous Hollywood actors and singers interpret the classic song “I Only Have Eyes For You” set against various backdrops of present-day urban settings and communities.