Pikene på Broen is happy to announce that our newly established Terminal B will participate in Cosmoscow 2017 – Russia’s only international contemporary art fair that will take place September 7-10th – at Gostiny Dvor by the Red Square.
For our Cosmoscow stand, Pikene has chosen a series of 96 drawings by Alexander Florensky (b. 1960, lives and works in St Petersburg and Tbilisi); an artistic diary entitled “The Journey from Murmansk to Kirkenes” containing thirteen meticulously portrayed locations on both sides of the border. The work of architect/ artist Joar Nango (b. 1979, based in Tromsø) is on display with “Sámi Shelters” – five hand knitted, woollen jumpers portraying variations of the giant lávvu structures from the Sápmi region, while questioning the Sámi culture’s outward representation. Terminal B also houses a model, a miniature of a garage quarter as viewed from the mountainous terrain of Murmansk, a view and a phenomenon that caught the interest of Lars Ø Ramberg (b. 1964, based in Berlin and Oslo). The project is an ongoing collaboration with the garage owners of Murmansk and will manifest itself as on-site typographical art. Finally, the Terminal B exhibition is infused with the Arctic fragrance “Seed” by Magali Daniaux & Cédric Pigot (b. 1976 & 1966, live and work in Paris) which is inspired by their (non)visit to the Global Seed Vault on Svalbard – in chrome flacon and from automated dispenser.
Pikene på Broen is also a curator for the section Norway Focus at Cosmoscow 2017. We are coordinating participation of the Norwegian galleries in Norway Focus, which includes, besides Terminal B, RAKE visningsrom (Trondheim), Prosjektrom Normanns (Stavanger), LOCUS (Oslo), and Khartoum Contemporary Art Centre (Oslo). All are gallery-hybrids that combine the tactics defined by the art market rules and the strategies of non-profit artist-run spaces; and together, all represent a cross-section of Norwegian contemporary art and highlight the Scandinavian model of supporting and developing the arts.
Cosmoscow Talks will include participation of the Norwegian artists, curated by Pikene på Broen in response to the theme “Where is revolution?”, discussing alternative artistic practices and systems. We have invited Geir Tore Holm with his speech ”Poetic Passage”, Morten Traavik directly from Pyongyang with his presentation ”DMZ Academy and Resistance through Collaboration”, and Lars Ramberg with his speech ”Benefit of Doubt”.
Pikene på Broen is also pleased to announce that we are an official non-commercial partner of Cosmoscow 2017.