CHART Art Fair announces exhibitors for 2018 edition

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CHART Art Fair announces exhibitors for 2018 edition
Nicolai Wallner at CHART Art Fair, 2017. Photo: David Stjernholm.

COPENHAGEN.- CHART ART FAIR, the leading Nordic contemporary fair, will return to The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen. For its 6th edition, CHART expands with its collectible design fair and exhibition platform at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art. The fair is accompanied by a bespoke program of architectural installations, talks and performances.

The 2018 edition of CHART ART FAIR will present the leading Nordic galleries, showing both upcoming and established, as well as local and internationally recognized artists. The works focus on solo and dual presentations, made specially for the fair. Notable presentations include: Galleria Heino, a new exhibitor, showing new works by Finland┤s acclaimed photographer and video artist, Elina Brotherus; Galleri Magnus Karlsson presenting new works on paper, made specifically for this year’s edition, by Peter Köhler; Andersson/Sandstr÷m will exhibit large-scale works by Turner Prize winner, Tony Cragg.

CHART has established itself as an international platform for contemporary art in the Nordic region. The fair will present its most ambitious edition thus far. In conjunction with the art fair, CHART DESIGN will present an exclusive selection of top design galleries within the Nordic region. 12 galleries from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland will exhibit in the historic rooms of Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, honoring the ‘Sk°nvirke,’ the Scandinavian tradition of arts and crafts, celebrated by the founders of Den Frie.

Focusing on the cross-sections between art and design, exhibiting galleries will present collectible design objects ranging from 20th century modernism to contemporary styles. The 2018 exhibitors range from established, specialized galleries to experimental newcomers - all working within high levels of modern and contemporary design.

CHART builds on the Nordic tradition of collaboration, presenting the invited galleries within the historic halls of Kunsthal Charlottenborg and for the first time at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art. The selection is realized by the five founding galleries based in Copenhagen: Galleri Susanne Ottesen; Galleri Bo Bjerggaard; V1 Gallery; Andersen's Contemporary and David Risley Gallery; along with CHART Director Nanna Hjortenberg, Deputy Director Isabella Hemmersbach and CHART DESIGN Director Nanna Balslev Str°jer.

This year, 31 galleries from the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) have been invited to participate in the fair. The fair welcomes two new participants: Cecilia Hillstr÷m (Sweden) and Galleria Heino (Finland); and 29 returning galleries.

Additionally, CHART appointed new director, Nanna Hjortenberg. “CHART comprises Copenhagen’s strongholds, combining the best of contemporary art, architecture and design. I look forward to continuing to work to maintain CHART’s position as a relevant and inspiring platform for contemporary art, highlighting what the Nordic cultural scene can contribute to society. CHART will continue to be relevant for professionals, partners and the public, both in Denmark and internationally.” - Nanna Hjortenberg.



Andersen's (Denmark); Galleri Andersson/Sandstr÷m (Sweden); AndrÚhn-Schiptjenko (Sweden); Galerie Anhava (Finland); ANNAELLEGALLERY (Sweden); Belenius (Sweden); BERG Contemporary (Iceland); Galleri Bo Bjerggaard (Denmark); Galleri Brandstrup (Norway); Cecilia Hillstr÷m Gallery (Sweden); Christian Andersen (Denmark); Croy Nielsen (Austria); Edition Copenhagen (Denmark); ELASTIC Gallery (Sweden); Galerie Forsblom (Finland); Gether Contemporary (Denmark); Golsa (Norway); Galleria Heino (Finland); Helsinki Contemporary (Finland); i8 Gallery (Iceland); Galleri Magnus Karlsson (Sweden); Martin AsbŠk Gallery (Denmark); Galleri Nicolai Wallner (Denmark); Niels Borch Jensen Gallery & Editions (Denmark/Germany); Nils StŠrk (Denmark); OSL contemporary (Norway); SPECTA (Denmark); Gallery Steinsland Berliner (Sweden); Galleri Susanne Ottesen (Denmark); Gallery Taik Persons (Berlin); and V1 Gallery (Denmark).

ADORNO (Denmark), Berg Gallery (Sweden), Dansk M°belkunst (Denmark), Etage Projects (Denmark), Galleri Feldt (Denmark), Galleri Format Oslo (Norway), K°ppe Contemporary Objects (Denmark), Jacksons (Sweden), Gallery Lemmetti (Finland), LOKAL (Finland), RAM Galleri (Norway); and stockholmmodern (Sweden).

CHART SOCIAL holds a series of free cultural events both at Kunsthal Charlottenborg and across the city, open to the public throughout the duration of the fair. The 2018 CHART SOCIAL programme will explore art, design, architecture, music, performance and gastronomy.

The CHART Architecture competition, a key element of CHART SOCIAL, was launched in 2014 with the intention of promoting young Nordic architects and exploring the crossover between art, design and architecture. This year, CHART extended the call for applications to young and newly established architectural professionals, as well as students and recent graduates from the Nordic architecture schools.

Five finalists selected by this years judges will be chosen to design pavilions to house gastronomy partners and SPACE10 during CHART. The winner will be announced on September 1, 2018.

CHART Emerging:
CHART Emerging aims to give a platform and to support emerging Nordic artists. The 2018 edition of CHART Emerging is curated by Helga Christoffersen, Museum Inspector at the New Museum, New York. Emerging will take form as a ground-breaking research project that will produce an exhibition and a reference publication documenting these young Nordic artists.

In order to strengthen and support the emerging Danish design scene, CHART DESIGN introduced the exhibition titled, CURIO, in 2016, a platform for young designers and artisans to present their work in conjunction with the fair.

In 2018, CURIO will be an exhibition concept where young Danish and Nordic designers are invited to focus on a specific context and create site-specific works.

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