COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Kulturbro 2000, the Swe-dish/Danish biennial
art festival, opened Sept. 15 and will continue through Dec. 15.
The three-month festival brings 34 visual arts and design
exhibitions, 16 theater and dance performances and nine concerts to
the Oresund region shared by Copenhagen and Malmo, the
third-largest city in Sweden.
This summer, Malmo and Copenhagen were united by the Oresund
Link: the $2 million, 9.5-mile bridge and tunnel that connects the
cities across the Oresund Strait.
Kulturbro's music and theater events include the involvement of
well-known U.S. artists of the avant-garde.
New York rock band Sonic Youth, with guest musicians from Sweden
and the U.S., will perform Oct. 7 and 8 at the Ystad Theater in
Robert Wilson is directing a new interpretation of the play
"Woyzeck," based on Georg Buchner's unfinished script about medical
ethics gone awry. Musician Tom Waits wrote new music and lyrics for
the play, which began as fragments found in the drawer of the late
The musical will run from Nov. 14 through Feb. 3 at the Betty
Nansen Theater, Frederiksberg, Denmark.
Visual art exhibitions include the complete collection of
Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Hill's paintings, which will be on
display through Jan. 7 at the Malmo Art Museum.
"Vision and Reality" is the theme of an exhibition celebrating
the millennium at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek,
The exhibition will take place from Sept. 22 through Jan.
Installations by a dozen artists will focus on the relationship
between visual arts, architecture and design. Common themes will be
infinite space, machines and technology.
Programs for Kulturbro 2000 are available from the Danish and
Swedish tourist board.
For additional information, contact the Danish and Swedish
tourist board in New York at (212) 885-9700; fax (212) 885-9710;
e-mail: [email protected].
You also can get information on the Web at www.gosweden.org or