With less than a month until CHART, we are ready to share highlights from our live programme. Get up-close to some of the most interesting contemporary artists, discuss the future of Nordic design or immerse yourself in two and a half hours of art films.
In less than a month Copenhagen will yet again become the centre of the Nordic art and design scene as CHART invites galleries, artists, designers, architects, collectors, curators and art and design enthusiasts of all ages to three days of celebrating artistic practice. In addition to the contemporary art fair held at Kunsthal Charlottenborg and the design fair at Den Frie, CHART offers a number of exhibitions as well as a live programme featuring performances, talks, film screenings and more.
LET THE ARTISTS DO THE TALKING
In line with this year’s theme, materiality, CHART Talks will be oriented around the presence of the artist, with a particular focus on the artists’ voices in order to uncover what’s behind their processes. By launching a new talks series, giving audiences the opportunity to get close to distinctive artists, designers and craft makers in an intimate and in-depth format, in providing an open and direct dialogue between the audience and the artist, this particular approach will allow for deeper reflections on the materials, methods and momentum behind a group of selected artists’ practices.
At CHART Talks, you can hear emerging Swedish artist Arvida Byström in dialogue with Canadian artist Chloe Wise about representation and figuration in the arts. Learn about Icelandic artist Loji Höskuldsson and Danish artist Rose Eken’s practices in a conversation about ‘the home’, or hear the Danish artist and designer FOS in the company of the Danish artist duo, Oliver Sundqvist & Frederik Nystrup-Larsen, in a performative lecture addressing the relationship between design and art. Participate in a discussion about performative design with Brazilian designer based in Norway Kiyoshi Yamamoto, Finnish designer/artist Milla Vaahtera, and Swedish designer Frederik Paulsen.
To moderate the talks we have invited a number of internationally recognised professionals including Johanna Agerman Ross, founder and director of design journal Disegno and curator at Twentieth Century and Contemporary Furniture and Product Design at the Victoria & Albert Musuem in London, Francesca Gavin a curator, author and editor at Kaleidoscope, Twin and Beauty Papers, Amy Zion a New York-based author, curator of the talks programme at Frieze NY, and faculty at Curatorial Studies at Bard College and Helga Christoffersen, former curator at the New Museum in New York and newly appointed director of Art Hub Copenhagen.
ART FILM MARATHON WITH BLÅ TIME
‘Blå Time’ is a recurring film club at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, founded by the artists Emma Rosenzweig and Albert Grøndahl. At CHART 2019, Blå Time’s last four of sixteen films will premier, all of which were created by a heterogeneous group of international contemporary artists. The films will unravel in consecutive loops of approximately two and a half hours. For Blå Time, the same Super8 camera has been passed between 16 artists who each recorded a film on 1-4 film reels without editing the material. The films will be shown in their raw, unedited form. The audience will bear witness to unexpected poetry and unplanned errors, and a breadth of experimentation and artistic research. The participating artists include: Jonathan Meese (DE), Ursula Reuter Christiansen (DK), Tal R (DK), Jockum Nordström (SE) and Emma Kohlman (US). Additionally, Swedish-Iraqi artist Marie Karlberg and Danish artist Alexander Tovborg will present live performances in conjunction with the screening of their films.
PERFORMANCE PREMIERE: PHILIP | SCHNEIDER
Josephine Philip and Hannah Schneider are two individuals known in the world of popular music, and have had successful careers as both soloists and in bands such as Darkness Falls, AyOwa and the women’s choir Korage. Since 2018, the two singers have come together as the performance duo Philip | Schneider to produce sensuous performances that engage the body, ears, and mind. Premiering at CHART 2019 is their performance Soil – Water – Sun, a new choral composition comprised of eight female voices and a growth laboratory developed in collaboration with Poppykalas, a Copenhagen-based design studio. The result is a sensuous, immersive installation that examines our implicit relationship with (or distance from) the cycle of nature, cultivating a space for contemplation and reflection.
The full programme will be published on 19 August.