Is it possible to observe and take the pulse of contemporary art at the moment it comes into being? Can one capture and save the feeling of “now” in a collection? Many would regard it as an impossible task, as contemporary art is as fluid as the moment in which it has been produced.
The Nordic Contemporary Art Collection, NoCo, can be considered an attempt to create such a "time capsule" – a specific cross-section of art purchased between 2013 and 2015. The collection is a private art fund focusing primarily on works by artists, both internationally recognized and promising newcomers, that have a connection to the Nordic countries. The Kristianstad Center for Contemporary Art presents a large selection from NoCo showing the wide spectrum of media and expression that comprise the collection – from wild painting, minimalist sculpture to renowned video art, with an emphasis on materiality and storytelling.
Göran Christenson, former director for Malmö Art Museum, stands behind the collection together with anonymous investors.
Christian Andersson (1973/SE), Tobias Bernstrup (1970/SE), Emm Berring (1983/SE), Alfred Boman (1981/SE), Aida Chehrehgosha (1980/IR), Dit-Cilinn (1983/SE), Gardar Eide Einarsson (1976/NO), Johan Furåker (1978/SE),
Tiril Hasselknippe (1984/NO), Yngve Holen (1982/NO), Sofia Hultén (1972/SE), IC-98 – Patrik Söderlund (1974/FI) och Visa Suonpää (1968/FI), Olof Inger (1979/SE), Lena Johansson (1975/SE), Jesper Just (1974/DEN), Runo Lagomarsino (1977/SE), Sirous Namazi (1970/SE), Henrik Olai Kaarstein (1989/NO), Emanuel Röhss (1985/SE), Danilo Stankovic (1981/SE), Superflex – Jakob Fenger (1968/DK), Rasmus Nielsen (1969/DK), Bjørnstjerne Christiansen (1969/DK).
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