Admission: Free
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00 Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 – 15:00
Location: Siggeruds Galleri, Professor Schyttes gate 3 (city centre) 

ARCTIC STORYWORLDS: FROZEN MATTERS The International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) invites you to the Arctic StoryWorlds: Frozen Matters exhibition opening at Siggeruds Galleri.

Curated by Olga Zaslavskaya, Vera Kuklina, and Tatiana Degai, the exhibition is a journey into the heart of the Arctic environment, using storytelling as a medium to convey the intricate tapestry of this region. StoryWorlds hints at a multi-layered, interconnected universe of narratives that may illuminate various facets of Arctic life, from its Indigenous cultures to the extraordinary biodiversity in this frozen realm. The phrase “Frozen Matters” goes beyond simply acknowledging the Arctic’s cold conditions; it intends to delve deeply into the pivotal elements that define this unique environment. Using “Matters,” the project declares its commitment to exploring and highlighting the significance of the Arctic. This exploration extends beyond the physical attributes of frozen landscapes to encompass environmental dynamics, cultural richness, scientific exploration, and even symbolic interpretations that might arise from the stark beauty of the Arctic.

The Arctic StoryWorlds: Frozen Matters project is a collaborative undertaking, bringing together scholars’ expertise, artists’ creativity, and Indigenous knowledge-holders’ wisdom. This collective effort is a dynamic process that unfolds through various means, including art-science convergence meetings, immersive field studies, artsbased collaborations, talking circles, and crafty storytelling.

This exhibition will be open between 29 May and 8 June 2024.