Portraits: Siri Aurdal, Charlotte Johannesson, Mika Taanila, Pasi "Sleeping" Myllymäki, Jumana Manna, Nina Canell.

Siri Aurdal, photo: Eline Mugaas, Courtesy Galleri Riis Oslo / Stockholm. Charlotte Johannesson, photo: Charlotte Johannesson. Mika Taanila, photo: Anne Hämäläinen. Pasi "Sleeping" Myllymäki, photo: Risto Legenda Laakkonen. Jumana Manna, photo: Viennale/Robert Newald. Nina Canell, photo: Robin Watkins.

21.11 2016

The Nordic Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale: Mirrored

The exhibition Mirrored will be presented in the 2017 edition of the Nordic Pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia. Mirrored is a group exhibition featuring works by six artists from different generations: 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. The countries will alternate as principal commissioner and manager of activities at the Nordic Pavilion as follows: 2017, Moderna Museet, Sweden; 2019, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Finland; 2021, Office for Contemporary Art (OCA), Norway.

Published 21 November 2016 · Updated 21 November 2016