Exhibition program 2024

Kunsthal Charlottenborg announces its exhibition program for the new year, featuring internationally recognized artists, a large-scale exhibition on artificial intelligence as well as a large number of talents from the Nordic countries and abroad.

Over the coming year, Kunsthal Charlottenborg will present three solo exhibitions with Thao Nguyen Phan, Simon Dybbroe Møller and Francis Upritchard, each of which illuminates highly topical subjects through a wide range of works, including captivating film installations, meticulously executed lacquer paintings, delicate watercolours, architectural interventions, decorated ceramics, colourful masks, blown glass vases and figurative sculptures. The annual major themed exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg will in 2024 offer new perspectives on the relationship between art and artificial intelligence with a number of renowned international artists.

Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s director Michael Thouber says:

“In 2024, we will show emerging and significant artists from around the world. Several of the exhibitions are created in collaboration with some of the art institutions abroad that we respect the most, such as Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan and KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. These collaborations give us the opportunity to show some of the most acclaimed artists of the time. At the same time, it is more sustainable to show the artists at several European institutions when we ship their works from all over the world to our continent.”

Next year, the audience can also look forward to revisiting Charlottenborg Live, which offers a whole new series of live talks, performances and tours every month.

Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s exhibitions in 2024 are generously supported by the 15 June Foundation, the Augustinus Foundation, the Axel Muusfeldt Foundation, the Beckett Foundation, the Bikuben Foundation, the Danish Art Foundation, the Dreyers Foundation, the Knud Højgaard’s Foundation, the Konsul George Jorck and Wife Emma Jorck’s Foundation, the New Carlsberg Foundation, the Obel Family Foundation, the William Demant Foundation.

Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2024
2 Feb – 3 Mar 2024

The Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition is an excellent opportunity to explore art talents from the Nordic region and elsewhere in the world. With a long legacy dating all the way back to 1857, this annual exhibition is one of the most important open-call, juried exhibitions in Europe and continues to attract plenty of visitors. Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition is organised by the Charlottenborg Foundation. Further info here.

Thao Nguyen Phan
Reincarnations of Shadows
13 Mar – 11 Aug 2024

Visual artist Thao Nguyen Phan (b. 1987) intertwines mythology and folklore from her homeland’s turbulent past with current pressing issues of excessive consumption and the destruction of the earth’s resources. Through more than 100 works from the past 10 years, the exhibition will unfold the artist’s captivating imagery through poetic film installations, meticulously executed lacquer paintings, light sculptures, delicate watercolours and architectural interventions. The exhibition is curated by Henriette Bretton-Meyer, presented in collaboration with CPH:DOX and organised by Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan in collaboration with Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Further info here.

MFA Degree Show 2024
12 Apr – 20 May

The MFA Degree Show 2024 presents works by this year’s graduates from the Schools of Visual Arts at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art. The exhibition serves a dual purpose: it presents the individual artistic practices nurtured and unfolded at the art academy, and at the same time it constitutes a curated group exhibition that offers comprehensive insight into what is going on among the next generation of artists. The MFA Degree Show is presented in the venerable, high-ceilinged galleries at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, and the works on display comprise a multitude of materials and formats, ranging from photography, sculpture and painting to sound, video and performance. The 2024 installment is curated by Post Brothers. Further info here.

Simon Dybbroe Møller
8 Jun – 11 Aug 2024

In the summer of 2024, Kunsthal Charlottenborg presents a survey of work by Danish artist Simon Dybbroe Møller (b. 1976), who is a professor at the School of Sculpture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Spanning from mid-2000’s till the present, the exhibition will be the most comprehensive presentation of Dybbroe Møller’s practice to date. The artist will additionally be producing a number of new works as well as reconfigure older ones. The exhibition is curated by the director of the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, Krist Gruijthuijsen, in close collaboration with the artist. Further info here.

Francis Upritchard
28 Sep 2024 – 16 Feb 2025

In the autumn, Kunsthal Charlottenborg presents a solo exhibition with the New Zealand visual artist Francis Upritchard (b. 1976). Her works occupies a field where visual art, design and craft intersect and can take on many different formats, ranging from large-scale figurative sculptures to decorated ceramics, delicate watercolours, colourful masks and blown glass vases. Upritchard’s fantastic creatures and colorful personalities escape established norms and unfold a kaleidoscopic narrative throughout the north wing of Kunsthal Charlottenborg, which offers the opportunity to contemplate different facets of the human condition. The exhibition is curated by Henriette Bretton-Meyer. Further info here.

AI – Poetics of Encryption
28 Sep 2024 – 12 Jan 2025

This year’s major themed exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg is featuring works by Danish and international artists, ranging across media and offering new perspectives on the relationship between art and artificial intelligence. Through thought-provoking artworks, the exhibition will present an imaginary landscape containing artistic statements about intelligence, ignorance, information, power and life in the 21st century. The exhibition is curated by Nadim Samman and initiated by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, with support by Volkswagen Group. AI – Poetics of Encryption will be shown in a new iteration at Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Further info here.

Read more about the 2024 exhibitions here.

Image: Thao Nguyen Phan, Reincarnations of Shadows, exhibition view at Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, 2023. Courtesy the artist and Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan. Photo by Agostino Osio.