Nordisk Salong 2021

Helsingborgs konstförening and Dunkers kulturhus invite artists active and living in the Nordic countries to apply to Nordisk Salong, 3 december 2021 – 3 april 2022

Nordisk Salong is a collaboration between Helsingborgs konstförening and Dunkers kulturhus which in 2014 led to the first Nordic salon in Helsingborg. Now it’s time for the third. The idea is to show the audience the broad contemporary art in the Nordic countries.

All artists born in 2003 or earlier, resident and active in the Nordic region, are welcome to apply for participation in painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles, film, photography, graphics, installation, performance and mixed technique.

The exhibition is shown in one of Dunker’s large exhibition halls. During the exhibition, there is a solid educational program with workshops, screenings, artist talks and more. A number of scholarships will be awarded, including “Jury Favorite” and “Audience Favorite”.

Nordisk Salong is a unique opportunity to reach a larger audience. During Nordisk Salong 2014 and Nordisk Salong 2017, the salons had a total of over 26,000 visitors. We hope that next year’s exhibition will be at least as popular. The artists have also been very interested in the salons. Our hope is that Nordisk Salong 2021 will attract even more applicants from all the Nordic countries. We want the jury to have a hard time choosing a winner.
The jury of 2021 consists of:

Pontus Kyander, Helene Nyborg Bay, Svein Ingvoll Pedersen, Ólöf Kristín Sigurðardóttir

For many young artists the salon, as a form of exhibition, leads the way into the world of artists. For the established artist, it is a way to be seen in a different and new context. Here we take inspiration from the very earliest Paris salons that were groundbreaking and crossed over borders. We hope that Nordisk Salong 2021, in addition to showing the Nordic art of today, can contribute to establishing contacts and creating networks.

There is also something nice about a jury judging submitted works without context or name, just like when rehearsals take place for orchestras behind a curtain, so that the jury evaluates only the quality of the works. We see the important and democratic value in opening our citys cultural house, Dunkers kulturhus, to as many people as possible.

With kind regards
Christel Knappe, chairman of Helsingborgs konstförening
Fredrik Öjbro, scene- and exhibition chief at Dunkers kulturhus

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