Published on the occasion of the Nordic Art Association s seventy-fifth anniversary, this publication is initiated and produced by the Swedish section, tracing some of the association s activities in the entire region through the years. The book is an examination and a celebration of a visual art organisation in the Nordic region aimed at creating networks between artists since 1945. Historical texts by researchers critically engage with a newly retrieved archive, and the Nordic art world through the lens of association s records.
The Swedish association's activities have developed in a direction that gravitates around the Nordic Guest Studio in Stockholm. In this book, international guests and collaborators reflect this in a guest book emanating from CRIS, Curatorial Residency In Stockholm, by sharing their thoughts on the notion of hospitality. NKF was founded 1945 with branches in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden as well as the autonomies of Faroe Islands, Greenland, Åland and the Sámi People.
The book has been edited by Björn Norberg, Camilla Larsson and Jonatan Habib Engqvist. It includes contributions by Abir Boukhari, Adam Kleinman, Alvaro Campo, Amara Antilla, Anna Tomaszewska, Basak Senova, Bengt Jahnsson-Wennberg, Berit Schuck, Björn Norberg, Britta Marakatt-Labba, Elena Agudio, Gotthard Johansson, Iaroslav Volovod, Joanna Sokolowska, Joantan Habib Engqvist, Jonas Ekeberg, Juha Huuskonen, Jussi Koitela & Yvonne Billmore, Lorenzo Sandoval, Maria Nicolacopoulou, Maria Nordvall, Marina Fokidis, Marina Vale Noronha, Marta Edling, Michy Marxaruch, Nat Muller, Olga Hatzidaki & Maria Thalia Carras (locus athens), Power Ekroth, Riksa Afiati, Stefanie Hessler, Taru Elfving, Theodor Ringborg, Viktorija Siaulyte.