Art Hub Copenhagen
The Bikuben Foundation has a vision of promoting and strengthening the Danish visual arts scene and the conditions for artistic development and production in Denmark. In the autumn of 2016, we launched a major study of the terms and conditions applying to visual arts in Denmark. The study aimed to identify the challenges affecting Danish visual arts and the potential for developing the visual arts scene further.
The study indicated potential focus areas in the fields of art production, networking, knowledge sharing, art presentation/dissemination and organisation within the visual arts. These themes were addressed in detail in the report Kunstens Rammer – nyskabelse af muligheder for kunstnerisk udvikling i Danmark (The Frameworks of Art – creating new opportunities for artistic development in Denmark), which was published in May of 2017. Among other things, the report recommends the creation of a physical hub with the potential for interdisciplinary collaboration and points out the necessity of enhancing international relations within the field.
Knowledge sharing and development work underway
Since the summer of 2017, we have conducted workshops and ongoing dialogues with artists, art institutions, foundations and other stakeholders in and around the Danish art scene, all aimed at giving concrete form to a range of scenarios regarding the potential content, structure and organisation of a physical rallying point for the Danish art scene. The end result is our scenario for Art Hub Copenhagen – a vision to create an international art hub in Copenhagen. The ambition is to create an innovative setting to promote the creation and dissemination of contemporary art, always focusing on interdisciplinarity, collaboration and an international outlook.
You can visit the website of Art Hub Copenhagen here
I februar 2022 afholdt Art Hub Copenhagen vinduesudstillingen 27DAGE, hvor tre kunstnerdrevne udstillingssteder hver fik et midlertidigt udstillingsrum i vinduerne på Halmtorvet 27. Til højre: KMS/ACC/FRA/TXL/CPH af Mickael Marman, kurateret af Bizarro. Til venstre: Jag snubblar på en jättestor tår af Melanie Kitti, kurateret af SOL. Foto: Rine Rodin.
Art Hub Copenhagen afholder ca. to gange om måneden formatet Free Lunch. Her inviterer Art Hub Copenhagen sammen med en kunstner til frokost og samtale om kunstnerens praksis. Her kunstner Kasper Hesseldahl, der til sin frokost serverede hans version af en kinesisk-suppe, der trak tråde til hans praksis. Foto: Christian Brems.
I efteråret 2021 afholdt Art Hub Copenhagen en udstilling i 5 etager i bygningen på Thoravej 29 inden denne skulle renoveres. Fem kuratorer blev udvalgt og fik frie hænder til at kuratere en etage. Billedet er fra åbningen af udstillingen, hvor Jacob Fabrcius, direktør på Art Hub Copenhagen, holder tale i stueetagen, der var kurateret af kuratorkollektivet FCNN. Foto: Christian Brems.
The Bikuben Foundation conducted a major study in the autumn of 2016 in order to uncover the challenges facing the visual arts in Denmark and their potential. The study identified initiatives to promote art production, networking, knowledge-sharing, outreach and organisation. These themes were unfolded in the 2017 report “Kunstens Rammer — nyskabelse af muligheder for kunstnerisk udvikling i Danmark” (A Framework for the Arts: Creating New Opportunities for Artistic Development in Denmark). Among the report’s findings were that there is a need for a meeting place that can serve as a crucible for collaboration among disciplines and that international relations need strengthening. Read the report (in Danish only) here
In order to concretise various scenarios for the content, structure and organisation of a meeting place, we initiated, as a follow-up to the report, a series of workshops and dialogues with artists, art institutions, foundations and other stakeholders that are either directly or indirectly involved with the arts in Denmark. Their feedback became the scenario for Art Hub Copenhagen’s vision of creating a leading international meeting point in Copenhagen, and it is this scenario that is today a reality.
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