Art Fag City at The L Magazine: If You’re Visiting Copenhagen

by Paddy Johnson on September 14, 2011 · 1 comment The L Magazine

Installation view from Corso Multisala at Charlottenborg in Copenhagen

In addition to some hand wringing over a few thoughts I failed to leave unspoken, this week at The L Magazine I reflect on a few of the museums and artist run centers I saw while I was in Copenhagen. I don’t want to issue any spoilers, but visit Denmark. It’s good for you.

I don’t remember who told me 7-Elevens are very popular in Copenhagen, but I wish I hadn’t told my tour guide this was the only thing I knew about the city earlier this month. I doubt I’d be impressed with a Danish colleague who knew only of the ubiquity of Starbucks in Manhattan, given the wealth of culture here.

We all accidentally utter things that can’t be dismissed as mere jetlag (right?), but in an effort to curtail further diplomatic blunders, I offer art-loving travelers a few observations about Copenhagen.

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing,” goes an old Danish maxim felt virtually everywhere in Copenhagen. Denmark is cold as fuck in the winter. As such, weather-ready people who all look as though they belong on photoblog The Sartorialist populate the city. Typically they are on bikes.

Rent one of those and visit the Statens Museum for Kunst (The National Museum of Denmark).

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  • http://www.digitalmediatree.com/sallymckay/ Lorna Mills

    Don’t worry, I recently met some Danes and all I did was yammer on incessantly about The Killing and the lead actress’s sweater.  They dryly responded that the show was years ago and their country is totally over the sweater.

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