Färgfabriken has invited The Finnish artist collective nabbteeri to the Nordic Guest Studio as part of Färgfabriken´s interdisciplinary project on the theme Garden – Beyond the Human Gaze. In the guest studio nabbteeri will proceed with and deepen their site-specific work and artistic process leading to an exhibition at Färgfabriken in autumn 2023.
Public event 15 March 18.00–19.00 “a strange meeting”
Meet Finnish four-handed artist collective nabbteeri at the TheNordic Guest Studio
nabbteeri is Janne Nabb (b. 1984) and Maria Teeri (b. 1985). They began to collaborate during their studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kankaanpää and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, where they graduated in 2011. As artists they began to playfully challenge ideas around identity, ending up by regarding themselves as a unit, a four-handed artist collective. Among other things, nabbteeri has represented Finland in the Nordic pavilion during the Venice Biennale in 2019.
nabbteeri primarily works with site-specific installations, which in many cases include borrowed or recycled material from the local environment. Their work often departs from a mapping process, where they negotiate with the place and incorporate both its history, available materials and spatial conditions as carriers of meaning in their work.
By shifting focus, from a human-centered point of view, nabbteeriseeks to learn from different constellations of species, hoping to renegotiate how we can share spaces and create a different existence beyond our contemporary experience.
Since 2021 Färgfabriken has been investigating different aspects of the concept Garden – Beyond the Human Gaze. In this context Färgfabriken has invited nabbteeri to create a site-specific installation. During their stay at the guest studio nabbteeri willdeepen the research leading up to the exhibition at Färgfabriken in autumn 2023.
The guest studio will be used for artistic experiments, both physical and digital, through testing different local materials. nabbteeri will also host a public event together with the curatorial team from Färgfabriken.