Arctic Frontiers Side Event: Shared North
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