[nordic art] Between Miracles –
Almost twenty years after superstar curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist announced the “Nordic Miracle” the North is again at the top of the agenda with the New York Armory Show’s 2012 Nordic focus. This is a good opportunity to spread the discussion of ”Nordic” through an art exhibition and seminar in the more distant setting of Tbilisi, Georgia.
What people call success is only preparation for the next failure. -August Strindberg
This quote illuminates an aspect of the Nordic character that the exhibition and seminar will explore—the industrious, entrepreneurial determination of Nordic artists. The need for continuity through success and failure, but above all to trust the process, proceed with work, develop new strategies, move forward. The other aspect is the integration of the events into the public consciousness, through site specific work, through the public forum. The exhibition and seminar is produced by artist Leslie Johnson and Josefina Posch and we are seeking funding to cover the production costs for the catalogue and the seminar in Tbilisi, Georgia asking for a total of $ 7000. The seminar focuses on the expanding role of the artist as entrepreneur and seeks to explore alternative ways of funding art projects. Our experiences with crowdfundraising will be brought forth in the seminar.