It’s not all about Venice in the art world at the moment. The recently-opened Nordic Biennale in Norway is also gathering attention around the world.
The Nordic Biennale, called Momentum 8, opened in the Norwegian town of Moss last Saturday. It has been taking place every two years since 1998 and now calls itself the most prominent artistic platform in the Nordic region.
There are 28 international artists taking part in this year’s biennale, including four Icelanders: Bjarni Þórarinsson, Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir (a.k.a. Shoplifter), Steina (Steina Vasulka) and Steingrímur Eyfjörð.
The exhibition curators are Birta Guðjónsdóttir, Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Stefanie Hessler and Toke Lykkeberg.
This year’s biennale has already been well received by the press, with the opening ceremony attended by writers from Art Forum, Frieze Magazine, Art Review, Vogue, The New York Times, and others.
“It’s not so often that art touches me as deeply as in this exhibition. I have had it in my head since I saw it, and it will certainly remain there throughout the summer,” reads an article in Norway’s Aftenposten.
The exhibition program will soon be available in Reykjavík bookshops, as well as elsewhere in the Nordic countries.