The Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF), Norway’s only international art festival, announces the members of the curatorial team for its 2013 edition: Eva González-Sancho, Anne Szefer Karlsen and Bassam El Baroni. The festival takes place every two years in the Lofoten islands, located on the northwestern Coast of Norway, just above the Arctic Circle, and showcases works by international artists in a local and site-specific context. Acknowledging the complexity of place, LIAF seeks to form an open, experimental meeting place and platform for artists, audience and locals in order to create dialogue between the global and the local.
More specifically, Eva González-Sancho is an independent curator from Spain but based in France. She was the director and curator of the FRAC Bourgogne (Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, Dijon, France) from 2003 to 2011 and of the Etablissement d’en Face Projects (Art Projects Office, Brussels, Belgium) from 1998 to 2003. Her interests revolve around the many issues raised by public space, as well as the perception and function of space as evidenced in exhibition projects. Her projects also involve a relationship with language and text, the questioning of issues of awareness, self-perception and self-consciousness in a given place, or the readings of History. She defines her curatorial work as one focusing on ‘Non-Authoritarian’ art practices, those which offer the public an extremely broad margin for maneuver and interpretation, non-spectacular approaches that acknowledge the viewer’s individuality and responsibility.
Title of the event: Lofoten International Art Festival
Place: Lofoten Islands