Past activities

'Sedna. Myth and Change in the Arctic'

'Sedna. Myth and Change in the Arctic'

Description 20 years ago, the sea goddess Sedna first appeared in NONAM. Now she is back – as the main character of the anniversary exhibition on art, culture and climate change in the Arctic. Together with the Museum Cerny contemporary circumpolar art, NONAM celebrates 20 years in Seefeld and 60 years of the museum.

Place North American Native Museum (NONAM), Zurich, Switzerland

Date 1 February 2023 - 17 March 2024

Project Type Exhibition

Partner North American Native Museum (NONAM)

Link https://arttv.ch/kunst/die-meeresgoettin-sedna-kehrt-ins-nonam-zurueck/

Exhibition 'The Life of Sedna'

Exhibition 'The Life of Sedna'

Description Accompanying the concert 'The Trout', exhibits on the legend of Sedna were on display in the St. Anna Chapel in Saanen. Provided by the Museum Cerny.contemporary circumpolar art.

Place St. Anna Chapel, Saanen, Switzerland

Date Thursday, 10 August 17:30-19:30 and after the concert.

Project Type Exhibition

Partner Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy

Link https://www.gstaadmenuhinfestival.ch/en/concerts-2017-2023/concerts-2023/10-08-2023-chamber-music

Exhibition 'Healing'

Exhibition 'Healing'

Description 'Healing the Wounds of the Past': After decades in which conflict has gradually reduced around the world, the tide has turned. Conflict is increasing. This forum focused on a fundamental cause of this trend: the broken relationships caused by unhealed wounds of the past – personal, national and international.

Place Caux Palace, Caux, Switzerland

Dates 17 - 26 July 2023

Project Type Exhibition

Partner Initiatives for Change International

Link https://www.iofc.org/en/caux-forum-2023-hwp

Exhibition 'Playing with the Climate'

Exhibition 'Playing with the Climate'

Description To kick off the three-year concert series 'Music for the Planet', the Gstaad Menuhin Festival investigates the responsibility of cultural organisers, musicians and the role of the performing arts in the face of climate change. Follow the exciting exchange between top-class artists and representatives from science and climate activism.

Place Greenhouse Blumen Stricker, Saanen, Switzerland

Dates Friday, 14 July 2023, 8am –12am & 1.30pm –6pm & during the opening ceremony Saturday, 15 July 2023, 8am –12am

Project Type Exhibition

Partner Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy

Link https://www.gstaadmenuhinfestival.ch/en/program-and-tickets/music-for-the-planet/sedna

Indigenous Peoples Day 2023

Indigenous Peoples Day 2023

Description Panel discussion with Billy Gauthier, Inga-Wiktoria Påve & Fredrik Prost.

Place Museum Cerny.contemporary circumpolar art, Bern, Switzerland

Date 16 June 2023

Project Type Panel discussion

Partner Canadian & Swedish Embassies in Bern, Switzerland

Links https://www.inuitartfoundation.org/profiles/artist/Billy-Gauthier https://www.ingawiktoriapave.com/about https://www.fredrikprost.com/the-company/?lang=en

Swiss Polar Class

Swiss Polar Class

Description Swiss Polar Class is a free learning program available to teachers, students, and anyone interested in exploring the polar regions. It is aimed at students aged 8 to 12 and older. Based on the scientific activities of the Swiss Polar Institute, the program develops learning content on topics related to the Arctic and Antarctic. Discover content adapted to Swiss curricula (in French and German) and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the polar regions.

Place Museum Cerny.contemporary circumpolar art, Bern, Switzerland

Date 6 - 7 June 2023

Project Type School activity

Partner Swiss Polar Class

Link https://polar-class.ch/de/german/

Exhibition '50 Shapes of Prey'

Exhibition '50 Shapes of Prey'

Description In the exhibition, the strategic board game, chess, is used to show the complex interrelationships of the changes in the Earth.Opposite Natturalik, the ruler of the air and the land, is Sedna, the ruler of the sea. In order to maintain the balance with nature, every move of the game must be carefully considered, as a change on one side also triggers one on the other. The shaman, Mir-Susne-Hum, is at the centre as a mediator. At the same time, images from the Arctic show this change. In addition, there is the 50th figure, namely the human being.

Place Liechtenstein National Museum, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Date 19 January - 7 May 2023

Project Type Exhibition

Partner Liechtenstein National Museum

Link https://www.landesmuseum.li/de/veranstaltungen-ausstellungen/50-shapes-of-prey-l6OnLRM

Exhibition 'Qanga. Greenland over Time'

Exhibition 'Qanga. Greenland over Time'

Description Qanga. Greenland over Time. Based on a graphic novel by Greenlandic artist Konrad Nuka Godtfredsen, this exhibition tells the story of Greenland: from the time of the first hunter-gatherers who immigrated from present-day Canada 4,500 years ago to the years of cohabitation with the first Danish missionaries and settlers.

Place Museum of Archaeology and History of the Canton of Vaud, Palais de Rumine, Lausanne, Switzerland

Date 13 May 2022 – 29 January 2023

Project Type Exhibition participation

Partner Museum of Archaeology and History of the Canton of Vaud

Link https://palaisderumine.ch/expositions/expositions-passees/qanga/

Exhibition 'Voices from the Arctic'

Exhibition 'Voices from the Arctic'

Description Exhibition 'ᓂᐲᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥᙵᖅᑐᑦ ' / 'Röster Från Arktis' / 'Voices from the Arctic'

Place Konstmuseet i Norr (Art Museum in the North), Kiruna, Sweden

Date 6 October 2022 - 22 January 2023

Project Type Exhibition

Partner Konstmuseet i Norr (Art Museum in the North)

Link https://konstmuseetinorr.se/utstallningar/roster-fran-arktis/

Panel 'Games as Cultural Mediators'

Panel 'Games as Cultural Mediators'

Description Play Bern 2022 hosted a vibrant panel discussion that focused on the role of video games in bridging cultures and engaging diverse audiences. Among others, the two video games "INUA" and "Never Alone" about the Arctic were presented. The esteemed panelists, including Inuk artist Billy Gauthier, explored the effectiveness of using video games as tools for cultural mediation and their impact within the cultural context. The event provided valuable insights into the potential of video games in fostering cross-cultural understanding and enhancing cultural interactions.

Place Play Bern, PROGR, Bern, Switzerland

Date 2 - 4 September 2022

Project Type Panel discussion

Partner Play Bern

Link https://playbern.ch/

Symposium in the Memory of Koni Steffen

Symposium in the Memory of Koni Steffen

Description 'The Cryosphere in a Changing Climate – A Scientific Symposium in the Memory of Koni Steffen'

Place Davos Congress Centre

Date 23 - 24 June 2022

Project Type Exhibition

Partner Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL

Link https://www.wsl.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/WSL/Veranstaltungen/2021_Veranstaltungen/Symposium_Koni/20220623_24_Programme_final.pdf

Exhibition 'Voices from the Arctic'

Exhibition 'Voices from the Arctic'

Description Exhibition 'ᓂᐲᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥᙵᖅᑐᑦ' / 'Voices from the Arctic'

Place Winckelmann-Museum, Stendal, Germany

Date 16 April - 28 August 2022

Project Type Exhibition

Partner Winckelmann-Museum, Stendal, Germany

Link https://www.winckelmann-gesellschaft.com/

Exhibition 'Mygration'

Exhibition 'Mygration'

Description

Place Museum Cerny.contemporary circumpolar art, Bern, Switzerland

Date 11 March – 29 September 2022

Project Type Exhibition

Partner Tomas Colbengston & Stina Folkebrant (Sápmi / Sweden)

Link https://colbengtson.com/ https://www.stinafolkebrant.com/

Boxfish & Co. Art Book by Myrtha Steiner

Boxfish & Co. Art Book by Myrtha Steiner

Description Boxfish & Co. Artist Book. The phenomenal submarine world of coral reefs displayed on hundreds of pages, distinctively drawn and printed by the hand of the artist in a limited edition.

Place Museum Cerny.contemporary circumpolar art, Bern, Switzerland

Date 3 - 6 March 2022

Project Type

Partner Myrtha Steiner

Link http://www.myrthasteiner.com/boxfish.html

Our project portfolio is continually evolving, and while the current list provides a glimpse into our work, it is by no means exhaustive. We have an extensive archive of projects spanning several decades that will be gradually incorporated into this portfolio in the near future. We appreciate your patience as we curate and showcase our rich history of diverse and impactful endeavors. Stay tuned for updates and a more comprehensive overview of our longstanding commitment to contemporary circumpolar art.