True to tradition CHART 2019 will launch with a renowned Friday Night Opening Concert in Charlottenborg’s Courtyards. Line-up:
MR. TOPHAT (SE) + EMMA ROSENZWEIG (DK) – ELIAS BENDER RØNNENFELT (DK)+ CALI THORNHILL DEWITT (CA) – TOKYO TWINS (NO) – VARNRABLE (NO) – PEN GUTT (NO) – YDEGIRL (DK) + XENIA XAMANEK (DK) – ARVIDA (SE)
Friday 30 Aug – 20:00 – 01:00 – Charlottenborg
Entrance fee after 21:00 – 70,-
Paid upon arrival, cash or card
We kick off CHART 2019 with a mesmerising display of audio-visual performances developed by collaborative duos of artists and musicians from across the Nordic region and beyond. Join us for the beginning of an entire weekend dedicated to celebrating artistic practice.
MR. TOPHAT (SE) + EMMA ROSENZWEIG (DK)
Swedish DJ, producer and artist Rudolf Nordström (b. 1990, Sweden), is the uncrowned king of the Nordic club scene. Combining underground and mainstream in a heady mix of the lush experimental and dancefloor beats, Mr. Tophat absorbs genres and makes them his own. For his show at CHART Danish artist Emma Rosenzweig will provide accompanying visuals to his DJ-act.
ELIAS BENDER RØNNENFELT (DK)+ CALI THORNHILL DEWITT (CA)
Copenhagen-based lead singer of Danish band Iceage, Elias Bender Rønnenfelt (b. 1992, Denmark) will do a collaborative DJ-set with Canadian LA-based multi disciplinary artist Cali Thornhill DeWitt (b. 1973, US), for CHART. Dewitt, who has previously produced music videos for Iceage will do the visuals for this playful and exciting collaboration.
TOKYO TWINS (NO)
Tokyo Twins is an audiovisual duo consisting of Simon Daniel Tegnander Wenzel (b. 1988, Germany) and Anne Ødegård (b.1990, Norway), drawing inspiration from European electronic music history, folklore and fantasy in their musical expression. They have come to call their sound “eurodeath” and “digital phantasee”. Their show will be accompanied by the duo’s own visuals and their work can also be experienced at the Emerging exhibition.
Varnrable (b. 1992, Norway) is the music project by Norwegian producer, singer and visual artist Camilla Myhre, based in Copenhagen. As Varnrable, Myhre produces slick synth pop, set on top of icily cool productions, using repetitive pulsing her tunes have an almost hypnotic effect. She expands her show with imagery created from her work as an artist.
PEN GUTT (NO)
Pen Gutt (b. 1995, Norway) calls himself a “complete nerd”, growing up in a nature-immersed town in Norway, going to Christian summer camp. This is one of many reasons that make him such an original artist. As a result of an upbringing atypical to most rappers, Pen Gutt’s music is similarly atypical and his individual style will transcend the music into the visual style of his performance at CHART.
YDEGIRL (DK) + XENIA XAMANEK (DK)
Ydegirl and Xamanek are Copenhagen-based musicians and composers. The R&B infused chambermusic of Ydegirl combines with Xamanek’s idiosyncratic electronic compositions to push the limits of song and sound, for this performance at CHART. For their performance they have created a visual world to accompany the music.
Arvida Byström (b. 1991, Sweden) comes from a photography background but works with multiple mediums such as music and installation. Her practice is at the intersection of pop culture and the art world which is also apparent in her work as a musician. Arvida uses a hyper feminized aesthetic to question and challenge these same concepts and she will use her own cross disciplinary imagery as visuals for her friday night performance.
HOW TO BUILD A BLANKET FORT
In a collaboration between Copenhagen-based architecture studio Spacon & X and London and Copenhagen-based artist duo Oliver Sundqvist and Frederik Nystrup-Larsen, the project ‘How to Build a Blanket Fort’ has been redesigned and built anew for CHART. Originally created for Tuborg at Roskilde Festival with reused materials from the Tuborg brewery such as furniture and old banners and kegs, ‘Blanket Fort’ is transformed at CHART to set the stage for musical performances and the main bar in the Charlottenborg courtyard.
Additionally, experience a total of five architecture pavilions designed by budding architects and visual artists, which will house a selection of bars and restaurants serving a plentiful supply of organic food and delicious drinks. This year’s pavilion bars and restaurants are hosted by 1664 Blanc, Thorn Gin, Gasoline Grill, Jah Izakaya & Sake Bar, Rouge Oysters.
The presentation of ‘Blanket Fort’ is a close collaboration between Tuborg, Spacon & X, Oliver Sundqvist & Frederik Nystrup-Larsen and CHART.
CHART Architecture is made possible with the generous support from Realdania, The Dreyer Foundation, FOSS, The City of Copenhagen and the Danish Arts Foundation. Knowledge and resource partners include BLOXHUB, Arup, and Copenhagen Architecture Festival.
BAR AND RESTAURANT PARTNERS
Turborg, 1664 Blanc, Thorn Gin, Gasoline Grill, Jah Izakaya & Sake Bar, Rouge Oysters
Friday, 30 August – Sunday, 1 September 2019, the seventh edition of CHART will take place at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Kunsthal Charlottenborg and Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen, Denmark.
CHART is the leading event for contemporary art and design in the Nordic region offering a unique, single entry point for all to the art and design scene. For three days, CHART invites everyone, from professionals, practitioners and cultural enthusiasts, to celebrate art, design and architecture, and explore new frontiers in the cross-fields between these practices.
CHART 2019 will present an art fair and a design fair, featuring pioneering galleries from all five Nordic countries; a series of curated exhibitions, showcasing innovative talents in art, design, and architecture; and a vast live programme comprised of film screenings, concerts, performances and festivities.