KE is an event rich in tradition, forming the setting for a wealth of different and as-yet unknown works from burgeoning artists nationwide. Den Frie Udstillingsbygning houses the exhibition again this year, and the opening will be on the day of the Copenhagen Culture Night, Friday the 11th of October.
The final, decisive judging round takes place just a few days before the opening – therefore we can’t say anything at this point about the works to be experienced at the exhibition. Only at the last minute will we find out who has managed to pass through the eye of the judging panel’s needle. We are every bit as excited as the public and the applicants.
An exhibition with this type of format will tend to reflect both what’s happening in current emerging talent, and also of course, what the panel finds artistically interesting. This year the panel consists of artists A Kassen, Jesper Dyrehauge, Sophia Kalkau, Simone Aaberg Kærn, and gallery owner Mikael Andersen. Their professional expertise and collective eye for quality and visual appeal, coupled with the high levels of diversity within their own practices, ensures that the exhibition won’t just be a strictly curated and selective experience – but rather a kaleidoscopic look at the artistic currents of the moment. We expect to see all kinds of different media, styles and subjects represented in a great variety of genres and formats.
Throughout its history, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art has primarily had a focus on the new, the art of tomorrow you might say, and for more than 100 years KE has been one of Den Frie’s most important institutions. Ever since its establishment in the year 1900, it has been exciting and surprising to experience KE and to see which works have made it.
Read more about KE here