a strange meeting – With artist collective nabbteeri at the NKFs Guest Studio
a strange meeting
With artist collective nabbteeri at the Nordic Guest Studio
Time: The 15th of March 1 18.00-19.00
Place: Malongen, Nytorget 15 A
In association with Nordic Art Association (NKF).
The Finnish artist collective nabbteeri is developing site-sensitive ways of working. In their installations organic matters and leftover materials are merged and mixed with for exempel digital handicraft, such as 3D-animated landscapes. During the 9th of March to the 26th of March nabbteeri is invited by Färgfabriken to stay at the the Nordic Art Association’s Guest Studio and continue their work for an upcoming exhibition this autumn springing from the overall theme Garden – Beyond the Human Gaze.
On March 15 nabbteeri invites you to a gathering at the Nordic Guest Studio in Malongen. See their invitation below.
Image: Work in progress, nabbteeri.
a strange meeting
We are not scientists. We are not researchers.
We are amateur poets, we are amateur gardeners, and we are full-time parasites.
Materials are our instruments. The soil is our host.
Precarious conditions may never solidify into systematic, controlled, defined
“outcomes”, whether conceptually, artistically or architecturally. As artists we use
parasite-specificity/sensitivity as a concept to embrace uncertainty,
messing around, rummaging “the darknesses” the corners, rich with
debris. Think of this gathering as an early compost activator, as a gentle
attempt to bestir overwintering concepts and matter.
About the artists
Janne Nabb (b. 1984) and Maria Teeri (b. 1985) began to collaborate during their studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kankaanpää and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, where they graduated in 2011. As artists they began to playfully challenge ideas around identity, ending up by regarding themselves as a unit, a four-handed artist collective. Among other things, nabbteeri has represented Finland in the Nordic pavilion during the Venice Biennale 2019.