Olaf Nicolai, BIG SNEAKER [THE NINETIES] (2001). Installation view in Art of Sport at Copenhagen Contemporary, 2021. Photo: David Stjernholm

Art of Sport

21.04.

– 24.10.21

In a year characterised by great international sporting events, both nationally and internationally, CC kicks off with a major group exhibition entitled Art of Sport.

To some, sport represents a free space, communal activities, and self-development whereas others experience it as frightening, excluding, and associated with rivalry, extremism, and unhealthy body focus. This duality is the subject examined in Art of Sportas the exhibition paints an all-round picture of the nature of sport. Via a number of works by national and international artists, CC zooms in on the hero worship and idolisation associated with sport, its gender and ethnicity codes, its mechanisms for inclusion and exclusion, and the relationship of sport with politics, power, and money.

You can look forward to experiencing works by more than thirty major artists, including Mark Bradford, Sarah Lucas, Louka Anargyros, Sylvie Fleury, Jeff Koons, Kota Ezawa, Hank Willis Thomas, Lyle Ashton Harris, Olaf Nicolai, Paul Pfeiffer, Nicolai Howalt, Rineke Dijkstra, Thierry Geoffroy, Catherine Opie, Erik A. Frandsen, Lea Guldditte Hestelund, Robert Mapplethorpe, Camille Henrot, and many more.

Experience Art of Sport’s extension at SKJOLD CONTEMPORY.

The exhibition is curated in cooperation with Louka Anargyros.

Sarah Lucas, Jeff Koons, Mark Bradford, Stephen Dean, Bianca Argimón, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Paul Pfeiffer, Laura Owens, Kota Ezawa, Hank Willis Thomas, Erik A. Frandsen, Miguel Calderon, Hellmuth Costard, Fiona McMonagle, Nicolai Howalt, Hazel Meyer, Andreas Gursky, Louka Anargyros, Olaf Nicolai, Sylvie Fleury, Brian Jungen, Camille Henrot, Rineke Dijkstra, Jeffrey Gibson, Jean Luc-Godard, Kathy Acker, Cajsa von Zeipel, Robert Mapplethorpe, Catherine Opie, Ei Arakawa, Lea Guldditte Hestelund, Sara Sjölin, Martin Schoeller, Emelie Carlen, Lyle Ashton Harris, Theirry Geoffroy and Cyprien Gaillard.

Installation view in Art of Sport at Copenhagen Contemporary, 2021. Photo: David Stjernholm

Hazel Meyer, detail from Muscle Panic (2014-2021). Installation view in Art of Sport at Copenhagen Contemporary, 2021. Photo: David Stjernholm

Stephen Dean, VOLTA (Bandeira) (2003). Installation view in Art of Sport at Copenhagen Contemporary, 2021. Photo: David Stjernholm

Thierry Geoffroy, Critical Run (2006-2020). Installation view in Art of Sport at Copenhagen Contemporary, 2021. Photo: David Stjernholm

Nicolai Howalt, Boxer (2003-ongoing). Installation view in Art of Sport at Copenhagen Contemporary, 2021. Photo: David Stjernholm