Nestled in the cozy natural climes of a Danish forest, the outdoor art gallery known as Skovsnogen is a dreamy collection of permanent and semi-permanent installations that lead visitors on a surreal walk through a wilderness that has become an adult playground.
The site is named after the first work to be placed in the area, a giant wooden snake painted bright yellow with a hollow body that people can crawl through (skovsnogen means “forest snake” in Danish), and the privately-owned patch of forest in West Jutland has been accumulating equally strange and grand works of art ever since. To date, the works of over 50 separate artists have been installed on the land, with more appearing, some for good, some just for a bit, every year. A majority of the pieces are fairly grand in scale, represented by shacks, huts, tall sculptures, and other works which are meant to be interacted with by visitors. Among the many and varied constructions on display are a massive insect with a geometrically angular abdomen, a full size car that is crushed beneath a huge boulder, and giant perfume bottle made of red stone. The various huts that people an enter each carries its own identity as well be it a faux pirate radio station or a hidden room in a stark abstract factory construction.
The open air gallery also plays host to a number of performance pieces year round as the weather itself changes the tenor of the natural space. The best part of all is that experiencing the Skovsnogen Artspace is totally free so whether you come for the eye-popping art or the soul-calming woods, you won’t lose out.