The Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute (FINNO) is partnering with Pikene på Broen to bring a group of Finland-based cultural producers and art curators to Barents Spektakel.
FINNO and Pikene på Broen have invited Riitta Kuusikko, Director at Rovaniemi Art Museum, Jonna Leppänen, Managing Director at Silence Festival, and Inka Hyvönen, Producer at Oulu 2026 to visit the festival and take part in Cultural Carousel.
The Cultural Carousel is a new discussion format that shares experiences from artists, researchers and cultural workers from the Barents and Nordic regions. Contributors will each take on a rotating role to play interviewer, interviewee, and audience in an open conversation that shifts every 10 minutes.
With a mix of prepared and chance-determined questions, Nomadic Base at Terminal B in Kirkenes will become a forum for the artistic community to talk more openly and more often with each other. Introductions, stories related to the festival theme of TRUST, as well as insights into artistic processes and current projects in the north will each be shared between colleagues, collaborators, friends, and soon-to-be former strangers.
With the Cultural Carousel we wish to set our thoughts and imaginations in motion, in the hope that both contributors and audiences can feel the same resonances with others that may lead to new collaborations.
The Barents Spektakel is an international festival consisting of contemporary art, theatre, music, debates, film, performances and a bar concept. Through these different elements the festival will become a meeting place for everyone with an interest in the cultures and contemporary issues related to the High North. Barents Spektakel 2023 takes place 24.2.-1.3. in Kirkenes.
Barents Spektakel is organised by Pikene på Broen, a group of curators and producers based in Kirkenes, Norway.
When: February 25th
Find the full festival program on the Barents Spektakel website.
Barents Spektakel 2023 and the visits by Rovaniemi Art Museum, Silence Festival and Oulu 2026 are supported by the Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute (FINNO).