Traveling Exhibition Of Moving Image By Over Thirty Nordic Artists Launches Throughout New York City
March 31 to April 6, 2013
Nordic Outbreak Symposium
April 6 at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue
Streaming Museum is pleased to present Nordic Outbreak, an exhibition of over 30 moving image artworks by established and emerging contemporary Nordic artists curated for public space. Organized by curators Nina Colosi and Tanya Toft the exhibition program launches in New York City and will travel throughout the Nordic region and internationally. Nordic Outbreak reflects an open exhibition structure for the museum without walls and contemporary ways of engaging with cities through moving image. It will be viewed as large projections and on screens in public spaces, on its website, and at partnering arts, cultural and architectural centers.
Nordic Outbreak opened on March 1st with a new version of Björk’s Mutual Core video by Andrew Thomas Huang, which is on view nightly through March 31st during Times Square’s “Midnight Moment”, a collaboration between Times Square Advertising Coalition and Times Square Arts. The exhibition of this work, simultaneously displayed across 15 of the largest screens in Times Square, is a prelude to a series of events and exhibitions that will take place March 31st to April 6th.
A symposium and exhibition at Scandinavia House with Nordic artists, theorists, and curators will take place on April 6. The symposium highlights contemporary dynamics in aesthetics and form in moving image from the Nordic art scene and the new modes and impact of exhibition in public space.
Among other events are screenings at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and the Manhattan Bridge Archway, a lecture at NYU Tisch School of the Arts on the history of Nordic moving image, and an evening event in the Sky Room at the New Museum.
Speaking about the focus of Nordic Outbreak, Danish curator Tanya Toft said, “the artworks touch upon contemporary issues that are confronting the underpinnings of society in the Nordic region – but which also reflect international realities and conditions in the digital age. The exhibition brings new light on the Nordic as a diverse aesthetic concept and reveals an amazing experimental energy.”
Over 30 contemporary Nordic artists are included in the exhibition: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, J Tobias Anderson, Björk, Ken Are Bongo, Jeannette Ehlers, Efterklang, Jette Ellgaard, Jessica Faiss, Marit Følstad, Søren Thilo Funder, Sigurdur Gudjonsson, Styrmir Örn Gudmundsson, Eva-Mari Haikala, Iselin Linstad Hauge, Kaia Hugin, Hanne Ivars, Mogens Jacobsen, Vibeke Jensen, Jesper Just, Hannu Karjalainen, Antti Laitinen, Dan Lestander, Una Lorenzen, Pernille With Madsen, Dodda Maggy, Eva Olsson, QNQ/AUJIK, Miia Rinne, Egill Sæbjörnsson, Magnus Sigurdarson, Birgitte Sigmundstad and Superflex.
Nordic Outbreak is produced in collaboration with Nordic curators Daniela Arriado, Birta Gudjonsdottir, Kati Kivinen, and Jacob Lillemose.
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Collaborators and sponsors
Nordic Outbreak is presented in collaboration with Scandinavia House, MOCAtv for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, World Council of Peoples for the United Nations, Times Square Advertising Coalition in Partnership with Times Square Arts, Dumbo Improvement District, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Reykjavik Art Museum, Danish Architecture Center, Screen City Festival, Katuaq the Cultural Centre of Greenland, Babes at the Museum, PNEK, AV-Arkki, James Cohan Gallery, NY, Marian Goodman Gallery, NY.
Nordic Outbreak is supported by Nordic Culture Fund, Nordic Culture Point, Consulate General of Sweden, Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Consulate General of Finland, Consulate General of Denmark, Consulate General of Iceland, Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Icelandic Art Center.
For press inquiries contact Kate Greenberg, +1 646-405-5987
Image: Antti Laitinen, Snowman (2006)