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16 Jan 2011

Copenhagen | The Spring Exhibition | call for entries

The Spring Exhibition 2011 at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, one of the most important open submission exhibitions in Europe, takes place 5 March - 25 April 2011.  Online submission for artists of any nationality or country open 10-16 January.

The Spring Exhibition (‘Forårsudstillingen’) is one of the most important open submission exhibitions in Europe, and has been held annually at Charlottenborg in Copenhagen since 1857.
It originated as an exhibition showing new works by Danish artists, and now features participants from many countries. Over the years the exhibition has included early works by such renowned international figures as Vilhelm Hammershøi, Alvar Aalto, Per Kirkeby, Olafur Eliasson, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen and many others.

Submissions for the Spring Exhibition 2011 can be made by artists of any nationality and country of residence, over the age of 18, and are made digitally in the period 10 -16 January 2011. You can apply with up to 5 contributions in the categories: painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, graphic art, mixed media, architecture, design / craft., photography, video, film, performance, animation, sound art, net.art, software art, visual poetry (mixed forms of text and image).

Submission dates: 10 - 16 January 2011

One of the consistent features of the Spring Exhibition is its independent jury, which consists of artists and other arts professionals from Scandinavia and beyond. Jury members are chosen for their sympathy with artists’ working practices, as well as for their strong international outlook, and in 2011 the jury will be:

- Kirstine Roepstorff (DK/DE), chairman, artist and curator
- Thora Dolven Balke (NO), artist
- Johanna Billing (SE), artist
- René Block (DE/DK), curator
. Leevi Haapala (FI), curator

Jury Award
As well as choosing the exhibited art works, the jury also nominates a shortlist of ten finalists for a special jury award. The award is granted on the opening day of the exhibition and entails a written acknowledgement and a monetary prize, and rewards overall artistic quality and present-day relevance.

The exhibition is held at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, one of the largest and most beautiful spaces for contemporary art in Europe. The dates of the exhibition are 5 March to 25 April 2011. The exhibition allows a considerable number of artists to participate in a major international project and has over the years provided the first significant platform for many emerging artists, while also presenting important new pieces by more established figures.