This post assembles the material we drew on for our recent ‘explorations of competitive cultural nationalism’ half-day workshop with/atTransmission Gallery, Glasgow, 30/3/13.
The articles originate from one academic [writing in collaboration with artists] and three curators working in Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway/Sweden and beyond:
Rael Artel – (2010) Let’s Talk About Nationalism! Between Ideology and Identity – The curator’s foreword to the exhibition ((download pdf: Rael_Artel_2010_LetsTalk)
Tinna Grétarsdóttir, with artists Ásmundur Ásmundsson and Hannes Lárusson – (2012) Creativity and Crisis: Cultural Politics and Neoliberalization of Art [paper given at: The Icelandic Meltdown – A Workshop on the Causes, Implications, and Consequences of the Collapse of the Icelandic Economy]
Power Ekroth – (2007) PISSING ON THE NORDIC MIRACLE – published in the ‘Lights On Norwegian Contemporary Art’ MoMA catalogue (download pdf: Power_Ekroth_2007_NordicMiracle)
Marita Muukkonen – (2012) Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Art Institutions and Creative Industries (download pdf: Marita_Muukkonen_2012_RockAndAHardPlace)
These articles were companions to the workshop presentations which consisted of extracts from the following documented talks:
‘No Money. No Honey’ – Playing Chameleon/Seminar About The Survival Strategies For Art Initiatives
The Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) – Riga, Latvia, 2009
Cross Border Experience – The Role Of The Civil Society (Organisations) In Europe – Supplement Or Substitute?
KITCH – Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2011
Curators’ Network – Meeting
Hablar en Arte – Madrid, Spain, 2011
Pissing On The Nordic Miracle – The Nordic Art Scene In The Global Society Today
TOK [Creative Association of Curators] – St. Petersburg, Russia, 2011