TRUST is a unique exhibition project organized by Copenhagen’s five central kunsthalles, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Kunstforeningen GL STRAND, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Nikolaj Kunsthal and Overgaden – Institut for Samtidskunst.

The exhibition is curated by the Belgian curator Sonia Dermience and presents 41 artistic positions composing one large-scale, collective exhibition with ‘trust’ as keyword.

In accordance with the title TRUST, we are invited to explore the art and trust its ability to see and understand the world with different eyes. The art works contain a variety of expressions and formats, which, among others, consist of probing registrations, poetic statements and performative experiments.

With its multitude of aesthetic registers, TRUST reveals itself as an ambition to re-establish attention to art and its distinct ways of sensing and grasping the world, along with its ability to question the things we take for granted. In so doing, the exhibition points to art as an important means for reflection – one, where we can be surprised, gain insight and, not least, be challenged by its remodelling of the familiar.

Photo of Sonia Dermience,
Sonia Dermience. © Photo: Torben Stroyer

Everyday life and the mundane objects that fill it are therefore also vital parts of the exhibition. Their inclusion in works that follow a ready-made and post-pop tradition attest to art’s capability for meaningful dialogues with the world that surrounds us.

Sonia Dermience

With her particular aesthetic sensibility and the involvement of projects that often include collaborations or exchange, Sonia Dermience highlights this element of contemporary art. Dermience has given each kunsthalle a new name, which works as a subtitle for the particular exhibition and refers to a different function and identity than what we usually associate the kunsthalle with.

The individual venues

The new names originate from the institutions’ history, their architecture or the buildings’ former use and in the context of TRUST, provide the context for the specific exhibitions, but are not dogmatic in the sense of defining the artists’ contributions.

For more info about the other individual venues and their different artists, programs and locations just follow the links here –
The Salon: GL STRAND
The Palace: Kunsthal Charlottenborg
The Temple: Nikolaj kunsthal
The Studio: Den frie Udstillingsbygning
The Exchange: Overgaden

One grand opening, five venues

If you want to be part of the grand official opening of the exhibition TRUST – Friday 28 August check our post here for program and location information – its FREE and everyone is welcome.

Admission during TRUST (29 Aug – 25 Oct)

Trust special ticket: 100 dkk. (5 admissions to any optional exhibition or event)
Single ticket: 40 dkk.
Children under 16: free admission

Buy your tickets here at billetto or at the different exhibit venues.

All the artists

Martin Erik Andersen (DK)
Felicia Atkinson (FR)
Jakup Auce (BE)
Elena Bajo (ES)
Jessica Baxter (BE)
Nina Beier (DK)
Maiken Bent (DK)
Ellen Cantor (USA)
Mikkel Carl (DK)
Cel Crabeels (BE)
Nanna Debois Buhl (DK)
Vava Dudu (FR)
Sophie Dupont (DK)
Ditte Gantriis (DK)
Sofie Haesaerts (BE)
Steinar Haga Christensen (NO)
Maj Hasager (DK)
Pernille Kapper Williams (DK)
Ilja Karilampi (SE)
A Kassen (DK)
Seyran Kirmizitoprak (BE)
Egle Kulbokaite (SE)
Emmanuelle Lainé (FR)
Adriana Lara (MX)
Jacopo Miliani (IT)
Cécile Noguès (FR)
Officin (DK)
Carl Palm (SE)
Douglas Park (UK)
Angelo Plessas (GR)
Laure Prouvost (UK/FR)
Torben Ribe (DK)
Ebbe Stub Wittrup (DK)
Zin Taylor (CA/BE)
The After Lucy Experiment (BE)
Harald Thys & Jos De Gruyter (BE)
Benjamin Valenza (FR/CH)
Loic Vanderstichelen & Jean-Paul Jacquet (BE)
We Are The Painters (FR)
Atalay Yavuz (TU)


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