Nordic Impressions continues at Scandinavia House
Nordic Impressions continues at Scandinavia House through Saturday, June 8. This new exhibition, which opened on February 23, brings together a wide array of artistic expressions—paintings, drawings, photographs, installations, films, and videos—that reflect the rich diversity and global character of Nordic art. Curated by Klaus Ottmann, Phillips Collection Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Academic Affairs, the exhibition features works by Olafur Eliasson, Katrín Sigurdardóttir, Ragnar Kjartansson, and Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir / Shoplifter from Iceland; Israeli-born Danish painter Tal R, Danish collaborative SUPERFLEX, and Jesper Just and Per Kirkeby; Norwegian performance/video artist Tori Wrånes, photographer Torbjørn Rødland, and mixed-media artist Marthe Thorshaug; Finnish Sámi artist Outi Pieski; Swedish painters Mamma Andersson and Britta Marakatt-Labba, mixed-media artist Nathalie Djurberg, video artist Anneè Olofsson; and others.
Curated by Phillips Collection Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Academic Affairs Klaus Ottmann and drawn from a larger survey at the Phillips Collection in the fall of 2018, this exhibition comes from the work of the multi-year Nordic Cultural Initiative, a collaboration between the Phillips Collection and the Washington, D.C.-based embassies of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, launched in 2014 to promote the wealth of Nordic artistic talent.