CHART SOCIAL programme at CHART ART FAIR 2016: Details Announced





CHART ART FAIR presents its most ambitious SOCIAL programme to date, comprising:

  • Newly commissioned works by international artists and architects Brian Eno, Tatsumi Orimoto, Bjarke Ingels and Hans Rosenström as part of SPECIAL ART PROJECTS
  • CHART TALKS programme with influential art world speakers including Beatrix Ruf, Douglas Coupland, Eugene Tan; Jean-Marc Bustamante, Martin Clark, Meriç Algün Ringborg, Nicolas Bourriaud and Tania Bruguera amongst others
  • CHART ARCHITECTURE Competition judged by Bjarke Ingels, Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss, Dorte Foss, Tom Emerson and Jamiee Williams
  • Specially curated presentations spotlighting emerging artists and designers in CHART EMERGING and CHART DESIGN – THE CURIO
  • Pop-up Mini Market, HAY X CHART, offering affordable limited edition artworks made exclusively for the fair


Showcasing 30 of the leading contemporary galleries from the Nordic region, CHART ART FAIR returns to The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen for its fourth edition from 26 – 28 August , 2016. Running alongside the main fair is CHART SOCIAL, a programme 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 programme is generously supported by The Municipality of Copenhagen.






Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) created an inflatable pavilion, SKUM, which will be installed in the baroque courtyard of Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Made from the same material used for bouncy castles, the pavilion aims to encourage playful interaction and dialogue among the visitors. The pavilion premiered at Roskilde Music Festival as the Tuborg Bar at the end of June, travels to CHART ART FAIR and onto ARoS Aarhus Art Museum in Aarhus to be part of their European Culture Capital programme in 2017. SKUM could be realised thanks to BIG Bjarke Ingels Group, Tuborg Musik, ARoS and àrea cúbica.




CHART presents Brian Eno’s new sound installation THE SHIP, in collaboration with Kunsthal Charlottenborg and Heartland Festival. THE SHIP is Brian Eno’s first solo exhibition in Denmark since 1992. Using audio, Eno explores the relationship between environment and musical composition creating a powerful yet intimate atmosphere that imbues the entire venue. This site-specific work, specially installed at The Mezzanine at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, is the first time Eno has used his own voice in an extended audio installation.


Eno (b. 1948) is an English musician, composer, record producer and visual artist and is best known for his pioneering work in ambient and electronic music.




Renowned Japanese performance artist Tatsumi Orimoto will present Bread Man, a work he has performed around the world since 1991. With loaves of bread wrapped around his head obscuring his face, Orimoto walks around a public space and greets people he meets, inviting them to engage in the absurd humorous actions. What matters above all is the effect he has on the people he encounters.


The work is presented in collaboration with KØS, Denmark’s only museum dedicated to art in public spaces, where Orimoto is currently part of a group show, In your heart I In your city, which runs until 4 September 2016. Bread Man is part of a two day Orimoto Festival at KØS, where the artist will also presents 50 GRANDMAMAs, for which he will invite 50 grandmothers to share a meal in the square in front of KØS. Orimoto (b. 1946) is currently based in Kawasaki, Japan.




In collaboration with the artist duo Stormglas (Andreas Borregaard and Mikkel Sørensen), CHART will present an interdisciplinary installation created by Finnish-Swedish artist Hans Rosenström. Rosenström will reinterpret Stormglas’ sound work The Seasons (2013), for which the artists commissioned different Nordic composers to create four pieces of modern and classical music under the theme ‘the Seasons’. Building on these musical recordings, Rosenström will create a site-specific installation using various sound and structural elements, providing a new sensory and spatial experience of the music to the viewer.


This project is supported by Svenska Kulturfonden (The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland), Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland, The Finnish Cultural Institute in Denmark, The Danish Arts Foundation and Helsinki Contemporary.






CHART ART FAIR’s talks programme will once again be curated and moderated by Mark Rappolt, Editor-in-Chief ArtReview. The speakers are 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, Meriç Algün Ringborg, Nicolas Bourriaud, Nikolas Hirsch, Philippe Pirotte, Sanne Kofoed, Tal R, Tania Bruguera, Tom Eccles and Tom Emerson.


Under the general heading The Structures of Art the talks will explore everything from schools and museums, to contemporary art practice and its crossovers with other disciplines, in particular with art and design. All 3 talks per day are free and open to the public. The full schedule and list of speaksers will be available in August 2016.

CHART TALKS partners are ArtReview, Politiken and Prxjects by Mercedes-Benz.






THE CURIO offers a new platform that recognises and celebrates the exceptional and emerging design talents in Denmark in a fine selection of works from various design disciplines. As a part of CHART DESIGN, a new section of the fair in 2016, THE CURIO opens up and reflects upon what is new in Danish design and provides an outlet for young designers to present their work to a broad audience, as well as to the industry. THE CURIO is curated by Danish design curator Henriette Noermark.






As a key element of CHART SOCIAL, this competition was launched in 2014 to promote young Nordic architects and explore the crossover between art and architecture. This year graduates from five of the leading Nordic schools of architecture were invited to design and build pavilions to house gastronomy, media and artistic partners during CHART ART FAIR.


The competition is judged by Bjarke Ingels, architect and founder BIG Bjarke Ingels Group; Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss, philosopher and curator of The Danish Pavilion at The 2016 Venice Biennale; Dorte Foss, architect; Tom Emerson, architect and founder of 6a architects and Jamiee Williams, architect and artistic manager at CHART.


This year one pavilion is created in collaboration with The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and will remain in the courtyard of Kunsthal Charlottenborg to exhibit chosen works of the graduating students. The remaining pavilions will house the following partners during CHART: ABSOLUT, Restaurant Barbie, Condesa bar & spiseri, L’Esprit du Vin, Space 10 and Union Kitchen. The competition is kindly supported by Københavns Kommune, Realdania and FOSS.






CHART EMERGING is an inaugural collaboration between CHART and the Academy of Fine Arts, which aims to highlight young graduates from the Nordic art academies. The first edition of CHART EMERGING will present THE CURVES OF THE WORLD, an exhibition inspired by the literary concept of Cyberpunk, featuring works of promising young, Nordic artists. Concurrent to the exhibition and in line with the activist spirit of Cyberpunk, THE CURVES OF THE WORLD will “hack” the official CHART SOCIAL programme with performances. THE CURVES OF THE WORLD is organised by Danish curator Mette Woller.


The CHART EMERGING programme will also highlight projects from two of The Royal Academy of Fine Arts top graduates. Lucas Wichmann Melkane will present 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 will read select passages from his book in the gardens of The School of Sculpture at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts.


CHART EMERGING is kindly supported by The Obel Family Foundation.






Danish furniture and accessory brand, HAY will create a special CHART x HAY Mini Market featuring a series of limited edition products re-designed and interpreted by selected CHART artists. Products range from rugs and textiles to stationery and tableware, with prices starting at DKK 50.


The artists include: Amy Feldman, Bjørn Nørgaard, Catrin Andersson, Clare Woods, Ebbe Stub Wittrup, Ellen Hyllemose, Fredrik Raddum, Hannaleena Heiska, Heini Aho, Hrafnhildur-Arnardóttir, HuskMitNavn, Ian McKeever, John Kørner, José León Cerrillo, Marie Søndergaard Lolk, Morten Skrøder Lund, Nadine Byrne, Peter Holst Henckel, Richard Colman, Richard Deacon and Wes Lang.


The products are limited edition and will be sold only from 26 – 28 August at the CHART x HAY Mini Market at CHART in Kunsthal Charlottenborg and in the HAY House in Copenhagen.






On the opening day of the fair, 26 August, CHART hosts an evening of live music, DJ’s, performances and gastronomy. THE GRAND OPENING CONCERT is held in the unique baroque courtyards of The Royal Academy of Fine Arts and Kunsthal Charlottenborg. In 2015 over 6,000 people attended the event, which is free and open to all. The full programme and line up will be available in August 2016.

THE GRAND OPENING CONCERT is supported by Prxjects by Mercedes-Benz.


The CHART SOCIAL programme is generously supported by the Municipality of Copenhagen, Realdania, The Danish Arts Foundation, The Obel Family Foundation, Beckett Fonden, Goethe Institut, Svenska Kulturfonden (The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland), Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland, The Finnish Cultural Institute in Denmark, all of our key partners.

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