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El museo Cisternerne de Copenhague brinda una experiencia exclusiva gracias a su entorno único lleno de historia.

The Cisternerne (ag Søndermarken, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark) is an unconventional museum that is buried at the highest point of the Danish city of Copenhagen: the Frederiksberg hill, specifically in the heart of Sondermarken Park..

Tomás Saraceno and his collaboration with Cisternerne

Currently,  the exhibition on view at Cisternene is Event Horizon by Argentine artist Tomás Saraceno.

Visitors can only travel by boat through Saraceno’s dark universe, where they float between the exhibition halls, passing through illuminated spider webs, spheres reflected on the surface of the water as they sail for 45 minutes through the colonnades of the Cisternerne. Through light and shadows, the sculptures interact and converge like moons and planets floating freely, but at the same time, locked in the orbit of the universe.

The Argentine artist explores alternative forms of living and housing based on studies. These range from spiders to astrophysics, passing through philosophy and engineering.


Exhibition by Tomás Saraceno at Cisternerne. Image courtesy of

Tomás Saraceno has been compared on several occasions to Marcel Duchamp and Leonardo da Vinci. He studied architecture and in 2003 graduated from the Staatliche Hochschule für BildendeKünste in Frankfurt. In 2009 he studied at NASA, International Space Studies Program, in the same year he won the prestigious Calder Award.


An old cistern

It is an ancient subway cistern built between 1856 and 1859. The natural pressure of the water allowed it to reach all the homes in the city. In its beginnings the water reservoir was open to the open air, but to avoid contamination and risk of infection it was covered with cement in 1891. Eventually the outer surface was covered with grass.

Art takes relief

The activity of the cisterns ceased in 1933. For a long time the subway chambers were forgotten. Between 2001 and 2014 it housed the Museum of Modern Glass Art. In 2013 it became part of The Frederiksberg Museums and today, it is a creative space where contemporary art is exhibited.


Image of the Cisternene Museum today. Photo by Jens Markus extracted from

Its space not only allows you to contemplate art, but also gives you the opportunity to be immersed in it. Each year, Cisternerne invites an internationally known artist to create an exhibition adapted to this space. These exhibitions will be exclusive to the space and cannot be built anywhere else on the planet.

This exhibition will be in effect until November 20, 2021.

Monday is closed to the public, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Thursday from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday to Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.