Arctic Frontiers Side Event: Shared North

Onsdag, 27. januar 2016 - 17:30

Free for all participants. Please note that places are limited to 60 participants.

Living in the Circumpolar North gives us a view of interconnectivity with people across the pole. Northern Norway Art Museum and Anchorage Museum have invited curators and artists from Anchorage and Tromsø for a dialogue about art in the North. Artists are adept at conveying the complexity of place and people and opening up spaces where conversations occur.

We will explore questions like:

·      How is art an expressive force in the Arctic?

·      Is the Arctic an element in the artist’s expressions and focus?

·      Is the Arctic/North a nation state identity, or do we have a shared
       understanding of the Arctic/North across borders?

·      Where do the stories come from in art from the Arctic?

·      How does the experience with place influence artists’ work?

·      Does art in the North have a political function today?

Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Alaska Native contemporary artist 
Da-ka-xeen Mehner, Alaska Native photographer/sculptor 
Aaron Leggett, Curator, Anchorage Museum 
Marita Isobel Solberg, Norwegian musician and visual artist
Emilija Škarnulytė, Lithuanian filmmaker and visual artist based in Tromsø

MODERATOR: Dr. Jérémie McGowan, art historian

Place: Northern Norway Art Museum, Sjøgata 1, Tromsø
Date: Wednesday 27 January 2016
​Time: 17:30 - 19:00