Between aesthetics and politics in Copenhagen’s up and coming area

By Filip Platoš

One of the places which represent Hesselholdt & Mejlvang’s artworks, Danish political artists duo, is Copenhagen’s V1 Gallery. The contemporary art gallery is hidden in the up and coming area Kødbyen, lately known as a Meatpacking District. Since 2002, when was gallery founded, V1 is unafraid to show politics statements in their exhibitions. It was the first Scandinavian gallery to exhibit Banksy’s work, anonymous England-based graffiti artist, and political activist. In the past, they showed several provocative exhibitions – as the Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye about Nazi ideology in contemporary society.

On next Friday 3rd March there is an opening reception for fresh new exhibitions titled No Filter Eden and 12 New Paintings by Ryan Schneider and Ulrik Crone focusing on contemporary life and social systems. Exhibitions can be seen until 14th April.

V1 Gallery with underground and experimental vibes is located in the up and coming area Kødbyen, lately known as a Meatpacking District in Copenhagen.

Credits: Filip Platoš