Copenhagen, Love & Candyfloss


– 10.10.21

During spring and summer 2021, Copenhagen Contemporary and the foundation Klara Karolines Fond Stiftet af Aase & Poul Gernes (Gernes-Fonden) launch an ideas competition open to artists and architects to develop the area and space around the cinema, Palads Teatret, in Copenhagen

The ideas competition is initiated in order to create an open dialogue on urban development and communal urban spaces in Copenhagen based on the debate concerning Palads Teatret at 9 Axel Torv.

All entries will be shown at CC from 11 September – 10 October 2021 in the exhibition Copenhagen, Love & Candyfloss.

The jury has DKK 50,000 at its disposal, donated by Mads Nørgaard, and will be awarded to the best project. A first, second, and third place will be selected. There will be no prize money for the second and third place. An Audience award will be given to the project, that receives the most votes during the exhibition period.


Read more about the ideas competition here.

Open Cinema

Palads Teatret will screen the two films by Kirsten Astrup & Maria Bordorff, Urolige hjerte (Quivery Heart) (2018) and Sommernatt ved Stranden (Summer Night by the Beach) (2020). The latter discusses various aspects of recent urban development in a Scandinavian context while Urolige hjerte forms part of the artist duo’s welfare trilogy, discussing social developments based on institutions underpinned by the welfare state now being dismantled or changed on the basis of very different ideas and values than those that initially helped set up this system. In collaboration with Nordisk Film Biografer, we invite people to attend an evening with Astrup & Bordorff in Palads Teatret.

Time: 29 September 2021 at 18.30–20.30

Partner: Nordisk Film Biografer


Open Dialogue

In the autumn CC will schedule a series of debates featuring various actors discussing some of the problems and challenges facing the city and society in the near future. Aspects of current urban development in Copenhagen will be exposed and examined from different perspectives.