Inner and Outer Landscapes

23.05.2015 - 28.06.2015

JOHAN BERGSTRÖM [SE]
TONJE BØE BIRKELAND [NO]
ANNI LEPPÄLÄ
[FI]
INGVAR HÖGNI RAGNARSSON
[IS]
DITTE KNUS TØNNESEN [DK]

 

Artist Talk 22.5. 17:00

Exhibition opening  22.5. 18:00

Exhibition open every day 10-20

 

Natural landscapes, urban landscapes, mental landscapes. Landscape as a romantic idea, a historic category, a mythical tale and a technical construction. In the exhibition works by five young Nordic artists meet and examine the relation between inner and outer landscapes. The artists interpret landscapes, as we see them today, and as they appeared in the past – and establish connections between the immediate Nordic landscapes and more distant surroundings. On the edge between the romantic, mysterious, staged and conceptual, the five artists unfold narratives, universes and questions concerning our understanding of the landscape and our coexistence with nature – or the lack thereof.

The landscape is an artistic motif and an art historical genre that is often used to investigate the relationship between human and nature, where the natural landscape represents a romantic idea and the longing for something ’authentic’, something ’natural’. The exhibiting artists tamper with the romantic notions, create new monumental sceneries, stage tales about mankind in nature and reveal the landscape as a construction.

Inner and Outer Landscapes is a part of cooperation of the Nordic Photography Network that is coordinated by the Northern Photographic Centre. It will be exhibited in Stockholm in September 2015 as a part of the Nordic Photographic Event WEEK 37. Inner and Outer Landscapes also belongs to Fotografisk Center’s new network project where this exhibition and the blog Nordic Exchange (nordicexchange.net) will create focus on young Nordic photography and young photographers in the Nordic Region.

The exhibition is curated by art historian Kirstine Schiess Højmose in collaboration with Fotografisk Center. The exhibition is supported by Nordic Culture Fund, Nordic Culture Point, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, Frame Visual Art Finland, Letterstedtska Föreningen, Norsk Kulturskap, Københavns Billedkunstudvalg, The Danish Arts Foundation, Danish Art Workshops,OCA Office for Contemporary Art Norway and DJ:Fotograferne.

More information: Julia Heikkinen,

Portfolio

  • Photo: Tonje Bøe Birkeland