“Nordic Art Today: conceptual debts, broken dreams, new horizons”, a large-scale international exhibition with the objective of introducing the most outstanding and interesting examples of contemporary art from the Nordic counties, opened in St. Petersburg, Russsia, yesterday.
The Formula Gallery, one of the project’s exhibition spaces. Source: loftprojectetagi.ru.
An international team of six curators and 35 artists, who are presenting their vision of cultural, social, historical and geopolitical transformations, the consequences of global economic crisis and the question of identity in the changing world as well as other issues raised by modernity, are represented in the exhibition.
The artists participating in the show, whose works will occupy all exhibition spaces of the Loft Project ETAGI in St. Petersburg, come from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Denmark and Russia.
The Icelandic artists are Anna Líndal, Bjarki Bragason, Gunndís Ýr Finnbogadóttir, Steingrímur Eyfjörd, Unnar Örn Jónasson and Olivia Plender.
In their artworks they analyze the contemporary society and suggest various scenarios for its further development.
The works on display are diverse and include videos, images, site-specific and sound installations, documentation, drawings, photographs, etc.
The artists will be showcasing some of their existing works as well as those commissioned especially for this exhibition.
The event is the first large-scale exhibition organized as part of the five-year project “Nordic Art Today” which began in 2010.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a parallel program this weekend where a series of talks by artists will take place, along with a general discussion with all exhibition participants about social responsibility of contemporary art.
Each curator will also conduct a short guided tour for their part of the exhibition, which will be filmed and screened during the entire exhibition period.
For further information, go to loftprojectetagi.ru.