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Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2017

Exhibition period: 3 February – 11 March 2017

The Spring Exhibition is an open, juried exhibition that has been an annual recurring event at Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s programme for 160 years. The Spring Exhibition is organized by Charlottenborg Fonden.

The Spring Exhibition 2017 presents artists from throughout the world. Many are from Denmark and Northern Europe, but artists from countries as Japan and USA are also behind some of the exhibited works from the fields of visual art, architecture and design.

As jury member Line Clausen Pedersen describes it in this year's catalog, the art is still coveted as a free haven for human reflection and in recent years, not least an examination of the digital. The classical arts like drawing, painting and sculpture must give way to the digital, electronic, semi-religious and mystical themes, which will be represented at this year's Spring Exhibition.

Participating Artists
A total of 781 artists submitted works for The Spring Exhibition 2017. Of these, 61 were invited to show a total of 105 works. The participating artists are: Rodo Abdirahman (DK), Alexei Alexander (GB/RU), Laura-Sophie Behrends (DE/DK), Alex Bunn (UK), Sarah Busk & Stine Aagesen (DK), Matyáš Chochola (CZ), Brent Cole (US), Annette Dam (DK), Julie Falk (DK), Rasmus Bækkel Fex (DK), Mika Katarina Friis (DK), Philip Louis Glazer (DK), Aulis Harmaala (FI), Clara Hastrup (DK), Inger Sif Heeschen (DK), Marie Holmgren (SE), Mads E Hvidtfeldt (DK), Jan Ijäs (FI), Rolf Jacobsen (DK), Sine Jensen (DK), Sanne Lund Jensen ( DK), Billie Maya Johansen (DK), Anna Johansson (SE), Kevin Josias (DK), Jane Kantsø (DK), Ada Kobusiewicz (PO), Tove Kommedal (No), George Koutsouris (GR), Hans Helmer Kristensen (DK), Maria Kristoffersen (DK), Inka Kynkäänniemi & Iiris Kaarlehto (FI), Lap-See Lam (SE), Per-René Larsen (DK), Kim Laybourn (DK), Emilie Lundstrøm (DK), Lisbeth Nielsen Lyrstrand (DK), Laura Løwe & Katrine Krohn (DK), Louise Madsen (DK), Marcus Matt (SE), Steven Morgana (AU/FR), Sara Möller (DK), Salla Myllylä (FI), Will Narby (UK), Jakob Nilsson (DK), Theodor Nymark (DK), Lolita Pelegrime (LT), Stefan Peters (BE), Bodil Porse (DK), Physical Culture (Julie Héneault, Margaux Parillaud, Ursula Marcussen, Line-Gry Hørup) (FR/DK), Sarah Michelle Riisager (DK), Mette Sandfær (DK), Lilybeth Sebaldus & Gudrun van Zijl (DK/NAM), Kristina Skantze (SE), Susanne Schmidt-Nielsen (DK), Yusuke Sugiyama (JP), Kristine Bech Sørensen (DK), Ben Livne Weitzman (ISR), Emil Willumsen & Gustav Holst Kurtzweil (DK), Mai-Britt Wolthers (BR/CH), Timo Wright (FI) og Jay Alan Yim & Marlena Novak (US).

Jury
The works in The Spring Exhibition 2017 have been selected by a jury comprised of artist Torben Ribe (artist, DK), Stig L. Andersson (architect, DK), Hanna Nilsson (designer, SE) and Line Clausen Pedersen (curator, DK).

Solo Award 2017
As well as selecting the works, the jury has also nominated five artists for this year’s Solo Award. The solo award is accompanied by an invitation to exhibit at The Spring Exhibition 2018. The five artists nominated for this year’s awards are: Rodo Abdirahman, Julie Falk, Anna Johansson, Steven Morgana og Lilybeth Sebaldus & Gudrun van Zijl. The winner is Rodo Abdirahman

Solo Exhibitions 2017
Last year's recipients, respectively, the national and international solo price was the Danish artist Aase Seidler Gernes and Slovenian artist Jasmina CIBIC. At this year's exhibition are therefore two solo exhibitions of newly created works of those artists.

For further information please contact
Mette Skov: + 45 40 28 29 41 /mette@charlottenborg-fonden.dk

Sponsors
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Statens Kunstfond, Københavns Billedkunstudvalg, L. F. Foghts Fond, Augustinus Fonden, 15. Juni Fonden, Beckett-Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, 71 Nyhavn Hotel, Spisevognen, Vesterkopi samt Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond.