YAA 2016

Young Arctic Artists 2016

Theme: Home


Artists: Matti Aikio (Sápmi), Tessa Astre (Finland), Kåre A. Grundvåg & Trond Ansten (Norway), Robert Julian B. Hvistendahl (Norway), Hanna Kanto (Sweden/Finland), Iiris Tuisku & Juho Rantakari (Finland), Freyja Eilíf (Iceland), Ananda Serné (Iceland), Rea-Liina Brunou (Finland), Wendeimagegn Belete (Norway), Petter Solberg (Norway), Marte Lill Somby (Sápmi/Norway), Marsil Andelov Al-Mahamid (Norway), Kaspar Peters (Iceland), Atte Viljamaa (Finland) and Ragnhildur Lára Weisshappel (Iceland).


Curators: Pilvi Keto-LeBlanc (Finland) & Lys-Ange LeBlanc (Canada/Finland)

See photos from the exhibition:

The exhibition itself:
https://www.flickr.com/gp/154979889@N04/19yP5z

The opening:
https://www.flickr.com/gp/154979889@N04/1S631v

The networking event:
https://www.flickr.com/gp/154979889@N04/9436M4

PRESS RELEASE FOR THE YOUNG ARCTIC ARTISTS 2016:

Strong Voices from the North

An Exhibition of Young Arctic Artists – at Gallery Napa 5.11. – 23.11.16
Opening reception Saturday 5th of November from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Young Arctic Artists 2016 exhibition promotes emerging contemporary artists from northern areas of Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland. For the first edition of YAA exhibition the selected artists are producing artworks under the theme of Home.

– Home as a theme is intentionally ambiguous, yet familiar and intimate. The chosen artworks connect with the theme on many levels and deal with contemporary and immemorial issues such as identity, privacy, digitalization and exploration of the cultural and natural landscape, says Pilvi Keto-LeBlanc, one of the two curators.

– We believe that the selected artworks are in intrinsic dialogue with each other and that the exhibition express the point of view of a new generation of young artists living and working in the arctic, continues Lys-Ange LeBlanc, the second curator.

One important goal of the three year exhibition project is to create networks between young artists, curators and art producers living in the northern Arctic regions. The first in the series includes an international networking meeting between local and visiting artists. The event includes performance art by Tessa Astre & Aila Price and is organized in collaboration with the Arts Promotion Centre Finland – The Regional Office of Lapland. The event takes place 3th of November from 5 pm to 7.30 pm at Sipola hall. Free admission.

The project is managed and produced by Lapland Artists’ Association and funded by the Nordic Culture Fund, The Arts Promotion Centre Finland – The Regional Office of Lapland, and the Artists’ Association of Lapland.

EXHIBITION IN MEDIA

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