Ragnar Már Nikulásson / London, England
Nordic DeLight Festival
Oskar Koliander, Jesper Kongshaug, Jakob Kvst, Hans Erik Madsen, Ragnar Már Nikulásson, Vesa-Pekka Rannikko, Taneli Rautiainen, Hans Rosenstrom, Anne Katrine Senstad, Marita Isobel Solber, Pink Twins, Timo Vaittinen, Jarno Vesale.
Various venues in Soho (Blacks Members Club, Conde Nast College of Fashion & Design, Garage Gallery, Zero One, St Anne’s Church Soho, Westminster Kingsway College), London, England
January 13 – 28, 2018
London enters 2018 aglow, with light from the Nordic countries. From 13th to 28th January, London’s Soho welcomes Nordic DeLights, the most cosy and highly anticipated Light Festival in the world. Thirteen contemporary light artists from the Nordic countries will reinterpret six venues across Soho, creating mesmerising installations with unique visual dialogues under the unifying power of light.
Celebrating the diversity of Soho, the most creative square mile in the world, A:CODE Arts Organisation, under the curatorial expertise of Vassiliki Tzanakou, has selected an eclectic range of venues for the artist’s site-specific installations, including academic institutions, a local church, a private members club and creative agencies from the film industry.
Nordic artists thrive on the medium of light. They have developed a heightened sensitivity to it, since being so far north of the equator; they spend half the year in what feels like perpetual night. The illuminating artworks will interplay with the selected venues, employing innovative interpretations of different applications of light, using the art forms of video, light architecture, design, and performance.
Most light festivals are large outdoor spectacles, but Nordic DeLights promises to be a very cosy and intimate event, taking place both indoors and outdoors, and engaging local communities with international art, to create cross-cultural dialogues and the exchange of ideas.
A:CODE look forward to share the light in Soho, from the most innovative and cutting edge contemporary Nordic artists.
About the artist
Ragnar Már Nikulásson (born 1985) holds Masters degree in Fine Art from the Iceland Art Academy. He graduated from the department of graphic design in 2010, from same school.
Selected exhibitions: TROPOP 3.0, Artíma gallery, Reykjavik // 2013, PASTÍS 11/11, National Art Gallery Listasafn Íslands // 2013, Intertwined, Einar Jónsson Art Museum, Reykjavik // 2012, and unrestrained lust (solo exhibition), Kling og bang, Reykjavik // 2012, FESTISVALL 3.5, Artíma gallery, Reykjavík // 2012, Hidden (solo exhibition), Kling og bang, Reykjavík // 2011, School of Senses, Kling og bang, Reykjavik // 2011, Tropikal Optikal, Lunga festival, Seyðisfjordur // 2011, Trolley presents TJ Boulting presenting Kling & Bang, TJ Boulting, London.