CC STUDIO

Guided tours

At CC, we take pride in presenting art in lively and inspiring ways, attaching great importance to expertise, perspective, and curiosity.

We offer several types of guided tours of the exhibition Light & Space, including a special introduction in words and pictures and guided tours for small groups. We’ll be happy to arrange special events for you.

Learn more about guided tours here

At CC, we like to present art in lively and inspiring ways, attaching great importance to expertise, perspective, and curiosity. The exhibition Light & Space contains many fragile works and the free area in the gallery spaces is limited. It is an extensive exhibition and many visitors will want a chance to immerse themselves in the works at their own pace. We’ll therefore be offering several types of guided tours of the exhibition Light & Space.

An interesting introduction in words and pictures

The expert art educator will introduce the exhibition and the artists, placing it in the context of contemporary art.
The talk will last approximately thirty minutes in a separate room and there will be time for questions and discussion. After the talk, the art educator will take you into the first gallery space and introduce a couple of the legendary works. After that, you’re free to enjoy the rest of the exhibition at your own pace.

Maximum 25 people.

Price

The admission fee is DKK 75 per person aged 18 and above.

Introductory talks cost DKK 600 before 17.00 on weekdays, DKK 700 after 17.00 on weekdays, and DKK 800 at weekends

Guided tour of the exhibition

We also offer a guided tour of the exhibition for groups of maximum six people. The art educator will introduce the exhibition and the artists and show you a number of the works in the exhibition.

Maximum six people.

Price

The admission fee is DKK 75 per person aged 18 and above.

Guided tours cost DKK 1300 before 17.00 on weekdays, DKK 1400 after 17.00 on weekdays, DKK 1500 at weekends

Special arrangements

We’ll be happy to arrange special events for you. Contact us for further details and prices.
CC’s art educators all have a curatorial background. They are trained artists, art historians, or students of art-related subjects. Our work is based on dialogue, and questions and discussion are always welcome – whether you’re an enterprise, an art association, a family, a group of friends, whether young or old. The guided tour is for everyone who’d like to have a shared experience of large-scale contemporary art, embracing experienced exhibition-goers and those who don’t visit art exhibitions regularly.

Booking

Please book guided tours on ccstudio@cphco.org or call us on + 45 2989 8087.

Our booking is open for calls Tuesday–Friday from 9.00–12.00. We reply to mails Tuesday–Friday.

Bookings are effective once you’ve received a confirmation.

Payment

We’d prefer you to pay on arrival. If that isn’t possible, we can send an invoice before you arrive.
We charge an invoice fee of DKK 125.

Cancellation

If a guided tour is cancelled no later than forty-eight hours before the scheduled time, there will be no charge. For cancellations received later than forty-eight hours before the scheduled time, we’ll be charging the full price.

Contact

Please contact us if you have any questions or if you’d like to find out more about special events

+ 45 2989 8087

ccstudio@cphco.org

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Learning

The exhibition Light & Space will be presenting more than fifty works and there’s a lot to see. Some of the works are fragile and the free area in the gallery spaces is limited. We’ll be offering learning activities in all parts of the exhibition with adequate space – while other visitors are experiencing the exhibition.

We offer special learning programmes as well as set courses in Contemporary Art, Art for All Senses, Pictorial Analysis, and Performance Ideas. The courses will involve central works from Light & Space and visits to Science & Contemporary Art, a separate universe in Hall 4 featuring contemporary art, labs, and work zones.

We use dialogue-based learning in all age groups – including adults. We’ve developed schemes and learning programmes for institutions, young families, upper secondary education, workplaces, and other groups.

Write to us at ccstudio@cphco.org or call our booking centre on +45 2989 8087, if you’d like to find out more, to book, or to inform us that you’ll be coming to see an exhibition on your own.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions, ideas, and suggestions for projects we could do together.

Primary school

Pictorial analysis

Topics: Art history, pictorial analysis

Subjects: Danish, visual art, history

Which methods and tools can we use when looking at art? And how do we tackle contemporary art? This programme takes us round the various exhibitions, prises open the works with questions and activities, and tests various methods of artwork analysis.

We adapt all our programmes to the age group visiting us. Our art educator would like to know if there’s something particular, you want to focus on.

Workshop: In our two-hour programme, pupils will have an opportunity to work practically and creatively with pictorial analysis in CC Studio’s workshop.

Contemporary art

Topics: Contemporary art, perspective, collaboration, analysis, participation

Subjects: Danish, visual art, history

What is contemporary art? How do we define and talk about it? We examine, analyse, and put perspective on contemporary art at CC and try to learn more about the times we live in.

We adapt all our programmes to the age group visiting us. Our art educator would like to know if there’s something particular, you want to focus on.

Workshop: In our two-hour programme, pupils will have an opportunity to work practically and creatively with contemporary art in CC Studio’s workshop.

Performance scripts

Topics: Performance art, contemporary art

Subjects: Danish, visual art, drama

What is performance art and how does a performance artist work? In this programme, pupils will learn about art by creating it themselves. We look at CC’s archive of performance scripts accumulated and extended on a continuous basis in conjunction with international artists. In art history, scripts for performance art are called event scores and have been used by many artists as a means to making their live works more accessible and unconstrained by time and space. With an event score, anyone can stage their own performance as and when it suits them. The programme gives pupils an opportunity to test the event scores of others and produce their own.

We adapt all our programmes to the age group visiting us. Our art educator would like to know if there’s something particular, you want to focus on.

Workshop: In our two-hour programme, pupils will have an opportunity to work practically and creatively with performance art in CC Studio’s workshop, in the exhibitions, and in and outside the building.

Art using all our senses

Topics: Senses, colours, play, motoric function

Subjects: Visual art, Danish, craft and design

This programme examines the exhibitions at CC using every human faculty. We move through the various exhibitions, involve the faculties of hearing, smell, and touch. We challenge the body, play, and discuss what we experience as we go. What happens when viewers are transformed into participants? And how do we experience art when we’re active in it and with it?

Workshop: In our two-hour programme, pupils will have an opportunity to work practically and creatively by involving several faculties and materials in CC Studio’s workshop.

Light & Space

A learning programme on Light & Space

Everything is light and space. What impact does the presence or, perhaps more to the point, the absence of light have? How does the many effects of light impact on our bodies and consciousness?

In this learning programme, we’ll be looking at the exhibition Light & Space. We’ll be taking our point of departure in pupils’ immediate impressions and experience and we always make use of exercises and activities.

Together, we reflect on the phenomenon of light experienced via different materials, colours, shapes, and architecture.

Come and join us when contemporary art expands the context of how we experience and perceive light – sense what happens in your body when the physical boundary between body, space, and work is blurred.

Workshop:With our two-hour programmes, pupils will be able to examine and work creatively with the idea of creating space and light. Moreover, pupils will have an opportunity to produce their own works based on light, space, and colour theory.

 

A learning programme on architecture

Since the 1960s, the Light and Space movement has been examining the relationship between space, light, and body. An experimental and playful examination which has helped form our visual awareness of today’s light art.

This learning programme is based on the exhibition Light & Space, looking at a work-based and space-analytical approach to the relationship between form, colour, body, and architecture. What’s the relationship between materiality and medium? What has scale to do with the way we experience art?

Come and join us when we examine the crossroads between visual art and architecture and work specifically with other interpretations of space and light in our workshop.

Workshop: With our two-hour programmes, pupils will be able to examine and work creatively with the idea of creating space and light. Moreover, pupils will have an opportunity to produce their own works based on light, space, and colour theory.

Youth and adult education

Pictorial analysis

Topics: Art history, pictorial analysis

Subjects: Danish, visual art, history

Which methods and tools do we use when looking at art? And what do we do about contemporary art? This programme takes us round the various exhibitions, prises open the works with questions and activities, and tests various methods of artwork analysis.

We adapt all our programmes to the age group visiting us. Our art educator would like to know if there’s something particular, you want to focus on.

Workshop: In our two-hour programme, pupils will have an opportunity to work practically and creatively with pictorial analysis in CC Studio’s workshop.

Contemporary art

Topics: Contemporary art, contextualisation, perspective, collaboration, analysis, participation

Subjects: Danish, visual art, history

What is contemporary art? How do we define and talk about it? We examine, analyse, and put perspective on contemporary art at CC and try to learn more about the times we live in.

We adapt all our programmes to the age group visiting us. Our art educator would like to know if there’s something particular, you want to focus on.

Workshop: In our two-hour programme, pupils will have an opportunity to work practically and creatively with contemporary art in CC Studio’s workshop.

Performance scripts

Topics: Performance art, contemporary art

Subjects: Danish, visual art, drama

What is performance art and how does a performance artist work? In this programme, pupils will learn about art by creating it themselves. In this programme, pupils will learn about art by creating it themselves. We look at CC’s archive of performance scripts accumulated and extended on a continuous basis in conjunction with international artists. In art history, scripts for performance art are called event scores and have been used by many artists as a means to making their live works more accessible and unconstrained by time and space. With an event score, anyone can stage their own performance as and when it suits them. The programme gives pupils an opportunity to test the event scores of others and to produce their own.

We adapt all our programmes to the age group visiting us. Our art educator would like to know if there’s something particular, you want to focus on.

Workshop: In our two-hour programme, pupils will have an opportunity to work practically and creatively with performance art in CC Studio’s workshop, in the exhibitions, and in and outside the building.

Art as a space for play and learning

Topics: Art education, dialogue teaching, user involvement

CC Studio is CC’s learning centre. This programme gives you an introduction to dialogue learning and the various forms of art education which underlie our work. At CC, play, the body, and sensation are always integral to encountering art and with our art educator, you have an opportunity to try out the various exercises we have developed. The programme invites exploration of the special reflective space that art can help create.

An art institution without a collection

Topics: Art institutions, curating, institutional analysis, cultural heritage

Copenhagen Contemporary is an art centre and not a museum. But what’s the difference? And how is an art centre run? Which challenges and special possibilities do we have at CC? Our art educator will take you through the centre and examine exhibitions, activities and spaces. You will get an idea of CC as a cultural institution and an introduction to organising exhibitions, education, events, etc.

Light & Space

A learning programme on Light & Space

Everything is light and space. What impact does the presence or, perhaps more to the point, the absence of light have? How does the many effects of light impact on our bodies and consciousness?

In this learning programme, we’ll be looking at the exhibition Light & Space. We’ll be taking our point of departure in pupils’ immediate impressions and experience and we always make use of exercises and activities.

Together, we reflect on the phenomenon of light experienced via different materials, colours, shapes, and architecture.

Come and join us when contemporary art expands the context of how we experience and perceive light – sense what happens in your body when the physical boundary between body, space, and work is blurred.

Workshop:With our two-hour programmes, pupils will be able to examine and work creatively with the idea of creating space and light. Moreover, pupils will have an opportunity to produce their own works based on light, space, and colour theory.

 

A learning programme on architecture

Since the 1960s, the Light and Space movement has been examining the relationship between space, light, and body. An experimental and playful examination which has helped form our visual awareness of today’s light art.

This learning programme is based on the exhibition Light & Space, looking at a work-based and space-analytical approach to the relationship between form, colour, body, and architecture. What’s the relationship between materiality and medium? What has scale to do with the way we experience art?

Come and join us when we examine the crossroads between visual art and architecture and work specifically with other interpretations of space and light in our workshop.

Workshop: With our two-hour programmes, pupils will be able to examine and work creatively with the idea of creating space and light. Moreover, pupils will have an opportunity to produce their own works based on light, space, and colour theory.

Day-care institutions

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Programmes for children aged between 2–6. All our programmes are adapted to specific age groups. We are happy to design a programme together with you.

Special price for day-care institutions: DKK 800 for a two-hour programme and DKK 500 for a one-hour programme.

Art using all senses

Together, we take a walk through the large exhibition space. The children’s observations and ideas form the basis of the programme. We spend plenty of time examining the artworks, playing, and discussing what we experience as we go. We focus on the senses, colours, play, and motoric function.

Workshop: In our two-hour programme, the children get an opportunity to make a sensuous portrait of themselves. We work creatively using several senses and different materials in the workshop.

Special programmes

We have, for example, designed special programmes in collaboration with the sixth-form college Det Frie Gymnasium, the artist collective vontrapp, Live Art Danmark, the art school Københavns Kunstskole, Aalborg University, the housing association Bo-Vita, and the citizen’s activity centre Aktivitetscentret Sundholm.

We have also designed extensive thematic programmes for primary and lower secondary schools.

Please contact us for a chat if you have special needs and requirements. We will be pleased to design a programme together with you.

ccstudio@cphco.org or by phone +45 2989 8087.

Booking

Please book learning programmes on ccstudio@cphco.org or call us on + 45 2989 8087.

Our booking is open for calls Tuesday–Friday from 9.00–12.00. We reply to mails Tuesday–Friday.

Bookings are effective once you’ve received a confirmation.

Admission

There is free admission to CC for

  • Day nurseries and nursery schools
  • After-school recreation schemes/before-and-after-school care (SFOs)/Youth clubs
  • Groups of children accompanied by their teachers – either to take part in a pre-booked learning programme or to experience an exhibition on their own
  • Groups of young people aged 18 or above attending upper secondary education, further/adult education, accompanied by their teachers – either to experience the exhibition on their own or take part in a pre-booked learning programme at CC.

Groups from folk high schools accompanied by their teachers visiting CC on their own pay a reduced admission fee of DKK 75. There’s free admission when attending pre-booked learning programmes.

Learning programmes

We offer learning programmes as follows

Tuesdays from 9.00–16.00
Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.00–17.30
Thursday from 9.00–20.30

Write or call our booking centre to make arrangements.

During the period 9.00–11.00, groups must be accompanied by teachers. Once CC opens at 11.00, you’re welcome to stay on.

Visits on your own

You’re welcome to visit the art centre on your own to experience the exhibition Light & Space.

The following rules apply:

  • For a free visit to CC on your own, you must notify us of your arrival no later than a week before the scheduled time. Write to us to book a time and don’t forget to leave your contact information if we need to contact you.
  • We’ll reply to your enquiry by sending a confirmation. The confirmation will be accompanied by guidelines for your visit. We’ll book your visit in our calendar and be ready to welcome you on the day.
  • Nursery school groups must be accompanied by one adult per six children.
  • Primary/lower secondary school groups must be accompanied by one adult per twelve pupils.
  • Groups of young people/students aged sixteen and above must be accompanied by at least one adult per twenty students.
  • When you walk round the exhibition halls, you need to divide into smaller groups.
  • If you want to cancel, please let us know in good time, so that we can offer your slot to someone else.

Prices

We offer:

One-hour programmes cost DKK 600.
Two-hour programmes including activities in our workshop cost DKK 900.

Payment

We’d prefer you to pay on arrival. If that isn’t possible, we can send an invoice before you arrive.
We charge an invoice fee of DKK 125.

Cancellation

If the session is cancelled no later than forty-eight hours before the scheduled time, there will be no charge. For cancellations received later than forty-eight hours before the scheduled time, we’ll be charging the full price.

Contact

Our learning programmes are often designed in collaboration and in dialogue with you, so please contact us for a chat.

Please contact us if you’d like more information about the options for partnerships or if you have ideas for development projects we could do together.

+ 45 2989 8087

Workshop

CC’s workshop is located on the first floor in the art centre. The workshop is open every Saturday and Sunday from 11.00–17.30.

The workshop host will welcome you and give you inspiration for artistic activities based on the exhibition Light & Space. Everyone is welcome and the activities are always tailored to suit both children and adults.

During the exhibition period, themes will be Light, Space, and Shadow and we’ll be working with many different materials.

The activities in the workshop and in Hall 4 are free of charge and you don’t have to register.

Children and young people

CC is an art centre geared to welcoming visitors of all ages.

We have rooms where you can enjoy your packed lunches and there’s space for buggies, breaks, a chat, and an afternoon nap.

We always use the very best materials for artistic activities and we prefer non-digital activities. We’re interested in dialogue, play, and immersion.

Exhibition and workshop hosts are ready to welcome you everywhere in the art centre and are always ready for a chat about the art – also with our youngest visitors.

We have developed exhibition material specifically aimed at children.

We offer special activities in the school holidays and, during the summer holidays, we offer summer schools with activities in the exhibitions, the workshop, and the island Refshaleøen. Check our calendar.

Science & Contemporary Art

Science & Contemporary Art is part of the exhibition Light & Space, showing works of art by Jeppe Hein, Ann Linn Palm Hansen, and AVPD. We welcome all to take part in the activities organised in several labs where you can experiment with space, light, shapes, and colours. There are also zones where can build LEGO and DUPLO models, study the sky, and create your own Light & Space artwork.

One Saturday a month, we host a science Saturday – and every Thursday from February 2022, we’ll be hosting a science club from 14.00–18.00.

The admission fee gives you free access to all activities and you don’t have to register.

About CC Studio

CC Studio is the learning and interpretation centre at Copenhagen Contemporary (CC). Besides being a physical place, CC Studio is a term describing the way we think and practice learning at the art centre, generally. ’Studio’ signifies the idea of a workshop offering an opportunity to explore and examine materials as well as providing space for immersion and contemplation.
CC Studio is based on the first floor with creative workshops, gallery spaces, and specially designed areas for learning, relaxation, and reflection.

At CC, we arrange exhibitions that you can experience using your body and hopefully gain inspiration from. Art which perhaps makes you want to ask questions, talk, think, laugh, play, discuss, and interact with other people.

CC Studio develops learning material for everyone to use as inspiration for their visit to the art centre. We value dialogue and exchanging experiences and ideas and our exhibition hosts are always ready to discuss art with you. Just ask them when you see them in the galleries.

Community spirit is the pivot of CC Studio’s work. Our facilities, materials, and activities are designed to bring together children, young people, and adults. New groups take form and existing ones are reinforced when we meet via creative and physical activities in the exhibitions.

If you are not used to visiting exhibitions, we’ll be happy to give you some ideas to experience the house and the art together. The goal is that everyone will have an opportunity to experience art in an engaging and informal manner.

Workshop

The workshop is open every Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 to 17.30. Here, children and adults work with different materials along with our workshop artists. Once you have paid the admission fee, it is free to use the workshop. The workshop can also be booked on weekdays.

Always a special exhibition in Hall 4

Every year, we invite an acclaimed international artist to create a total installation specifically for CC Studio – a so-called playscape, which everyone is welcome to explore, play in, or examine using their bodies. The artist Sol Calero, who was born in Venezuela, has created the current exhibition El barco de barro – The Clay Ship – with pavilions, furniture, and a large clay workshop open to everyone.

Earlier, the Swedish artist, Jacob Dahlgren, created the first playscape Art is Life with works composed of more than seven hundred dart boards, three hundred weights, and ten thousand silk ribbons.

Performance, Art Bar, Culture Night, and much more

In 2021, our focal point is still performance for children and young people via performance workshops, a number of shows, and workshops. We take part in the great Culture Night and Culture Night for Children and invite visitors to attend the Art Bar where children show each other the art and their favourite spots in the art centre.

Schools and institutions

We work with dialogue-based teaching for all age groups – adults, too. We have developed learning programmes and courses for institutions, young families, post-secondary education, workplaces, and other groups. Both set courses in, for example, picture analysis and contemporary art, which can be booked at any time – and special courses based on current exhibitions.

Schools and institutions are also very welcome to visit CC independently.

Write to us at ccstudio@cphco.org or call +45 2989 8087 if you would like more information, to book or announce your independent visit.

Every day, we experience that art is a unique starting point for learning and a fun and inspiring context for activities, play, and dialogue. Working with art can make us active citizens and help us reflect critically on the world around us.

Contact us if you have any questions, ideas, or suggestions for things we could do together.

Contact us

ccstudio@cphco.org
+45 2989 8087

Annette Skov
Head of learning
annette@cphco.org

Karen Bohøj
Art educator
karen@cphco.org

Ditte Meyer Nielsen
Art educator
ditte@cphco.org