Opening: Esben Weile Kjær HARDCORE FREEDOM

Experience the up-and-coming young artist Esben Weile Kjær in live performance when Copenhagen Contemporary opens its doors to the exhibition HARDCORE FREEDOM on 22 October.

Opening performance

The opening consists of a two-hour live performance with Esben Weile Kjær and ten performers. Join us on October 22 at 18.30 – 20.30. The event is without registration, and participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.
With architectural grips, electronic beats, light shows and mirrors, Weile Kjær presents a collective work that explores the relationship between youth, rebellion, celebration, cultural consumption and the constructed feeling of freedom that young people subscribe to. Experience the performance that offers a mix of dance styles from the nightclub guest’s uncontrolled dance over the pole dancer’s sexualized movements to the ballet dancer’s body discipline.


NOTE: Risk of queuing

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we can only admit a limited number of people at a time. Therefore, we can unfortunately not guarantee that everyone will get to experience the performance on the opening night. Therefore, there is free access to CC’s five other exhibitions from kl. 18.30-21.00.

HARDCORE FREEDOM is presented in a special partnership with GL STRAND, which in the period from August to October this year, showed POWER PLAY by the same artist.

You can buy tickets for Esben Weile Kjær’s other performances here.

Read more about the exhibition here.


The exhibition is supported by

Anonymous Fund
The Obel Family Fund
Beckett Foundation
Thanks to 1664 Blanc for sponsoring the opening.

HARDCORE FREEDOM is part of Copenhagen Contemporary’s exhibition series Future First, which presents art created by renowned young, Danish talents with an international outlook. Future First is realized thanks to support from the Obel Family Fund.



Nathan Compiano
Aske Høier Olsen
Johan Bech Jespersen
Annah Ritah Nagadya
Camilla Lind
Anton Cornelius
Ezra Shami
Yudith Shyambala Heinemann
Thea Carla Schøtt
Kofi Møller
Esben Weile Kjær

With our 7000 sqm, we have plenty of space to keep our distance. Our hosts make sure to disinfect contact surfaces and handles every two hours to ensure good hygiene for children as well as adults. We have included flow in our halls and made hand sanitizer dispensers available at all entrances and exits, so you can safely take family and friends on visits to the current exhibitions.

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