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.

CHART ART FAIR’s talks program was again curated and moderated by Mark Rappolt, Editor-in-Chief ArtReview. The speakers were a selection of some of the most influential architects, museum directors, curators and artists, including BEATRIX RUF; BJARKE INGELS; DOUGLAS COUPLAND; EUGENE TAN; HAEGUE YANG; JEAN-MARC BUSTAMANTE; MAMMA ANDERSSON; MARTIN CLARK; NICOLAS BOURRIAUD; NIKOLAUS HIRSCH; PHILIPPE PIROTTE; SANNE KOFOD OLSEN; TAL R; TOM ECCLES; and TOM EMERSON.


Under the general heading The Structures of Art the talks explored everything from schools and museums, to contemporary art practice and its crossovers with other disciplines, in particular with art and design. All talks are free and open to the public.


CHART TALKS partners are ArtReview, Politiken and Prxjects by Mercedes-Benz. The TALKS programme was generously supported by the City of Copenhagen, the Danish Arts Foundation and Goethe Institute.


See the full program here.

Opening concert

opening concert

The last four years CHART celebrated ITS opening with a GRAND OPENING CONCERT

On Friday, August 26, CHART invited everyone to join the GRAND OPENING CONCERT, celebrating the art fair’s fourth and most successful edition. The CHART GRAND OPENING CONCERT was presented in collaboration with Prxjects by Mercedes-Benz.


The CHART GRAND OPENING CONCERT, which is free of charge and open to everyone, featured a series of live acts and dj sets, co-curated by Djuna Barnes, Escho, Frankie Dunn (i-D Magazine), Kasper Bisgaard (smash!bang!pow!) and Kasper Bjørke.




Kwamie Liv (DK)

Smerz (NO)

Let’s eat grandma (UK)

Peaches (CAN)




Rose Eken & Anika Lori (DK)

Emma Acs (DK)

Josephine Philip / Darkness Falls & Camilla Jane Lea / P6 Beat (DK)

Djuna Barnes (DK)


Smokey, Solid Blake & Courtesy (DK)


As a teaser, Prxjects by Mercedes-Benz has created two videos presenting the evening’s line-up. Prxjects by Mercedes-Benz has previously been the catalyst for experimental projects for Reptile Youth, Daniel Kragh-Jacobsen, Kenton Slash Demon, Abby Portner and Kwamie Liv amongst others.


Over 8,900 people attended the event.

Architecture competition

Architecture competition

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


CHART ARCHITECTURE competition, a key element of CHART SOCIAL, was launched in 2014 to promote young Nordic architects and explore the crossovers between art and architecture. In 2017 CHART is extending the call for applications to young and newly established architectural practices, as well as welcoming students and recent graduates from the Nordic architecture schools.


The participants are asked to design and create pavilions to house gastronomy partners and SPACE10 during CHART ART FAIR. The theme of this year’s competition is THE LIVING CITY, which will focus on current topics as sustainable urbanisation, renewable resources and the need for innovation of production methods by for example upcycling and recycling. The winners of this year’s competition will be offered a mentorship programme that is aimed to stimulate their careers as well as to promote cross-sector collaboration and networking.


The 5 finalists of this year’s competition 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 and Suguru Kobayashi; Paper Pavilion by Kazumasa Takada, Yuriko Yagi and Yohei Tomioka; Sunday Temple by Mia Frykholm and Astrid Gabrielsson.


The 2017 competition is judged by 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 Principal of Ensamble Studio; Dorte Foss, architect; and Simon Frommenwiler, architect and co-founder of HHF Architects.

Chart Emerging

Chart Emerging

CHART EMERGING aims to promote aspiring, young international artists

CHART EMERGING is a three-year collaboration between CHART and the Academy of Fine Arts, which aims to promote aspiring, young international artists.

Inaugurated in 2016, CHART EMERGING is a platform which aims to support the development and strengthen the roles of young Nordic artists within the international art scene. The first edition of CHART EMERGING presented THE CURVES OF THE WORLD. The second edition will be curated by Helga Christoffersen. Our ambition in 2017 is to further develop CHART EMERGING with an ambitious and ground-breaking research project. CHART is delighted to be working with Helga Christoffersen who is Assistant Curator at the New Museum in New York. Christoffersen will work with emerging artists who have graduated from Nordic academies over the past five years to produce an ambitious travelling exhibition which will premier at CHART as well as an accompanying reference publication detailing an entire generation of young artists.


The first exhibition was organized by four students from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts- Schools of visual Arts – The School of Sculpture Charlottenborg. THE CURVES OF THE WORLD took place in the students’ own working spaces at the School of Sculpture. The students invited curator Mette Woller to collaborate on this project.



THE CURVES OF THE WORLD is an exhibition inspired by the literary concept of Cyberpunk, featuring works of promising young artists. Concurrent to the exhibition and in line with the activist spirit of Cyberpunk, THE CURVES OF THE WORLD will “hack” the official CHART program with performances and an independent exhibition programme.
THE CURVES OF THE WORLD exists as a collateral programme that investigates parallels between the futuristic cooking manifestos of the 30s and the new Nordic food traditions. By sampling CyperPunk with Futurism, Viking traditions with Sci-Fi, fetishism and pop culture THE CURVES OF THE WORLD flips and reverse the apocalyptic origin of CyperPunk, by fusing the past and the present to suggest a positive future.




The CHART EMERGING program also highlighed projects from two of The Royal Academy of Fine Arts top graduates. Lucas Wichmann Melkane presented The Balcony, a renovation of Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s baroque balcony, which has been on the verge of collapsing for years. For his project, Melkane won the prestigious grant, Charlottenborg legatet. His graduate project received financial support by CHART.



Mathias Dyhr’s graduate project is the book Skitse til en monografi [Outline of a Monograph] about his peers’ sculptural work and life as a young artist. During CHART, Dyhr read select passages from his book in the gardens of The School of Sculpture at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts.



The project is organized by:

Biba Fibiger

Christine Overvad Hansen

Veronica Riget

Mathias Toubro



Curator and coordinator of the project:

Mette Woller



Curatorial assistants:
Biba Fibiger
Christine Overvad Hansen
Veronica Riget
Mathias Toubro



Project manager:
Amanda Færk



Kirsten Viereck
Hanne Woller



CHART EMERGING was kindly supported by The Obel Family Foundation and The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

Special Art projects

Special Art Projects


CHART SPECIAL ART PROJECTS comprises works of Bjarke Ingels Group, Douglas Coupland, Brian Eno, Tatsumi Orimoto, Hans Rosenström and Stormglas, FOS, Daata Editions and a special CHART x HAY Minimarket.