Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2017
Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition is one of the most important open, censored exhibitions in Europe and has been held annually at Charlottenborg since 1857. It originated as an exhibition showing new works by Danish artists, but today includes participants from many countries. Over the years, the exhibition has presented works by great internationally renowned artists such as Alvar Aalto, Per Kirkeby, Olafur Eliasson, Superflex and many others. The exhibition is organised by Charlottenborg Fonden.
The exhibition allows a considerable number of artists to participate in a major international project and has over the years provided the first significant platform for many emerging artists, while also presenting important new pieces by more established figures.
This year, a total of 781 artists has given their contributions to Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2017, of which 61 has been selected, with a total of 107 pieces. The participating artists are:
Rodo Abdirahman (DK), Alexei Alexander (GB/RU), Laura-Sophie Behrends (DE/DK), Alex Bunn (UK), Sarah Busk & Stine Aagesen (DK), Matyáš Chochola (CZ), Brent Cole (US), Annette Dam (DK), Julie Falk (DK), Rasmus Bækkel Fex (DK), Mika Katarina Friis (DK), Philip Louis Glazer (DK), Aulis Harmaala (FI), Clara Hastrup (DK), Inger Sif Heeschen (DK), Marie Holmgren (SE), Mads E Hvidtfeldt (DK), Jan Ijäs (FI), Rolf Jacobsen (DK), Sine Jensen (DK), Sanne Lund Jensen ( DK), Billie Maya Johansen (DK), Anna Johansson (SE), Kevin Josias (DK), Jane Kantsø (DK), Ada Kobusiewicz (PO), Tove Kommedal (No), George Koutsouris (GR), Hans Helmer Kristensen (DK), Maria Kristoffersen (DK), Inka Kynkäänniemi & Iiris Kaarlehto (FI), Lap-See Lam (SE), Per-René Larsen (DK), Kim Laybourn (DK), Emilie Lundstrøm (DK), Lisbeth Nielsen Lyrstrand (DK), Laura Løwe & Katrine Krohn (DK), Louise Madsen (DK), Marcus Matt (SE), Steven Morgana (AU/FR), Sara Möller (DK), Salla Myllylä (FI), Will Narby (UK), Jakob Nilsson (DK), Theodor Nymark (DK), Lolita Pelegrime (LT), Stefan Peters (BE), Bodil Porse (DK), Physical Culture (Julie Héneault, Margaux Parillaud, Ursula Marcussen, Line-Gry Hørup) (FR/DK), Sarah Michelle Riisager (DK), Mette Sandfær (DK), Lilybeth Sebaldus & Gudrun van Zijl (DK/NAM), Kristina Skantze (SE), Susanne Schmidt-Nielsen (DK), Yusuke Sugiyama (JP), Kristine Bech Sørensen (DK), Ben Livne Weitzman (ISR), Emil Willumsen & Gustav Holst Kurtzweil (DK), Mai-Britt Wolthers (BR/CH), Timo Wright (FI) og Jay Alan Yim & Marlena Novak (US).
One of Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition’s permanent feature is its independent jury, consisting of artists and art professionals from Scandinavia and countries outside of Scandinavia. Jury members are selected based on their understanding of the artist’s working practices, as well as for their strong international outlook.
In 2017 the jury is represented by Alex da Corte (artist, US), Torben Ribe (artist, DK) Stig L. Andersson (architect, DK), Hanna Nilsson/Byggstudio (designer, SE) and Line Clausen (curator, DK).
As well as selecting the exhibited artworks, the jury nominates five artists for The Solo Award. With the Solo Award follows an invitation to exhibit at Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2018.
The five artists nominated for the Solo Award are: Rodo Abdirahman, Julie Falk, Anna Johansson, Steven Morgana and Lilybeth Sebaldus & Gudrun van Zijl.
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