Change your environment, change your mind.

It really doesn’t get any better than this. Relax amongst works by 34 of the world’s top contemporary artists. Savour the tantalizing menu in the reflective glow of an Jeppe Hein light object. Dazzle yourself with cocktails at the moving bar. Dance your a** off in the neon haze of a Franz Ackerman painting. Float away in a lounge designed by Ernesto Neto. Designed and conceptualized by artist Jeppe Hein and his sister me, Karriere sets a whole new precedence by constructing a creative interactive environment. Works are designed to challenge and provoke in a variety ways. , an experience designed to engage all the senses. The combination of art with the social space successfully balances cool, chic and elegant with warmth, openness and fun.


Karriere provides a new take on art in public with an emphasis on experience and communication through the direct involvement with the artworks. The context of the restaurant/bar is an informal and socially relaxed setting for the experience of art, as an alternative to museums and kunsthalls.

Karriere is open every thursday to saturday from 6pm until 4am.
Transforming from a restaurant to a cocktailbar and then to a beautiful night club. At night the place will feature a program of concerts, djs, artist talks, performances and screenings.
An independent newspaper has been published every year since 2007 – discussing tendencies in contemporary art and culture. The newspaper is issued quarterly, free, bilingual (Danish/English) and is available at Walther Koenig bookstores in Germany and England, as well as in all major artfairs worldwide.

We are located in the meatpacking district, Karriere is in a 680 square meter former butcher hall in the still active meatpacking district in Vesterbro, Copenhagen. The area is known for its nightlife and red light district… see you in there..
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The artists

The participating artists who are among the best in their field are all contributing with new sitespecific artworks: Franz Ackermann (GER), Kristoffer Akselbo (DK), AVPD (DK), Kenneth Balfelt (DK), Bank & Rau (DK), Massimo Bartolini (ITA), Monica Bonvicini (ITA), George Bures Miller/Janet Cardiff (CAN) Maurizio Cattelan (ITA), Gardar Eide Einarsson (NOR), Olafur Eliasson (DK/ICE), Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset (DK/NOR), Ceal Floyer (ENG), FOS (DK), Alicia Framis (SPA), Dan Graham (USA), Tue Greenfort (DK), Douglas Gordon (ENG), Natascha Sadr Haghighian (IRAN), Carl Michael von Hausswolff (SWE) Jeppe Hein (DK), Carsten Höller (GER), Jesper Just (DK), Ernesto Neto (BRA), Dan Peterman (USA), Tino Sehgal (ENG), Tomas Saraceno (ARG), Robert Stadler (FRA), Claude El Skorrari (INT), Simon Starling (ENG), Rirkrit Tiravanija (THAI/USA) and Johannes Wohnseifer (GER).

Karriere contemporary art & social life
flæsketorvet 57-67
dk – 1711 København V
t +45 3321 5509