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Address: Oslo Plads 1 | DK-2100 Kobenhavn O, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark
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Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art is the house of the artists and shows...

Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art is the house of the artists and shows exhibitions that are produced, initiated or chosen by artists. Den Frie is especially focused on contemporary artistic communities, collective exhibitions, artists associations and experimental groups and networks. The house is built by artists for artists and today strives to make an interesting and varied exhibition programme, that challenges the exceptional architecture of the building. 10 exhibitions are shown each year, most of them group exhibitions. Apart from those, soloexhibitions with either younger, promising artists or artists, that have made important contributions to art history are presented.

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Perfect premises ... not so perfect exhibition

Museum Den Frie presents the exhibtion Den Frie Udstilling in March/April every year. Some years it is really great, other years it is not worth the time. This year (2017) it was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museum Den Frie presents the exhibtion Den Frie Udstilling in March/April every year. Some years it is really great, other years it is not worth the time. This year (2017) it was a mix. Some extremely nice things and some not so nice. The rooms are as always perfect. Looking forward to next year.

Thank JBPurgerFrb
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Based opposite the Osterport train station building and across the street from the Nyboder Housing Project, it was a strange gallery which was a bit hit and miss for me. I wasn't inspired or impressed by anything being exhibited and the café looked a bit unwelcoming. Was rather disappointed on my visit but would definitely look again at what was... More 

Thank Kelly A
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Unfortunately this was one of the low points of our Copenhagen 3 day break. It wasn't the building itself that was the problem but the content. We saw the 80th anniversary exhibition - one can only hope that the previous 79 were rather better. Try as we might, we just couldn't get our heads round what we saw - our... More 

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

They had a nice exhibition about skin colour and it was interesting but it only takes about 10-15 mins to walk through the 5/6 rooms and there wasn't enough in each room to hold your attention. Still for the admission price I felt it was ok. 😊

Thank pollenca
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I have visited Den Frie many times during the past years. The art is excellent and presented in a building that seems to amplify the natural light. The building is built very close to the original old Osterport entrance into Copenhagen. People have rightly observed that the building resembles the art building in Vienna with a double similarity to Vienna... More 

Thank RobDrinkall
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

Honestly 60 dkk for this piece is a bit too much. It takes exactly 10 minutes to look at the whole place, all I saw was some things scattered on the floor and then a 10 minute movie being screened over and over again. I am an art student and a designer by education and I still found this quite... More 

Thank mrkanchi
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

I liked Den Frie, but if you don't usually appreciate modern art, this is not the place for you. I felt like it was a bit expensive for how small it was, but I did enjoy what was on display.

Thank Elizabeth W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

I love art and galleries, and modern art, but this, it was a joke, I don't know if we were just unfortunate with the current exhibition but I felt like we had wondered into the back room of a store and there was a collection of various discarded items left behind. Ridiculous, I would not have called it art. Three... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 21 February 2015

We heard somebody talking about this museum in the train. As the location just across the Østerport station, we decided to visit it. Beautiful place, big space for exposition. It is a "must" for one who likes modern art.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2014

Great place. Set up by artists over a hundred years ago and still going strong. Superb building and high calibre shows. Right next to Osterport station so easy to get there. Good selection of books.

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