in Nordic Contemporary Art
Affected by technology and globalization, the Nordic region is experiencing large shifts in its sociopolitical conditions and international outlook today. Contemporary art evolves from new enquiries, as digital dynamics have impacted life worlds, conditions and motivations for making art in response to the changing Nordic context. As technology and digital culture becomes more deeply embedded in the contemporary art scene, there is a renewed need to examine the role of art in society and everyday life, and to consider how the digital effects art to evolve and tackle sociopolitical realities, locally and in the wider world.
The first section of Digital Dynamics in Nordic Contemporary Art features a collection of testimonials from 78 artists connected to Nordic art who employ concepts and tools relating to the digital in their practice. These testimonials form the basis of essays in the book’s second section, penned by leading scholars and curators of Nordic art. They investigate the digital influences on contemporary art, with particular attention paid to the national and international Nordic sociopolitical context.
Evolving list of contributing artists: A K Dolven, Alberto Frigo, Andrew Gryf Paterson, Andrew Gryf Paterson, Anne Katrine Senstad, Björk Viggósdóttir, Bjørn Erik Haugen, Bombina Bombast (Stefan Stanisic & Emma Bexel), Dark Matters, Egill Sæbjörnsson, Elisabeth Molin, Erik Johansson, Erik Parr, Eva Nordhagen, Ewa Jacobsson, Goto80 (Anders Carlsson), Hanne Lise Thomsen, Hrund Atladóttir, Hanna Husberg, HC Gilje, IC-98 (Visa Suonpää & Patrik Söderlund), Illutron (Nicolas Padfield & Mads Hobye), Ilpo Heikkinen, Jacek Smolicki, Jacob Sikker Remin, Jana Winderen, Jesper Carlsen, Johan Knattrup Jensen, Joonas Siren, Jette Gejl Kristensen, Juan Duarte, Kollision, Katja Aglert, Kristina Kvalvik, Laura Beloff, Lisa Jevbratt, Lisa Stömbeck, Lundahl & Seitl, Marianne Heske, Marita Liulia, Mia Mäkelä, Marie Kølbæk, Marie Munk Hartwig, Marita Liulia, Mats J. Sivertsen, Mads Høbye (Thor Lentz & Aasmund Boye Kverneland), Mogens Jacobsen, Niels Bonde, Nuleinn (Rine Rodin & Magga Ploder), Pink Twins, Petri Ruikka, Radiant Copenhagen, Søren Thilo Funder, Stefan Larsson / AUJIK, Stian Remvik, Teemu Mäki, Tone Myskja, Tor Jørgen van Eijk, Tove Kjellman, Vibeke Jensen.
Essay contributors: Tanya Toft Ag, Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Jens Tang Kristensen, Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir, Stahl Stenslie, Lorella Scacco, Björn Norberg, Laura Beloff, Ulla Angkjær Jørgensen, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Jøran Rudi, Jamie Allen, Bernhard Garnicnig, Elizabeth Jochum, Mads Deibjerg Lind, Mette-Marie Zacher Sørensen, Morten Søndergaard
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