Art Copenhagen is Scandinavia's leading art fair for contemporary art showcasing top galleries from primarily Denmark, Sweden and Finland. The fair have existed since 1997. Last year, (2011) 11,600 visitors attended Art Copenhagen. This year's participants include 70 galleries from around the world and a collection of museums and exhibition venues. The fair is owned by Forum Copenhagen, which together with a fair committee consisting of gallerists and collectors is responsible for artistic management and selecting the participating galleries.
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Friday September 14th
ART FOR SALE
17:00 Talk: Buy! buy!- art deals with brains
(Wilfried Cooreman (BEL) + Jens Peter Brask)
KUNSTEN.NU meets two distinctive art collectors to hear about the good buys, hidden agendas, broken dreams and artistic obligations.We creep behind the scenes and get a rare insight into the thinking behind buying art.
18:00 Debate: Are you saleable?
(Torben Sangild, Patricia Asbæk, Bjarne Werner Sørensen)
Friday's debate looks at the art market and the mechanisms that drive this complex machinery.With gallerist Patricia Asbæk, art theorist Torben Sangild and visual artist Bjarne Werner Sørensen, we take a critical look at the terms art operates under, in a market awash with money and speculation.
Saturday September 15th
PICTURE NOW - danISH ART PHOTOGRAPHY AND video art
14:00 Talk: Henrik Saxgren
This Saturday meet art photographer Henrik Saxgren, who has a special place in the Danish art scene, where the photograph frequently serves a greater cause, a deeper insight.Using humour and a disarming manner, Saxgren has grappled with questions that affect all of us. But what is it that drives an artist like Saxgren?
16:00 Debate:New pictures
(Kristine Kern, Søren Thilo Funder, Rasmus Vestergaard)
Art photography and video art play a major role in contemporary art, where visual media takes up more and more space and value - especially in contemporary web-society, where images are constantly shared and have become a crucial way of disseminating meaning and identity.With a group of central players, we debate where the strengths and limitations lie.
17:00 KUNSTFORUM (Norway):NORDIC ARTS FUNDING DEBATE
Norwegian contemporary arts magazine hosts this event on the art fair stage, taking a critical look at Nordic arts funding and what the results will be for the Nordic art scene in the future.
Sunday September 16th
CPH ART FESTIVAL - THE CHALLENGE OF COMMUNITY
14:00 Copenhagen Art Festival:Talk + Debate + Art
Copenhagen Art Festival and KUNSTEN.NU present a programme with talks, debate and artistic features, where community and collectivism are some of the key concepts.Among others, meet the people behind the festival and a selection of the participating artists.
16:00 Adrian Hughes and DR K's Art Collectors
Enjoy a preview of Adrian Hughes' new programme on DR K, featuring six Danish art collectors and how they live with the art they have acquired.At the same time Adrian Hughes learns six different ways to acquire art.Art consultant Trine Møller Madsen takes the arts presenter around Copenhagen and shows him among other things, how to spot the tomorrow's star artists, how he can try to insure his art investments and where to look if he wants to see really provocative art.Adrian Hughes and Trine Møller Madsen discuss different purchasing strategies without revealing the DR K series' conclusion.