Spotlight on the visual arts in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Art Week
August 23 – September 1

August 30 – September 1

Art Copenhagen
August 30 – September 1

August 30 – September 1

Copenhagen is not only the food, fashion and design capital of Scandinavia. The city’s lively and fast-growing art scene is rightly the focus of international attention. At the end of August, this will be more evident than ever before. Three major art fairs – Art Copenhagen, CHART | ART FAIR and Alt_Cph – take place simultaneously along with the brand new initiative Copenhagen Art Week.

Copenhagen Art Week
The Danish net magazine KUNSTEN.NU is behind the new collaboration between sixty art spaces from in and around Copenhagen. Copenhagen Art Week presents a week packed with activities for art lovers. Guided tours, artist talks and a gallery night – together with the programmed activities of the city's galleries, museums and art centres – will generate engaging meetings between the audience, art professionals and artists, all taking the pulse of contemporary art.

Alt_Cph 13 Concoction
Alt_Cph is Copenhagen’s independent art fair. Each year the 1000 m² production and exhibition space becomes a vibrant meeting place for experimental artist-run spaces and initiatives from all over Europe. Besides inviting our audience to take part in this non-commercial and international concoction of an art fair, we proudly present an extensive programme of performances, debates and music. Alt_Cph 13 Concoction takes place at the Factory of Art and Design.

Art Copenhagen 13
Since its birth in 1997, Art Copenhagen has grown into a truly international art fair. This year, more than 58 galleries from 15 countries will show the work of more than 400 artists. As always, the venue is Forum Copenhagen, one of the city’s largest cultural and commercial venues. The exhibiting galleries come from cities such as Los Angeles, Barcelona, Paris, London, Amsterdam and Berlin. Along with their shows, a stage programme will offer artist’s talks, and a new concept – ART START – will inspire budding art collectors with selected works from each of the fair’s galleries – all at the moderate price of 1,000 Euros.

CHART | ART FAIR is the new art fair in Copenhagen and the first in Denmark to focus exclusively on contemporary art. In this first edition CHART | ART FAIR will focus on the best of contemporary art galleries from the Nordic region. CHART | ART FAIR will showcase carefully selected and invited galleries and feature an ambitious collateral programme including talks, films and special projects. CHART | ART FAIR takes place at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

For more information on the respective Copenhagen initiatives, please read the attached individual press releases.





The city’s lively and fast-growing art scene is rightly the focus of international attention.
Art Copenhagen et al.