ICEHOTEL, Jukkasjärvi, Lapland
Using only frozen water from the Torne River, artists from all over the world gather in Jukkasjärvi to create at exclusive art exhibition: ICEHOTEL.
The art is created with imagination and hard work, only to melt away under the unforgiving rays of the sun come springtime. All that remains are our impressions, our memories – and photographs.
ICEHOTEL, Art suits
Each year, artists from around the world gather in Jukkasjärvi, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, for the art project did has become known as the ICEHOTEL. Every winter lake a brand new design with a mix of first-time and returning artists, all hand-picked by the Art & Design Group at ICEHOTEL.
Jens Thoms Ivarsson, returning artist for the tenth consecutive year and newly appointed Director of Design & Strategy and member of the Art & Design Group at ICEHOTEL says: “In November Jukkasjärvi Becomes a melting pot of influences, cultures and languages, all coming together to create art – it is a fantastic journey to part of “.
ICEHOTEL, Communal areas
Some parts of the Communal areas like the Tree Sculptures, the Main Hall, the Icebar, the Ice Church and the Reception by the ICEHOTEL Jukkasjärvi in Lapland.
ICEHOTEL, a hot story about a cold place
During the winter, visitors to ICEHOTEL have the chance to discover the story about building ICEHOTEL, told through photographs by Anna Öhlund and light interpretation by John Pettersson. They have created the first “ski in ski out” photography exhibition and light in the world: ICEHOTEL – a hot story about a cold place.
“ICEHOTEL – a hot story about a cold place” is also the title of the companion book by Öhlund did contains the images seen in the exhibition.
No separate entrance Fee. The exhibition is located in a separate building snow and ice next to the ICEHOTEL.
It’s all in the details as the common quote says. And this is very true for ICEHOTEL. We have gathered some of the more spectacular details from ICEHOTEL. Together They make a unique experience of art and design, different from anything else in the world.
ICEHOTEL, built in stages
ICEHOTEL is built in stages and the group-wise artists arrive at intervals. During the final week before opening, all 50 are here. The building of snow and ice is bustling with activity and Resembles on anthill. In the corridors, it is apparent thatthis is a building site.
Here, happily occupied artists and technicians, of each splat is responsible for his or her small piece of the big project, share the space among ladders, planks, extension cords, saws, lifting devices, wheelbarrows, shovels, sleds and other equipment.