CHART gathers 26 leading Nordic galleries for art fair in Copenhagen
Presenting works by more than 100 artists and also includes alternative exhibition spaces, one Book Fair, talks, installations, performances, and music.
By JOHAN MAGNUSSON
August 27, 2021
Director Nanna Hjortenberg states the importance to bring together the arts community, including exhibitors, professionals, and art enthusiasts in Copenhagen.
— That need, she says, is more urgent than ever in the industry. This is the moment to forge new alliances and find new sustainable ways to strengthen and develop the art scene.
The fair will include presentations by 26 leading Nordic contemporary art galleries, as well as 11 artist-run and alternative gallery spaces as part of this year’s new Experimental section. Showcasing work by more than 100 emerging and internationally established artists in photography, painting, video, sculpture, performance, and more in the historic halls of Kunsthal Charlottenborg.
Highlights of this year’s fair include a presentation of painting and sculptural works by artists Ida Ekblad, Paul McCarthy, Franz West, and Roni Horn presented by Peder Lund (NO) and an exhibition of new watercolours by Olafur Eliasson for i8 Gallery (IS). Andersen’s (DK) will dedicate their presentation to works by performance artists Esben Weile Kjær, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Christian Falsnaes, and Nicholas Grafia, exploring the crossover between performance, sculpture, and interaction.
An immersive installation of curtains and chairs by Lap-See Lam will be on view at Galerie Nordenhake (SE), whilst Cecilia Hillström Gallery (SE) will showcase an immersive video installation by Anna-Karin Rasmusson. Further artwork highlights include 6-metre-high hanging sculptures by Bella Rune and a series of large-scale sculptures by Sandra Mujinga.
Top picture: A previous edition of CHART, captured by Barsk