Reflections on a successful ninth edition of CHART | CHART

Reflections on a successful ninth edition of CHART

It's a wrap

As the first fair in nearly one and a half years for most of the participating artists, galleries, collectors and art enthusiasts, CHART marked a special moment in the art industry. With high sales, a strong audience turnout and a close partnership with Buffalo AKG Art Museum (US), we facilitated both a reunion of the arts community and the beginning of new collaborations and alliances.

A diverse programme of talks by leading figures from the international art world and key artists complimented the fair, whilst the inauguration of CHART Book Fair and the new Experimental section sought to include and showcase all parts of the arts community.

Re-live CHART 2021

Joakim Züger / BARSK Projects

We were happy to welcome more than 20.000 visitors and strong cohort of international visitors (30%), especially from Nordic and European countries as well as the US.

Representatives from more than 50 international institutions, such as MoMA (US), Moderna Museet (SE), Belvedere (AT), and KIASMA (FI) took part in the programme and ongoing recognition from both local and international media included previews and reviews in The Art Newspaper (UK), Die Presse (DE), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (DE), RUM (DK), Monocle (UK), and Frieze (UK).

Read about CHART 2021 in Die Presse and The Art Newspaper.

"This year the prime regional fair is back with a vengeance in its home location."

Gareth Harris

The Art Newspaper

Following the disruption of the last year, CHART 2021 set the stage for a series of talks in which leading art world figures discussed the future of a reconnected art world post-pandemic. Speakers included Tessa Praun (Magasin lll), Mikkel Bogh (National Gallery of Denmark, SMK), Christian Utz (MUCA), curator Fatoş Üstek and architect Bjarke Ingels (BIG) to name a few. Alongside debates, CHART presented a series of artist talks and the fair concluded with a conversation between artists Mamma Andersson and Tal R, launching a new artistic collaboration between the artists.

Read press release here.

Mamma Andersson (SE) and Tal R (DK/IL) in conversation with Stephanie Cristello (CA).

Photo by Marlene on the Wall

Bjarke Ingels (DK) and Shohei Shigematsu (JP) in conversation with Robert Thiemann (NL).

Photo by Joakim Züger / BARSK Projects.

"It was a true pleasure to work with CHART as we launched the AKG Nordic Art and Culture Initiative, a unique platform that will catalyze collaborations over the next sixty years between artists, art institutions, and collectors active in North America and in the Nordic landmass that stretches from Finland’s eastern border to the western border of Greenland. CHART punches above its weight with an awesome combination of sophistication, integrity, and visual panache – it lures you with the casual flare of a home-cooked meal that actually tastes like a once-in-a-blue-moon fine dining sensory blast. Everyone at the Buffalo AKG looks forward to returning to Copenhagen in the years ahead." – Janne Sirén, Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director of the Buffalo AKG Art Museum

Photo Joakim Züger / BARSK Project

CHART 2021 hosted the first ever musical performance in Denmark by Joakim Åhlund & Jockum Nordström.

Photo Joakim Züger / BARSK Project

"As an art fair, CHART is better than good. It’s the defining fair in Scandinavia."

Timothy Persons

Director of Persons Projects

Photo by Marlene on the Wall

Photo by Niklas Vindelev

More snapshots from CHART 2021

"Once again, CHART proves how exciting its focus on Nordic art is."

Sabine B. Vogel

Die Presse