CHART 2019 - CHART Architecture

This evening CHART - the big annual art fair in the city - opened at Kunsthal Charlottenborg - the main venue for the fair in the centre of Copenhagen.

This was an opportunity to see CHART Architecture - five pavilions in the courtyards of the 17th-century palace that were designed by emerging architects from the Nordic region - the finalists selected by an international jury in an open competition earlier in the year. The winner will be announced on Saturday.

The theme set for the competition was materiality - to see how new materials or reused materials could inspire the designs - and the winning entries have been constructed with the designers working with the engineering consultants ARUP.

Through the weekend of the fair - on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 of August and on Sunday 1 September - the pavilions will be the food stalls and bars for the event.

CHART 2019 -
CHART Architecture
Kongens Nytorv 1,
1050 Copenhagen K


CELL PAVILION
Josephine Rita Vain Hansen & Marie Louise Thorning

Air-filled latex cells form the cocktail bar from Thorn Gin


 

SALARIA PAVILION
Christina Román Diaz & Frederik Bo Bojesen

Inspired by the mineral salt and made in timber with fish nets, salt crystals and clear polycarbonate frames with wine and oysters from Rouge Oysters

 

SULTAN
Anne Bea Høgh Mikkelsen, Katrine Kretzschmar Nielsen, Klara Lyshøj & Josefine Ostergaard Kallehave

A pavilion constructed from the frames, springs and fabric covers of Sultan beds from IKEA for beer from 1664 Blanc

 

ROCK PAPER CNC
Diana Smilijkovic, Jonas Bentzen, Gustav Kjær Vad Nielsen, Haris Hasanbegovic & Oskar Koliander

Recycled paper formed in CNC-cut moulds for Jah Izakaya Sake Bar


SNUG AS A BUG IN A RUG
Andreas Körner & Mathias Bank Stigsen

Timber with latex polymer fabric for Green Burgers from Gasoline Grill

 

the jury for CHART Architecture competition 2019:

  • David Zahle, architect and partner at BIG

  • Lea Porsager, artist

  • Nikoline Dyrup Carlsen, architect and co-founder of Spacon & X

  • Pippo Ciorra, Senior Curator of Architecture at MAXXI Museum

  • Rosa Bertoli, Design Editor at Wallpaper* magazine

CHART Architecture 2019

update:

the jury awarded first prize for CHART Architecture competition 2019 to
SULTAN by Anne Bea Høgh Mikkelsen, Katrine Kretzschmar Nielsen, Klara Lyshøj & Josefine Ostergaard Kallehave

CHART 2019

 

Walking through the courtyards of Charlottenborg at the end of the week, there was intense activity with work moving forward fast on the construction of the temporary pavilions that are now a main and very popular feature of CHART ART FAIR - the annual commercial art fair in Copenhagen - that will open at Kunsthal Charlottenborg on Friday 30 August and continue through to Sunday 1 September.

The five pavilions are winning designs from a completion at the beginning of the year that was open to postgraduate students or newly graduated architects, designers and artists working in the Nordic region.

As in 2019, commercial galleries for furniture and design and designers and design studios will show separately in CHART DESIGN FAIR at Den Frie - the gallery space close to the railway station at Østerport.

CHART 2019

 

Servitudes - Jesper Just at Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Servitudes, a video installation by the Danish artist Jesper Just, has opened at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen.

The architecture of the gallery space plays a strong part in framing or containing a series of eight videos, including one projected onto the floor, and all are synchronised and seen on a proscribed route along a raised metal walkway with a series of ramps that are reminiscent of temporary access ramps for wheelchairs. These take the visitor through the series of large but dimly-lit spaces and rise high enough to mean that at one point it is necessary to duck down to get under a doorway that normally forms a high and wide link between gallery spaces.

Each film is on a continuous loop and dominate your view point so distort any real sense of scale or time and most visitors seemed to watch each film through so another and strong element of the exhibition is the groups of people seen as silhouettes leaning against the rails of the walkways or, in one gallery, sitting on a bank of platforms.

The videos too have a strong architectural theme and were filmed at One World Trade Center. One has a series of lift doors in a large lobby that are opening and closing to no discernible pattern but with no one entering or leaving and one film has a young woman in a barely-furnished space looking out through high plate-glass windows at a landscape of the city skyscrapers. In another, the camera pans slowly across a finely-detailed glass and steel façade broken by rhythmic tapping that eventually resolves into a young girl, back to the camera. striking a panel at street level with a stone.

The catalogue rightly describes the exhibition as mesmerising.

Servitudes, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
the exhibition continues until 11 August 2019

a different form of egg

 

Solar Egg by Bigert & Bergström is not just an amazing sculpture but is also a sauna and it has been set up in the courtyard of Kunsthal Charlottenborg … the Royal Academy of Fine Art in the centre of Copenhagen.

You can book the sauna on Wednesdays, when it is free, or on Saturdays and Sundays and you can rent a towel, slippers and a kimono though you have to bring your own huzzpah … this is a large and popular public square. 

the Solar Egg is at Kunsthal Charlottenborg through until 13 January 2019

BIG Art at Kunsthal Charlottenborg

 

An impressive and entertaining exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg with large-scale works created by artists working with the architectural studio of BIG and primarily for major new buildings or for public spaces.

Each work has a video presentation by Bjarke Ingels and this confirms that he is one of the most articulate proponents of modern architecture and planning.

the exhibition continues until 13 January 2019

Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Out of Ousia - Alicja Kwade

 

Through six large gallery spaces at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, this is the first solo exhibition in Denmark to show the work of Alicja Kwade. ‘Ousia’ is Greek and means being or essence.

One large-scale work in the first gallery, DrehMoment, with large stone spheres balanced on a frame was created in 2018 specifically for Charlottenborg.

the exhibition continues until 17 February 2019

Kunsthal Charlottenborg

CHART ART FAIR 2018

 

Education Chair no. 2 by Daniel Svarre 2018
SPECTA

 

The annual Autumn fair in Copenhagen for contemporary art opened on Friday 31 August and then continues through the 1 and 2 September. CHART celebrates “Copenhagen’s tradition of art, design and architecture, and its values of liveability and inclusion.”

The main venue - with 32 galleries from the Nordic region participating to show paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography - is in the rooms on the first floor at Kunsthal Charlottenborg … the home of The Royal Danish Academy of Art on Kongens Nytorv .

Over the weekend there are also many events including CHART FILMS, CHART TALKS and CHART PERFORMANCES and CHART MUSIC.

Kunsthal Charlottenborg

CHART

 

CHART Architecture - the Pavilions

FRAME
designed by Malte Harrig, Karsten Bjerre and Katrine Hoff

 

In the two large courtyards of Kunsthal Charlottenborg are five pavilions … the setting for what is called CHART SOCIAL.

These pavilions or CHART ARCHITECTURE are the winning designs from an open competition held earlier in the year for young architects and architecture and design students.

 

 

OPEN RESOURCE
by Dennis Andersson, Mikkel Roesdahl and Xan Browne

THE MANY CHAIRS PAVILION
by Sofia Luna Steenholdt, Joachim Makholm Michelsen, Emil Bruun Meyer and Casper Philip Ebbesen

TIGHT KNIT
designed by Jan Sienkiewicz

SUM OF US: A CLOUD OF HUMAN EMOTION
designed by Sean Lyon in collaboration with Space 10

 

Chart pavilions

 

 

This weekend is the Chart Art Fair at Charlottenborg in Copenhagen. With the expansion of the Fair to Chart Architecture and Chart Design, five temporary pavilionshave been constructed in the courtyard …..

  • ALGAE DOME by Aleksander Wadas, Rafal Wroblewski and Anna Stempniewicz
  • ADAPT by Harry Clover, Jack Cripps, Sebastian Gatz and Fabian Puller
  • STICK BOX by Miki Morita, Suguru Kobayashi and Keita Shishijima
  • PAPER PAVILION by Kazumasa Takada, Yuriko Yagi and Yohei Tomioka
  • SUNDAY TEMPLE by Mia Frykholm and Astrid Gabrielsson 

 

the Chart Art Fair continues at Kunsthal Charlottenborg through to 3 September 2017

 

AI WEIWEI Soleil Levant, 2017

 

 

Charlottenborg and its gardens were constructed in the 1670s for the son of Frederik III but since 1753 the palace been the home of Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In part it was rebuilt by C F Hansen in the 1820s but the exhibition rooms date from the 1880s and it is the windows of the those buildings, facing towards the canal of Nyhavn, that have been barricaded with more than 3,500 life jackets collected from refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos.

The work by Ai Weiwei will remain at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg until 1st October 2017.

Soleil Levant at Kunsthal Charlottenborg