28 – 30 August 2020
Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Reykjavik, and Stockholm
CHART Art Fair is the leading contemporary art fair in the Nordics presenting the best contemporary art galleries in the Nordic art scene.
In 2020 CHART will present an exceptional edition, transforming from CHART Copenhagen into CHART Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Reykjavik, and Stockholm in a new de-centred format across the five Nordic capitals.
The new format combines physical exhibitions and events with online activities. Our ambition is to re-start the Nordic art scene in a responsible and sustainable way while re-connecting our local and international communities.
For their CHART presentations, the participating galleries will show 100% women artists, a first for the international art fair community.
With this strong collective statement, the ambition is to highlight one of the biggest structural barriers in the art scene and art market; gender imbalance. Understanding that no one can solve this challenge alone, through collaboration we aim to create awareness and drive a positive change towards a more balanced and diverse art scene.
Facts & Statistics
Global representation at art fairs in 2018: 76% men, 24% women (27,000 artists from 82 top global art fairs), The Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report 2019 p. 250
Gender representation at Nordic art fairs in 2019: 70.5% men, 29.5% women (CHART’s own survey from CHART in Copenhagen, Enter in Copenhagen, Market in Stockholm)
Auctions globally 2008-2018: of the total amount spent, artworks by men accounts for 98% of sales, work by women accounts for 2%, Artnet
Of the 2% spent on artworks by women at auctions globally: 40% is made by only 5 women artists, Artnet