i8 Gallery at Chart Art Fair, Copenhagen.
August 26th – August 28th 2016.
For its 4TH edition, CHART ART FAIR will return to The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen from August 26 – 28, 2016.
CHART ART FAIR was established in 2013 by Gallery Susanne Ottesen, Galleri Bo Bjerggard, V1 Gallery, Andersen’s Contemporary, and David Risley Gallery, with the ambition to challenge the boundaries and experience of a traditional art fair. The ambition is to develop the role and impact of a Nordic art event on the international art and cultural scene.
In 2015 more than 13.000 guests visited CHART ART FAIR in 2015, with over a 1000 international guests and art professionals. For the opening concert, over 6.500 visitors from Copenhagen came to the courtyard of Kunsthal Charlottenborg.
For 2016, CHART introduces a new section bringing together 6 of the leading galleries presenting the very best of contemporary and classic Nordic design, CHART DESIGN. The new design fair will be held during CHART, August 26-28, 2016, in Festsalen at Charlottenborg.
Also the extensive CHART SOCIAL programme will expand this year, with TALKS, ARCHITECTURE competition, SPECIAL ART PROJECTS, and other events taking place before, during and after the fair.
Ragnar Kjartansson draws on the entire arc of art in his performative practice. The history of film, music, theatre, visual culture and literature finds its way into his video installations, durational performances, drawing and painting. Pretending and staging become key tools in the artist’s attempt to convey sincere emotion and offering a genuine experience to the audience. Kjartansson’s playful work is full of unique moments where a conflict of the dramatic and the banal culminates in a memorable way. Kjartansson studied at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, he was born in 1976 in Reykjavík, where he still lives today.
Kjartansson’s work has been exhibited widely. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the New Museum, New York, the Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst in Zurich, the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, Frankfurter Kunstverein, and the BAWAG Contemporary in Vienna. Song, his first American solo museum show, was organized by the Carnegie Museum of Art in 2011, and traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Kjartansson was the recipient of Performa’s 2011 Malcolm McLaren Award for his performance of Bliss, a twelve-hour live loop of the final aria of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and in 2009 he represented Iceland at the Venice Biennale’s International Art Exhibition.