Lying at the foot of the iconic Lofoten mountain Vågakallen, Henningsvær stretches out into Vestfjorden. This is one of the most important fishing villages of the Lofoten islands. It is a thriving community where fishing is still of prime importance. With its unique location, history and architectural environment, Henningsvær is the basis for this edition of Lofoten International Art Festival. All three exhibition sites, the wood working factory Trevarefabrikken, the Northern Wharf and the Fredriksen plant, have served traditional industries. Now they are being readied for new tasks. In September 2017 they will present artwork through all media from video and drawing to live performance and dance. The exhibition will be accompanied by a weekly program of films and a seires of lunch hour lectures on everything from arctic science fiction to the species of bird at Røst, where residents and visitors are invited to share food served by Tromsø People’s Kitchen. Throughout September, curators Milena Høgsberg and Heidi Ballet will be at Henningsvær. Through LIAF they wish to stimulate thought and dialogue about the near and distant future of Henningsvær and the Lofoten islands within a global perspective. LIAF will provide unique experiences whether you come as a visitor or a resident.
Details about the concept, artists and the venues to be released.