About KP and SPRING

What is The Artists Easter Exhibition?
The Artists’ Easter Exhibition, also known as KP, is one of the five nationally supported open juried exhibitions in Denmark.
The Artists' Easter exhibition was established in 1947, where the association UNG KUNST took the initiative to create an independent art and exhibition environment outside of Copenhagen. Under the name 'Censureret udstilling' the first exhibition was shown at the Aarhus Art Museum during Easter the same year.
>> KP - a historical perspective

KP supports tradition and renewal
The purpose of The Artists’ Easter Exhibition is to give established artists as well as new talents the opportunity to introduce their works to a large audience. By means of the selection made by the jury, some of the current trends which are expressed in art right now are introduced. At the same time the censored exhibition produces tradition and renewal. Every year new ideas appear on the art scene indicating in which direction art is moving – based on content, expression and the media used by the contributing artists.

The selection
The jury selects the art pieces to be exhibited on basis of artistic quality criteria. There are no standard categories. The jury reviews all works.
The jury consists of five arts professionals and performing artist.
The jury is also responsible for building the exhibition.

What is SPRING?
SPRING is an exhibition developed from KP.
SPRING supports KP´s work with creating and elaborating a platform for contemporary visual art. Moreover, the purpose is to improve the conditions for cultivating the talent that enters the art scene via KP.
During more than ten years SPRING has emphasized that KP is a” greenhouse” for talent and a vital institution on the Danish art scene.

You are invited to exhibit at SPRING
Where the juried exhibition is cruel by nature ─ artists send in their works, and most of them are ruthlessly sorted out ─ SPRING is differently generous. Here the candidates are taken care of and given the chance to unfold and explore their talent. You are invited to SPRING.

How do you get to exhibit on SPRING?
Among the recent years´ exhibitors at KP, the board of KP selects a small group of artists who have shown a special potential. The purpose is to cultivate talent and to establish the possibility of an exciting exhibition worth seeing.

KP and SPRING is organised by the Board of The Artists Easter Exhibition (Kunstnernes Påskeudstilling).
The daily tasks and ongoing functions is handled by the manager of KP.