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Chinese artist will add his own Northern Lights

Yang Fudong creates work for remote Norwegian island

Yang Fudong's work will be shown in Sandhornøya

The leading Chinese artist Yang Fudong is due to unveil a site-specific film installation on a remote Arctic beach this summer. Fudong’s piece is due to be shown on the mountainous island of Sandhornøya in northern Norway (29 August-1 September 2015). The installation has the working title Poetic co-existence once upon a time: architecture, underground dwelling, installation, monumental images and the landscape; the film footage was shot in both China and Norway. Fudong’s work launches an ambitious touring cultural programme organised and funded by the Norwegian arts organisation Salt. The roving platform will, says Helga-Marie Nordby, the co-founder of Salt, “spend the next few years travelling across the northernmost part of our planet, making stops in Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Ireland, Scotland, Spitsbergen and Alaska”. A vast architectural structure inspired by fiskehjelle, the racks used for drying fish, will host two works commissioned annually by Salt curators, one for the “light” season and another for the “dark” season. For more information, go to: salted.no

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