Publisert 17.04.2023

Symposium: Abundance – 45th Tendencies Biennial 20.04.


Norwegian Crafts, Helsinki-based curator Ki Nurmenniemi, and the exhibition space Galleri F 15 organize a symposium for the exhibition Abundance – Nordic Contemporary CraftsThe symposium will take place at 10.00 on Thursday 20 April 2023 at Galleri F 15 and House of Foundation in Moss outside of Oslo.

Abundance the symposium will take the exhibition as its point of departure, diving into topics such as nature-human connectedness and different eco-narratives with a focus on approaches relating to crafts, making practices, and sensory experience. Abundance is the 45th edition of the exhibition series Tendenser focused on Nordic contemporary crafts.


  • Introduction of the symposium: Norwegian Crafts and Abundance curator Ki Nurmenniemi (FIN)
  • Presentation: Mikkel Hammer Elming, director at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft (DK)
  • Artist presentation: Anna Rún Trygvadottir, visual artist (IS)
  • Lunch
  • Artist presentation: Márjá Karlsen, textile artist and duojár (NO, Sápmi)
  • Outdoor performance: Elly Vadseth, transdisciplinary media artist, dancer, and choreographer (NO)
  • Short break
  • Panel talk: exhibiting Pearla Pigao (NO) and Elsa Salonen (FIN) in conversation with Veronika Muráriková (SE)
  • Performance/work demonstration: Pearla Pigao with crew (NO)
  • Guided tour of the Abundance exhibition with mediation curator at Galleri F 15 Frida Edlund
  • Dinner at House of Foundation, central Moss

The programme is subject to minor changes. 

Please note that the event has a limited amount of seats due to the capacity of the venue. For more information and on how to participate see Norwegian Crafts webpage. 

The side programme for the Abundance exhibition is a collaboration with curator Ki Nurmenniemi, Galleri F 15, Galleri F 15, Norwegian Crafts, and  The Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute (FINNO). The Abundance symposium is supported by The Nordic Culture Fund and the Craft Artists’ Remuneration Fund.

About the exhibition

Gallery F 15 presents, in collaboration with Ki Nurmenniemi, Helsinki-based art curator, art writer and doctoral researcher in interdisciplinary sustainability science, the exhibition Abundance.

ARTISTS: Lene Baadsvig Ørmen (NO) ∣ Ask Bjørlo (NO) ∣ Hanne Friis (NO) ∣ Ellen Grieg (NO) ∣ Sasha Huber (FIN/CH) ∣ Kristin Larsson (SE) ∣ Kim Laybourn (NO/DK) ∣ Germain Ngoma (NO) ∣ Outi Pieski, Biret & Gáddjá Haarla Pieski (Sápmi) ∣ Pearla Pigao (NO) ∣ Elsa Salonen (DE/FIN) ∣ Anna Ting Möller (CHN/SE) ∣ Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir (IS) ∣ Man Yau (FIN)