79 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm. Square 4to. Stiff illustrated perfect bound wraps. Book Condition: Near Fine. Expensively produced with an abundance of full page full color plates. A sharp copy. Published on the occasion of the exhibition: North by New York: New Nordic Art, the American-Scandinavian Foundation, April 14-August 19, 2011. Curated by Robert Storr and Francesca Pietropaolo."North by New York: New Nordic Art" Works by fifteen artists prove that theres more to Nordic culture than the angst of Ingmar Bergman and black-metal musicalthough the stereotype is winningly lampooned in a bright-pink neon sign that reads "Scandinavian Pain," seen in photographs of an installation by Icelands Ragnar Kjartansson. The shows co-curators, Robert Storr and Francesca Pietropaolo, present an eclectic view of their subject that ranges from abstract paintings by the Danish master Per Kirkeby to the Finnish photographer Saana Wangs riveting pictures of women and children in Beijing, wearing everyday clothes and elaborate stage makeup. An even more striking transnational effort is the all-male Screaming Mens Choir, conducted by Petri Sirviö, reciting the former Australian Prime Ministers apology for his countrys mistreatment of indigenous tribes. Through Aug. 19.