Down North / Contemporary Art in the Arctic The exhibition presents 21st-century art from an unprecedented cross-section of thirty artists living in Maine, the Canadian Maritimes, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark as Indigenous Nations throughout the region. Artists are modern-day explorers, investigating poignant themes and capitalizing on art’s emotional impact and narrative potential as a catalyst for change. Climate and environmental changes, and a difficult history of colonialization of Indigenous peoples, have generated new works of art that address a cascading series of social, economic, political, and ecological challenges throughout the region.
In the school programme, we explore the themes and questions that the art raises. In the creative workshop, we work with mono printing to create images that depict our history and the places we live in.
Between weeks 40-42, Art Teacher students from Umeå University lead the school program together with us.