Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg

Kong Christians Allé 50
9000 Aalborg

Phone: +45 99 82 41 00
CVR: 47 21 82 68


Danske Bank

Regnr.: 4368 Kontonr.: 13534926


Kunsten Summer Lounge: Julie Ellinor + Svend Brinkmann + Sonja Lovdal + Marlene Briciet Lauritsen

Throughout the summer, every Wednesday is festival day! Every week, Kunsten Summer Lounge features a programme of live music, DJ, pop-up events and art performances, food from Brasserie Kunsten and chilled drinks. You’re in for endless hours of fun!

Settle down with friends or family on a picnic blanket or in our lounge chairs for a lovely summer evening in the best setting in Aalborg.


Order your food from home and skip the line: Help us avoid food waste by ordering your food in advance. Fancy tapas? Please note that it is only available via pre-order. Click here to go to pre-order.


10.00 AM The museum, Brasserie Kunsten and the park open

3.00 PM The lounge bar opens and the DJ starts playing

3.00 PM Football-dart tournament in the park – win great prizes

5.00 PM Talk: Svend Brinkmann + Sonja Lovdal + Marlene Briciet Lauritsen

6.00 PM Workshop: Special Self-portraits (limited number of places)

6.15 PM Guided tour: Reflections of the Mind in Kunsten (limited number of places)

7.00 PM Music: Julie Ellinor

8.30 PM End of today’s programme The bar and Brasserie Kunsten close

9.00 PM The museum closes


Talk: Sonja Lovdal + Marlene Briciet Lauritsen: Why Aren’t We Thriving? – Moderator: Svend Brinkmann

The waiting list for seeing a psychiatrist is long. More people than ever are being diagnosed with mental illness. Children and young people in particular are having a tough time – but the older generations too are suffering. We often blame the performance society, social media and the culture of perfection, but could there be other reasons?


Sonja Lovdal comes from a background as a photographer and video producer in the advertising industry, but now works as an influencer on social media and has more than 130,000 followers.


Marlene Briciet Lauritsen is a professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at Aalborg University and Psykiatrien in North Jutland Region, and head of the research unit for child and adolescent psychiatry.


Moderator: Svend Brinkmann is a professor of psychology whose trenchant views on people and society have made him a national poet.



MUSIC: Julie Ellinor

The Danish singer, songwriter and guitarist Julie Ellinor performs a brand of pop that exudes nerve and honesty. With her charismatic voice and ear for catchy pop melodies, this up-and-coming singer invites listeners into a universe of dusty synthesizers, airy guitar surfaces and unremitting bass lines.


In just a short time, her irresistible hits, including ‘Disarray’ and ‘Mislead’ have won Julie Ellinor a great deal of attention on the radio stations P3, P6 and in Gaffa.


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TOURNAMENT: Football Darts in the Park – Win Great Prizes

3.00 - 5.00 PM

Are you a football mad, a roligan or a bench warmer? Whatever you are, check out Sydbank’s giant football-dart tournament. Kunsten and Sydbank will be awarding some great 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. All you have to do is turn up and sign up on the day.


In the park, you can take on friends throughout the Summer Lounge – both those you know and those you haven’t met yet – in football billiards, kubb or ladder golf.


Workshop: Special Self-portraits

6.00 - 7.00 PM

Who do you see when you look at yourself in the mirror? What does your face tell you?


In this workshop, we will be creating special self-portraits. We will experiment with expression, materials and techniques. The results will be radically different from any photographic depictions. Inge Tranter, the Kunsten Kreativitarium artist in residence, will guide us through these creative excesses. Anyone can take part, regardless of age and experience.


There may be limited spaces for workshops in the park, so we advise you to turn up well in advance.



3.00 - 8.30 PM  

Stop by POPUPLOP’s fashion activist clothing exchange station, which will take place in the park every Wednesday during the summer. Heaven knows what you’ll find! If it’s time to clear out your wardrobe and make room for new finds, then bring a pile of your clothes! The more, the better!


POPUPLOP is supported by GRO SELV, a community of young people who experiment throughout Denmark with green initiatives.


Jul 12th 2023, 3:00pm to 8:30pm

Admission to Kunsten Summer Lounge

Get admission to all 8 Kunsten Summer Lounges and 1 year's free admission to Kunsten, Utzon Center and Lousiana.



Members gain free admission to all 8 of the Summer Lounge Wednesdays and many other benefits. Of course, if this is part of your membership, you can bring a companion for free.


Jump the queue and save money on your annual season ticket

Of course you can pay for admission when you come to a Kunsten Summer Lounge. But why not avoid queuing by purchasing your membership in our webshop before you arrive?


We advise you and your friends to arrive well in advance. You cannot book a place in advance for individual Kunsten Summer Lounge Wednesdays.


There is free admission for members of Louisiana Klub.

Order your food from home and jump the queue

Pre-order your Summer Lounge dinner.


Note: Tapas are only available if you pre-order.


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Kunsten Summer Lounge - Programme 2023


21/6Music: Fallulah (duo)
Talk: Emma Holten + Fallulah: Taking On the Giants!
Workshop: POPUPLOP
Guided tour: Kirsten Justesen – Pussy Power
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28/6Music: AySay
Talk: Svend Brinkmann + Ditlev Tamm + Filiz Yasar: Why Does Wokeism Piss People Off?
Workshop: POPUPLOP
Guided tour: Art and Provocation
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5/7Music: Girls in Airports
Talk: Svend Brinkmann + Karen Vallgårda + Miriam Poulsen: Family Secrets
Workshop: Croquis in the Park
Guided tour: Kunsten's Secrets
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12/7Music: Julie Ellinor
Talk: Svend Brinkmann + Sonja Lovdal + Marlene Briciet Lauritsen: Why Aren't We Thriving?
Workshop: Special Self-portraits
Guided tour: Reflections of the Mind in Kunsten
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19/7Music: Jonathan Hultén
Talk: Adnan Al-Adhami + Morten Elsøe: Facts and Bullshit in the Health Jungle
Art: Arvida Byström – A Cybernetic Doll’s House
Workshop: Zine – Create your own magazine with Buens Bogcafé
Guided tour: The Body in Kunsten
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Music: Dame Dearest x Emma Sehested Høeg
Talk: Adnan Al-Adhami + Helin Erdem + Carolynne Kaddu Rasmussen: Between Two Cultures

DJ: Jonas Visti
Workshop: Consent Printing with the Danish Family Planning Association
Guided tour: Shara Hughes – Right This Way
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2/8Music: Guldimund
Talk: Emma Holten + Michael Kvium + Kim Richard Adler Mejdahl: The Youths and the Heavies in the Art Industry
Art: Kim Richard Adler Mejdahl – Come On, Molly
Workshop: Kunsten's Drawing Club x Sketch With Me
Guided tour: Introduction to Michael Kvium and Kim Richard Adler Mejdahl
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Music: Blaue Blume
Talk: Adnan Al-Adhami + Selma de Montgomery + Jesper Dalgaard Pøhler:Green Lies
Art: Søren Dahlgaard – Inflatable Islands

Workshop: Personal Plants
Guided tour: Nature in Kunsten
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