LIAF 2017 proposes speculations about the future of the Lofoten archipelago and its surrounding sea. Situated 150 years from now, the biennial draws on science fiction as a model for thinking about far-off futures.

LIAF 2017 will look at the complex territory of the sea as a space of possibility and connectivity, in considering how artists rethink notions of “belonging” and “owning” in relation to the coast and the sea. Rather than attempt to make predictions, LIAF 2017 aims to explore how art can open up a space for new modes of knowing, needed to think and create the future.

In addition to the exhibitions, LIAF 2017 will include a series of open lectures and meetings throughout the exhibition period.

*Opening weekend Henningsvær with events program: September 1 -3, 2017
*Public opening: September 1, 2017, 6pm
*Exhibition: September 1 – October 1, 2017