What is Nordic-Art Co.operation ?
We are 17 artists of both genders in several age groups, represented entirely from the young artisttalent to the still active in third age. We come from Denmark,the Faroe Islands, Norway, Finland and Sweden and represent Nordic art. One member has a foreign name as she is adopted to Denmark as a baby. One was a childrefugé. This gives our group exhibition a broad picture of what is going on in the art today in the Nordic countries and great quotes according to how long in life we have had to fill them. All are we educated at the academy or similar schools.
What we are
It is a collaboration between artists from Nordic countries. The collaboration is to welcome artists from other countries to another Nordic country with a joint exchange exhibition in the host artists' own home country. The collaboration aims to foster friendships and cooperation between artists in the Nordic countries and now the first friendship exhibition is Denmark - Faroe Islands - Finland - Norway - Sweden, where sculptor and designer Kristian Venäläinen from Finland, Visual artist Anna Lindgren from Sweden and visual artist Lotte Kjøller from Denmark are managers and curators in their own country. In these exhibitions only Nordic artists must be represented. There must be both men and women. Skilled artists for a great show as well as a space for young talents.
Why do we call ourself Nordic-Art Co.operation ?
We intentionally call the exhibition Nordic Art because we all are from Nordic countries and because we can later open the exhibition to other Nordic countries if the exhibition is a success. And there are actually many exhibitions in all the Nordic countries together.
The exhibition is called Co.operation because it is exactly what it is - a cooperation in Nordic countries between artists and art forms. Co also means again and again and operation means, for example, surgical operations, which is a violent intervention. And that's what the exhibition is ...
it shakes something in us.
What do we want?
We are looking for an integrated exhibition of our works where we sometimes use the composition of art types, different hangings and different formats. We each have our own expression and background due to different art forms and different cultures, but common to all of us regardless of gender and age is the desire to work with and participate in contemporary Nordic art and to be something in the Nordic society in which we belongs. As individual artists we are different with individual approaches to ourselves, our arts and cultures and thus our joint project becomes a manifestation of contemporary Nordic art and different artforms, which we see as a strength and something special. We work with several art forms such as sculpture, painting, photography, installation, sound and video - and we also work in large formats.
Exhibition halls, museums and art galleries are welcome to contact us regarding an upcoming exhibition at the adress at the this site.