Artist talk with nabbteeri

16 September

15.00 in the exhibition

Included in the entrance fee.
The talk is held in English.

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.

Janne Nabb (b. 1984) and Maria Teeri (b. 1985) began to collaborate in 2008 during their studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kankaanpää. Over the years they have exhibited their work worldwide, among other things nabbteeri represented Finland in the Nordic pavilion during the Venice Biennale 2019. In this years exhibition at Färgfabriken nabbteeri displays a garden beyond the human gaze.

As artists, nabbteeri are not interested in controlled and defined results. Instead, they create temporary and site-specific installations where found objects, rubbish, remains and traces of people and animals are used and allowed to interact with the site of the exhibition. An artistic way of working that where the artist strives not to leave more of a climate footprint than necessary.

The installation whatever lives bends down at Färgfabriken is created from such an artistic compost where a multitude of fragments communicate with each other and form something new.

Meet nabbteeri in an artist talk about their practice September 16 at 3pm. The conversation is included in the entrance fee and moderated by curator Emilia Rosenqvist and process manager Daniel Urey.

Further reading about nabbteeri och whatever lives bends down!

Photo: Pirje Mykkänen/Finlands Nationalgalleri.