Streaming Museum opens Nordic Outbreak

Streaming Museum presents Nordic Outbreak an exhibition on view March 31 to April 6, 2013, of over 30 moving image artworks by established and emerging contemporary Nordic artists curated for public space. Organized by curators Nina Colosi and Tanya Toft the exhibition program launches in New York City and will travel throughout the Nordic region and internationally. Nordic Outbreak will be viewed as large projections and on screens in public spaces, on its website, and at partnering arts, cultural and architectural centers.

Jette Ellgaard
Jette Ellgaard, West Coast (2009). Photo: Courtesy of the artist/Streaming Museum.

Nordic Outbreak reflects an open exhibition structure for the museum without walls and contemporary ways of engaging with cities through moving image.

A symposium and exhibition at Scandinavia House with Nordic artists, theorists, and curators will take place on April 6. The symposium highlights contemporary dynamics in aesthetics and form in moving image from the Nordic art scene and the new modes and impact of exhibition in public space.

Among other events are screenings at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and the Manhattan Bridge Archway, a lecture on the history of Nordic moving image, and an evening event in the Sky Room at the New Museum.

Speaking about the focus of Nordic Outbreak, Danish curator Tanya Toft said, “the artworks touch upon contemporary issues that are confronting the underpinnings of society in the Nordic region – but which also reflect international realities and conditions in the digital age. The exhibition brings new light on the Nordic as a diverse aesthetic concept and reveals an amazing experimental energy.”

Over 30 contemporary Nordic artists are included in the exhibition: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, J Tobias Anderson, Björk, Ken Are Bongo, Jeannette Ehlers, Efterklang, Jette Ellgaard, Jessica Faiss, Marit Følstad, Søren Thilo Funder, Sigurdur Gudjonsson, Styrmir Örn Gudmundsson, Eva-Mari Haikala, Iselin Linstad Hauge, Kaia Hugin, Hanne Ivars, Mogens Jacobsen, Vibeke Jensen, Jesper Just, Hannu Karjalainen, Antti Laitinen, Dan Lestander, Una Lorenzen, Pernille With Madsen, Dodda Maggy, Eva Olsson, QNQ/AUJIK, Miia Rinne, Egill Saebjornsson, Magnus Sigurdarson, Birgitte Sigmundstad and Superflex.

Nordic Outbreak is produced in collaboration with Nordic curators Daniela Arriado, Birta Gudjonsdottir, Kati Kivinen, and Jacob Lillemose.

Streaming Museum produces and presents contemporary-themed exhibitions of international multi-media arts, innovative ideas and related programs to a global audience via mobile devices, a network of big screens worldwide, and at cultural and public centers. The museum was founded by Nina Colosi and since its launch on January 29, 2008 exhibitions have been viewed on big screens in over 55 cities on 7 continents. Programs are generated in collaboration with a variety of cultural and educational organizations, prominent and emerging visual and performing artists, curators, and visionaries across fields.

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