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Nordic Pavilion Venice 2017

Nordic Pavilion Venice 2017 Photo: Åsa Lundén/Moderna Museet

11.5 2017

The Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale opens

This year, Moderna Museet in Sweden is the principal commissioner and manager of activities at the Nordic Pavilion. We proudly present the exhibition Mirrored that opens 13 May.

Mirrored is a group exhibition featuring works by six artists from different generations representing Sweden, Finland and Norway. You can see artworks by Siri Aurdal, Nina Canell, Charlotte Johannesson, Jumana Manna, Pasi “Sleeping” Myllymäki, and Mika Taanila.

“The artists in Mirrored present a mapping of connections that override the national and regional boundaries, and instead track a more multi-faceted view of how artistic practice may connect”, says curator Mats Stjernstedt.

The Nordic Pavilion, by Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn, was completed in 1962 and has since been a space for collaboration between three nations – Sweden, Finland and Norway. For the period 2017-2021, the art in the Nordic Pavilion will be presented as a joint project, where the three countries are represented on equal terms. This year Sweden – through Moderna Museet – is the principal commissioner and manager of activities at the Nordic Pavilion.

The International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia is open 13 May–26 November 2017.

Published 11 May 2017 · Updated 11 May 2017

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