OPEN CALL - Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2019
During the period 30 November to 21 December 2018, artists, regardless of background, education and nationality, can apply for works. The works will be submitted digitally via the front page, where a link to the application form and further information will be available from 30 November 2018.
Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2019 is shown between 2 February and 10 March 2019 at Kunsthal Charlottenborg. The exhibition is organized by the Charlottenborg Foundation, which also publishes a richly illustrated catalogue in connection with the exhibition, which includes all exhibiting artists.
About the exhibition
Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition is one of the most important open, censored exhibitions in northern Europe, and has been held annually at Charlottenborg in Copenhagen since 1857. Initially, the Spring Exhibition presented new works by Danish artists, but today also includes a large number of international artists. The exhibition offers a considerable number of artists the opportunity to show their works and over the years has been the first significant step for many young artists towards a professional career, while the exhibition has also often presented new works by more established names. Throughout the long history of the Spring Exhibition, artists who are now internationally recognized have debuted or presented some of their early works at the exhibition, including Olafur Eliasson, Alvar Alto, Jørn Utzon, Charlotte Haslund-Christensen, Per Kirkeby, Jasmina Cibic, Jeppe Hein and Vilhelm Hammershøi.
The Spring Exhibition 2019 incorporates works by artists regardless of background, education and nationality. Applicants must be 18 years of age or not and can apply with up to 5 works. The works must have been produced within 2 years and must not have been shown before at censored exhibitions in Denmark. Works can be sought in the categories of painting, sculpture, installation, graphics, design, handicrafts, architecture, photography, video, film, performance, animation, sound art, internet art, software art, visual poetry (mix forms of text and image), events and talks.
Jury of the Year
One of the permanent features of the Spring Exhibition is its independent jury, which consists of artists and persons with art professional practices or backgrounds from the Nordic region and abroad. The members of the jury are chosen on the basis of their understanding of artists' working practices as well as their strong international view. In 2019, the jury consists of Tove Storch (visual artist, Denmark), Anna Krogh (curator, Denmark), Anna Bjerger (visual artist, Sweden), Linda Korndal (architect, Denmark) and Irene Griegst (jewellery artist, Morocco and Denmark). Read more under "Jury 2019" on the right.
In addition to selecting the artworks on display, the jury also nominates five finalists for this year's Solo Prize. The solo prize 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 exhibit at the Spring Exhibition 2020 and 15,000 DKK for the realization of the exhibition.
Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition is held at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, which is one of the largest and most beautiful contemporary art venues 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. Since 1883, the exhibition building has presented contemporary art in unique surroundings, designed for purpose according to French example.