Nordic Outbreak Symposium

Sat, Apr 06, 2013, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Miia Rinne, Sea, 2012. Painted 35 mm film transferred to HD, stereo sound (duration 5.43 min).
Miia Rinne, Sea, 2012. Painted 35 mm film transferred to HD, stereo sound (duration 5.43 min).

Free admission (all visitors, all hours)

Free, but RSVP required; lunch $20. Pleae RSVP to by Monday, April 1, 2013.

An all-day symposium in conjunction with the Streaming Museum’s “Nordic Outbreak,” an internationally touring exhibition of over 30 video and new media artworks by groundbreaking contemporary Nordic artists. Featuring Nordic artists, curators, and theorists, the program will offer in-depth perspectives of what “the Nordic” has come to mean in the digital age.

Speakers include Erkki Huhtamo, Professor of Design Media Arts, UCLA; Daniela Arriado, curator/producer Art & New Media, Norway; Jonatan Habib Engqvist, curator and theorist; Birta Guðjónsdóttir, independent curator and artist, Iceland; Vibeke Jensen, artist and architect, Norway; Kati Kivinen, curator, KIASMA, the Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki, Finland; Jacob Lillemose, curator and writer, Germany/Denmark; Margret Elisabet Olafsdóttir, independent researcher, Reykjavík Academy; Marit Paasche, Head of Research, The Norwegian Video Art Archive; Superflex, artist group, Denmark; Egill Sæbjörnsson, artist; Iceland; Minna Tarkka, curator, Director, m-cult Centre for New Media Culture, Helsinki.

Streaming Museum is a 21st-century cultural venue, founded by Nina Colosi in 2008, that produces and presents multi-media exhibitions and related programs reaching a wide global demographic via the web and a network of screens in public spaces on seven continents and through a variety of international partnerships. More information is available from the Streaming Museum’s website.

Nordic Outbreak is a program of Streaming Museum, produced and curated by Tanya Toft, Nina Colosi and four Nordic curators, Daniela Arriado, Birta Guðjónsdóttir, Kati Kivinen and Jacob Lillemose, in collaboration with Scandinavia House, KIASMA, the Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki, Finland, Reykjavík Art Museum, Danish Architecture Center, Screen City Festival, Katuaq the Greenlandic Culture House of Nuuk, Kino Kino! and AV-Arkki.

Nordic Outbreak is sponsored by the Nordic Culture Fund, Nordic Culture Point, the Consulate General of Sweden in New York, the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York, the Consulate General of Finland in New York, the Consulate General of Denmark in New York, the Consulate General of Iceland in New York, OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway, and PNEK Production Network for Electronic Art, Norway.

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New York, NY 10016

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Scandinavia House

A public forum presenting a wide range of exhibitions, films, concerts, lectures & literary, kids & family programs dedicated to contemporary Nordic culture from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Iceland.