The Art Newspaper -Competition is heating up over who will build and run a permanent art centre—or ‘kunsthal’—on Copenhagen’s Paper Island—a popular harbourside location in the Danish capital famous for its street food.

The frontrunners include the Copenhagen art dealer Nicolai Wallner and the local architect Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss, who have co-founded the consultancy Wallner Weiss, and Copenhagen Contemporary, a privately run institution that opened in a newly refurbished warehouse on the island on 25 August. The space was inaugurated with a show of large-scale installations and videos by Bruce Nauman and Ragnar Kjartansson, among others. read more 

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