Five autumn break adventures

Here's your bucket list of activities for this autumn break in and around Copenhagen.
Monday, October 5, 2015

Candy art workshop at Heerup Museum
If you’re into impressionism, expressionism or just liquorice, Heerup Museum’s got something in store for you this autumn break. Danish painter and sculptor Henry Heerup made art from candy, and so can you. Participating in the workshop includes entry to the exhibition Heerup & Cobra, which presents the European art collective COBRA (1948-51) from Heerup’s avant-gardist point of view, while also including works by Ejler Bille, Asger Jorn, Pierre Alechinsky, Egill Jacobsen and Carl-Henning Pedersen, all revolving around the interaction between the abstract and the figurative.

Matisse and the Eskimos: A story of Nordic fascination
Father of plastic arts, master of colour. Henri Matisse was one of the 20th century’s most influential artists, and his use of explosive colours and decorative shapes makes his idiosyncratic expression easily recognised in everything from his paintings to his paper cut-outs. But this autumn, Ordrupgaard displays a side of Matisse that is unknown to many, in a series of iconic Inuit portraits. Matisse’s Nordic adventure unfolds in chromatic depictions inspired by polar explorer Knud Rasmussen’s writings and author Georges Duthuit’s collection of Eskimo masks. The exhibition is complemented by the vivid Jazz series, marking the French artist’s leap into collage.

Parkour Workshop at Experimentarium City
During the autumn break, Experimentarium City is hosting a drop-in parkour workshop on Paper Island every day between 11:00-16:30. With Copenhagen Habour as your beautiful backdrop, parkour instructors from Street Movement will show you how to leap from one complicated challenge to another with playful ease. Why not start off with the exhibition PULS that helps you practice your balancing skills in everyday environments? After this, waiting for the train will be so much more fun, what with you having become a parcours artiste and all.

Cool Modern: Art Deco in Danish Visual Art 1910-1940
What do the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression of the 1930s have in common? Art Deco. The style of Arts Décoratifs first appeared in Paris after World War I, eclectically blending strands of primitive art, avant-garde, cubism, fauvism, the notion of luxury and a fascination with the future. Think The Great Gatsby and Rockefeller Center. With Cool Modern, Gl Holtegaard explores how Art Deco grew up hand in hand with modern life, in a period marked by political uproar and the emergence of mass communication. The exhibition is rich in painting and sculpture but also includes architectural designs, photography, film, illustrations and posters.

Pssst: Thurah’s Baroque Garden is currently boasting new superlative architecture.

Beer and horror at Visit Carlsberg
The Old Carlsberg Brewery from 1847 forms the ideal setting for some Halloween tricks and treats this autumn break. Visit Carlsberg invites brave kids on an adventurous treasure hunt in their dark and eerie basement, while more sensitive souls might prefer making paper decorations in the workshop, riding in Carlsberg’s horse carriage, or simply enjoying a well-served witch brew at the bar. Carlsberg’s impressive art collection in the Sculpture Garden is open for exploration as always – you might even get a chance to meet the Little Mermaid’s little sister.

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Denise Rose Hansen