Chart Art Fair, the leading Nordic contemporary art fair, returns to The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen. For its 5th edition CHART will bring an expanded network of the most prominent Nordic art galleries accompanied by a bespoke programme of talks, events and architectural installations.
Rob Pruitt / Matt Saunders
Chart Art Fair was established in 2013 by Gallery Susanne Ottesen, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, V1 Gallery, Andersen’s Contemporary, and David Risley Gallery, with the aim to challenge the boundaries and experience of a traditional art fair. The ambition was and remains to further develop the impact and role of a Nordic art event on the international art and cultural scene. Over 18,000 people visited Chart 2016, making it the most popular edition yet. While the attendance of collectors and institutions from the Nordic region was once again strong, the presence of new collectors attending the fair for the first time from territories including China, Ecuador, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, UK and USA reinforces Chart as the leading contemporary art fair in the Nordic region with strong international appeal.
Andersen’s © Chart Art Fair
Participating galleries include Andersen’s, Helsinki Contemporary, OSL Contemporary, and thirty others. Main segments of the fair include Chart Design and Chart Social.
Jannis Kounellis / Amalie Jakobsen
Launched in 2016, Chart Design will this year present a curated programme entitled What it Is, When it Is Not. The programme, with Nanna Balslev Strøjer as new Director of Chart Design, consists of a series of talks, performative lectures and projects in public spaces, focusing on the discipline of design is ambiguous nature.
What it Is, When it Is Not will serve as a prelude to the expansion of Chart Design in 2018, where the fair will be re-launched outside of Kunsthal Charlottenborg walls.
© Chart Art Fair
Also running alongside the main fair is Chart Social, a program of cultural events exploring the crossover between art, design, architecture, music, performance, and gastronomy. Chart Social, which is free and open to the public, will take place at Kunsthal Charlottenborg and various other locations around the city leading up to and during the fair.
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Code 2 / Code Art Fair
Code 2, Code Art Fair’s ambitious second edition, will present leading as well as emerging galleries from around the world.
The exhibiting galleries are selected by a curatorial team in a mission to exhibit progressive and thought-provoking presentations, providing the viewers with enriching artistic experiences.
Code 2 will feature the curated Film, Talks and Performance Program, ArtReacts. The program is tailored to meet and discuss the cultural, intellectual, political, and economic forces currently shaping the contemporary art scene and market as well as our society as a whole. The program is open to all. Explore it here.
Located in Bella Center, Scandinavia’s largest exhibition center, the dramatic glass and steel structure and soaring spaces bathed in natural light is an ideal venue to experience and engage with contemporary art.
Chart Art Fair / Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
September 1-3, 2017
Code 2 / Bella Center, Copenhagen
Preview followed by Public opening: August 31
Fair dates: September 1-2
Code on Sunday (central Copenhagen) September 3