nordiSKulptur brings forth contemporary Nordic sculpture
The Nordic Culture Point and the Association of Finnish Sculptors are executing a joint project within contemporary Nordic sculpture called nordiSKulptur (2019-2021). The project aims to raise awareness of Nordic sculpture, offer new international working opportunities for the artists and, more broadly, create a platform for a sustainable and active Nordic collaboration on an institutional level.
Materiality, work and conceptuality intertwine in sculpture in a fascinating way. Sculpture always exists in relation to the surrounding space. In the Nordic sculpture tradition handicraft and technology meet. Mixing different kinds of techniques and materials is typical to Nordic sculpture.
The new nordiSKulptur project brings forth new interesting Nordic artists and their work. The project takes a form of three exchange exhibitions. Every year Gallery Sculptor, an exhibition venue run by the Association of Finnish Sculptors in central Helsinki, hosts a duo exhibition from one Finnish and one Scandinavian artist.
The artists are selected through an Open Call by a jury consisting of representatives from both the Nordic Culture Point and the Association of Finnish Sculptors. The jury will also curate the exhibitions. The Nordic Culture Point is the primary sponsor for the exhibitions taking place at gallery Sculptor. The Association of Finnish Sculptors, in turn, coordinates the exhibitions to other Noridc countires in collaboration with a local partner. The first collaboration is with an Icelandic sculptors’ association Myndhöggvarafélagið í Reykjavík.