Mikkel Carl: Truth Is Like Poetry
26 maj 202330 Jul 2023

Mikkel Carl

Artist Mikkel Carl will take over the Lower Gallery with his exhibition Truth Is Like Poetry, a total installation where the architectural possibilities of the old church are brought into play.

Mikkel Carl, who was educated from the Royal Danish Art Academy and has a BA in History of Ideas, is concerned with materiality, signs and scale.

His artistic practise, which often has a phenomenological approach, takes its point of departure from the space he exhibits in. He is interested in the interaction between context and object, and how is affects our bodily experience of space. This applies not least in the case of Nikolaj Kunsthal, which is also the story of a place that has both housed reformer and bishop Hans Tausen and works by the artistic avantgarde movement Fluxus.

In the middle of the Lower Gallery – with 12 metres to the ceiling – Mikkel Carl will place a spectacular mirror disc. It is illusionistic in that acrylic mirror sheets have been scratched for the purpose and provided with fake greasy fingers. They are riveted and ’soldered’ together so that the construction looks confusingly like ravaged, chrome-plated steel. Things are not necessarily what they say they are. Therefore, everything may also be different.

26 May – 30 Jul 2023
Tue-Fri 11-18
Sat-Sun 11-17

Entrance fee
Adults: 95 Kr.
Children (age 0-17): free
Free entry every Wednesday


Find Art Week programme for Nikolaj Kunsthal here


Nikolaj Kunsthal
Nikolaj Plads 10
1067 København K

Level-free access – yes (in Lower Gallery)
Handicap toilet – no
Free for companion – yes


Mikkel Carl: Truth Is Like Poetry
26 maj 202330 Jul 2023


'Mikkel Carl: Truth Is Like Poetry'