SPRING EXHIBITION 2021

OPEN CALL AND JURY 2021

For the 164th time, the Charlottenborg Foundation is accepting submissions from 30 November - 21 December 2020 for the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2021. This year, the jury is comprised of both collective and individual practitioners, all of whose careers are as significant as they are remarkable, on both a national and international scale.

OPEN CALL
From 30 November – 21 December 2020 artists - regardless of background, education and nationality - can submit works to the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2021. The Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition is one of the most important open submission exhibitions in Northern Europe, and has been held annually at Charlottenborg in Copenhagen since 1857. Today, the exhibition showcases international visual art, architecture and design.

JURY 2021
In 2021, the jury consists of visual artist Nina Beier, visual artist Marie Lund, architect Martin Marker, artisan Iben Høj and the artist group A Kassen. This year's jury has been chosen on the basis of their solid national and international experience as well as their strong global outlook. In addition, this year's jury demonstrates a diversity of work practices and forms of organization, which form a broad-ranging basis for the exhibition's censorship.

REINTRODUCTION OF PHYSICAL CENSORSHIP
The Charlottenborg Foundation has decided to reintroduce physical censorship in the third, crucial censorship round to give the jury better insight into the works applied for. The decision was taken in response to the desire to ensure the quality level of the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition. The exhibition's first two rounds of censorship will continue to take place digitally.

Solo Award and TALENT Award
The spring exhibition's solo award rewards overall artistic quality and at the same time relevance and is presented to the winner on opening night. With the Solo Prize comes an invitation to a solo exhibition in 2022 and 15,000 DKK for the realization of the project. The talent prize goes to an artist who in his practice exhibits both an experimental approach and possesses an interesting development potential for the jury. The winner of the Talent Prize will be honored with DKK 10,000.

Forårsudstillingen
Over the years, the Spring Exhibition has been the first significant step for many young artists towards a professional career, while the exhibition has often presented new works by more established names. Throughout the long history of the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, artists who are now internationally recognized have debuted or presented works at the exhibition, including Per Kirkeby, Alvar Alto, Jørn Utzon, Olafur Eliasson, Jasmina Cibic, Jeppe Hein, Benandsebastian, Anne Haaning and many more.

EXHIBITION VENUE
The Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition is held every year at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, one of the largest exhibition venues for contemporary art in northern Europe. The art hall is housed in a Dutch Baroque mansion, which is an extension to the historic Charlottenborg Castle, which also houses the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2021 will be shown between 7 March and 4 April 2021.

CHARLOTTENBORG FOUNDATION
The exhibition is organized by the Charlottenborg Foundation and its Board of Directors, consisting of visual artist John Kørner, architect Peter Møller Rasmussen, photographer Søren Rønholt, jewellery artist Annette Dam, visual artist Christina Augustesen and visual artist Ann Sophie von Bülow.