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YOUNG ARCTIC ARTISTS 2017 Open call for artworks until 31st of May 2017

05.04.2017
'Young Arctic Artists 2017’ exhibition promotes emerging contemporary art from northern areas of Finland, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Iceland, Faroe Island and Greenland. Exhibition will take place in Gallery Napa and Mustanapa (Rovaniemi, Finland) 28.10.2017 - 15.11.2017 and in an addition, a special screening of video works will be held in Ekkisens Gallery (Reykjavik, Iceland). Other events and locations related to exhibition will be announced later.

Exhibition is managed by Artists' Association of Lapland and co-curated by artist-producers Pilvi Keto-LeBlanc (Finland), Lys-Ange LeBlanc (Canada/Finland) and Freyja Eilif (Iceland)  under thematic umbrella of ‘Alien Threshold’, Young Arctic Artists now invites proposals for works and projects for its 2017 edition. Deadline for applications is 31st of May 2017.

Young Arctic Artists 2017 is the second of three international exhibition and network platform organized in Rovaniemi, Finland and other locations between years 2016-2018 promoting emerging artists working in the arctic. The aim of this exhibition series project is to map out the scene of young contemporary art in the selected northern geographic area, advance its visibility and to create new networking possibilities and information database for artists, curators and other creative professionals.

Project is funded by the Nordic Culture Fund, The Arts Promotion Centre Finland -The Regional Office of Lapland, and the Artists' Association of Lapland.

 Thematic call:  Alien threshold

 This year Young Arctic Artists exhibition invites artists to investigate the paradigm of contemporary human alienation and experiences in all of its aspects – personal, social, political, existential, philosophical, sensorial, technological, ecological and scientific.

As the permeable membrane, life transcend from one body to another and within oneself lies our own reflection, an awareness that lives consciously and unconsciously, collectively - yet alone.

Alien threshold is a zone of infinite dichotomies where all possible odds exist, but inevitably become negotiated into phenomena’s we can understand, categorize, accept and control. As a shadow of the status quo, the alienated shapes the depth of society by concealing its current reflection and full potential both in contentment and in terror.

As emerging artists of the Arctic areas, we ask you to use your creative artistic process to explore what alienation is or isn’t in a world where you are negotiating it's terms.  Welcome to Alien Threshold, the next step is ____________________________.

Information and conditions - please read the attached pdf-file.