7 mar – 4 apr 2021

Experience Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2021 digitally while we wait for the reopening!

Join a tour of the exhibition, experience the opening speech by the Charlottenborg Foundation’s Chairman John Kørner and a presentation of the exhibition by this year’s curator A Kassen. In addition, we present a digital live program, where the audience can experience the launch of this year’s catalogue, live stream performance from Norway, online screenings of video works, and audio presentations by a number of the artists in the art gallery’s app ‘Kunsthal Charlottenborg’. It’s free and can be downloaded from App Store or Google Play. Further info about the programme below.

Ever since the Charlottenborg Foundation was set up in 1857, the annual juried Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition has been an important setting and focal point for efforts to promote and support emerging talents within the arts, architecture, design and crafts.

Over the years, the Spring Exhibition has constituted the first, significant step for many young artists embarking on their artistic careers, while also often presenting new works by more established names. Throughout the history of the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, artists who went on to win international acclaim have debuted or presented works at the exhibition, including Anne Haaning, Per Kirkeby, Olafur Eliasson, Jasmina Cibic and many more.

The 2021 jury comprises visual artist Nina Beier, visual artist Marie Lund, architect Martin Marker, designer Iben Høj and the artist group A Kassen. This year’s jury was chosen on the basis of their solid national and international experience as well as their strong global outlook. In addition, the jury represents great diversity in terms of work practices and organisational formats, establishing a broad basis for the selection process underpinning the exhibition.

In 2021, two new initiatives have been introduced. Firstly, physical inspection has been reintroduced in the third, decisive round of appraisal in order to give the jury direct, unmediated insight into the works submitted, and secondly, the Charlottenborg Foundation has announced a curatorial collaboration with the artist group A Kassen at the upcoming instalment of the Spring Exhibition. This collaboration marks the start of a series of experiments with the juried format, all aiming to highlight the strengths and opportunities inherent in the highly diverse, but always competent and inclusive Spring Exhibition. A Kassen themselves say that they ‘… hope to see some super-serious projects that test the format – physically as well as artistically. And, not least, projects that put us to the test,  challenging our expectations of what the Spring Exhibition will be like in 2021’.

Adele Marie Rannes (DK), Alexandra Freye (DE), Amanda Lydert (DK), Ana Mendes (PT), Ane Fabricius Christiansen (DK), Anna Sofie Jespersen (DK), Anne Louise Blicher (DK), Annett Stenzel (DE), Aske Thiberg (SE/DK), Benjamin Andreas Harder Harpsøe (DK), Birgitte Boesgaard (DK), Casper Roshan Koch Hughes (DK), Cristobal Cea S. (CL), Eva Helene Pade (DK), Finn Anton Örstrand (SE), Flemming Hoff (DK), Freya Jo Hyldgaard (DK), Gitte Svendsen (DK), Glen Farley (NO), Hans Rosenfalck (DK), Ida Wieth (DK), Jette Mellgren (DK), Juan Hein (AR/DK), Kenji Ouellet (CA), Magnus Cederlund (SE), Maja Behrmann (DE), Maya Stefania Wibling (DK), Mikkel Brennum (DK), Mina Paasche (NO), Mingshu Li (CHN), Poul Erik Christensen (DK), Riikka Peltola (FI), Sofie Szkobel-Wolff (USA), Sophie Kovel (USA), Toshie Takeuchi (JP/DK) & Zheqiang Zhang (USA).

This year’s three award winners are Solo Award winner Anna Sofie Jespersen, Deep Forest Art Land Award winner Ida Wieth and Talent Award winner Aske Thiberg.

Last year’s recipient of the Solo Award, Niels Østergaard Munk, participates in this year’s exhibition with the film installation Right after the war, I was sure I could find the place. A digital version of the work will be screened online on March 11, 2021 at. 8pm.

Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2021 has received generous support from the following foundations, sponsors and partners: 15. Juni Fonden, Augustinus Fonden, Axel Muusfeldts Fond, Beckett-Fonden, Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond af 1968, Det Obelske Familiefond, Dreyers Fond, Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond, Knud Højgaards Fond, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Oda og Hans Svenningsens Fond, Statens Kunstfond, Vester Kopi, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond.

11 March, 12.00: digital launch of this year’s catalogue

11 March, 20.00: screening of digital version of the solo exhibitition Lige efter krigen var jeg sikker på, at jeg kunne finde stedet by Niels Østergaard Munk (DK), 2020-2021

12 March, 20.00: screening of Talent Award video work Ingen problemer by Aske Thiberg (SE/DK), 2020

15 March, 20.00: podcast at The Lake with solo exhibitor Niels Østergaard Munk (DK) and Thorbjørn Saugmann Andersen (DK)

17  March, 20.00: screening of A HOUSE PLACED IN BETWEEN – Poetry in the comfortable grey zone by Toshie Takeuchi (JP/DK), 2020

18 March, 20.00: screening of My father has a gun by Ana Mendes (PT), 2019

20 March, 14.00: timelapse of rehanging by this year’s exhibition with the curator A Kassen

22 March, 20.00: podcast at The Lake with Talent Award winner Aske Thiberg (SE/DK) and Thorbjørn Saugmann Andersen (DK)

24 March, 20.00: live stream performance Resting Bitch Face by Mina Paasche (NO), 2020

25 March, 20.00: screening of Simón Perplejo by Cristobal Cea S. (CL), 2020

31 March, 20.00: screening of f(Silence Song) by Annett Stenzel (DE), 2020

1 April, 20.00: screening of Stories from a Twelfth-Floor Hotel Room by Zheqiang Zhang (US), 2020

2 April, 20.00: screening of Water and blood by Juan Hein (AR/DK), 2020