January 29, 2007 - KIT–Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Norway - MORE THAN THIS – Voices and Expressions on Sustainability
January 29, 2007

MORE THAN THIS – Voices and Expressions on Sustainability

MORE THAN THIS
Voices and Expressions on Sustainability
February 10-25, 2007

Gallery KIT
Opening: 2.00 pm, February 10
For more information, see http://www.promidnord.net

Exhibiton Tour Norway and Sweden:
Gallery KIT, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Norway February 10-25, 2007
Östersund, Sweden March 13-20, 2007
Steinkjer, Norway, April 14-22, 2007
Sundsvall, Sweden, 13 May 3 June, 2007
Conference Mission Impossible?
Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Norway, February 14, 2007.
Workshop, Art Through Ecology/Ecology Through Art:
Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Norway, February 15, 2007
Participating artists:
Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta – Kalleinen (FI/DE), Petra Lindholm (FI), Nina Svensson & Bernd Krauss (SW/DE), Tomas Eriksson (SW), Jussi Heikkilä (FI), Oskar Lindström & Martijn Van Berkum (FI/NL), Anna Ruth (CA/FI), Ilkka Halso (FI), Hans Kvam (SW), Sami Rintala (FI), and Svartlamon Project (NO)
Curator:
Rickard Borgström (FI/SW)
Exhibition: MORE THAN THIS – Voices and Expressions on Sustainability
This exhibition explores the role of art in relation to sustainable development. The artists offer their personal reflections regarding this issue. The pieces, created specifically for this exhibition, illuminate a wide variety of aspects; from our paradoxical relationship with nature, the role of technology in the environment, and the value of nature, to conflicts between center and periphery and questions concerning our lifestyles and urban developments. The exhibition even includes visions for sustainable development in the Mid-Nordic region as presented by leading government officials. The idea is to create a productive tension between the reflections of the artists and the visions of the government officials. The exhibition does not offer solutions to the many challenges we are faced with within the concept of sustainable development, but rather offers a space for reflection concerning this critical question.
Conference speakers:
Alan Boldon (UK), Rikke Luther/Learning Group (DK/SW/MEX/USA), Nils Rømer/ Free Soil (DK/DE/USA), Michael Lee Dudley (USA/SW), Sami Rintala (FI), Elin T. Sørensen and Erle Stenberg (NO), Håkon Grimstad (NO), Justin Carter (UK), and others.
Conference: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE? – Art, Ecology, and Sustainable Development
In relation to the exhibition, a one day conference will be held Mission Impossible? where British and Nordic artists have been invited to meet local researchers, politicians, and government officials to challenge each others thinking concerning the global environmental crisis, using the Mid-Nordic city of Trondheim as a starting point.
The conference presents artistic works that can be related to sustainable development in order to see which kinds of angles and approaches the artists may contribute to this complex topic. The hope is that the artists, researchers, government officials, and politicians, through presentations, group discussions, and panel debates, will initiate an interdisciplinary dialogue and find ways to cooperate.
Participants at the workshop:
Master students from Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Glasgow School of Arts, Oslo Institute of Colour, and Nordic and British artists.
Workshop: Ecology Through Art/Art Through Ecology
This is a 3-day group workshop exploring the relationship between art and ecology. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on what forms an ecological practice might take, and test this in response to the wider Trondheim context. The workshop aims to support the development of individual and collaborative art practices in response to the exhibition More Than This. The resulting ideas and material from the three days will be presented at Gallery KIT at the end of the workshop. The workshop is led by Justin Carter, Glasgow School of Arts.

Contact: midnordic@gmail.com

The exhibition is supported by ProMidNord.
The conference and workshop is a collaboration between the British Council, the City of Trondheim, the County of Sør-Trøndelag, ProMidNord, and Trondheim Academy of Fine Art.

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