Luckily, art has become more available for the younger generation”

Interview: Collector Rasmus Nyhold Møller

Leading up to Code Art Fair 2018, we speak to different players from the Nordic art scene, zooming in on the region and getting insights into their experiences of the zeitgeist characterizing the contemporary Nordic art landscape and more especially the role of Code Art Fair on the brink of its third edition. Here, Danish collector Rasmus Nyhold Møller shares his view on the contemporary Nordic art scene and his hopes for this year’s Code.

Code Art Fair 2017. Photo: I DO ART Agency

Name: Rasmus Nyhold Møller
Location: Copenhagen

The Nordic art scene seems to be thriving these years, increasingly becoming a part of the global art and culture scene. How do you see the creative development currently taking form in the region?
The Nordic Art scene has in my opinion always been very interesting and an area worth keeping an eye on. There has for many years been an international focus among the galleries and the collectors. Code Art Fair and Chart Art Fair is good examples of the positive development on the art scene.

In your eyes, do you see any defining traits that characterize the ‘Nordic collector’ compared to other collectors from around the world?
Collecting is always a very individual thing. A collection reflects the collector’s taste and passion for the art, and I think that is a defining trait for all collectors no matter nationality.

Code Art Fair 2017. Photo: I DO ART Agency

From your perspective, do you sense an appetite for contemporary art among the younger generation and if so, do you see any differences in the way they approach the art world?
There is definitely a huge appetite for contemporary art among younger collectors. Luckily, art has become more available for the younger generation, for example due to the availability on social media like Instagram, where artists can promote their work for a broader audience. That is a new way for the young generation to approach the art world.

As the only international art fair in Scandinavia, Code Art Fair displays contemporary art, not from the Nordic region alone, but from around the world. As a collector based in Copenhagen, what is your experience of this fairly new player on the art scene, and how would you like to see it contribute to the city’s art scene and the art world at large?
Code Art Fair has been a great development on the Nordic art scene. Great international galleries attend the fair, for example König Galerie from Berlin, and the attendance of such important galleries is a reason for the international collectors to pay the art fair – and the city – a visit. With the competition among the many art fairs in the world, it is important to show not only local / national galleries, but also galleries of international interest. It is important that Code Art Fair continues to develop and attract the best possible line up of both national and international galleries and collectors.

Code Art Fair 2017. Photo: I DO ART Agency

Code Art Fair will swing open its doors for the third time August 30 – September 2, 2018. What are some of the events and program highlights of this year’s edition that you are most looking forward to?
First of all, I look very much forward to meeting all the gallerists and the artists present who I have been in contact with over the years – and of course to see all the great art. Regarding the program, Code Art Fair continues its development and gets better and better. This year I look very much forward to seeing some of the talks and the interesting film program.

Code Art Fair 2017. Photo: I DO ART Agency

About Code Art Fair
The third edition of the ambitious art fair Code will take place August 30 – September 2, 2018, in Copenhagen, Denmark – one of the world’s most vibrant and forward-looking capitals. As the only international art fair in Scandinavia, Code presents leading as well as emerging galleries from all over the world. Get an overview of this year’s participating galleries here.

Address
Bella Center
Center Boulevard 5
2300 København S

Opening Hours
Thursday, August 30 | Public Vernissage 17-20
Friday, August 31 | 11-20
Saturday, September 1 | 11-20
Sunday, September 2 | 11-18

Read more about Code here.

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