Curator Talk - Down Иorth: North Atlantic Triennial
Curator Markús Þór Andrésson will give a talk about the exhibition Down Иorth: North Atlantic Triennial at Hafnarhús 1. December at 20h00.
This event is in in Icelandic.
Down Иorth is an art exhibition made in collaboration between three art museums, the Portland Museum of Art in the state of Maine in the USA, Bildmuseet in Umeå in Sweden and Reykjavík Art Museum in Iceland. There, 30 artists show new works that deal with the changes that are taking place in society, nature and the ecosystem in the Arctic at the beginning of the 21st century and are largely due to climate change.
Featuring both emerging and more established artists living today, Down Иorth presents art from an unprecedented cross-section of artists living in Maine, the Canadian Maritimes, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Faroe Islands, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark, as well as indigenous peoples throughout the region.
Artists are modern-day explorers, investigating poignant themes and capitalizing on art’s emotional impact and narrative potential as a catalyst for change. Climate and environment changes, and a difficult history of colonization of indigenous groups, have generated new works of art that address a cascading series of social, economic, political, and environmental challenges throughout the region.
Free entrance with a museum ticket and for holders of Annual Pass/Culture Pass.