On Thursday 7 May 2015, Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF) is hosting an event at the Pavilion of Newfoundland and Labrador in Venice, where the complete list of artists for this year's festival will be announced.
The event will be led by the curators for LIAF 2015, Matt Packer and Arne Skaug Olsen, who will be available for a Q&A after the presentation. In addition to the announcement, LIAF artist Sam Basu will give a reading of his short fiction writings.
Light breakfast and refreshments to be served.
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ABOUT LIAF 2015
Lofoten International Art Festival 2015 will run from 28 August until 27 September 2015. Titled 'Disappearing Acts', the festival will take its thematic basis on ideas of human agency disappearing through the processes of history, ecology, and technology. This approach is informed by the context of the Lofoten Islands in Norway, with its precarious economic-environmental dependency, its highly marketable 'screensaver' scenery, and its cultural legacy of self-sufficiency and retreat from the antagonism of the urbanised world. Organised as a large-scale group exhibition, 'Disappearing Acts' will feature 25 international artists, with many works commissioned especially for LIAF 2015. The exhibition will also be accompanied by a full public programme and publication. LIAF is organised by The North Norwegian Art Center.