The Initial Meeting – Transfer North

Transfer North Network – The Initial Meeting organized in Tromsø from September 4-6, 2015

Knowledge Transfer Program- September 4-6, 2015 Tromsø (NOR) from High North AiR network on Vimeo.

Knowlegde Transfer Program gathered independent and institutional curators, producers and program coordinators in the contemporary art field in the European North, with a special focus on the High North region. The program aims to create platforms for knowledge and experience exchange and long-term network between art professionals in the northern parts of Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Russia, and other northern European regions.

Transfer North meeting is supported by The Royal Norwegian Department of Culture, Nordic Culture Fund, and Troms County Council.

SEPTEMBER 4-6, 2015

Date: Thursday, September 3 // off program – optional
Time: 18:00-21:00
Venue: Tromsø kunstforening, Muségata 2
Event: Tromsø Folk Kitchen- Idleness, Imagination and Community Feeling – Tromsø Kunstforening 90 years
Evening: 19:30 Silent Movie Film Festival/ Stumfilmdager, Verdensteatret (optional)

Date: Friday, September 4
Time: 10:15-15:30
Venue: Árdna – the Unversity’s Sami Cultural Building ( Campus UiT) // Norwegian Polar Institute, Framsenter
Event: Seminar at Ardna / Visit to Norwegian Polar Institute, Framsenter
Britt Kramvig, Prof. Dr. Institute for tourism and northern studies, Arctic Encounters: Contemporary Travel/Writing in the European High North
Irene Snarby, ph.d.-scholar, SARP – The Sámi art research project, Department of Culture and Literature, Art history, UiT The Arctic University of Norway // Guidet tour – Sami art at Campus
14:30: 15:30 Dr. philos Stig Falk-Petersen, Senior Researcher & Professor, Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Evening: 19:30 Silent Movie Film Festival/ Stumfilmdager, Verdensteatret (optional)

Date: Saturday, September 5
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Venue: Tromsø Contemporary Art Academy, Grønnegata 1 //
Event: Lunch meeting
Departure from the Academy 16:15, 15 min walk to Kurant
Time: 17:00 – (transport by boat) – 22:00 Bus back to Tromsø – 03:30 Night bus back to Tromsø
Venue: Olavsvern, 20 km outside Tromsø
Event: Opening of the “Nothing will grow together because nothing belongs together” – Norwegian-Russian art project in the former NATO naval base Olavsvern
Evening: Opening party arranged by Insomnia festival

Date: Sunday, September 6
Time: 14:00-18:30
Venue: Verdensteatret kino, Storgata 93b
Event: POLARIZED! Video-programme curated by Northern Media Culture Association Magneetti ry (Rovaniemi, FIN)



Ainslie Roddick, The Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow/UK
Alla Raisanen, Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu/FIN
Anastasia Patsey, Art-centre “Pushkinskaya-10”, St Petersburg/RUS
Arve Rød, art critic, Oslo/NOR*
Asta Vaiciulyte, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius/LT*
Cornelius Stiefenhofer, Pikene på broen, Kirkenes/NOR
Elena Gubanova, National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) St Petersburg/RUS
Glafira Severianova, artist and curator, Murmansk/RUS
Hanne Gudrun Gulljord, Tromsø kunstforening, Tromsø /NOR
Ingela Ögren Weinmar, Havremagasinet, Boden/SWE
Ivan Galuzin, artist and curator, Oslo, NOR//Murmansk, RUS
Jasmina Bosnjak, Troms County Council/ Troms County Cultural Center, Tromsø/NOR
Jet Pascua, Small Projects, Tromsø/NOR
Jetta Huttunen, Northern Media Culture Association Magneetti ry, Rovaniemi/FIN
Julia Heikkinen, Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu/FIN
Kriss Zilgalvis, NOASS, Riga/Latvia*
Kristin Tårnes, Kurant, Tromsø /NOR
Kristoffer Dolmen, Nordland County Council/NOR*
Leif Magne Tangen, Tromsø kunstforening, Tromsø /NOR
Mark Roberts, Northern Media Culture Association Magneetti ry, Rovaniemi/FIN
Mathias H. Tjønn, Røst AiR, Oslo/NOR
Minna Rainio, artist, Rovaniemi/FIN
Nicolas Horne, video- documentation// Tromsø Contemporary Art Academy, /NOR
Oleg Khadartsev, Fridaymilk, Murmansk/RUS
Pavel Borisov, freelance researcher, Murmansk/RUS
Remco de Blaaij, The Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow/UK
Ricky Sandberg, Havremagasinet, Boden/SWE
Roman Khoroshilov, Nikel/RUS
Senni Karvonen, KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre, Ii/FIN
Svein I.Pedersen, The Art Center of Northern Norway, Svolvær/NOR
Torill Ø. Haaland, The Art Center of Northern Norway, Svolvær//NOR
Varvara Feklistova, Center of Cultural Initiatives, Petrozavodsk/RUS
Viktor Fedoseev, Raketa, Tromsø/NOR //Arkhangelsk/RUS*
Viktor Pedersen, 3 BA, Tromsø Contemporary Art Academy, Tromsø/NOR
Yulia Medvedeva, Arkhangelsk Artist Union /Arkhangelsk International Cultural Center/ RUS
Zhanna Guzenko, Fridaymilk, Murmansk/RUS

* supported by Nordland County Council

Video documentation: Nicolas Horne


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