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: Michael Kvium + Guldimund + Emma Holten + Kim Richard Adler Mejdahl

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.

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 Art: Video work by Kim Richard Adler Mejdahl, Come On, Molly (2022) (21 minutes)

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

4.00 PM Workshop: Kunsten’s Drawing Club x Sketch With Me

5.00 PM Talk: Michael Kvium + Kim Richard Adler Mejdahl. Moderator: Emma Holten

6.00 PM Workshop: Kunsten’s Drawing Club x Sketch With Me

6.15 PM Guided tour: Introduction to Michael Kvium and Kim Richard Adler Mejdahl (limited number of places)

7.00 PM Music: Guldimund

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

9.00 PM The museum closes


TALK: Michael Kvium and Kim Richard Adler Mejdahl: The Youths and the Heavies in the Art Industry – Moderator: Emma Holten

Michael Kvium is one of Denmark’s most famous visual artists. His occasionally eerie, macabre works are controversial. Kvium and the younger artist, Kim Richard Adler Mejdahl talk about how young and older artists can draw inspiration from each other. Kvium and Mejdahl share a sense of playfulness and fascination with the absurdities of our everyday aesthetics.


Kim Richard Adler Mejdahl (b. 1990) is a professional artist and composer. His works include the musical video work ODE (2015) – about how his family processed the murder of his father.


Michael Kvium (b. 1955) graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1985. Over the years he has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout Denmark and abroad.


This is Emma Holten’s second year as a host. She is a feminist activist and lecturer. She has made a name for herself as one of the significant voices on the subjects of equality, power and oppression in Denmark.



MUSIC: Guldimund

Guldimund is the award-winning songwriter Asger Nordtorp Pedersen, whose distinctive voice, wide range and precision express sensuous testimonies from intimate everyday life. He is always accompanied by top musicians from the Danish jazz, pop and folk music scene.

Priests, reviewers, culture ministers, radio hosts and Danish teachers are already among his multitude of avid listeners - and with good reason. Guldimund insists that magnificence does not have to be pretentious, and that intimacy can sometimes provide the most intense experience.


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ART: Video work by Kim Richard Adler Mejdahl, Come On, Molly (2022) (21 minutes)

3:00 – 8:30 PM in the Auditorium – Danish with English subtitles


Kim Richard Adler Mejdahl’s (b. 1991) absurdist video work Come On, Molly features a dog couple, Rokko and Bobbi in their first conversation with Molly, a psychoanalyst.


The couple open up about their problems with PTSD and childhood trauma, which are reflected in symptomatic peeing on the carpet and an amputated sex life. But, using meditative teaching based on Goethe’s theory of colour, Molly takes the couple on a trippy, transformative journey of love.


Molly, Rokko and Bobbi’s voices are provided by the artist Ursula Reuter Christiansen, the author/poet Bjørn Rasmussen and the artist Simon Reinhardt.


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: Kunsten’s Drawing Club x Sketch With Me

4.00 - 5.00 PM & 6.00 - 7.00 PM

Sharpen your best pencil, dust off your sketchpad and drop by the ‘Sketch With Me’ drawing session - an informal community for ANYONE with an interest in drawing. Whether you’re a professional cartoonist, a closet illustrator or have just drawn your very first lines on a sheet of paper - it doesn’t matter. Everyone is welcome to take part - because EVERYONE CAN DRAW!


Kunsten’s Drawing Club x Sketch With Me is a regular part of Kunsten’s evening programme, so you’ll have ample opportunity to join Bastian and the rest of the drawing community again.



POP-UP: The Danish Family Planning Association, Aalborg

3:00 – 8:30 PM 

Come and enter a consent tattoo competition, get your condoms - you name it. We’re talking about a new garden game in the park - ‘Danish Family Planning Association Jeopardy’. 


The Aalborg branch of the Danish Family Planning Association is fighting for safer nightlife in the city’s streets. That starts with prevention and a good talk.



3.00 PM – 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.


Aug 2nd 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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