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WITH OPEN EYES Performance & Event

On Tuesday, 11 October 2023, Museum Ovartaci invites you to an exciting day focusing on how the feeling of melancholy can be an endless source of creativity and imagination for everybody. Admission is free for anyone interested, and you are welcome to participate in the full or part of the programme.

The event has been organised in cooperation with the Italian Institute of Culture in Copenhagen.


14:00-15:30: Groups of participants will read and discuss texts on melancholy, anxiety and loneliness

15:30-16:15 The special exhibition Ovartaci in Venice is open

16:15-16:45: Intro-talk on the performance With Open Eyes between Adriana Rispoli (curator of the performance With Open Eyes) and Lasse Raaby Gammelgaard (associate professor of Nordic Languages and Literature at Aarhus University)

17:00-17:30: Performance With Open Eyes by the Italian artist Rosy Rox

17:30: Snacks and drinks




On Saturday 15 and 22 October 2023 from 13:30-14:00 it will be possible to go to Venice with Ovartaci when the guide of the Museum will introduce the special exhibition ‘Ovartaci in Venice’. The guided tour will take about 30 minutes and will include an introduction to the Biennale, the premise of the main exhibition and the relevance of Ovartaci in this connection. After the guided tour, it is possible to take a more in-depth look at the exhibition on your own.


The fee is DKK 50 per person – to be paid on the day.

Registration is necessary by texting 4185 4583


At the Museum we are working hard on creating new exhibitions. The move from the original location in Risskov means a loss of atmosphere. We are trying to compensate for that by focusing on the importance of details in the presentation and experience of the new exhibitions, for instance by integrating authentic details and objects from the old buildings in Risskov which may provide a more corporeal experience of the historical aspect. Here some old windows that were discarded in connection with the renovation of Bindesbøll’s beautiful buildings will get a new life in the coming permanent exhibitions of the Museum.



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.

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