NORDIC SALON 2021
3 DECEMBER 2021 – 3 APRIL 2022
WITH HELSINGBORG KONSTFÖRENING AND DUNKERS KULTURHUS AS ORGANIZERS.
Nordisk Salong is a collaboration between Helsingborgs konstförening and Dunkers kulturhus. The idea is to show the audience the broad contemporary art in the Nordic countries.
Works have been submitted in ten categories: painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles, film, photography, graphics, installation, performance and mixed technique. 2 396 applications have been received. Thank you to all applicants.
Nordisk Salong in Helsingborg 3 December 2021 and – 3 April 2022.
NORDIC SALON IS SHOWN IN DUNKERS KULTURHUS EXHIBITION HALL 2
During the exhibition, there is a solid educational program with workshops, screenings, artist talks and more. Two scholarships are awarded, “Jury Favorite” 20.000 SEK and “Audience Favorite” 20.000 SEK.
With the following motivation, the jury selected Karin von Schantz as the jury’s choice.
“”Sometimes an artwork expresses a language beyond words, and even beyond what is visible. Karin von Schantz’s “The Board of What Comes Next” belongs to this category of silently, low key works where subtlety and ambiguities reign. Already the title carries multiple possible readings. It triggers questions rather than giving definite answers or clues.
Von Schantz’s textile sculpture uses simple and recognizable materials and shapes, within a vocabulary of abstract art. Still it manages to create a sense of mystery and wonder. It is an enigmatic work, one that will appear in a new way every time we meet it.”
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 this exhibition will be at least as popular.
The jury of 2021 consists of:
Pontus Kyander (Finland), Helene Nyborg Bay (Denmark), Svein Ingvoll Pedersen (Norway), Kristín Dagmar Jóhannesdóttir (Iceland)
Ulf Hedén, chairman of Helsingborgs konstförening
Fredrik Öjbro, head of department at Dunkers kulturhus