Newsletter in Danish

To mark Ovartaci´s participation at the Venice Biennale, the artist and graphic designer Finn Nygaard has created a unique poster. The poster is produced in a limited number, measures 70x100 cm. and is for sale in our web shop at a price of DKK 150,-.


If you want the poster framed, we offer this in a black wooden frame. The total price for the poster and frame is DKK 1.300,- kr. (norm. 1.499,- kr.). To order a framed poster please send us an email on


Ovartaci, Bienalen 2022 Finn Nygaard

On Friday 9 September the research-based book ‘Ovartaci: The Signature of Madness’ will be launched at a reception at Museum Ovartaci. The book is the first comprehensive reading of Ovartaci’s life and works. It gives a unique insight into the world of psychosis, its dangers and possibilities and the creation of the figure today known as Ovartaci. The author of the book is Brian Benjamin Hansen, research associate at Museum Ovartaci and Postdoc at Aarhus University.

Use the link here to pre-order the book.


Premiere of ‘Flammemennesker’ a story told by Ovartaci, music by Anders Ruby.

Talk between Brain Benjamin Hansen and Henrik Jøker Bjerre, lecturer in Applied Philosophy at Aalborg University.

Bubbles, music and celebration


On Thursday 22 September 2022, Museum Ovartaci invites you to the art lecture ‘Ovartaci in Venice’ by Peter Kær, art historian and former actor and TV-host. As a beginning Peter Kær outlines this year’s Biennale through selected works from a number of the international pavilions. Subsequently, the Biennale’s main exhibition and its premise are reviewed. Through a dialogue with museum director Mia Lejsted a picture of Ovartaci is drawn, which gives an understanding of Ovartaci’s relevance in an international context. The evening ends with a visit to the current special exhibition ‘Ovartaci in Venice’.


Price 150 DKR


Tickets bought at:

There is a maximum of 75 tickets that are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The lecture is in Danish

Buy tickets here

As something completely new Museum Ovartaci holds a pop-up event in the centre of Aarhus specifically for young people. In collaboration with Institut for (X) young people are invited to a rap-workshop focused on the theme ‘body ideals’. Freestyle rapper Henrik Hass oversees the event at Kulturtorvet by Institut for (X), Skovgaardsgade 5C, 8000 Aarhus C.


Henrik Hass gives examples from his back catalogue and introduces the genre, themes and program of the day


Workshop – write your own rap music in small groups


Mini concert. Presentation of your songs



Foto: Henrik Hass (grøn-tone)

On Saturday 13 August and 3 September at 13:30 you can join a guided tour of our special exhibition Ovartaci in Venice. The tour introduces you to the Venice Biennale and Ovartaci´s life and works and the themes of the exhibition. After the tour you can take a closer look at the exhibition yourself.

There is a maximum of 25 tickets per tour. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Duration 30 minutes.

Tickets DKK 50 p.p. paid on the day.

The tour is in Danish – for guided tours in English please contact us.

Registration on +45 4185 4583 or


Rundvisning v Birgitte

Everyone needs good friends – a museum does too. As a member of Museum Ovartacis Venner (Friends of Ovartaci) you get several benefits including invitation to events, openings and pre-views, a special membership price on selected events and our newsletter with information and news.

As a member of Museum Ovartacis Venner you support the museum and ensure the important work of making a difference for others by removing prejudice about mental illness and creating understanding about mental illness through art.

The membership fee is DKK 225 a year.

To become a member
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