In conjunction with the Arctic Congress 2024, we are excited to announce the “Arctic StoryWorlds: Frozen Matters” exhibition, which will take place from May 29th to June 8th at Siggerud Galleri, Bodø, Norway.

May 14, 2024 | News

Mariia Kuklina. Traveling by UAZ over the ice on the Khövsgöl Lake, Mongolia. Photograph, digital C-Print, 42×59,4 cm, 2024.

  • Dates: 29 May –8 June, 2024
  • Address: Siggerud Galleri, Professor Schyttes gate 3, Bodø, Norway
  • Curators: Olga Zaslavskaya, Vera Kuklina, Tatiana Degai

“Arctic StoryWorlds: Frozen Matters” is a collaborative exhibition project that combines scholarly expertise, artistic creativity, and Indigenous wisdom for exploring together various aspects of Arctic life, from its Indigenous cultures to the remarkable biodiversity flourishing in this frozen realm. “Frozen Matters” goes beyond acknowledging the Arctic’s cold conditions; it signifies a deep exploration of its fundamental elements. By emphasizing “Matters,” the project commits to investigating and highlighting the Arctic’s significance, spanning environmental dynamics, cultural richness, scientific exploration, and symbolic interpretations inspired by its landscapes. Scientific exploration and research findings are integrated into multimedia displays, showcasing ongoing efforts to understand the Arctic’s complexities. Artistic expressions infuse creativity into the space, through painting, photography, and multimedia installations. Indigenous cultures and wisdom are celebrated through traditions, oral histories, and the display of arts and crafts. Visitors confront the stark realities of Arctic environmental challenges, from climate change to biodiversity loss, portrayed through visual and auditory representations.

Vera Kuklina. Snow tracks in the city of McGrath, Alaska, USA. Photograph, digital C-Print, 29,7×42 cm, 2023.

Tatiana Degai. Zavina-Kugagt’s Headdress. Off-loom bead weaving, string beading. Glass beads, pearls, sea shells, hare fur. 59×47 cm, 2024

Dmitrii Kobylkin. Darkhad Depression, Mongolia. Drone image, 29,7×42 cm, 2024.

Olga Lo. “Mongol Zurag”: Frozen Commons Printed digital artwork, 84,1×118,9 cm, 2024 (fragment).

See Arctic Congress 2024 Cultural Program

Event Details:

29 May –8 June, 2024 

Siggerud Galleri 

Professor Schyttes gate 3, Bodø, Norway

Free access

Grand Opening: May 29th, 2024 at 3:30 p.m.

Guided Tours: May 30th at 11 a.m. and June 1st at 2 p.m.

Exclusive Screening of “Munkha” by Tundra Animation Studio:

May 31st, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. 

Address: Sal 1, Fram Cinema, Storgata 8 (city center)

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