Umea’s Spectacular Ice Block Sculptures Bring the Glory of the Northern Lights to Cities Across Europe

by , 10/29/13
filed under: Art, Design, Eco-Inspiration, Gallery

Caught by Umeå, european tour, capital of culture, ice sculpture, light installation, green art, participatory artwork, sustainable art, temporary artwork

Throughout the Caught by Umea exhibitions artists will create impermanent ice sculptures all over Europe. Giant blocks of ice will be placed in strategic locations around each city the exhibition visits, expressing a kind of message – a frozen note, a sculpture, or even a QR code. These blocks of ice will lead to a large central meeting place filled with exciting experiences related to Umea and northern Sweden.

Organizers from Umea are going to great lengths to form “co-creative” partnerships and inspiring initiatives between countries for the tour. Each artist exhibiting during the tour has been selected as finalists for a competition, and a panel of experts from each country will pick national winners that will be exhibited in Umea in 2014. Check out Caught by Umea website for updates on the Swedish cultural capital throughout next year!

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Images via Andreas Nilsson/Umeå2014 and Johan Lygrell/Umea 2014

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