Tate Modern, East Room
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.