Since its foundation in 2013 by the Danish galleries Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Andersen’s, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, David Risley Gallery and V1 Gallery, CHART has strived to challenge the boundaries and experience of a traditional art event. By bringing together the entire ecosystem of the art world, from young talents, professionals and institutions, to established galleries and artists, CHART encourages collaborations and fosters new relationships. Building on Copenhagen’s stronghold of art, design and architecture, CHART explores the cross-fields between contemporary artistic practices. Presenting an art and a design fair, a number of curated exhibitions and a vast public program of talks, film screenings, concerts and performances CHART offers a single entry point to the Nordic art and design scene.
Recycled Ikea Sultan mattresses, a huggable facade, bricks of recycled paper, latex cells and a tribute to salt – the finalists for CHART’s architectural competition for young architects have been selected. Based on this year’s theme materiality, each of the five finalists presents an innovative and artistic approach to how architecture, through rethinking materials and craft, can pave the way for a more sustainable future.
The finalists have been selected by jury from 54 proposals submitted by creatives, makers and architects from across the Nordic region, and have been chosen to realize their temporary pavilions in Charlottenborg’s courtyards at the end of August 2019. The five pavilions will each house CHART’s bars and restaurant partners, which this year consist of an organic burger bar Gasoline Grill, the Japanese gastropub Jah Izakaya & Sake Bar and Copenhagen’s first oyster bar, Rouge Oysters.