Taking place from 24 – 27 August 2023, Charlottenborg will be the center of CHART, the leading event for contemporary art in the Nordic region. The program comprises a rich offering of exhibitions, talks, performances, music, film screenings, public art installations as well as the third edition of the art book fair.
This year’s art fair will feature presentations by 37 exhibitors from across the Nordic region, including a new wave of Nordic female-led galleries such as palace enterprise (DK), Saskia Neuman Gallery (SE), Sharp Projects (DK), Þula (IS), Isca Gallery (NO) and Galleri Cora Hillebrand (SE). The fair will also showcase 8 young galleries, artist-run and alternative exhibition spaces in the Please Notice section of the fair including NEVVEN (SE) and Lagune Ouest (DK). Alongside presentations by established artists such as Catherine Opie (US), Ragnar Kjartansson (IS), Klara Kristalova (SE) and Fiona Tan (ID), galleries will also present work by a new generation of artists including Sandra Mujinga (NO), Giorgio Celin (CO), Birke Gorm (DK) and Tora Schultz (DK).
CHART will also showcase a unique collaboration between Kunsthall Oslo and Khartoum Contemporary Art Center (KCAC), who will jointly participate in the art fair with artists from KCAC’s programme. KCAC is a conceptual art initiative, imagined by the artists Fadlabi and Karin Erixon, which aims to foster emerging artists from Africa and the Middle East, particularly Sudan. The Center took a physical form as a gallery and late-night bar in Oslo from 2017-2022, with a Pan-Africanist programme of exhibitions and events. Following the closure of KCAC’s physical location, KCAC will collaborate with Kunsthall Oslo on a presentation at CHART 2023 that reaches from Luleå to Addis Ababa. Further info here.
CHART incorporates architecture, design and book publishing, public programmes that reach a wide audience, and a year-round presence through its digital platform, CHART Journal. The tradition of a generous public programme continues with performances and music acts in the courtyards of Charlottenborg, free and open for everyone, that turns CHART into a celebration of the arts in the heart of Copenhagen. For the first time this year, a series of free public performances will also be staged on the square at Kongens Nytorv during CHART.
CHART 2023 will also bring the return of CHART Book Fair for its third edition, taking place in Festsalen at Charlottenborg. The Book Fair creates a unique meeting point between the independent Nordic publishing community and the more established arts community of galleries, collectors and museums, to highlight printed matter by leading publishers from across the region.
Showing its dedication to collaboration and sustainability, CHART presents an architecture competition for teams of emerging architects, often in collaboration with designers and artists. This year’s theme is New European Bauhaus foregrounding the New European Bauhaus’s core principles of aesthetics, inclusion and sustainability. Five proposals for innovative architectural structures, shortlisted by the jury, will be realized in the historic courtyards of Charlottenborg during CHART. Here they will provide social space or host bars and restaurants from some of Copenhagen’s leading culinary establishments. The winner of the CHART Architecture competition will be announced on 25 August. This year’s jury includes: Gert Wingårdh, owner and creative director of Wingårdhs; Camilla Ryhl, head of the Universal Design Hub; Anders Lendager, founder and partner at Lendager; Ebbe Stub Wittrup, contemporary artist; Lise Gandrup Jørgensen, partner and project director at Dorte Mandrup; and Rong Guan, designer and in-house architect at Polestar.
Talks, performances and events located in the Charlottenborg courtyard is open for all – the rest of the program requires a CHART 2023 ticket.
24 August 11.00–19.00 VIP Preview (invitation only)
25 August 11.00–19.00 (courtyard stays open until midnight)
26 August 11.00–18.00 (courtyard stays open until midnight)
27 August 11.00–17.00
The public programme is free. Buy your CHART ticket here.