Art Copenhagen takes place 18th – 20th September at Forum Copenhagen. This is the 19th annual festival and it continues to grow with new initiatives and a very full, diverse program. The main event, the exhibitors, showcase the best and most cutting-edge of art world-wide. Whether you’re a serious art collector or an art lover, this is a must-see!
Here are our recommendations:
Free Guided Tours
There will be free guided tours of the exhibitor booths at Forum on both Saturday and Sunday. This is a great way to get an overall sense of the kinds of artists, artwork and galleries that are on the international art scene today. Just show up at Forum and ask for the tour!
- Saturday September 19th – 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm
- Sunday September 20th – 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4pm
EDGE 2015 – Danish Art Academy’s Graduate Installations
In collaboration with Magasinet Kunst, Art Copenhagen is hosting EDGE for the first time ever. It’s an installation platform for graduates of three of Denmark’s art academies that is both innovative and interactive.
Here’s who you’ll be seeing:
- Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – Michael Christensen ‘Stoffer,’ Alen Aligrudic and Miriam Haile
- Funen Art Academy – Currently Fictional (Gustav Bisgaard, Sarah Ridao & Oscar Yran), Jonna Ljósá and Jona Borrut
- Jutland Art Academy – Stefan Bakmand, Sune Lysdal and Emilia Rosenkrantz
Throughout Art Copenhagen at Forum there will be multiple installations that are worth taking the time to seek out and explore. We recommend:
- Andreas Emenius, “Out of reach legs and other figures”
- Angela Glajcar, “Terforation”
- Jakob Kvist, “Any Color You Like”
- Hesselholdt & Mejlvang, “The Star Circle & Attack of the Warranted Eagles”:
Danish Standard Poetry
Built by UK-based artist and architect Maya Pietersen, Danish Standard Poetry is an installation that considers space – both physical and mental – while allowing the viewer to experience the work in a totally organic and non-explanatory way.
- Friday, 18th September at 2 pm you can see Pietersen build the installation.
There are plenty of talks from artists on subjects ranging from the particulars of photography to the more abstract aspects of art creation. Here’s the schedule:
Friday, 18th September
- 6:00 pm Andreas Emenius – Repeating physicality (in English)
- 6:30 pm Lars Calmar – Culture/Nature (in Danish)
Saturday, 19th September
- 12:30 pmJakob Kvist – Light Art; Between Technology and Aesthetic (in Danish)
- 2:00 pm Painter Rene Holm: There must be something at stake! (in Danish)
- 3:00 pm Andreas Emenius – Repeating physicality (in English)
- 4:00 pm Kristine Kern, Fotografisk Centre – What is so special about photography? (in Danish)
Sunday, 20th September
- 12.30 pm Jakob Kvist – Light Art; Between Technology and Aesthetic (in Danish)
- 1:30 pm Kristine Kern, Fotografisk Center – What is so special about photography? (in Danish)
- 2:30 pm Lars Calmar – Culture/Nature (in Danish)
Art for Kids
Artist Anders Bonnesen has created an interactive art experience called “A Table is a Table…” using building blocks with words from the Peter Bischel’s short story of the same name. This is a great installation for children to engage with the idea of language and art.
See more on Art Copenhagen here.
Image credit: Charlotte Fogh Gallery