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  • Artist Talk: Susanne M. Winterling and Máret Ánne Sara, with collaborator Elin Már Øyen Vister

    Artist talk with festival artists Susanne M. Winterling and Máret Ánne Sara, with collaborator Elin Már Øyen Vister. Thu 14. Feb 15:15 - 15:45 TANG free
  • The Stitch Project – Women in War

    Together with The Stitch Project during Barents Spectacle 2019, the Dagny Loe-carpet from the Borderland Museum and Jørgund Sivertsen carpet from the Partisan Museum at Kiberg, are presented in Terminal B. Here, the carpets are exhibited in a new context, where the importance of the craft is the focus. On the occasion of the exhibition…
  • TANG
    the festival meeting spot

    Tang This year’s festival hangout is an installation as much as a social retreat, created by the artist duo Devils Apron; Trond Ansten and Kåre Grundvåg. 
TANG — as well as being one of the most popular surnames in China — is the Norwegian word for seaweed. This marine resource is packed with a dizzying…
  • Det Samiske Nasjonalteatret Beaivváš presents:
    Juoiggas!

    In this concert performance, the Sami National Theater Beaivváš takes a deep dive into the history and function of the joik throughout time. We meet the close, personal yoik given from one person to another. We meet the joik poetry squad that broke through and inspired Europe's poets in the late 17th century, and we…
  • Alessandro Rolandi
    Social Sensibility R&D Department

    Social Sensibility R&D Department is an artist collective based in Beijing and Paris. It addresses fundamental questions about the nature of art-making and place of the artist in the contemporary socio-political context. For “The Worlds Northernmost Chinatown”, Ronaldi presents three video works that represents the collective’s work and practice. In one video-piece, worker and performance…
  • The Kirkenes Charter

    A binding decision on the present from the future Polar ice caps are melting, and China is coming closer than ever. In a few decades from now, ordinary merchant ships are supposed to be able to take a shortcut from China to Europe. Climate change is causing tremendous consequences which will fundamentally reshape our understanding…
  • Transborder Cafe
    Russia + China: True love or a marriage of convenience?

    Barents Secretariat, in cooperation with UTSYN – Foreign Policy and Security Forum, address the new geopolitical structures in the High North, and their direct and indirect influence on Norway and our border region with Russia. China’s interest in the Arctic and the Northern Sea Route – or the "Polar Silk Road” – is not only…
  • The Stitch Project

    The Stitch Project – TSP was founded in 2012 by a group of seven international artists. Our first gathering was at the Samí festival Riddu Riđđu in Kåfjorden, in Troms, Northern Norway in July 2012. Our art project has three main activities which we invite everyone to join in on. Our main tasks are the…
  • Máret Ánne Sara in collaberation with Elin Már Øyen Vister
    Pile o´Sápmi: ealáskan

    How do we relate to land and how do we read it´s history and presence? Kirkenes/Girkonjárga is part of core Sápmi and is situated on Eastern Sámi, Sea Sami as well as Northern Sámi shared land, colonised by the Norwegian state for centuries. Today the young town is flirting with a new massive invasion of…
  • The Common People’s Life in the Near Future – a conversation and reading with Xia Jia and Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay

    Xia Jia is a rising star of Chinese science fiction, and we are proud to host her during her first visit to Norway. This conversation will draw on Xia Jia's series of short stories entitled "The Chinese Encyclopedia", where she speculates on ordinary people's life in China of the near future. What can we extrapolate…