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North by New York: New Nordic Art, a focused international loan exhibition of contemporary Scandinavian art, closes to the public on August 19, 2011. On view at Scandinavia House, New York City, and organized by The American-Scandinavian Foundation, the exhibition is curated by internationally renowned scholar and critic Robert Storr, with independent scholar and curator Francesca Pietropaolo.

North by New York features works by fifteen artists, including established leaders of contemporary Nordic art, such as Per Kirkeby and Cecilia Edefalk, as well as mid-career and emerging artists, such as Karin Mamma Andersson, Sara-Vide Ericson, Ragnar Kjartansson, Tal R, and Gunnel Wåhlstrand. Encompassing a wide range of media—including performance, video, and installation art, as well as painting, drawing, and photography—the exhibition exemplifies the extraordinary diversity of media content and artistic vision that informs Scandinavian art today.

Closes August 19, 2011

On view at:
Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Avenue at 38th Street, New York City

Admission is free, Tuesday–Saturday, 12–6 pm

Image: Petri Sirviö featuring Mieskuoro Huutajat (Screaming Men’s Choir), Sorry Speech, 2010. Video stills-4 images total; 3-channel video installation, 3 min. synchronized loops, sound. Courtesy of the artist.

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