NATURE TALE MYTH was a group exhibition with Nordic sculpture and Nordic fairy tale images.
On site in the art gallery, Lars Vilks built his work Urb, a seven meter high wooden sculpture of driftwood. It was free for those who wanted to climb. Olavi Lanu’s exhibition “Life in the Forests of Finland” was shown at the Venice Biennale in 1978. His art was a contribution to the then Finnish environmental debate. His land species were created in nature’s own environments and eventually return to their origins. In the art gallery, his natural people got a completely different environment to stay in and show themselves to the viewer in their silent seclusion. In “The world is the map of the imagination” by Lauri Astala, four godlike heads appeared placed opposite each other in a circular pool. Slowly, tones blew from their mouths over the four corners of the world across the water to each other. The sound of blowing in a bottle. Bjørn Nørgaard’s mysterious sculpture construction was like a metaphor, at the same time both a burial mound, a river hill and a tent site. A mixture of classical and modern art was a recurring theme in the exhibition.
The other sculptors were Ingvar Cronhammar, Osmo Valtonen, Gunnar Torvund and Pye Engström.
Nordic Fairy Tale Pictures by both historical and contemporary illustrators / artists were shown by Oskar Klever, Riitta Nelimarkka, Theodor Kittelsen, John Bauer, Roj Friberg and Annica Stiernlöf
Anneli Karlsson and from the catalog NATURE SAGA MYT