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Not long until June and the opening of OpenArt

OpenArt is an international biennial for contemporary art with participating artists from all over the world. In this year’s exhibition OpenArt has choosen to look a little extra towards the Nordic countries, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden. With less than eight weeks left until the opening, we choose to give a sneak peak and present some more participating artists in the 2019 edition of OpenArt.

Participating artists:

Egill Saebjörnsson, Icelandic multidisciplinary artist, born 1974 and active in both Berlin and Reykjavik. Often working in installations that includes painting, sculpture and new technology where he builds up a whole new world of figures and forms. Saebjörnsson represented Iceland in the 2017 Venice Biennale.
Heji Shin is an korean artist, born 1976 and active in New York and Berlin. Shins medium is photography with which she often moves perspective and gaze with provocation as effect. She is among other things known for a controversial series of portraits of the music artist Kanye West.
Elsa Tomkowiak is a french artist born in 1981. Her colorfull installation is often big in scale and powerful with materials that otherwise can be found in industrial production. Her public artworks could be seen in The Opera House in Nantes and in a swimming pool in Mönchengladbach, Germany for example.
Jani Ruscica is a finnish artist born in 1978. Ruscica works with a myriad of different media and techniques with which he plays with our habitual thoughts and patterns.
Aurora Sander is a Norwegian artist duo consisting of Bror Sander Berg Stöhrseth, born 1987 and Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard, born 1991. They describe their installations and sculptures as caught between form and function, art and design, discourse and disgust and always contains a great deal of humor.
Melik Ohanian has Armenian heritage and is born and raised in France, born in 1969. His artistry revolves around issues of historical events and interpretations of these. Ohanian has partisipated in the bigger biennials and also won The Golden Lion for the best pavillion at the Venice biennale for Armenia 2015.
The Opening of OpenArt is happening on Saturday, June 8th at Järntorget at 1pm. The exhibition takes place during 12 summer weeks in Örebro, From June 8th until September 1st.


Jun-Hi Wennergren Nordling
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Temporary Director
Elisabeth Magnusson
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The artist Elsa Tomkowiak together with three volunteers in the OpenArts workshop.

Published: 2019-04-15