Previous Editions

As we prepare for CHART's 10th edition taking place from 25 - 28 August 2022, join us in revisiting some of the highlights from previous editions.

CHART 2021

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2021

CHART 2021

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The ninth edition of CHART took place 27 – 29 August 2021 at Charlottenborg in Copenhagen.

CHART 2021 presented an art fair with 26 leading galleries in the Nordics, an Experimental section of 11 artist-run and alternative exhibition spaces, a brand new art book fair with inspiring artist and art-related books and printed matter, and a broad public programme of talks, performances, films, architecture, and music.

CHART 2021’s programme was dedicated to gathering diverse voices and positions across the art sector. 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.

Throwback CHART 2021

CHART 2021

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With high sales, a strong audience turnout and a close partnership with Buffalo AKG Art Museum (US), the arts community reunited and new collaborations and alliances began.

CHART 2021 set the stage for a diverse programme 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 just 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 as they launched a new artistic collaboration.

Read more about CHART 2021 here.

CHART 2021

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More snapshots from CHART 2021

2020

Sif Itona Westerberg at Gether Contemporary

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In 2020, CHART presented a new de-centred art fair format and addressed one of the biggest structural challenges in the art world: Gender imbalance.

Adapting to a changed reality in light of the global pandemic, CHART moved from its home venue of Charlottenborg in Copenhagen into 28 of the leading art galleries across the Nordic capitals; Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Reykjavík, and Stockholm. Each gallery presented their CHART exhibitions and hosted talks and events in their own gallery spaces during the CHART weekend from 28 - 30 August.

In a strong collective statement, all participating galleries showed 100% women artists to highlight the structural challenge of gender imbalance in the art market.

"Denmark’s Chart Art Fair offers a glimpse into the possible future of such events with a revised, decentralised format for this year’s eighth edition.”

Melanie Gerlis

Financial Times

To connect local galleries, international collectors and institutions, unable to travel and experience the works outside of their home city, CHART facilitated a series of online meetings in the lead-up to the CHART weekend.

A 200-page reader was also published as part of the de-centred edition. The reader features works by 76 exceptional artists presented at the 2020 fair combined with newly commissioned texts from 21 voices from across the art world - historical and contextual pieces, artists' conversations, interviews with collectors and museum directors, critical overviews, diary excerpts, and more.

Writers and contributors include Jennifer Higgie (Frieze Magazine), Kenny Schachter (Artnet), and Christian Viveros-Fauné (The New Yorker, Art Review, ArtNews).

The reader is available through Walther König’s webshop and a digital version is free to download here.

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen performing at Andersen's

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More snapshots from CHART 2020

2019

CHART 2019

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The seventh edition of CHART took place from 29 August - 1 September 2019 with presentations from the leading galleries in the Nordic region at Kunstal Charlottenborg.

At a second historic arts venue, Den Frie, a separate programme dedicated to CHART Design took place, showing leading design studios in the region.

24,500 guests attended, nearly 40% of whom were international visitors travelling from 35 different countries to experience and discover 46 exhibitors and 195 artists and designers participating in the programme.

Throwback CHART 2019

CHART 2019

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CHART 2019 was accompanied by various special projects designed to give a platform to younger and emerging creative voices from across fine art, architecture and design.

'The Gatherer, The Dumpsterdiver, The Raver, The Hunter, The Alien and The Witch’, a group exhibition by five recent graduates from academies in the Nordic region was on view at Charlottenborg.

Off-site projects included ‘Matters - Rethinking Materials’, a design exhibition produced in collaboration with Design Museum Denmark where five innovative designers showcased works in the vitrines in front of the museum.

In collaboration with Museo Tamayo in Mexico City and Den Frie, CHART was proud to present two never before seen artworks by Portuguese artist Alexandre Estrela as a prelude to the large-scale retrospective exhibition of her work which took place at Museo Tamayo later in the year.

Alongside the art and design fairs, CHART once again offered a vast public programme of talks, films, artistic and musical performances, free and open to all. Participants included Nina Beier (DK), Chloe Wise (CA), George Rouy (UK), Eduardo Monti (IT), Sabine Marcelis (NZ), Kiyoshi Yamamoto (BR), Alexander Tovborg (DK), Elias Bender Rønnenfelt (DK) + Cali Thornhill DeWitt (CA).

CHART 2019

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More snapshots from CHART 2019