16-18/6: Konferanse: Nordic Nature

Nordic Nature: Art, Ecology, Landscape is a three-day conference foregrounding new and vital conversations currently shaping Nordic art historical research on the natural world.

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Programmet og registrering til «Nordic Nature» (16. til 18. juni) er åpnet!

«Nordic Nature» retter fokus på nye og sentrale perspektiv som bidrar til å forme den kunsthistoriske forskningen på nordisk natur. Konferansen er ett samarbeid mellom Universitetsmuseet i Bergen, The Greenhouse (UiS) og KODE, og arrangeres i Bergen.

16.-18. June, Bergen, Norway

Visit the conference website here: https://nordicnature.mystrikingly.com

Registration: https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=12561136

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:

Focusing on encounters between art history, visual culture, nature studies, and environmental history, this conference will redress the imbalance in Nordic art history that often emphasizes teleological national narratives, and instead, situate encounters with nature in relation to more interdisciplinary methodologies. It will foreground environmental, post-colonial, transnational, and Indigenous perspectives.

The notion of the Nordic landscape as a manifestation of a specific national temperament emerged in the nineteenth century and coincided with larger nationalist movements that sought to discover, preserve, and promote a sense of national identity. Nordic landscapes shaped and framed national identity domestically and for export abroad in exhibitions, in turn, used to demonstrate and promote a northern identity.

This conference offers an intervention into the prescribed narrative of National Romanticism, inviting speakers to move beyond the nation as a priori framework and to decenter and reconfigure the geographical and cultural focus of the landscape and natural world in Nordic art history.

PROGRAMME:

DAY 1:

Thursday June 16th

Location: Permanenten, KODE Art Museums

8.45 – 9.00 – Opening Remarks

9.00 – 10.30 – Session 1

Fin-de-siecle Ecology

Chair: Tonje Haugland Sørensen (University of Bergen)

10.30 – 11.00 – Break

11.00 – 12.30 – Session 2

Art, Architecture, and Activism

Chair: Ingrid Halland (University of Bergen)

12.30 – 14.00 – Lunch & Curator Talks

14.00 – 15.30 – Session 3

Animal Studies

Chair: Dolly Jørgensen (University of Stavanger)

15.30 – 16.30 – Break

16.30 – 18.00 – Curating the Anthropocene Roundtable

DAY 2:

Friday, June 17th

Location: University Museum

9.00 – 10.30 – Session 4

Arctic Imaginings

Chair: Isabelle Gapp (University of Toronto)

10.30 – 11.00 – Break

11.00 – 12.30 – Session 5

Contemporary Responses

Chair: MaryClaire Pappas (Indiana University)

12.30 – 14.00 – Lunch & Curator Talks

13.45 – 15.15 – Session 6

Gender in the North

Chair: Katarina Macleod (Södertorn University)

15.30 – 16.30 – Break

16.30 – 18.00 – Keynote Address

Location: Permanenten, KODE Art Museums

Gry Hedin (ARKEN Museum of Modern Art):

“The climate emergency is here. The Nordic art museums need to act like it”

19.00 – Conference Dinner (limited capacity)

Location: Marg + Bein

DAY 3:

Saturday June 18th

Location: Permanenten, KODE Art Museums

10.00 – 11.30 – Session 7

Film and Photography

Chair: Bart Pushaw (University of Copenhagen)

11.30 – 11.45 – Break

11.45 – 13.15 – Session 8

Scandinavian Sculpture

Chair: Kesia Eidesen Halvorsrud (University of Oslo and KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes)

13.15 – 14.30 – Lunch & Curator Talks

14.30 – 16.00 – Session 9

Garden Landscapes

Chair: Tove Kårstad Haugsbø (KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes)

16.00 – 16.15 – Closing Remarks

  • Torsdag 16. juni 2022 til Lørdag 18. juni 2022
  • Kode 1

J.C. Dahl: Bjørkestamme / Study of the lower Trunk of a Birch Tree (1819)