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Exhibition Review

COPENHAGEN

Art Across Oceans

The 'Container '96' exhibition in Copenhagen

Kamala Kapoor

Fiona Hall (Australia) and Nalini Malani (India) in front of Container 96, photograph Shaila Parikh.

From 2 May to 31 August 1996 Copenhagen was the venue for a large international art exhibition, 'Containers '96: Art Across Oceans'. The exhibition was held entirely within the interiors of ninety-six shipping containers assembled al fresco on the pier at Langelinie.

The significance of the number ninety-six was that the show took place in 1996, the year of Copenhagen's reign as the cultural capital…

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