Kunstfestivalen i Lofoten 1992


24. June–5. July 1992, Svolvær

In 1992, the festival’s format and scope remained largely the same as in the previous year. The new festival newspaper (published 1992–4) encapsulated this in the headline ‘21 exhibitions – 100 artists’. Of the 100 artists, between forty and fifty participated in North Norwegian Art Center’s annual group exhibition. The main exhibition for 1992 – in Atelier Lofoten’s gallery – included five artists who had received Nordland county’s working stipends between 1989 and 1991. The work that seemed to generate the most discussion in the media was a copy of Gustav Vigeland’s beloved sculpture, Sinnataggen, which was made in response to the theft of the original from Vigeland Park a year earlier. The unveiling of the local power company Lofotkraft’s recently purchased sculpture by Aase Texmon Rygh, Tema X, was also part of the programme.