CHART Art Fair
This year's edition expands to include collectible design galleries
CHART Art Fair, the Nordic contemporary art showcase, is set to return to The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen from 31 August to 2 September 2018.
For its 6th edition, CHART expands with CHART DESIGN, an additional section of the fair and exhibition platform dedicated to collectible design at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art accompanied by a bespoke programme of architectural installations, talks, performances, art films and music.
"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," said the fair's new director, Nanna Hjortenberg.
The 2018 edition of CHART ART FAIR will present the leading Nordic galleries, showing both upcoming and established, as well as local and internationally-recognised artists. The presentations will include many works produced specially for the 2018 edition of the fair, with an increased focus on solo and dual presentations. 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 by Peter Köhler, made specifically for this year’s edition; and Andersson/Sandström will exhibit large-scale works by Turner Prize-winning British sculptor, Tony Cragg.
CHART DESIGN will present an exclusive selection of top design galleries within the Nordic region at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, a short distance from Kunsthal Charlottenborg. 12 galleries from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden will exhibit in the historic rooms of Den Frie, honouring the ‘Skønvirke,’ the Scandinavian tradition of arts and crafts, celebrated by the founders of Den Frie, the first artists’ assocation to be founded in Denmark.
Focusing on the cross-section 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, specialised galleries to experimental newcomers - all working within high levels of modern and contemporary design.
CHART takes place from 31 August to 2 September 2018.