Is it possible to delineate a Nordic identity nowadays? The question guides the group show “Nordic Delights” (a play of words with the Turkish dessert “Turkish delight”), which opens this Saturday, January 14th, at the Fotografisk Center. Inviting photographers and visual artists who currently reside in the Nordic countries, but whose roots are elsewhere, the exhibition aims to question the idea of a general “homogeneity” between these countries’ art scenes.
And what better way to do it than by finding artists whose cultural heritage is, if not wholly, at least partially foreign? Moreover, the selection of artists also turns the so-called “minorities” into the protagonists of the show, reversing the usual expectations when it comes to exhibitions centred in national concerns.
Featuring works by 14 artists—amongst them, Argentinian artist and PIPA Prize 2012 nominee Carla Zaccagnini—the show was organized by institutions from four of the Nordic countries, and premiered in April of last year in Oslo, Norway. This is the third stop of the exhibition, which heads to the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki in May.
“Nordic Delights”, group show featuring Dejan Antonijević, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Nermin Durakovic, Michelle Eistrup, Behzad Farazollahi, Anawana Haloba, Sasha Huber, Jane Jin Kaisen, Henrik Lund Jørgensen, Bita Razavi, Bella Rune, Nita Vera, Adolfo Vera and Carla Zaccagnini
Curated by Marianne Hultman, Kristine Kern and Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger
On view from January 14th to March 5th, 2017
Staldgade 16 , 1699 Copenhagen V
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