November 16, 2020 - Charlottenborg Fonden - Open call: Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2021
November 16, 2020

Charlottenborg Fonden

Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Photo: Lars Engelgaar.

Open call: Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2021

Submission period: November 30–December 21, 2020

Opening: February 6

Charlottenborg Fonden
Kongens Nytorv 1
1050 Copenhagen
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For the 164th time, the Charlottenborg Foundation is accepting submissions from November 30–December 21, 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 November 30–December 21, 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.

Applicants must be over the age of 18 years and can submit up to five works. The works must have been produced within a period of two years from the application time and the works may not have been shown at other juried exhibitions in Denmark. Submitted artworks may fall into a wide range of medias associated with visual artarchitecture and design—including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, video, film, performance, animation, visual poetry, events, sound, new media, etc. Works are submitted digitally through an application platform that will be available from November 30, 2020 on the Charlottenborg Foundation website. 
The jury 2021 
In 2021, the jury is comprised of visual artist Nina Beier, visual artist Marie Lund, architect Martin Marker, designer Iben Høj and the artist group A Kassen. This year's jury was chosen based on their solid national and international experience as well as their strong global outlook. In addition, this year's jury demonstrates versatility in both practices and organizational forms, which creates an inclusive foundation for the exhibition's censorship.

Reintroduction of physical censorship
The Charlottenborg Foundation has decided to reintroduce physical censorship in the third, and final censorship round in order to give the jury a better insight into the applied works. The decision was made in continuation of the wish to ensure the quality level at Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition. The exhibition's first two censorship rounds will remain digital. 

The Solo Award and Talent Award
The Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition’s solo award recognises overall artistic quality and relevance, and is granted on the opening night of the exhibition. The Solo Award is accompanied by an invitation to a solo exhibition in 2022 and 15,000 DKK for the realisation of the show. The Talent Award recognises an artist, who demonstrates an experimenting artistic approach and possesses an interesting potential for developing his/her artistic practise according to the jury. The winner of the Talent Award is honoured with 10,000 DKK.

The Spring Exhibition
Over the years, the Spring Exhibition has been the first significant step for many young artists on the path to a professional career, while the exhibition has often also presented new works from more established artists. Throughout Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition's long history, artists who are today internationally recognized, 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.
The Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition is held every year at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, one of the largest spaces for contemporary art in Northern Europe. The Dutch inspired baroque palace housing the exhibition halls is an addition to the historical Charlottenborg Palace, also housing The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Since 1883 contemporary art has been presented in the unique exhibition building. The Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2021 will be open from February 7–March 7, 2021.
Charlottenborg Foundation​
The exhibition is organised by the Charlottenborg Foundation and its board, 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.

Further information
Anne Thomasen, Daily Manager
info [​at​] / T +45 40282941

Charlottenborg Fonden
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