About chart social

Running alongside the main fair is CHART SOCIAL, a program of cultural events exploring the crossover between art, design, architecture, music, performance, and gastronomy. CHART SOCIAL, which is free and open to the public, will take place at Kunsthal Charlottenborg and various other locations around the city leading up to and during the fair. The CHART SOCIAL program is generously supported by The Municipality of Copenhagen.




CHART hosts a series of Talks programmed by ArtReview and moderated by Mark Rappolt, Editor-in-Chief and Oliver Basciano, international editor.

CHART ART FAIR’s Talks programme will once again be programmed by ArtReview and moderated by Mark Rappolt, editor-in-chief and Oliver Basciano, international editor. Under the provocative heading THE END OF THE ART WORLD AS WE KNOW IT the talks will explore how the instability of political structures globally, questions about globalisation, and the undermining of critical hierarchies effects the production, distribution and reading of art. The speakers are a selection of some of the most influential artists, designers, museum directors, critics and curators globally and this year include Alex Da Corte, Bosco Sodi, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Christian Falsnaes, Goldin+Senneby, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Helga Christoffersen, Justin McGuirk, Katharine Stout, Kirstine RoepstorffMaria Lind, Mark Leckey, Peter Pakesch, Richard Parry, Shwetal Patel, Sofia Hernández Chong Cuy, Stefanie Hessler and Tue Greenfort amongst others.


CHART TALKS will take place Saturday 2 September and Sunday 3 September at the Kuppelsalen of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Kunsthal Charlottenborg and at private collectors’ homes. All TALKS are free and open to the public, with RSVP necessary for the TALKS taking place off-site. See more information on chartartfair.com/social/#talks.


Opening concert

opening concert

In 2017 CHART will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a GRAND OPENING CONCERT and an ambitious CHART COURTYARD PROGRAMME

CHART will invite everyone on Friday 1 September 2017 to join the GRAND OPENING CONCERT, celebrating the art fair’s fifth and most successful edition.


In 2017, the CHART COURTYARD PROGRAMME will activate Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s courtyards throughout the whole weekend with live acts, DJs, performances, and an opening concert. The programme is co-curated by Escho, Frankie Dunn (i-D Magazine), Kasper Bisgaard (smash!bang!pow!) and Kasper Bjørke. Artists included are Alex Da Corte, Charlie Roberts, Francesco PedraglioKatharina Grosse & Stefan SchneiderMartin CreedMerike Estner, and Lorenzo Senni.


In 2016 more than 8,900 people attended the opening concert, which is free and open to all. The schedule will be available in August 2017 on the website: https://chartartfair.com/social/#opening-concert and the Facebook event.

Architecture competition

Architecture competition

Each year students from leading Nordic architecture schools are invited to enter the CHART ARCHITECTURE competition

In 2017 CHART extended the call for applications to young and newly established architectural practices and welcomed students and recent graduates from the Nordic region. Taking this year’s official theme THE LIVING CITY as a starting point, the selected finalists will design individual pavilions for the Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s courtyard to host the fair’s restaurants and cultural partners Absolut, Gorilla, Musling, Union Kitchen and  SPACE10. The winning pavilion will be selected during the fair on 2 September. The winners of this year’s competition will be offered a mentorship programme in collaboration with The Dreyer Foundation with a professional architect, a construction expert and a developer.


The five finalists of CHART ARCHITECTURE are: Algae Dome by Aleksander Wadas, Rafal Wroblewski, and Anna Stempniewicz; ADAPT by Harry Clover, Jack Cripps, Sebastian Gatz and Fabian Puller; Stick Box by Miki Morita, Suguru Kobayashi and Keita Shishijima; Paper Pavilion by Kazumasa Takada, Yuriko Yagi and Yohei Tomioka; Sunday Temple by Mia Frykholm and Astrid Gabrielsson.


The 2017 CHART ARCHITECTURE jury consists of: Bjarke Ingels, architect and founder of BIG Bjarke Ingels Group; Bjørnstjerne Christiansen, co-founder of SUPERFLEX; Claus Andersen, owner of Andersen’s Contemporary; Débora Mesa, architect and principle of Ensamble Studio; Dorte Foss, architect; Simon Frommenwiler, architect and co-founder of HHF Architects; and Klaus Kastbjerg, CEO and director of Union Holding A/S.

Chart Emerging

Chart Emerging

CHART EMERGING aims to promote aspiring, young artists

CHART EMERGING aims to give a platform and voice to a young and upcoming generation of Nordic artists. CHART EMERGING 2017 is curated by Helga Christoffersen, Assistant Curator at the New Museum, New York, and will take form as a research project that will produce a travelling exhibition and a reference publication documenting a generation of young Nordic artists.


Special Art projects

Special Art Projects


In 2017 CHART SPECIAL ART PROJECTS will include CORPUS X CHART, CHART X HAY and a poster project by the renowned French artist Laure Prouvost.



For the next three years, CHART and CORPUS will jointly develop an annual project, exploring the artistic possibilities across the fields of performing and visual arts. Each performance will challenge the audience’s traditional expectations of the physical and visual experience of each genre and test new forms of collaboration and artistic innovation.



New in 2017 is a collaborative poster project by CHART and Danish design brand HAY. Each year CHART will select a series of works by CHART artists to be acquired by HAY’s newly established art collection. The artists’ original works will be reproduced as posters and will be available to purchase during CHART in the foyer of Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Following CHART, the posters will be sold in HAY stores internationally.



Turner Prize-winning artist Laure Prouvost has created a series of new works for a large-scale, art project that will take place across both public and private spaces in Copenhagen. Prouvost has created three new artworks, which will be installed in the form of thousands of posters, billboards and banners on private residents’ balconies. The work will be launched two weeks prior to CHART ART FAIR, activating the citizens of Copenhagen.