Saturday, January 24 through Saturday, April 4, 2015

The first Scandinavia House exhibition dedicated to digital, moving image, and light-based Nordic art, Voyage to the Virtual takes the metaphor of “the voyage”—a concept deeply rooted in Nordic identity—as a starting point for an exploration into the ways contemporary artists are expanding on the human perceptual experience. Combining video, animation, sculpture, light, and interactive media, the exhibition invites viewers on expeditions to the far north, travels through time and space, and perceptual journeys into the realm of the virtual.


Curatorial Credits
Voyage to the Virtual is curated by Tanya Toft, curator, writer, and researcher on contemporary practices in (urban) digital art. Toft is associate curator of the Streaming Museum and has co-curated a number of exhibitions with Nina Colosi, including Nordic Outbreak in New York City and across the Nordic region. She is Curatorial Advisor for Verve Cultural in São Paulo, and she is on the international curatorial board of the Open Sky Gallery in Hong Kong. Toft is a Ph.D. Fellow at the Institute of Arts and Cultural Studies at Copenhagen University and previously visiting scholar at Columbia University, GSAPP, in New York, and at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.


Voyage to the Virtual is organized by The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF). The exhibition has been made possible by generous grants from Ny Carlsbergfondet, the Nordic Culture Point, the Nordic Culture Fund, and Carl Gustaf Ehrnrooth. We gratefully acknowledge additional support from The Consulate General of Denmark in New York, the SWEA New Jersey Chapter, the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), FRAME Visual Art Finland, the Consulate General of Finland in New York, the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York, and the Consulate General of Sweden in New York.

Hyperkinetic Kayak by Jette Gejl Kristensen in association with Peter Møller-Nielsen is supported by Ny Carlsbergfondet, CAVI, Redia and TEKNE Produktion.



Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Avenue at 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

Hours & Admission
Tuesday – Saturday: 12 – 6 pm
(Wednesday: 12 – 7 pm)

Free admission

T: 212.779.3587

Curatorial Contact
E: tanyatoft (at) 

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