Cold, Cold Heart
a weekend of video and performance art from Nordic countries.
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Exhibition: – 22 Oct 2006
Courtauld Institute of Art
Somerset House . Strand
WC2R 0RN London
Cold, Cold Heart - a weekend of video and performance art from Nordic countries 20 - 22 October 2006 Video art and performance weekend at Somerset House Presented by the East Wing Collection in collaboration with White Space Gallery and TankTV Artists: Mattias Aakerfeldt, Olga Chernysheva, Jesper Just, Ragnar Kjartansson, Antti Laitinen, Elena Nasanen, Torbjorn Rodland, Richard T. Walker You are invited to the private view of the video projections and the opening of a 3-day performance "Satan is Real" by Ragnar Kjartansson on Friday 20 October from 6.30 pm at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Strand, WC2R 0RN The Courtauld Institute of Art, East Wing Collection is pleased to present Cold, Cold Heart, a weekend of video and performance art from Nordic countries at the Courtauld Institute and Somerset House, 20-22 October. This event will include a half-day conference in the Courtauld Institute Research Forum with artists, museum curators and academics, followed by the opening of Ragnar Kjartansson's performance Satan is Real, and screenings of film and video works staged for the first time in all parts of this historic building. Cold, Cold Heart is the first international video festival of its kind hosted by Somerset House, showcasing work by established and rising artists from Nordic countries, Russia and the UK, all sharing a distinctly northern vision. The programme is curated by Dr. Sarah Wilson, head of the contemporary department at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Nicolas Dubois, student at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and Anya Stonelake of White Space Gallery. Tank Magazine will preview Cold, Cold Heart in its October issue, and will present all the video and performance pieces on its website www.Tank.TV between 15 and 30 October. Supported by: TankTV, Egill Skallagrimsson Fund, Finnish Ministry of Culture, Embassy Of Denmark, Norwegian Embassy; Embassy of Finland; OCA Norway, Courtauld Institute of Art, White Space Gallery. Weekend programme: Friday, 20 October: 2.30 - 5.30pm An afternoon conference on Nordic contemporary art. Presentations by participating artists Ragnar Kjartansson and Antti Laitinen, and Caroline Corbetta, curator of 2004 Momentum Biennale. Moderator: Dr Sarah Wilson, Courtauld Institute. Venue: Research Forum, Courtauld Institute. Tel. 020 7848 2777 Saturday - Sunday, 21-22 October 10am-6pm: Video projections around Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN and an ongoing performance by Ragnar Kjartansson. Saturday 21 October, 7pm Performance "Snowman" by Antti Laitinen at White Space Gallery, St Peter's Church, Vere Street, London W1G ODQ. Tel. 0207 3999 571