Bathrooms for everyone! (until 28 April)

Everyday design is something you never pay attention to, at least until it stops working. A fun exhibition at the Gustavsberg Porcelain Museum looks at how bathrooms developed throughout the 21st century. Gustavsberg has been the home of porcelain making in Sweden since 1825. You may well be able to spot a familiar-looking toilet seat from your childhood home here!

Odelbergs väg 5, Gustavsberg

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Bathrooms For Everyone! Photo: Viktor Fordell / Nationalmuseum

Portraits of Seduction (until 28 April)

The now-former Danish Queen Margrethe II is well known not only for her long reign but also for her artistic pursuits. This exhibition brings her togeth- er with another Danish icon, the author Karen Blixen. Portraits of Seduction features Her Majesty’s designs for a film adaptation of a Blixen story: costume sketches, decoupages and more. The Blixen Museum is well worth a visit to learn more about the colourful author.

Rungsted Strandvej 111, Rungsted Kyst

Generation WHY (until 28 April)

Generation WHY, a play on Generation Y (born between 1977 and 1994) gives you the chance to check out works by 26 Nordic artists hand-picked by three curators. There is a great diversity in media, from ceramics to dust and fungi, and the exhibition itself is in Copenhagen’s famous “round tower” — great for checking out the views and a step-free walk to the top.

Købmagergade 52 A, Copenhagen

Koreorama (until 30 April)

It is always great to be able to witness fresh new talent on stage, and Koreor- ama at the Royal Danish Ballet is an ex- cellent opportunity to do just that. It is an evening of three new choreographies created by company soloist Tobias Prae- torius and corps de ballet members Tara Schaufuss and Matteo Di Loreto. All tick- ets are around a very reasonable 40€.

August Bournonvilles Passage 8, Copenhagen

Carl Knif Company: I address you (26 April to 4 May)

Dancer and choreographer Carl Knif has created a highly personal piece of work for himself in I address you, which explores, among others, the unwrit- ten history of the gay minority. Expect a “furious performance and plenty to discuss afterwards at the Dance House Helsinki bistro.

Kaapeliaukio 3, Helsinki

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Carl Knif Company: I Address You at Dance House Helsinki. Photo: Carl Knif Company and Yoshi Omori

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Simon Fujiwara: Who’s Identity Soup Cans? (Deep Dipper). Photo: Fabio Mantegna

Simon Fujiwara: It’s a Small World (until 13 October)

What does it mean to be a genuine self in today’s world? British-Japanese artist Simon Fujiwara’s (b. 1982) works are inspired by the history of art just as much as theme parks, and often feature cartoonish characters depicted in an absurd way. The exhibition also includes four videos and performative works from an earlier stage in Fujiwara’s career.

Mannerheiminaukio 2, Helsinki

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Simon Fujiwara: Who Goes Around and Around? (Social Media Madness). Photo: Jörg von Bruchhausen

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Crossroads: Sweden – Ukraine through 1000 years. Photo: Calle Käck

Crossroads: Sweden — Ukraine through 1000 years (until 6 February 2025)

Ukraine is still very much on the agen- da, and the Armémuseum in central Stockholm has decided to showcase the lengthy historical connections — from trade to politics and diplomacy — between Ukraine and Sweden. Some of the oldest objects on display are from the Viking pe- riod. Did you know that Princess Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden and Jaroslav I of Kiev were married?

Riddargatan 13, Stockholm

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Malin Ida Eriksson: När tid blir form — Monumenten. Photo: Malin Ida Eriksson / The Round Tower / Rundetaarn

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