Circum-Arctic Art Show

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Circum-Arctic Gallery is pleased to present the first International Circum-Arctic Art Show in Reykjavík from the 15th to 19th of October 2015. The show will promote the work of indigenous artists from across the Arctic Circle, providing them with a platform to showcase their art and reach a wider audience. The show will feature art sales exhibits and workshops, indigenous performers, movie screenings and more. 

For many years the indigenous cultures of the Arctic have created visual depictions of their histories, stories, and traditions, but they haven’t always had the easiest time in doing so. Faced with a number of obstacles, including cultural politics and environmental issues, Arctic indigenous artists have had a lot to contend with.

At the Circum-Arctic Art Show, artists will be able to articulate many of the struggles they have faced, as well as offer insights into how remote communities have evolved in the twenty-first century. Our featured speakers will address the effects of global warming and globalization on Arctic communities and discuss how they are responding to these forces of change.

The Arctic Circle covers a huge amount of land across many countries and is home to a great number of indigenous communities and diverse cultures. These will be explored at the show, giving engaged insights into other worlds and highlight the importance of preserving remote lands. Over 30 artists will have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with other native artists from Canada, USA (Alaska), Russia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Greenland.

The show will celebrate the achievements of Arctic cultures through their work, provide the opportunity to boost their standing in the modern art landscape and give a wider audience a view into present day indigenous practices and lifestyles. 

Circum-Arctic Art Show address: Gamla Bíó, Ingólfsstræti 2a, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

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