Nordic art fair: 16th – 18th of September 2011, Forum (Copenhagen)
Ólafur Elíasson – Andersens Contemporary (DK)
A total of 81 Nordic galleries gathered together last weekend in Forum — a huge event-building — where The Nordic Art Fair, Art Copenhagen was held for the 15th time. Like in recent years, the Danish art scene was in the foreground, represented with 52 art galleries while 29 of the exhibitors came from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and the Faeroe Islands.
A number of galleries were on board for the first time; Lautom Contemporary (Oslo), Björkholmen Gallery (Stockholm) and Andersen’s Contemporary gallery (Copenhagen) were all newcomers to the Nordic art fair. Regulars included Andréhn-Schiptjenko (Stockholm), Elastic (Malmö), Galeria Anhava (Helsinki) and I8 (Reykjavík). The fair also passed a milestone, as art collectors from all around the world participated in a special organized VIP program. The fair is owned by Forum Copenhagen, which together with a fair committee is responsible for artistic management as well as selecting all of the participating galleries.
Konsthopp was in Copenhagen over the weekend, so of course we couldn’t miss the chance to check it out. It was our first time there, and believe me when I say that it was HUGE.
Assa Kauppi – Andersson Sandström (SE)
Thordis Adalsteinsdottir – Galleri Specta (DK)
Smike Käszner – Gallery Poulsen (DK)
Andreas Golder – Galleri Larm (DK)
Maria Rubinke – Hans Alf Gallery (DK)
Bojan Radojcic – Galerie Pi (DK)
Yoko Ono – Wanås (SE)
Photographs by Konsthopp
These photographs hopefully give a little glimpse of what we saw at Art Copenhagen but are just a tiny piece of our whole “art experience” in the city. So stay tuned, there is more to come!