The Fair features a sharp presentation of Danish galleries and selected international galleries, many of whom have never exhibited in Denmark before. Thus visitors will experience solo exhibitions by Tony Martelli (currently exhibiting at ARoS) at Andrehn-Shiptjenko, Ivan Andersen at Bo Bjerggaard, Gudrun Hasle at Tom Christoffersen, Eva Koch at Martin Asbaek and Jacob Holdt at V1.
Art Copenhagen opens its doors during the weekend of 14-16 September, featuring a sharp presentation of Danish galleries and selected international galleries, many of whom have never exhibited in Denmark before.
From Melbourne to Bristol and Berlin, this year’s Art Copenhagen takes the plunge and opens up for participation by galleries from outside of Scandinavia. In addition to galleries from the top of the Nordic contemporary art scene, visitors will also discover up-and-coming and established galleries from around the world among the fair’s 71 exhibitors.
The new international profile was developed in a collaboration between the Danish galleries and Art Copenhagen. Fair organisers asked a number of selected galleries to select a foreign partner gallery with an interesting profile for Art Copenhagen. As a result, nine new international galleries have found their way to the fair.
“This year we are proud to present a number of international galleries at the fair. It has always been our intention to expand the fair to include the Nordic and international art scenes. It was only natural for the fair to ask the recognised galleries we already work with to identify the right international galleries to invite – and this approach has certainly delivered a higher quality than ever before. Given the strong interest this year, it will be exciting to follow the fair’s development in the future,” says Art Copenhagen project manager Henriette Dybkær.
The new international galleries participating in the fair include: A.L.I.C.E (BE), Jochen Hempel (DE), Paul Andriesse (NL), Work Projects (GB) and Neon Parc (AU).
The international attention surrounding the fair is further underlined by the fact that more than 100 international collectors have chosen to attend Art Copenhagen this year.
18 solo presentations
Another notable feature of Art Copenhagen 2012 will be a special focus on solo presentations. A total of 18 galleries have chosen to dedicate all or a large part of their stands to exhibiting a single artist’s works. Thus visitors will experience solo exhibitions by Tony Martelli (currently exhibiting at ARoS) at Andrehn-Shiptjenko, Ivan Andersen at Bo Bjerggaard, Gudrun Hasle at Tom Christoffersen, Eva Koch at Martin Asbæk and Jacob Holdt at V1.
Art Copenhagen opens for invited guests at 2pm on Friday, 14 September 2012. The fair opens to the public at 4pm on Friday and runs until Sunday, 16 September. Opening hours: 11am - 6pm Saturday, 11am - 5pm Sunday. On Saturday evening after Art Copenhagen’s opening hours, the fair presents a new initiative in collaboration with the art portal Kunsten.nu, Gallery Night. Copenhagen galleries will be open on Saturday night from 7pm until 10pm to welcome visitors with a taste for even more contemporary art after the fair’s closing. The Gallery Night events are also open to the general public.
The full gallery list, as well as all information about the fair and Gallery Night event, can be found on Art Copenhagen’s website at www.artcopenhagen.dk. In the coming weeks, this year’s stage programme will also be announced on the website.
Art Copenhagen is being held for the 16th time, having existed in its current form since 1997. Last year, 11,600 visitors attended Art Copenhagen, including art collectors, artists, galleries, curators and other art enthusiasts.
This year’s participants include 71 galleries from around the world and a collection of museums and exhibition venues such as ARoS and the National Gallery of Denmark.
The fair is owned by Forum Copenhagen, which together with a fair committee is responsible for artistic management and selecting the participating galleries. The fair committee comprises the gallery owners Bo Bjerggaard, Jesper Elg, and Ola Gustafsson, as well as art collectors Leif Djurhuus and Jens Peter Brask.
For more information about Art Copenhagen 2012, please contact Anne Riber at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on +45 40 89 42 24.
Julius Thomsens Plads 1 1925 Frederiksberg C
Friday 14 September 4-9 pm
(First Choice 2-4 pm, by invitation only)
Saturday 15 September 11 am - 6 pm
Sunday 16 September 11 am - 5 pm
Adults: DKK 100
Partout: DKK 150 (valid all three days)
Student ticket: DKK 50
Children: under 12 years free