Artist talk: The Best Country in the World

Thursday (24.02)
15:00-16:00 (Norwegian time)
Terminal B
Free (without pre-registration)
Hybrid (Local and Digital)

Artist talk: The Best Country in the World

15:00 – 16:00 (Norwegian time)

17:00 – 18:00 (Moscow time)

The Best Country in the World explores the possibilities of how one can travel across borders at a time when free movement has not been possible. Over the past year, four artists from Karelia; Artem Starodubtsev, Natalia Loginova, Natalia Egorova, and Victoria Kopeikina, and four artists from northern Norway; Janna Thöle-Juul & Malin Lin Nordström, Kristin Tårnes, and Trygve Luktvasslimo, have been taking part in a process of digital exchange – sharing information, contacts, knowledge, and artistic ideas together. The result is a group exhibition that shows the power of imagination and camaraderie, and the lenses through which we perceive distant places.

Initiated by curator and artist Sergey Terentyev, the exhibition in Terminal B and The Old Tourist Hotel is a result of the Guidebook to Norway/Russia project that has been ongoing since Barents Spektakel 2021.

The artist talk with the group at Terminal B will take the form of a zoom seminar that can also be joined online with English and Russian language options. The discussion will give an insight into the process of sharing and exchange that has taken place over the past year between the artists, and what the future holds for the individual projects that have emerged from the guiding process.