Exhibition: Kimsooja – Weaving the Light
26 maj 202330 Nov 2023

Cisternerne. Portræt af Kimsooja. Foto: Malthe Ivarsson

In 2023, the South Korean artist, Kimsooja, will capture the underground space of Cisternerne. The audience is invited into an etheral space where light, projected into iridescent color spectra, transforms the former water reservoir into a sacred sea of light.

Every year, the Frederiksberg Museums invites an artist to create a site-specific work for the 4,400 square meters of Cisternerne, into which the daylight never reaches, the humidity is close to 100%, the reverberation is of 17 seconds, and the temperature fluctuates between 4 and 16 degrees Celsius.

In an extensive installation of light and color, Kimsooja transforms Cisternerne into an ephemeral universe, where the light radiates like brushstrokes on transparent canvases and breaks the darkness. The work is comprised of diffraction grating film that is mounted on transparent panels, which altogether let light pass through a microscopic surface of horizontal and vertical prisms. Rays of light split into vibrant colors that dynamically weave in and out of the subterranean colonnades.

26 May – 30 Nov 2023
Tue-sun 11-18
Thu 11-20
(monday closed)

Adults: 115 Kr.
Students / under 27: 90 Kr.
Groups of 10+: 90 Kr. per person
Children under 18: free entry


Find Art Week programme for Cisternerne here


2000 Frederiksberg

Level-free access – no
Handicap toilet – no
Free for companion – yes


Exhibition: Kimsooja – Weaving the Light
26 maj 202330 Nov 2023


'Exhibition: Kimsooja - Weaving the Light'