About chart social

Running alongside the fairs 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, took place at Kunsthal Charlottenborg and various other locations around the city.


The CHART Social program is generously supported by The Municipality of Copenhagen.


Please check the full program here




The CHART Architecture competition, a key element of CHART SOCIAL, is a platform for young Nordic architects to explore and challenge the crossover between art, design and architecture. Five finalists selected by this year’s judges will design pavilions to house gastronomy partners and SPACE10 in the courtyard at Kunsthal Charlottenborg during CHART.


The concept in 2018 is OPEN-SOURCE and challenges participants to unfold the potential of open-source content through modular design and cross collaborations, creating a platform for aesthetic experimentation and reusable design.


The judges for CHART Architecture 2018 are:


Bjarke Ingels, Architect & Founder of BIG Bjarke Ingels Group
Beatrice Galilee, Curator of Architecture & Design, The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art
benandsebastian (Ben Clement & Sebastian De La Cour), Artist-duo
Simon Frommenwiler, Architect and Co-Founder of HHF Architects
Thomas Lommeé, Founder and Partner of OpenStructure and Infrastructure
Susanne Ottesen, Owner of Galleri Susanne Ottesen and Co-Founder of CHART


The winners of the CHART Architecture 2018 competition are:



Architect students Malte Harrig and Vitus Karsten Bjerre and art-photography student Katrine Hoff has collaborated on the FRAME pavilion, which is inspired by art transport and can be packed flat.



The architect students Dennis Andersson, Mikkel Møller Roesdahl and Xan Browne creates the OPEN RESOURCE pavilion with the desire to convey the aesthetic potential of recycled plastics. The Pavilion will host CHART’s primary cocktail bar in collaboration with Belvedere Vodka.


The Many Chairs Pavillion

Art student Sofia Luna Steenholdt, architect student Joachim Makholm Michelsen and architects Emil Bruun Meyer and Casper Phillip Ebbesen are collaborating to create The Many Chairs Pavillion by using residual materials from CNC produced open source chairs: 72 chairs, one pavilion, zero-waste. La Fabrica will be in The Many Chairs Pavillion.



Architect student Jan Sienkiewicz and textile design student Uta Sienkiewicz makes use of traditional craftsmanship scaled to a knitted pavilion where Rouge Oysters will be found.


Sum Of Us: A Cloud Of Human Emotion

Architect Sean Lyon is behind Cloud 9.0, which is a physical manifestation of the “Open Source” concept and combines the idea of infinite knowledge in a strict physical form. The Pavilion illustrates the Internet’s infinite knowledge bank through the “cloud”. The Pavilion is further developed in collaboration with SPACE10.


The five pavilions will be shown during CHART from 31st of August to 2nd of September, and a special award for best pavilion will be awarded on September 1, 2018.


CHART Architecture is kindly supported by Realdania, FOSS, Dreyer Foundation, The City of Copenhagen and the Danish Arts Foundation.


Photography: David Hugo Cabo




‘Siren’, the 2018 edition of CHART Emerging, features new work by five emerging artists living and working in Scandinavia: Helena Lund Ek (SE), Urd Pedersen (NO), LM Salling (DK) and Jin Mustafa (SE) & Natália Rebelo (SE/BR). The exhibition takes its title from a motif in the work of Mustafa and Rebelo, whose collaborative video installation revolves around a mythical, Greek figure—a half bird, half human, non-gendered trickster.


For the second year, Helga Christoffersen, Associate Curator at the New Museum, New York, will curate a group exhibition comprising the works of artists who, having completed their formal education, have recently put forth a distinct position within the larger artistic landscape.


CHART Emerging is a part of CHART Social and a platform dedicated to supporting the new generation of artists in the Nordic region at a moment of budding artistic development. The exhibition will be presented at Festsalen at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.


CHART Emerging is generously supported by A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond, Augustinus Fonden, Danish Arts Foundation, Nordic Culture Fund, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond and Finlands kulturinstitut i Danmark




The CHART Music Programme activates Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s courtyards throughout the entire weekend with live acts, DJs, performances, installations and the Opening Night concert on the Friday. In 2017, more than 9,000 people attended CHART Opening Night, which is free and open to all.


CHART Music Programme 2018:



20.00 – 21.00 DJ Larry B (UK)

21:00 – 22:00 DJ KhalilH2OP (DK)

23:00 – 23:30 LIVE Denzel Himself (UK)

23:30 – 00:30 DJ Justin Strauss (US) x Kasper Bjørke (DK)

00:30 – 01:30 DJ Perel (Hybrid set, DFA Records) (DE)



11.30 – 12.30 DJ Esben Weile Kjær (DK)

13.30-14.30 DJ Blå Time (Albert Grøndal (DK) & Emma Rosenzweig (DK)

15.30 – 16.30 Alexander Tovborg (DK) & Cæcilie Trier (DK)

17.30 – 18.30 DJ First Flush (DK)

18.30 – 19.30 DJ Varnrable x Yangze (DK)

19.30 – 20.00 Live Larry B (UK)





CHART Talks 2018 is entitled 'Ownership, Exchange, Theft'.

CHART Talks is programmed by ArtReview and moderated by Mark Rappolt, Editor-in-Chief and Oliver Basciano, International Editor, ArtReview, and Justin McGuirk, Chief Curator, Design Museum, London.

Ownership, Exchange, Theft


Is culture something you own or something you share? Can art have both money and morals? Is art a speculative act, and what does this means in a world where ideas of empirical truth have become ever-more slippery?


In a series of talks on 1 and 2 September, CHART Talks will discuss issues of access and ownership in the spheres of contemporary art and design in the Royal Academy’s Kuppelsalen at Charlottenborg. The talks are programmed by ArtReview and moderated by Mark Rappolt, Editor, ArtReview, and Oliver Basciano, International Editor, ArtReview, and Justin McGuirk, Chief Curator, Design Museum, London.


Saturday 1 September

12:30 – Copyright, Copyleft, Copytheft
Is the notion of ownership still a relevant concept in the online world today? If art is about ideas, can one then own an idea? Speakers: Daniel McClean, Art & Property Lawyer; FOS, Artist


14:30 – Art: Home of the Alternative Fact
Is it possible to talk about art as a speculative act? If so, what does that mean in a world where ideas of empirical truth have become ever-more slippery?
Speakers: Nav Haq, Curator at M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerpen; Laura McLean-Ferris, Curator at Swiss Institute, New York; João Mourão, Co-Director, Kunsthalle Lissabon


16:30 – Open Design: A Utopian Project?
The network age promised a utopian approach to design in which we were no longer consumers but participants. But how realistic is “open” design and is the dream over?
Speakers: Thomas Lommée, Co-founder of Intrastructures and the creator of the Open Systemsdesign system; Daisy Froud, Architect and strategist specialising in community engagement and participatory design; Adam Greenfield, Writer, author of Radical Technologies


Sunday 2 September

10:30 – The European Art Scene: Papering Over The Cracks
How can art react to the rise of nationalism and populist political rhetoric in Europe – and what role do galleries and museums have in this matter?
Speakers: Luís Silva, Curator and Co-Director at Kunsthalle Lissabon; Ekaterina Degot, Curator at Steirischer herbst; John Kørner, Artist


12:30 – Copy Culture
Replicas play a provocative role in art, architecture and design. In a culture that claims to value originality, what is the potential of the copy?
Speakers: Sam Jacob, Architect, principal, Sam Jacob Studio, professor of architecture at University of Illinois at Chicago, director of Night School at the Architectural Association; Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen, Artist


14:30 – Is Culture Something You Own or Something You Share?
Cultural appropriation is a fairly discussed subject these days, and it raises questions about whether culture is a limited phenomenon belonging to a limited circle. Who should act as gatekeepers of such – and is cultural appropriation a negative thing at all?
Speakers: Jonas Tinius, Anthropologist working on contemporary art, Humboldt-Universität; Carla Zaccagnini, Artist


16:30 – Is virtual Space Real space?
Does it make sense to differentiate between virtual space and physical space today? And what does it mean for art and architecture – now and in the future?
Speakers: Beatrice Galilee, Curator of Architecture and design, Metropolitan Museum; Ben Vickers, Chief technology officer at Serpentine Galleries


CHART Talks is made possible by generous support by Ny Carlsbergfondet.




CHART Performance


‘UNIONIZE’ – The Rodina

Czech design studio The Rodina constitutes a critical, experimental practice drenched in strategies of performance art, play and subversion. For CHART they present the interactive performance ‘Unionize’ where visitors are invited to join a temporary union supporting the creative worker.


‘Elastic Bonding’ – Malin Bülow

Swedish artist Malin Bülow’s large scale performative sculptures explore elasticity in relation to body, skin, architecture and movement. Her site-specific work ‘Elastic Bonding’ consists of two physical bodies encased inside textile membranes forming voluminous shapes that become extensions of the architecture.


Uriel in situ  – Julie Lænkholm

Through her site-specific installation, Uriel in situ, Danish artist Julie Lænkholm addresses centuries of patriarchy and female confinement within the arts. The work honours archangel Uriel, the only archangel said to be a woman, and is accompanied by a ritual singing piece.


‘Luggage Fitness: Decluttering your Body Environment’

An engaging performative lecture by Professor in Architectural Theory and History, Peter Lang, and artist Weiling He, challenge participants to critically assessing their relationship to the things they use over the course of a day, bringing up issues on waste, consumption and durability.



For CHART, the Wooodelves will appear to treat guests to a special performance. Working with food and rituals as an art form, these 21st century hunter-gatherers label their activities as “secular mystique”.


See programme overview for full schedule.




In 2018 CHART SPECIAL ART PROJECTS includes CHART x Designmuseum Denmark presenting the work ‘Sinus’ by Pearla Pigao, CHART x KØS inviting visitors on the audio walk ‘Remote Copenhagen’ by german multimedia collective Rimini Protokoll and CHART X THE ROYAL DANISH THEATRE / CORPUS presenting ‘Ghosting’, a performative dance piece.


Pearla Pigao
CHART x Designmuseum Denmark
Investigating how music and sound can be materialized through textiles woven with metal threads, Norwegian artist Pearla Pigao’s work ‘Sinus’ will be exhibited at Designmuseum Denmark during CHART. Inspired by the theremin, Pigao’s textile becomes an instrument that can be played without being touched. As viewers interact with the textiles, they become co-creators of the sound composition that sings directly from the work.


As a part of CHART SOCIAL visitors can experience Danish contemporary dance company DeLeónCompany interact with Pearla Pigao’s art piece in a series of experimental performances on Saturday 1 September, 12.00 – 13.00 and Sunday 2. September, 12.00 – 13.00 and 15.00 – 16.00. The performances are free.


DeLeónCompany is a Copenhagen based contemporary dance company founded in 2013 by choreographer Jens Schyth Brøndum that works form an intuitive need of moving, based on physical improvisation and techniques. DeLeónCompany’s pieces present the body in an always moving, dynamic form whoich invites the audience into a collected poetic universe of physicality in close relation to the soundscape and light.


Choreographer: Jens Schyth Brøndum
Dancer and producer: Stina Strange Thue
Dancers: Frederik Levin


Rimini Protokoll: Remote Copenhagen
German multimedia collective Rimini Protokoll (Stefan Kaegi / Jörg Karrenbauer) invite participants to experience their new, site-specific work, ‘Remote Copenhagen’, an interactive collective audio walk that will  journey through various transitory  sites in Copenhagen. The walk will draw attention to station areas as sites of conflicts and negotiations, to their architectural features, and to the many passengers, employees and local residents that come into contact at such sites. ‘Remote Copenhagen’ is co-presented by CHART and commissioned by KØS Museum of Art in Public Spaces, and part of KØS’ exhibition TRANSIT, which opens on 13 September 2018. A daily audio walk will be held on the Friday and Saturday of CHART, starting at Vestre Kirkegård, Nordre Kapel, 2450 Copenhagen.


Buy your ticket here!



During the weekend of CHART, visitors can be part of the creative process of ‘Ghosting’, a performative dance piece developed by Japanese artist Masaru Iwai, German choreographer Sebastian Matthias and Swedish composer Ida Ludén, and the dancers of the Royal Danish Theatre’s experimental dance company Corpus.

The audience will be part of an exploration of how the ubiquity of smartphone devices and social media have forever changed the way we communicate. ‘Ghosting’ is a co-production by CHART and Corpus, and will be presented at A-salen in The Royal Danish Theatre.


Photography: Vegard Kleven