The museum is closed until March 26th, 2023
Art gallery, water reservoir and urban dripstone cave
The subterranean space beneath the green lawns of Søndermarken Park works as a breathtaking stage for contemporary art installations. The cold, humid and dark old water reservoir might remind you of long-forgotten cathedrals and gloomy catacombs – it is sparsely illuminated, and the atmosphere evokes fascination and enchantment in both children and adults.
Every year Cisternerne invite an internationally recognized artist or architect to create an exhibition particularly to this underground space – an exhibition in large scale that interacts with and emphasizes the unique architecture, climate, atmosphere and history of Cisternerne.
In 2023 (from March 26th) the South Korean artist Kimsooja takes over the underground chambers with a brand-new exhibition. For many years, Kimsooja has worked with light-installations all over the world. She is an obvious choice for Cisternerne, as her art manages to make us aware of ourselves and our surroundings through simple artistic techniques that embrace the architectural space in its entirety. With her total installation in Cisternerne, Kimsooja will invite the audience into an illusory space where light splits in all the colors of the rainbow and transforms the former water reservoir into a sacred sea of light.