A bit about Kunstscenen (from their website)
Please note: Kunstscenen.xyz is currently closed
Kunstscenen is an outdoor exhibition space by Magnus Thorø Clausen and Kåre Frang, located on an overgrown lot behind Bispebjerg Station in Copenhagen. It is built of a cast concrete floor and two walls making up a corner, yet does not have neither roof nor electric lighting. The exhibitions in Kunstscenen are therefore directly exposed to wind and weather, as well as natural light and shadows. The space brings to mind a section of a well-known gallery space or art fair booth yet here out of place and context. Over the next couple of months, we will launch transient exhibitions that will change in sync with the surroundings and maybe gradually disappear in nature. We are looking for ways of naturalizing the art context, to create a new space somewhere between art space, public space and nature, where the boundary to everyday life is less absolute.
Kunstscenen is open to all passers-by day and night. You can choose to only see the exhibitions in the night, or maybe early in the morning at sunrise.
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A bit about Kunstscenen (from my notes)
A space mimicking the white cube gallery but their interest is to see what happens when it is left open to the public. They have no control over what happens when they are not there either to the space or the art. When we visited, there was graffiti which wasn’t part of the original artworks but they liked the outcome so left it there. Each time a new exhibition was on, they would reset the space by painting it all white again. The space was right next to some international student accommodation, 2 of the artists from the gallery collaborated with them on a piece creating work in the windows of the accommodation which you could see from the gallery space. Leading up to the space under a road, all of the signage and posters played an important part to the exhibitions.
To enter the space you have to step up onto it. The base is made of concrete which they received as free as the company wanted to test out a sample. Always worth ringing round for these things. When the space closed down however they did have to remove this concrete. The step up into the space gave a sort of defining barrier to being inside or outside of the gallery space. It also acted as a stage and guided people to where they ought to be if some wanted to make an announcement.
The exhibition on whilst we were there included a recording which you could download onto your phone to listen to in the space. It was quite funny seeing people walk around the space as if they were on their phones.