EXHIBITION: WAITING FOR THE EXTINCTION
14 September - 09 January
Kalle Hamm’s exhibition Waiting for the Extinction at Konstmuseet i Norr examines the impact of climate change on our surroundings from a contemporary art perspective.
Climate change threatens the vulnerable Arctic nature and has already caused permanent changes in our environment. Southern plants make their way north, along roadsides and up mountains, suffocating the Arctic plants’ ability to live. The exhibition Waiting for the Extinction is a crossroads: the city of Kiruna is moving to the east, plants from the south are taking over in the north. Changes – both temporary and permanent – are happening before our eyes.
The other theme of the exhibition is death, the ephemerality of all things, and man’s desire to affect natural cycles, and the circle of life. Using video, photography and sculpting, Kalle Hamm highlights the changes that are taking place at an ever accelerating pace. Taking inspiration from popular culture, our thoughts are carried to an array of other changes and societal transformations.
The exhibition is produced by Konstmuseet i Norr and Kalle Hamm.
About the artist
Kalle Hamm (born 1969 in Rauma, Finland) has a wide range of works on the contemporary art scene, also working with critically oriented art and experimental music. He uses a multitude of art media and techniques.
Konstmuseet i Norr opening hours
First Thursday of each month: 10–20