Failure. Understanding. Care. (& Kunst).

( F.U.C & K)

Tromsø, Norway

‘Failure. Understanding. Care (& Kunst) ’ ( aka F.U.C & K) is an art work and curatorial project initiated by artists and curators James S.Lee and Ruth Aitken.

‘F.U.C & K’ is a Manifesto for Art in the age of climate change which finds its first test-bed in a caravan in Troms County, Norway we have named The Arctic Agency For Environmental Research Methodologies And Artistic Practice. The caravan will host a series of events, exhibitions and performances over the course of 2019.

The caravan was originally the home of artist Ruth Aitken for several years, but has now been stripped on the inside and converted into a project space. The production and curatorial values of the programme are derived from a series of purposely-imposed, environmentally concerned and challenging conditions on artistic production. These rules have been formalised into a Manifesto (the F. U. C & K Manifesto) by the Curators which will shape artistic outcomes in the space. These guiding values can be viewed here.

More details of the programme/ artwork can be seen at

‘F.U.C & K’ is funded through support from the Norsk Kulturådet and Tromso Kommune