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  • The Norwegian Minister of Culture will open Barents Spektakel 2012!

    We are happy to announce that Anniken Huitfeldt, the Norwegian Minister of Culture, will open the Barents Spektakel 2012 festival. Welcome to the festival opening! February 8, Wednesday, Kirkenes Town Square 18:00 Opening show: performance “Herberts’ Dream” by the French street theaterCompagnie des Quidams – the most poetical and dreamy outdoor theater performance Barents Spektakel has ever seen.

  • Russian performance art in Madrid

    Luba is in Madrid, curating the program of the Russian performance art at the Art Center «La Casa Encendida». It takes place in November 24-26, and is arranged as a parallell program within the exhibition Red Cavalry: Creation and Power in Soviet Russia between 1917 and 1945. The performance program presents three Russian artists – the Blue Noses group,Olga Kisseleva and Elena Kovylina, who have developed their distinctive performance styles for the last…

  • Artist Eva Bakkeslett in Kirkenes

    Eva Bakkeslett has just been here to do research for an art project she will produce for Barents Spektakel 2012. The artists´ main focus is on environmental issues and traditional skills, such as crafts and bread baking. Under the residence Eva visited Tuomainen farm in Vadsø, an old Kven farm now owned by the Varanger Museum, and met Tove Kristiansen, who told her about the Kven people, the local history, and the local food and bread making traditions. In…

  • “Games of Barents Minds” in Bjørnevatn School

    Pikene på Broen have lended the art work «Games of Barents Minds» by the artist group Blue Noses to Bjørnevatn Primary School.

  • New airport to Kirkenes

    In the project «Arctic Cargo» that Ilya Mukosey is developing for Barents Spektakel 2012, the artist in a way refers to the Melanesian «cargo cults»: after the WWII the natives in Melanesia used to build mock airstrips and airports, real size, believing that airplanes would come and bring them CARGO – boxes full of miraculous western goods, which would make life better.

  • Kahviland (Coffee-Land) in Kirkenes

    Kahviland (Coffee-Land) is a performance art project by Kristina Junttila and Leena Kela, taking place as a laboratory for a week at different locations in Northern Finland, Sweden and Norway during 2010 and 2011.

  • Space Calendar Project

    Last week Jan Gunnar Skjeldsøy and Christian Hummelsund Voie left Kirkenes after three weeks stay in the Bar International Residency Program. During that time we had been to Russia, staying at the coast of the Kola Penninsula, followed by two weeks in Kirkenes. The time in Kirkenes was spent on outlining the further development of the Space Calendar Project. The Idea of the project is to confront our society with a building, which…

  • Arctic Tactics in Oslo

    “Arctic Tactics” by electronic artists duo Magali Daniaux and Cédric Pigot is a sonic immersion into political, economic, geostrategic and urban issues of the contemporary Arctic.

  • Barents Spektakel 2012 web page is out

    Dear friends! Barents Spektakel 2012 web page is opened, and it means, you can stay tuned and follow the updates of the festival program! There are not many names, dates and prices announced yet, but we are working hard on preparing a fantastic program with cutting-edge exhibitions, breathtaking performances, explosive concerts, mind-blowing conferences and meetings. We will announce events and participants little by little during September and October and hope that all our news and surprises…

  • “Barents at Risk – Resources at Play” at Sør-Varanger Library

    Welcome to the exhibition opening at Sør-Varanger Library on Wednesday, August 3rd, 12:00! Come and play the game about the future of the Barents Region! The project “Barents at Risk Resources at Play” was created by the Danish architect company “NORD” for the exhibition Pan-Barentz in 2008. In 2011 Pikene på Boren is lending the game to Sør-Varanger Library, which is going to exhibit it first in Kirkenes and then in Russia and Finnland. Find more…