The artists of ICEHOTEL #25 are now selected

Take a look at the artists creating ICEHOTEL #25

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We are looking for next year’s artists!

Time to apply if you want to design for next year’s hotel!

Hundreds of artists from all over the world apply every year to design an art suite at ICEHOTEL. From these applicants our jury selects a handful of artists that are invited to Jukkasjärvi to be a part of the creation process during November and December.

Do you want to be a part of ICEHOTEL #25? Read more on how you do if you want to send in your idea.

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ICEHOTEL goes samba this winter

Swedish Arne Bergh, creative director of the world famous ephemeral hotel will collaborate with South America’s most prominent street artist, Speto. Speto’s work in ICEHOTEL will be the first ever created by a Brazilian artist and will celebrate the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour stop in Sweden.

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Sapporo Snow Festival 2013

During the first half of February, the Art & Design team at ICEHOTEL went to Japan to participate in Sapporo Snow Festival. The result: Fourth place in the International Snow Sculpture Contest. We also got the Artist’s Choice Award together with Finland. Way to go Team Sweden!

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For many are invited, but few are chosen

Each winter, professional artists from near and far come to Jukkasjärvi to create in snow and ice. For some, this is their first opportunity to work in these materials. others are experienced ice artists.

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A tearful meeting of ice and magnetite

The two materials are so totally different to work with. Ice is pure and transparent; the material has an intrinsic lightness. Magnetite, on the other hand, is heavy and much denser. Working in magnetite is a hard and dirty job.” says designer Sofi Ruotsalainen.

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