ICEHOTEL name-dropping list 2011
Press Release • Aug 25, 2011 07:00 BST
The dropping of the temperature to several degrees below zero in Jukkasjärvi marks the start of an ephemeral art endeavour. Using only frozen water from the Torne River, forty artists from all over the world gather in this small Swedish village, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, to create an exclusive art exhibition: ICEHOTEL.
- The encounter with ICEHOTEL is an encounter with original art. Twenty different projects shall form a unity and out of this springs an enormous creative zest and power, that’s why it’s always as exciting to select and present those that will get to create the Art suites, says Arne Bergh, Artistic director at ICEHOTEL.
Half of the chosen artists have previously designed and built an Art suite of ice and snow. They will not only be responsible for their own projects, but also guide those that have worked in different art fields but never with the crystal clear Torne River ice.
This year’s artists come from 15 countries, among others: Argentina, Estonia, Spain, Italy, Norway and The Netherlands. They will arrive in Jukkasjärvi in two turns/teams. The first team will build from 6th until 24th November and the second team between 20th November until 8th December.
In total 47 rooms
In ICEHOTEL #22 there will be 1 Deluxe suite, 16 Art suites, 20 ice rooms, 8 snow rooms and 2 group rooms. There will be 47 rooms in total during the winter season of 2011/2012.
Art & Design Group ICEHOTEL
Main hall and Icebar: Arne Bergh, Åke Larsson, Sofi Ruotsalainen, Mikael Nille Nilsson, AnnaSofia Mååg, Sweden
Ice church: Jens Thoms Ivarsson, Mats Nilsson, Sweden, Javier Opazo, Chile, Ethan Friedman, UK
Deluxe Suite: Marinus Vroom, Marjolein Vonk, The Netherlands
Reception: Liliya Pobornikova, Viktor Tsarski, Bulgaria
Roland Toupet, France
Antoine Weygand, France
Jodi Rose, Germany
Justin Tyler Tate, Estonia/Canada
Jeanette van Steen, The Netherlands
Christian Strömqvist, Sweden
Lars Undli, Norway
Andrè Eriksen, Norway
Egle Saladziute, Ireland
Erika Irmler, Switzerland
Fernando Inçaurgarat, Argentina
Alejandro Néstor Cerávalo, Argentina
Rob Harding, Spain
Timsam Harding, Spain
Nina Hedman, Sweden
Magnus Hedman, Sweden
Mark Armstrong, Sweden
Jan Willem van der Schoot, The Netherlands
Anders Rönnlund, Sweden
Johan Fremling, Sweden
Francisco Cortèz Zamudio, Germany/Chile
Karl-Johan Ekeroth, Sweden
Benny Ekman, Sweden
Maurizio Perron, Italy
Yoad David Luxembourg, The Netherlands
Jens Dyvik, The Netherlands
ICEHOTEL Production, Kiruna, Sweden
Picture: A playful exploration of childhood joys of Velocity and Hidden Treasure. Designers: Yoad David Luxembourg and Jens Dyvik, The Netherlands.
ICEHOTEL is the world’s first hotel built entirely of ice and snow. It is also the world’s largest: 5500 square meters large and built of 21500 tonnes of snice (a mixture of snow and Torne River ice) and 900 tonnes of ice. ICEHOTEL being designed by artists means that the creations are protected by the Swedish copywrite law, that is also what differentiates ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi from copycats around the world.