The sixth edition of the CHART Art Fair took place early this month in Copenhagen. In addition to a new design section and special performance program, we’ve highlighted a few of our favorite finds below.
Golsa Gallery exhibited Yves Scherer whose work deals with sexual orientation and media. Working with photography, collage, and sculpture, Scherer melds his own stories with fan fiction to offer a sentimental view of the self. Golsa also showed paintings by Charlie Roberts, with layers are stacked one above the other, showing all different perspective all at one. The artist borrows from Pop culture, fearless in the way he deals with subjects and style. The result is full of vitality.
Galleri Susanne Ottesen featured two brickworks by Per Kirkeby, both from 1977. Kirkeby has been making brick work since 1966, developing an unmistakable dialect and rationale o his own. Also in the booth was Jean-Marc Bustamante’s Amazone from 2003. This piece shows a complex synthesis of past experiences and traits of light and color through which the artist invites the viewer to be mindful of his or her own responsibilities.
Gether Contemporary presented work by Christine Overvad Hansen. At the center of her practice lies an interest in the body as the both subject and creator of the sculptural process. The artist investigates feelings of place, memory, self-improvement, and club culture.
Nicolai Wallner showed a photograph by A Kassen of an object against a white, minimal background and a color field applied directly to the wall. Kassen deconstructs and our assumptions identified with objects. In each piece, there are two representations of the object.