About chart social

Running alongside the main fair 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, will take place at Kunsthal Charlottenborg and various other locations around the city leading up to and during the fair. The CHART SOCIAL program is generously supported by The Municipality of Copenhagen.




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 McQuirk, 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 McQuirk, Chief Curator, Design Museum, London.




The 2018 CHART COURTYARD PROGRAMME will soon be announced.


In 2017 the CHART COURTYARD PROGRAMME activated Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s courtyards throughout the entire weekend with live acts, DJs, performances, installations and an opening concert. In 2017 more than 9,000 people attended the opening concert, which is free and open to all.

Architecture competition

Architecture competition

Each year students from leading Nordic architecture schools are invited to enter the CHART ARCHITECTURE competition to create unique pavilions for the courtyard at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

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.


Tight Knit

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.


Cloud 9.0

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.

Chart Emerging

Chart Emerging


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 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.

Special Art projects

Special Art Projects


In 2018 CHART SPECIAL ART PROJECTS includes Connexions by Alice Anderson, 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.



Connexions by Alice Anderson
Exhibiting for the first time in the Nordic region, British-French artist Alice Anderson will create an immersive site-specific installation for the central room at Den Frie. Anderson questions our relationship to physical objects in an increasingly digital world, by ritually encapsulating items in coloured wire, creating what she refers to as ‘memorised objects’.


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.



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.


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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.


Ex Situ. Samples of Lifeforms⎪01.09.2017-26.11.17

[embed]https://vimeo.com/239432658[/embed] A Kassen Martin Erik Andersen Alan Bogana Tacita Dean Roni Horn Lauren Huret Dominique Koch Lena Maria Thüring Keith Tyson Hannah Weinberger Pedro Wirz   In 2017, CHART is pleased to present Ex Situ. Samples of Lifeforms in collaboration with Copenhagen Contemporary and the City of Basel: An international group exhibition with artists and works addressing the constantly changing conditions of forms of life on planet Earth. At a time of accelerating transformations in global ecosystems, humans and other animals leave and lose their natural habitat. The exhibition reflects the unruly state of migrating species trying to adapt to a new world where nature, culture and technology are inextricably entangled and enmeshed.   The expression 'ex situ' means 'off-site' or 'out of place'. It is used by conservation biologists for the preservation of fauna and flora in man-made environments. The show's starting point is to rethink the art space CC, which is housed in a large post-industrial box - similar to a water tank - on the harbour of Copenhagen. During the show the site takes on an appearance that is somewhat similar to an aquarium or, broadly speaking, a so-called vivarium, i.e. a shelter for an artificially recreated environment, submarine or otherwise.   New and existing large-scale installations as well as smaller, more intimate works explore a variety of organic and inorganic forms, such as the life cycle of jellyfish or the routines of a shipping crew on a freighter. Other works engage with the necessary conditions of life such as soil and, more prominently, water in an era marked by water reserve depletion, acidification of the oceans, rising sea levels, and mass extinction as well as the migration of people and species. The works in Ex Situ put conditions and forms of life on display for the visitors to contemplate, similar to the way we look at an aquarium - except here we are no longer on the outside but inside of it.   The exhibition is the result of a cultural partnership between the City of Basel, CHART, Copenhagen Contemporary and the Swiss Embassy in Denmark.   Four curators - Alice Wilke and Claire Hoffmann (Basel), Jannie Haagemann and Toke Lykkeberg (Copenhagen) - have created this exhibition in collaboration, which primarily features newly produced works by highly accomplished and upcoming artists from Swiss and Nordic contexts.