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Posted 17 June 2014

Matt Packer announced as co-curator of LIAF 2015

CCA Director Matt Packer has been announced as co-curator of LIAF 2015.

Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF) is a biennial festival for contemporary art taking place in Lofoten, a cluster of islands located on the north-west coast of Norway. As Norway’s longest running international art festival, it has previously presented artists such Gillian Wearing, AK Dolven, Ken Lum, Olafur Eliasson, Mari Slaattelid, Elmgren & Dragseth, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Lawrence Weiner, Pipilotti Rist, Geir Tore Holm, Eija Liisa Athila, Jesper Just, Michel Auder, Lene Berg and Lindsay Seers.

Speaking about the announcement, Matt Packer has said, “What makes LIAF so unique is not only the spectacular scenery and sociability of the Lofoten Islands but also its remarkable history of developing artistic dialogues that extend outwardly from Lofoten and into other arenas. As a festival it has a restless ambition to think-through new models of curatorial approach at a time when the formula for larger-scale biennale-type contemporary art events seems ever more standardized.  As such, I’d like to think that curating LIAF 2015 will not only be a conversation about art and artists but a conversational experiment in public practice.”

LIAF 2015 is being curated by Matt Packer and Arne Skaug Olsen and will take place in August 2015.