2016 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.

TALKS

CHART ART FAIR’s talks program will once again be programmed by ArtReview and moderated by Oliver Basciano, Editor and Mark Rappolt, Editor-in-Chief. 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.  
  
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; NIKOLAUS HIRSCH; PHILIPPE PIROTTE; SANNE KOFOD OLSEN; TAL R; TANIA BRUGUERA; TOM ECCLES; TOM EMERSON and TROIKA.  

  
CHART TALKS will take place SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 DURING THE FAIR. Talks will be located inside Kunsthal Charlottenborg and The Embassy of France in Copenhagen.  
  
ALL TALKS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  
  
CHART TALKS partners are ArtReview, Politiken and Prxjects by Mercedes-Benz. The TALKS programme is generously supported by the City of Copenhagen, the Danish Arts Foundation and Goethe Institute.  
  
The programme for CHART TALKS will be as follows:  
  
ENGAGING IN ART  
Saturday, August 27 12:30 PM  
Location: CHART, Kunsthal Charlottenborg  
Speakers: Tom Eccles, Director, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard, Tania Bruguera, artist and Nikolaus Hirsch, architect and curator.  

    
PAINTERS PAINTING  
Saturday August 27 4:00 PM  
Location: CHART, Kunsthal Charlottenborg  
Speakers: Tal R, artist and Mamma Andersson, artist.  


SCHOOL (UN)DISCIPLINE  
Sunday August 28 2:00 PM  
Location: The French Embassy  
Speakers: Philippe Pirotte, Director, Städelschule Frankfurt; Jean-Marc Bustamante, artist and Director, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris; Sanne Kofod, Director, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Tom Emerson, architect, 6a Architects  
Reservation necessary: talks@chartartfair.com  

THE CONTEMPORARY SPACE  
Sunday August 28 4:00 PM  
Location: CHART, Kunsthal Charlottenborg  
Speakers: Bjarke Ingels, architect, BIG, Douglas Coupland, artist and Troika, artist.

OPENING CONCERT  


On Friday, August 26, CHART invites everyone to join the GRAND OPENING CONCERT, celebrating the art fair's fourth and most ambitious edition. CHART GRAND OPENING CONCERT is presented in collaboration with PRXJECTS, a cultural laboratory by MERCEDES-BENZ.   


The CHART GRAND OPENING CONCERT, which is free of charge and open to everyone, features a series of live acts and DJ sets, co-curated by DJUNA BARNES, ESCHO, FRANKIE DUNN (I-D MAGAZINE), KASPER BISGAARD (SMASH!BANG!POW!) AND KASPER BJØRKE. 

  

LIVE ACTS:  
KWAMIE LIV (DK)  
SMERZ (NO)  
LET’S EAT GRANDMA (UK)  
PEACHES (CAN)  
  
DJ ACTS:  
ROSE EKEN & ANIKA LORI (DK)  
EMMA ACS (DK)  
JOSEPHINE PHILIP / DARKNESS FALLS & CAMILLA JANE LEA / P6 BEAT (DK)  
DJUNA BARNES (DK)  
SIREN (UK)  
SMOKEY, SOLID BLAKE & COURTESY (DK)  
  
As a teaser, PRXJECTS has created two videos presenting the evening's line-up. PRXJECTS has previously been the catalyst for experimental projects for REPTILE YOUTH, DANIEL KRAGH-JACOBSEN, KENTON SLASH DEMON, ABBY PORTNER and KWAMIE LIV amongst others.

ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION  

  

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 Gorilla, 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  

  

CHART EMERGING is an inaugural collaboration between CHART and the Academy of Fine Arts, which aims to promote aspiring, young international artists. 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 artists. Concurrent to the exhibition and in line with the activist spirit of Cyberpunk, THE CURVES OF THE WORLD will “hack” the official CHART program with performances and an independent exhibition programme.  
  
THE CURVES OF THE WORLD exists as a collateral programme that investigates parallels between the futuristic cooking manifestos of the 30s and the new Nordic food traditions. By sampling CyperPunk with Futurism, Viking traditions with Sci-Fi, fetishism and pop culture THE CURVES OF THE WORLD flips and reverse the apocalyptic origin of CyperPunk, by fusing the past and the present to suggest a positive future.  
  
The project is organised by Danish curator Mette Woller.  
  
The CHART EMERGING program 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.

SPECIAL PROJECTS  


CHART SPECIAL ART PROJECTS comprises works of Bjarke Ingels Group, Douglas Coupland, Brian Eno, Tatsumi Orimoto, Hans Rosenström and Stormglas, FOS, Daata Editions and a special CHART x HAY Minimarket.



All images courtesy CHART Art Fair.

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