North by New York: New Nordic Art is an American Scandinavian Foundation Centennial Exhibition. The exhibit at Scandinavia House is open from April 14th to August 19th 2011.
North by New York: New Nordic Art is a condensed overview of recent art from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, assembled to commemorate the centennial of The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF). The selected works, including paintings, sculpture, photography, graffiti, and multimedia were chosen to draw attention to the dynamism and diversity of the fertile and far-flung art worlds from which they were gleaned. Artists of varying backgrounds are represented in the exhibition, including Per Kirkeby and Henrik Lund Jørgensen (Denmark); Mieskuoro Huutajat (Shouting Men’s Choir), Marja Mikkonen, and Saana Wang (Finland); and Marte Aas (Norway); and Gunnel Wahlstrand and Sara-Vide Ericson (Sweden), among others.
Curated by internationally-celebrated scholar and curator Robert Storr, the exhibition is the second in a series of Centennial exhibitions. The ASF, founded in 1910 and incorporated in March 1911, is celebrating its Centennial Year throughout 2011 with an extensive series of events. The first Centennial exhibition, Nordic Models + Common Ground: Art and Design Unfolded, opened in October 2010.
Organized by The American-Scandinavian Foundation, North by New York: New Nordic Art was made possible by support from William B. and Inger Gundersen Ginsberg; The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation; the ASF Centennial Fund; the Robert and Joyce Menschel Family Foundation; the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York; and the Consulate General of Finland, New York.
Office for contemporary art, Norway, has provided support for the participation of Marte Aas. www.oca.no
www.scandinaviahouse.org Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6 pm; FREE admission.