News Jun 30, 2011

Nordic Fashion Biennale

Looking Back to Find our Future

An Exhibition of Nordic Fashion Design and Jewelry curated by, Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir. The exhibit is produced by the Nordic House, Reykjavík, Iceland and in partnership with the Nordic Heritage Museum.

A symphony for the eye, nurture for the mind and inspiration for the future; the 2011 Nordic Fashion Biennale will be held this fall at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle from September 30 to November 13. This is the first time this event is being held in the United States. The Nordic Fashion Biennale was launched by the Nordic House, Reykjavik in 2009 and included more than 60 designers, artists, musicians and speakers.

The 2011 Nordic Fashion Biennale is being produced by the Nordic House, Reykjavik and the Nordic Heritage Museum. The highlight of the Nordic Fashion Biennale is an exhibition, Looking Back to Find our Future, curated by New York-based Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardottir. Arnardottir is well known for her collaboration with Björk and for her commissioned work for the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Looking Back to Find our Future will include fashion and jewelry from Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Sweden, and Norway. Cutting-edge contemporary fashion, design, and installations throughout the Museum will blur past and present, highlighting traditions of craft and creativity in Nordic design. The exhibition will demonstrate how important the influences of nature and heritage are for Nordic designers.

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