Photo Søren Rønholt

Studies of the censored exhibition format, the meeting between the young and the free arts and strengthened digital communication are the focus of the new board of the Charlottenborg Foundation, which just before the summer had visual artist John Runner as new chairman and visual artist Ann Sophie von Bülow as new board member.

For many generations of artists, architects and craftsmen, Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition has played a key role as a platform for an early exhibition opportunity in a professional setting. Over the years, the format has been tested on its validity and importance, and this particular discussion wants the new board to bring fully into the exhibition concept in the coming years. Through a series of collaborations with external voices, the Board of Directors will have the exhibition format examined in various ways, as a new part of the exhibition production. The aim of the decision is to sharpen the censored format so that charlottenborg spring exhibition remains a current and important space for art across generations, geography and cultures.

Since the Charlottenborg Foundation's establishment in 1857, the annual censored Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition has been an important framework for promoting and supporting contemporary upcoming voices in visual arts, architecture, and design. The board of the Charlottenborg Foundation also includes architect Peter Møller Rasmussen, photographer Søren Rønholt, visual artist Christina Augustesen and jewellery artist Annette Dam.

John Kørner (b. 1967) graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1998 and is represented by Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark and Keteleer Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium. He works mainly with painting, but also graphics, ceramics, sculpture and installation. Ves have had more than 30 solo exhibitions, participate frequently in group exhibitions at home and abroad and are represented in collections at, among others, ARoS, Arken, Statens Museum of Art, HEART, Tate Gallery, The Saatchi Collection and Centre National des Arts Plastique.

Ann Sophie von Bülow (b. 1987) is a visual artist from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts' Visual Arts Schools. She works mainly with photography, installation and contextual practice. Her work explores themes such as transcendence, autonomy and intangibles, seen with an anthropological gaze, based on a social-based practice. von Bülow has founded the Cosmic Hierarchy, which in the past year has manifested itself in a number of exhibitions and activities in the sanctuary of Christiania.