LIAF 2017 proposes speculations about the future of the Lofoten archipelago and its surrounding sea. Titled I Taste the Future, the biennial sets out to reengage the idea of the future without succumbing to apocalyptic visions and draws on science fiction as a thinking tool to widen the scope of possible scenarios.
International ongoing exhibitions
The biennial is rooted in Henningsvær, a fishing town of 460 inhabitants with a long history that is linked to cod, which has been coming to spawn in Lofoten for centuries. In this setting, a group of artists were asked to imagine life 150 years from now. The exhibition engages in a kind of co-
Existing and newly commissioned works resist ideas of futures that result in the exploitation of humans and nature. The limiting impulse to think exclusively from the perspective of the nation-
For the duration of the biennial, the curators will be present to host an ongoing program of films, talks and site-
Pia Arke & Anders Jørgensen, Eglė Budvytytė, Youmna Chlala, Jimmie Durham, Ho Tzu Nyen, Daisuke Kosugi, Marysia Lewandowska & Neil Cummings, Adam Linder, Ann Lislegaard, Elin Már Øyen Vister, Mondo Books, Michala Paludan, People’s Kitchen Tromsø, Sondra Perry, Lisa Rave, Lili Reynaud-
Curated by Milena Høgsberg and Heidi Ballet
The film program is organized in collaboration with Nordland kunst-
The Henningsvær Charter is organized in collaboration with TBA21–Academy; Trondheim Academy of Fine Art and the Strategic Research Area Oceans at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
About Lofoten International Art Festival
LIAF is a biennial festival for contemporary art taking place in Lofoten, a cluster of islands located on the Northern Coast of Norway, just above the Arctic Circle. Since 1999, LIAF has presented works by international artists in a local and site-
LIAF and NNKS receive operational support from the Arts Council Norway, the counties of Finnmark, Troms and Nordland, and the municipality of Vågan.
Adam Linder, To Gear a Joan, 2017. Carbon fiber costume, audio components and vocal performance by Stine Janvin Motland, duration variable. Commissioned by LIAF 2017 / North Norwegian Art Centre (NNKS). Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik.
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