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About Code Art Fair
Code is a new, ambitious art fair located in Copenhagen, Denmark, one of the world’s most vibrant and forward-looking capitals. As the only international art fair in Scandinavia, our mission is to discover and showcase some of the best contemporary art, not only from the Scandinavian region, but from around the world.
In 2017, Code 2, the fair’s second edition, will present leading as well as emerging galleries from all over the world.
The exhibiting galleries are selected by a curatorial team in a mission to exhibit progressive and thought-provoking presentations, providing the viewers with enriching artistic experiences.
Code 2 will feature the curated conversations and talks program, ArtReacts. The prorgram is tailored to meet and discuss the cultural, intellectual, political, and economic forces currently shaping the contemporary art scene and market as well as our society as a whole.
Code 2 will also include a film program, performance program and a sector of site-specific works stretching outside the venue and into the city of Copenhagen.
Located in Bella Center, Scandinavia’s largest exhibition center, the dramatic glass and steel structure and soaring spaces bathed in natural light is an ideal venue to experience and engage with contemporary art.
Code on Sunday
Code on Sunday is our entirely new initiative. Sunday represents a different fair day, where visitors and the public can experience a day of site-specific performances and special events held at different locations in the heart of Copenhagen.
Caroline Bøge is a Danish art historian and the owner of 2112 Art Advisory that consults private and corporate collections. Caroline has an extensive knowledge and experience in the art world and market as she works closely with private clients, companies, galleries, museums, and institutions worldwide. As the former director of Copenhagen-based Nils Stærk gallery Caroline has planned and participated at several major international art fairs including the highly prestigious Art Basel.
Saskia Draxler is the co-owner of Nagel Draxler Gallery (founded 1990 as Galerie Christian Nagel), based in Berlin and Cologne, Germany, representing artists such as Kader Attia, Mark Dion, Andrea Fraser, Martha Rosler, Joelle Tuerlinckx, and Heimo Zobernig. She has written on contemporary art in various media and taught at CAFA (Central Academy of Fine Arts), Beijing and Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, Wuhan.
Irene Campolmi is an independent curator and a researcher, who is currently completing her PhD thesis on art curating and museum studies in collaboration with Aarhus University and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Denmark). She has co-organized international conferences, talks, seminars in art and research institutions such as the Lousiana Museum of Modern Art, Kunsthistorisches Institute in Florence, Max Planck Institute and the Italian Embassy in Copenhagen. Irene Campolmi is curating the Code Art Fair 2017 Film, Talks and Performance Program.
Dates & Hours
Code 2 (in Bella Center):
Preview: Thursday, August 31, 11-16
Public Vernissage: Thursday, August 31, 16-20
Fair: Friday, September 1, 11-20, Saturday, September 2, 11-18
Code on Sunday (in central Copenhagen):
Sunday, September 3, 11-16
(Top image: Galleri Jacob Bjørn at Code Art Fair, 2016)