Release – they are creating the art in ICEHOTEL 2017-2018

August 23, 2017

Every winter when the snow has set on the ground, a new Icehotel is created on the riverbank in Jukkasjärvi. This year, 26 artists from 11 countries together with the lightning team, building team and art support will create the 28th rendition of Icehotel that will open December 15.

Go to bed with a huge Fabergé egg by the bedside in the suite ”Last Faberge Egg”, settle in a snail world out of ice and snow in the suite ”Ground Rules” or fall asleep in a hanging installation with total silence in the suite ”Hang in There”. These are three of the art suites in the winter season’s Icehotel.

Amongst this year’s art suites there are also inspiration from space in the suite ”Space Room”, which will be created by Adrian Bois and Pablo Lopez who come to Jukkasjärvi all the way from Argentina and Ecuador. Lisa Lindqvist from United Kingdom made her first suite at Icehotel last year, and this time she creates the suite ”Wandering Cloud”.

— As soon as I was done with my last suite, I knew I wanted to return. This year’s suite, ”Wandering Climb” is an art installation who also happens to be a bedroom. As the name suggests, I will create a dreamlike vision to step into and flow away in, says Lisa Lindqvist.


3D-presentation of Art Suite Ground Rules by Ulrika Tallving and Carl Wellander

Out of hundreds of applications, 15 artist teams were selected by a jury consisting of Art & Support leader Luca Roncoroni and Arne Bergh, Creative Director, amongst others.

— When the selection is made, we want to create a meeting between people from different parts of the world. They can have vastly different creative jobs, and to see their ideas become real in snow and ice is always exciting. It makes each Icehotel a unique art experience, says Arne Bergh.

A list of all artists contributing to the creation of Icehotel #28 is presented here.


List of artists ICEHOTEL #28 press release Book your stay