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Artscape in Nordland County

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Experience art in words and pictures! The idea behind the project is that the artworks are not just placed randomly somewhere, but they are the place itself. The art in the collection represents the full width in sculpture art, from the early 60's up until now.

The artwork representing Kulturlandskap i Nordland (Artscape in Nordland county) is created based upon the idea of the American sculptor Robert Smithson. His vision - "site-specific sculpture" - with focus on the physical significance of the place, led to a new understanding of sculpture art, as he meant that you cannot fully understant the work of art without being in its context. HEAVEN ON EARTH - Ballangen "Heaven on Earth" evokes a feeling of transformation from one place to another, where one stands on the threshold of something new; the changing of your own state of mind. Artist: Inge Mahn, born in 1943 in Germany Title: "Heaven on Earth" 1993 The artwork contains of one portal, two spheres of granite and one circle engraved on the rock. Hight portal: 250 cm Spheres diameter: 65,5 cm og 100 cm Circle diameter: 800 cm Location: Skarstad/Efjord MEDIA THULE - in Tjeldsund In Tjeldsund, the artist has built a house on a place where visitors can stay for a while to meditate over the fantastic view of the fjords and mountain, that opens up through the windows. In this scene, the artist has isolated the viewer's experience of the artwork. Artist: Olafur Gislason born in 1962 on Iceland Title: "Media Thule"" The artwork is a house built of wood. Hight: 330 cm Width: 380 cm Length: 530 cm Location: On Myklebostad in the municipality of Tjeldsund. THE STONE HOUSE in Evenes This sculpture is based upon church and temple architecture. You can see that it is shaped as the Norwegian Stave Churches from the early medieval, but also with references to other cultures sacral architecture. The Norwegian Stave Churches were originally built of wood, but the artist has used granite as material for the "Stone House". According to traditions, the structure of a church must point from east to west, as does the "Stone House". Artist: Bjørn Nørgaard, born in 1947 in Denmark Title: "Steinhuset" (Stone House) 1995 Hight: 550 cm Location: 1 km from the regional airport Evenes, towards Narvik. THE PORTAL - Narvik The location of this artwork represents a zone between the buildings on one side, and the surrounding scenery on the other side. The artwork itself is representing a scene where future sculpture parks are waiting to emerge at the hand of the artist. Artist: Bård Breivik, born in 1948 in Norway Title: "No Title" 1993 Portal: 380 cm Column: 550 cm Location: In Narvik

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Artscape in Nordland County

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