Hosted at Kunsthal Aarhus since 1970, the Artists’ Easter Exhibition (KP) is one of four state-sponsored juried exhibitions in Denmark. Since its establishment by the artist association UNG KUNST (young art) in 1947, KP’s main mission has been to create opportunities for artists to introduce to wider audiences not only their artistic practices but also some of the latest trends in contemporary art, independent of any artistic media and genre. Each year, emerging and established artists submit artworks to KP through an open call. A jury composed by Danish professional artists selects from the pool of applications the most ambitious and qualitative artworks. In 2023, they selected 59 works out of 1952 submitted artworks from 422 applications.
Established in 2004, SPRING is a talent section of the exhibition. It presents a handful of artworks by artists who made a strong impression in former KP editions.
Participating Artists (* debutant): Christel Bach (DK) / Olivier Blois-Puls (DK)* / Mads Borre (DK)* / Erik Boye (DK)* / Amanda Brix Kolstrup (DK)* / Åsa Båve (SE)* / Dino Cama (DK)* / Christian Daugaard (DK) / Marc Du (DK) / Thora Engell-Kofoed (DK)* / Emil Hedegaard (DK)* / Sebastian Holmbäck (DK)* / Isac Tonde Braun* & Anna Seeberg Braun (DK) / Lotte Kejser (DK)* / Neko Kiriyama (DK)* / Carl Otto Linde (DK)* / Annette Nielsen (DK)* / Anneline Schjødt Pedersen (DK) / Charlotte Skak (DK)* / Steen Sperling (DK)* / Jens Stegger Ledaal (NO) / Stine Stubdrup (DK)* / Swedish Girls (Josefin Zachrisson, Mira Bergh, Julia Jondell & Matilda Ellow) (SE)* / Ihsan Saad IhsanTahir (DK)* / Ulf Stubbe Teglbjærg (DK/NO)* / Magnus Tomt (NO)* / Alberte Tranberg (DK/USA)* / Louise Franklin Wiberg (DK/ES)*
Selection Committee; Mikkel Carl, Nour Fog, Eliyah Mesayer, Julie Stavad and Sif Itona Westerberg.
59 works were selected out of 1952 submitted works (422 applications).
Lior Nønne Malue Hansen (DK/SE); Olivia Hvass (DK); Cecilie Penney (DK); Asker Staunæs and Benjamin Asger Krog Møller (DK).