CHART is the leading event for contemporary art and design in the Nordic region. Building on Copenhagen’s strongholds of art, design and architecture, CHART explores the cross-fields between contemporary artistic practices. Presenting an art and a design fair, a number of curated exhibitions and a vast public programme of talks, film screenings, concerts and performances, CHART offers an entry point to the Nordic art and design scene. Located in the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts at Charlottenborg, and at Den Frie Centre for Contemporary Art, CHART is committed to exploring new frontiers in art and design and celebrating artistic practices as an important reservoir for rethinking society and connecting individuals.
CHART Design Fair presents ambitious contemporary collectible design from across the Nordic region, bringing together the best Nordic design galleries and emerging design studios. Focusing on unique contemporary works, limited edition pieces, and collectibles, CHART Design Fair unites established designers and emerging talents whose practices and originality contribute to the development of the Nordic design scene. In 2019 CHART Design Fair will focus exclusively on contemporary practices in two parts: a presentation of prominent galleries and a display of emerging studios and collectives from across the region.
For the 2019 exhibition CHART has invited a select group of emerging studios and design collectives from the Nordic countries to present new unique works, many of which will be shown for the first time. The invited studios explore the intersection between art and design and exhibit the most compelling contemporary practitioners currently working across the region.
About Cathrine Raben Davidsen
For CHART 2019 Cathrine Raben Davidsen has collaborated closely with architect Mathias Mentze and will present a new handmade wallpaper and a Japanese inspired folding screen made especially for CHART. Cathrine Raben Davidsen will also exhibit one of a kind stoneware jugs, vessels and lamps, which have never been shown before – some of them made in collaboration with Royal Copenhagen.
Cathrine Raben Davidsen is a Danish artist known for her ceramics, painting, drawings and textiles. Drawing inspiration from history, mythology and personal memory, her highly intimate pieces are marked by their strong narratives, vibrant use of colour and delicate craftsmanship. Her methods are defined by her deep interest in the material, and she varies her process each time from firings to glazes, materials and techniques. With influences from Pre-Columbian terracotta works and ancient Japanese craft traditions, including special glazing techniques and raku firing, her ceramics offer a particular emphasis on simple formal expression and the beauty of the imperfect. The traditional hierarchies among art, artist-craftsmanship and design are negated in an artistic oeuvre that ranges wide from painting, drawing and ceramics to costumes and stage design.
Cathrine Raben Davidsen has had successful solo exhibitions in Denmark and internationally and is represented in a wide range of museums and well-reputed private collections. She is educated in Italy and in The Netherlands and holds an MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Earlier this year she presented the exhibition Totem in collaboration with the Danish porcelain company Royal Copenhagen. Totem was the result of Cathrine Raben Davidsen’s two-year artist residency at Royal Copenhagen’s factory in Glostrup. In close collaboration with the factory’s experts she experimented with new shapes, glazes and firings. The collaboration resulted in more than 150 unique ceramic works comprising vases, jars, jugs and plates. For Milan Design Week 2017 Cathrine Raben Davidsen presented a lamp collection with Milan-based Nilufar Gallery. In 2015 she was appointed Knight of the Order of Dannebrog by Her Majesty Queen of Denmark. Cathrine Raben Davidsen is represented by The Future Perfect and Nilufar Gallery.
About Mathias Mentze
Mathias Mentze is a Danish architect who works in spatial design with a special interest in how art and space work on one another. Having just completed the refurbishment and redecoration of Marienborg, the Danish Prime Minister’s of- ficial residence, he has now shifted focus towards wallpapers, producing a series of limited-run editions with Danish and international artists, architects and designers, who include Danh Vo, FOS and Ana Kraš among others.
For general information about the art fair and programme please visit: www.chartartfair.com
For more information about available works by Cathrine Raben Davidsen and high res images for press use please contact studio manager Kristine Møller: firstname.lastname@example.org / Learn more: www.cathrinerabendavidsen.com
Chart Art Fair Main Venues
Chart Art Fair
Nyhavn 2 – 1051
Chart Design Fair
Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art
Oslo Plads 1 – 2100
Friday, 30 August
15:00 – 16:00 (VIP)
16:00 – 20:00
Saturday, 31 August
11:00 – 12:00 (VIP)
12:00 – 18:00
Sunday, 1 September
11:00 – 12:00 (VIP)
12:00 – 17:00