COPENHAGEN.- Von Bartha
will open a new gallery in an iconic historical building in Copenhagen, Denmark, its first location outside of Switzerland, in Winter 2021. Reflecting an innovative vision under the leadership of Stefan von Bartha, it will become the first international gallery to open a space in the Scandinavian city, sharing von Barthas contemporary programme with both a wider Scandinavian and international audience.
The opening of the Copenhagen space will follow the gallerys second participation in Enter Art Fair (26-29 August 2021), where Stefan von Bartha is on the Selection Committee. The city of Copenhagens reputation as an important European hub for ground-breaking art, design and fashion, as well as the family-run gallerys Scandinavian roots and strong connections to the Nordic region, make the new location a natural choice for their first space outside of Switzerland. More information about the first exhibition at von Bartha Copenhagen will be announced in early autumn 2021.
A new dynamic model for von Bartha in the Engadin
Von Bartha will expand its engagement in the Engadin, a rising international art hub, in announcing long-term presence at NOMAD and Super Mountain Market (SMM), providing more opportunities to show the gallerys programme at the regions two most important seasonal platforms for contemporary art.
From November 2021 to February 2022, the gallery will present an exhibition of work by Imi Knoebel in their S-chanf space. After 15 years of diverse exhibition programming, this will be the final show von Bartha will present in the space. The exhibition will explore the theme of the surrounding Swiss mountains and will reference the exhibition Knoebel presented to open the S-chanf gallery in 2006.
After being an important player of the Swiss art scene for over 50 years, the gallerys continued presence and commitment in the Engadin, along with the opening of its new space in Copenhagen in 2021 represent a dynamic approach in creating new opportunities for von Bartha to inspire new audiences in Switzerland and abroad.
Stefan von Bartha, Director, commented: After establishing our headquarters in Basel with our amazing site behind the gas station, we are excited to add a new space in Copenhagen, featuring a former lighthouse, to our roster of distinct gallery spaces. It will mark another unique site and city, where we are able to showcase the artists and estates in our programme.
Mamie Beth Cary, Director of von Bartha Copenhagen, commented: It is a great privilege to have the opportunity to build this gallery in a city where art and creativity is celebrated and can thrive. I am excited to introduce von Barthas extensive programme to new audiences in the Nordic region, in a very special building that is part of Copenhagens own artistic heritage and cultural history.