HOUSED IN a former shipyard in the Danish capital, Copenhagen Contemporary is one of Scandinavia’s largest exhibition spaces for contemporary art.
For Claudia Comte’s “I Have Grown Taller from Standing With Trees” exhibition in the spring of 2019, Copenhagen Contemporary collaborated with ARNE AKSEL for curtains of a total length of 500 meters; a white AIR curtain, floating effortlessly through the space, elevating the works of Comte while providing an ambient feel within the space.
The exhibition takes place in Copenhagen Contemporary’s largest exhibit hall with high ceilings, surrounded by large window sections.
THE IMMINENT challenge for ARNE AKSEL was to create a way of distributing light evenly from the windows out into the open space, creating a pleasant and humbling atmosphere, in line with the works of Comte.
Through the breezy AIR curtain, a holistic experience was achieved to echo the emotions of Comte’s pieces.