Photo Seminar 2018: Perfect NordicThu 18 Oct — Fri 19 Oct
Perspectives on conceptions about the Nordic countries
Photo Seminar 2018 • Thursday & Friday 18–19 October
This year’s photo seminar takes its starting point in some of the traits that we see as defining for the Nordic societies: equality, individualism, apperence and style, secularism, the welfare state and our connection with nature. The seminar takes place in collaboration with the Nordic photographers’ collective Moment, where six of the members explore the polarized image of the Nordic countries and present their individual photographic projects that reflect today’s realities in the Nordic countries. Curator Susanne Fessé who followed the group throughout the process gives an initiated presentation about the role of the curator and the historian Lars Trägårdh shares his long-term research into the Nordic model.
Languages: Swedish and English
1–1.15pm Museum’s Director Ulrica Grundström says welcome and moderator Ola Nordebo gives a short introduction
1.15–2.15pm Susanne Fessé Curator med fokus på fotografi i en utvidgad roll (SWE)
[Cuator with focus an photography in an extended role]
2.15–3.15pm Chris Maluszynski Framgångsfrisyr (SWE)
Appearance is an important element of the Nordic success story. “Framgångsfrisyr” meaning roughly “The hairstyle of success”.
4–5pm Elin Berge Awakening (SWE)
About an intimate documentation of a loosely compound, leaderless, and separatist spiritual awakening movement taking shape in different kinds of spiritual women’s circles in Sweden.
5–6pm Eivind H Natvig In One Hundred Years All Is Forgotten (SWE)
The concept of the future feels abstract. Even as we discover the impact of past sins, most of us live with little regard of what negligence will be harvested by future generations.
6.15–7pm Mingle and guided tour in the exhibition Almost Perfect
7–10pm Dinner in the museum’s cafe
8.30–9.30am Knut Egil Wang Jante (ENG)
The ideal of equality is key to explain why the Scandinavian countries have less social problems and are often regarded the best countries to live in. Being equal means not standing out from the crowd too much.
9.30–10.30am Juuso Westerlund Children of Paradise (ENG)
Välfärdsstaten baserad på socialdemokratin är kanske det viktigaste elementet i den nordiska modellen, i dag syns alltfler tecken på att detta inte längre gäller.
11am–12 Marie Hald Beginning of the Party (ENG)
Alcohol traditionally plays an essential role in many different settings in the Danish society. Beginning to drink can be seen as a rite of passage into adult life.
12–1pm Lars Trägårdh Den nordiska modellen (SWE)
[The Nordic Model]
Link to application form (only available in Swedish)