Talk: Re-shaping the Nordic

at Tate Modern, East Room

Nordic art and culture has been exported and replicated across the globe. Those who wish to go into the depth of the subject should find their way to Tate Modern on 14 May, where there will be given a talk discussing the current artistic, curatorial critical trends in the Nordic countries and in the UK.

 

The event “Look Back, Think Forward: Re-shaping Nordic avant-garde” is part of Tate Modern’s Nordic Art and its Discontents-series. In the series a panel discuss the creative, political and economic forces shaping Nordic contemporary art, holding up a mirror to what is at stake in Britain today.

On the 14th the panel will debate the current artistic, curatorial and critical trend to revisit historic feminist and avant-garde art practice as a way of dealing with rapidly shifting socio-political dynamics in the Nordic countries. Challenging the canon of feminist, situationist and participatory art histories, the panel will talk about whether re-imagining past practices makes a meaningful impact on the shifting socio-political dynamics of contemporary Northern Europe.

The panel is co-curated and chaired by Jonas Ekberg. He is a curator and critic based in Oslo, where he also works as the chief editor of the Nordic online art journal Kunstkritikk.

At the panel discussion Ekberg will be joined by panelists; artist and curator Henrik Andersson, photographer Cecilia Grönberg, curator Joasia Krysa and Norwegian artist Eline Mugaas.

Picture text: Documentation of the book Siri Aurdal by Eline Mugaas. Mugaas’ extensive research on Norwegian artist Siri Anker Aurdal has brought new forms of visibility to an artist and work that has largely disappeared from art history. The book is published by Primary Information 2016. Photo: Elise Storsveen.

Picture text: Documentation of the book Siri Aurdal by Eline Mugaas. Mugaas’ extensive research on Norwegian artist Siri Anker Aurdal has brought new forms of visibility to an artist and work that has largely disappeared from art history. The book is published by Primary Information 2016. Photo: Elise Storsveen.

Where

Tate Modern, East Room

 

 

 

 

Website

www.tate.org.uk

When

Saturday 14 May at 3 pm

 

 

 

Tickets

tickets.tate.org.uk

Norwegian Art

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