Arctic Home, Art Museum of Rovaniemi, Korundi House of Culture
The Arctic Home is an international contemporary art exhibition, which is shown in the Rovaniemi Art Museum in the Korundi House of Culture. The exhibition is curated and produced jointly by Rovaniemi Art Museum, University of Lapland and Norwegian collective of curators Pikene på Broen. The curators are Inger Blix Kvammen, Jaana Erkkilä, Aira Huovinen, Riitta Kuusikko and Ingrid Valan. The exhibition higlights Arctic life and international Arctic politics through artistic productions. The artists are invited to the exhibition. The exhibition is supported by Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation.
Young Arctic Artists 2019, Gallery Napa
The Young Arctic Artists 2019 is an exhibition curated by visual artist Ninni Korkalo and media artist Panu Johansson and shown in the Gallery Napa hosted by the Artists Association of Lapland. Young Arctic Artists is a series of three exhibitions produces by the Artists Assocition of Lapland in collaboration with Arts Promotion centre Finland - The Rovaniemi Office.. The exhibition and network project brings emerging contemporary artists from northern areas of Finland, Sweden, Norway, Russia and Iceland to meet each others in Rovaniemi. One important goal of the project is to create networks between young artists, curators and art producers living in the northern Arctic regions. The open call for artist is launched in December 2018 in the website of the Artists´Association of Lapland. The exhibition is supported by the Nordic Culture Fund.
Intersection, Arktikum House, in Gallery Valo, Katve I and Katve II
The exhibition Intersection shows works by eight artist that have studied the theme dialogue from various perspectives. The dialogue of indigenous art and culture with the non-indigenous art and culture in the Arctic is one the key-factors in the sustainable future of the Arctic art and culture. This theme has dimensions in cultural sustainability and issues connected to the ownership of culture, transformation of traditions and inter- and multicultural nature of the Arctic communities and in the educational structures and practices in Arctic. The intergenerational dialogue in this project means the way of using handcraft-based methods as a forum for dialogue between artists and audiences. The process of making handcraft can be applied to support intercultural dialogue, including dialogue with material. In this exhibition Sámi duodji and other traditional handcraft is applied to contemporary art and design. The exhibition is jointly produced by University of Lapland and Arctic Art Forum (RU). The curator is Ekaterina Sharova in collaboration with Maria Huhmarniemi and Ásthildur Jónsdóttir. The exhibition is supported by the Nordic Culture Fund.