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KØS your heart will love it!

KØS is offering one of its largest exhibitions ever (Photo: Chiharu Shiota)
May 27th, 2016 10:30 am| by Junyi Qi

In your heart, in your city

Ongoing, ends Sep 4, open Fri-Sun & Tue 11:00-17:00, Wed-Thu 11:00-21:00, closed Mon; Museum of Art in Public Spaces (KØS), Nørregade 29, Køge; 60kr; koes.dk

Featuring both indoor and outdoor installations, the exhibition In your heart, In your city is one of the largest presentations ever held at KØS (35 minutes from CPH Central Station) and promises an enjoyable visit.

Indoors, you will find the ‘Letter of Thanks’ installation. The museum received 3,000 thank you letters from adults and children in many languages last year and these are now on display, arranged in a giant labyrinth made of thread, which visitors are invited to enter and explore.

On the museum’s façade hangs Japanese artist Takafumi Hara’s nine large-scale paintings based on stories of residents of Køge.

Displayed in the square in front of the museum is Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota’s notable work ‘State of Being (Keys)’, consisting of a lit-up box of reinforced glass filled with thousands of old keys hung from a massive cobweb-like net weaved from red threads.

Additionally, artist Yukihiro Taguchi, known for his unique ‘performative installations’, will live for two weeks in a self-built house made from materials found on the square and visitors will be able to peer into his daily life.

The house will show animated films created from materials found in urban settings.

Ed Atkins. Safe Conduct

ongoing, ends Sep 4, 11:00-17:00; SMK, Sølvgade 48-50, Cph K; free adm; smk.dk

What happens when we follow orders unquestioningly – for example the adherence of airport security regulations? Ed Atkins’ video work Safe Conduct tries to answer this question. (JQ)

Towards a Larger World

ongoing, ends Oct 16; Moderna Museet Malmö; Ola Billgrens Plats 2–4; free adm; modernamuseet.se

This exhibition gathers works from the museum’s collection by several artists – from Ai Weiwei to Adrián Villar Rojas – that together attempt to bridge the gap between languages and continents. (AP)

Update – Making the city smart 

ongoing, ends June 12, 10:00-17:00; Danish Architecture Centre, Strandgade 27B, Cph K; 60kr; dac.dk

The exhibition Update looks at how the digital revolution could change our cities. Is this about ‘smart cities’, or is it more like ‘Big Brother’? (JQ)

Iwan Baan: 52 Weeks, 52 Cities

ongoing, ends Aug 7, 10:00-17:00; Danish Architecture Centre, Strandgade 27B, Cph K; 60kr; dac.dk

DAC showcases a selection of architecture photographs by one of the most widely published photographers in the world, Iwan Baan, and his travels from city to city. (JQ)