Ahead of Art North covering many of the venues featuring work under the FLOW Photofest umbrella, you can download the programme here. We’ve devised our longlist of exhibitions we’ll be covering already, but if there are any special requests for coverage of your favourites and those you think most worthy of attention, now is the time to tell us here. We’ll be rolling out our shortlist of top picks very soon. Alternatively, drop a comment at the end of this post and we’ll see if we can add it to our coverage.
Image top of page by Elena Chernyshova from the series Days of Night – Nights of Day, about which the artists writes, “Days of Night – Nights of Day is about the daily life of the inhabitants of Norilsk, a mining city northernmost of the polar circle with a population of more than 170 000. The city, its mines and metallurgical factories were constructed by prisoners of the Gulag. With 60% of the present population involved in the industrial process, this documentary aims to investigate human adaptation to extreme climate, ecological disaster and isolation. Norilsk is the seventh most polluted city in the world. The average temperature is -10C, reaching lows of -55C in winter, when for two months the city is plunged into polar night. The living conditions of the people of Norilsk are unique, making their plight incomparable.” The cover of the 2019 programme features another image from the same series.