TEXTS SELF-ORGANISED

Open Editions (London) and Hordaland Art Centre (Bergen) publish the third book in the Occasional Table series: Self-organised, edited by Stine Hebert and Anne Szefer Karlsen.

TEXTS DUBLETT: ANNETTE KIERULF & CAROLINE KIERULF

’DUBLETT – Annette Kierulf & Caroline Kierulf’ feature texts by Gunstein Bakke, Paul Coldwell, Geir Tore Holm, Ika Kaminka and Jan Svenungsson, as well as a common artist book made by the artists.

OUTSIDE THE TRANSMITTER SHOW
WORDS AT A DISTANCE

The Transmitter Show – Words At a Distance is a book and a series of radio plays created for Performa 13, in collaboration with Hordaland Art Centre.

INFORMATION & CONTACT HORDALAND ART CENTRE SEEKS NEW DIRECTOR

Norway’s leading Art Centre is looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic person to further develop our strong profile; representing continuity as well as new ideas.

TEXTS DUBLETT: TORIL JOHANNESSEN

The second book in the series called ‘Dublett’, focusing on an artist’s practice, an artistic collaboration or an artistic project from this region, dedicated to the practice of Toril Johannessen.

TEXTS THE DOCUMENT AS AN INTERVENTION BY TORE VAGN LID

The Document as an intervention by Tore Vagn Lid accompanies the exhibition The Structure and Properties of Matter curated by Frans Jacobi and Åse Løvgren.

OUTSIDE FRIHETENS FORPOST
(‘THE GARRISON OF FREEDOM’)
BY SIGNE LIDÉN AT THE LAKSEVÅG SHIPYARD

Signe Lidén’s performance Frihetens forpost (‘The Garrison of Freedom’) is developed particularly for the canteen in Bergen Mekaniske Verksted (BMV) in the old shipyard neighbourhood of Laksevåg, where she activates the large frieze painted by Bjørn Tvedt in 1960 portraying the lives of the shipyard workers. Along with archive material, speech and recordings of choirs and brass bands, Lidén intersects the past and the present, exploring relationships between political conscience and tradition, vision and nostalgia.

FORUM BOOK LAUNCH: 'FRA DET HVITE HJØRNET', THE 2014 ANTHOLOGY FROM SKRIVEKUNSTAKADEMIET

This year’s graduating students at Skrivekunstakademiet (the academy for creative writing) will be launching their anthology ‘Fra det hvite hjørnet’ (From the white corner).

EXHIBITIONS MINED SOIL – FILIPA CÉSAR

 

The exhibition Mined Soil has the same title as the new film essay by Filipa César, shown for the first time in Norway at Hordaland Art Centre this summer. The curator for this exhibition is Kjersti Solbakken.

TEXTS ALL THE MEMORY OF THE SOIL
OLIVIER MARBOEUF

All the Memory of the Soil by Olivier Marboeuf accompanies the exhibition Mined Soil by Fllipa César, curated by Kjersti Solbakken.

INFORMATION & CONTACT ANTHEA BUYS WILL BE HORDALAND ART CENTRE'S NEXT DIRECTOR

Anthea Buys is the new Director of Hordaland Art Centre from June 2014 to June 2018, taking over from Anne Szefer Karlsen who has served since 2008.

RESIDENCY JOHAN FREDERIK HARTLE (NLD)

Johan Frederik Hartle is Hordaland Art Centre's resident July 2014.

EXHIBITIONS JULIE OG JIMMY GO DOGGING - JIMMY MERRIS AND JULIE VERHOEVEN

New works by Jimmy Merris and Julie Verhoeven, curated by Lars Sture.
 

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Lecture: On artistic research by Cecilie Almberg Størkson

What is ‘artistic research’? This question is a point of departure for the master thesis in art history that Cecilie Almberg Størkson is currently writing at the University of Bergen.

Lecture: Ilya Budraitskis – Politics Turned to the Past: how ‘politics of history’ transforms the Russian cultural situation and the position of the art scene

Based on his own practice artist, curator and historian Ilya Budraitskis will look closer at how history is re-interpreted and actively used as a political tool in Russia today. This is part of the programme follows the exhibition The Structure and Properties of Matter.

Dublett – Toril Johannessen, book launch at UKS, Oslo

The launch is led by a conversation between Toril Johannessen and art historian and cultural theorist Julia Moritz. Starting from Johannessen’s book ‘Unseeing’ they will discuss topics as far apart as eyes and art as illustration.

The Structure and Properties of Matter

Group exhibition with works by Dominique Hurth, Jonas Ib F. H. Jensen, Ferdinand Krag, Learning Film Group (Ilya Budraitskis, Nikolay Oleynikov, Yevgeny Fiks, David Riff), Signe Lidén og Agnieszka Polska, curated by Frans Jacobi and Åse Løvgren.

Launch: Splittet Kjerne 39 and Konstruksjon

 Launching of the two fanzines Splittet Kjerne 39 and Konstruksjon.

MA-weekend: Lasse Årikstad - Still life with oysters etc.

With no other dogmas than spending time creating every day, MA-student Lasse Årikstad set out to make one work every day in 2013.

VISP-event: A presentation of Bergen City’s kunstplan

Vilde Andrea Brun from the City of Bergen will present the plan focusing on the field of visual arts.

B-open: A matter of life and conduct – On humanism, universalism and observation

A seminar consisting of one performance and two lectures addressing issues of humanism, universality and tactics of observation.

Book Launch: 'Dublett – Toril Johannessen', with lecture by Banu Cennetoglu

Hordaland Art Cente is pleased to launch a new book in the series called ‘Dublett’, focusing on an artist’s practice, an artistic collaboration or an artistic project from this region. This second publication is dedicated to the practice of Toril Johannessen. For the launch we have invited artist Banu Cennetoğlu to give a talk.

Book launch: The Transmitter Show – Words at a Distance

The Transmitter Show – Words At a Distance is a book and a series of radio plays created by Hordaland Art Centre for Performa 13.

Leigh French (SCO)

Leigh French is Hordaland Art Centre's resident February 2014.

Want to know more about Sustainable lives at Nordnes?

Publicinformation meeting for everyone interested in Bærekraftige liv på Nordnes (Sustainable lives at Nordnes).

Matt Bryans - Lands

Exhibition with new works by Matt Bryans. 

Matt Bryans: Lands by Matt Packer

Matt Bryans: Lands by Matt Packer accompanies the exhibition Lands with new works by Matt Bryans, curated by Matt Packer and Sam Basu.

Launch: Kunstjournalen B-Post nr.1_13 – Assembly Momentum LIAF

The current issue of Kunstjournalen B-Post is dedicated to the three biennales in Norway this past year. For the launch Erlend Hammer (curator for Momentum 2013) and Anne Szefer Karslen (curator for LIAF 2013) will engage a conversation about aspects of curating biennales. 

Krõõt Juurak (EST)

 Krõõt Juurak is Hordaland Art Centre's residentNovember 2013.

B-open reading group: Gabriel Johann Kvendseth - The Escapist Disintegrated, revisited

B-open invites you to a conversation with artist  Gabriel Johann Kvendseth about The Escapist Disintegrated interspersed with readings from the text.

The Art Object Considered Through a Series of Transitions (Notes towards an Investigation) by Pablo Lafuente

The Art Object Considered Through a Series of Transitions (Notes towards an Investigation) by Pablo Lafuente accompanies the exhibition Calling Out of Context; an exhibition of works by Asier Mendizabal which has been conceived and developed by the artist in discussion with curator Pablo Lafuente.

Calling Out of Context: Works by Asier Mendizabal - Curated by Pablo Lafuente

‘Calling Out of Context: An exhibition of works by Asier Mendizabal’ has been conceived and developed by the artist in discussion with curator Pablo Lafuente for Hordaland Art Centre, and is the fifth and last exhibition in the 2013-programme Recovering an Art School.

Presentation: Performancebad - Los Torreznos

Performance Art Bergen (PAB) presents its second Performancebad, with the the Spanish artist duo Los Torreznos.

Workshop: Max Schumann (Printed Matter)

Max Schumann from Printed Matter will host a two-hour workshop for artists and other interested professionals about artist books. He’ll bring a suitcase with books with him from New York to Hordaland Art Centre.

Book launch: DUBLETT – Annette Kierulf & Caroline Kierulf, and talk by Max Schumann (Printed Matter)

Hordaland Art Cente is pleased to launch a new book series called ‘Dublett’, focusing on an artist’s practice, an artistic collaboration or an artistic project from this region. The first publication is dedicated to the practice of Annette Kierulf and Caroline Kierulf. For the launch we have invited Printed Matter’s Max Schumann to give a talk and a workshop on artist books.

Park(ing) Day at Klosteret with Frøydis Lindén and Malin Lobell

Park(ing) Day is an international project happening once every year. Activists, artists, designers and others all over the world aim to take back public spaces by using parking lots as parks, or simply for something completely different than parking. Hordaland Art Centre has invited artists Frøydis Lindén and Malin Lobell on this occasion.

Mariusz Tarkawian (POL)

As part of Hordaland Art Centre's residency programme we collaborate with Bergen Assembly - An Initiative for Art and Research autumn 2013. Mariusz Tarkawian is resident in September.

The Necessary Angel by Finn Øglænd

'The Necessary Angel – An essay on the American poet Wallace Stevens' by Finn Øglænd accompanies the exhibition Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by Annette Kierulf and Caroline Kierulf.

Annette Kierulf and Caroline Kierulf – Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

Annette Kierulf and Caroline Kierulf have for many years collaborated on exhibitions. In Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird they stage a landscape where different interests and life forms coexist, where your gaze or viewpoint will determine what you see. 

Alexey Buldakov (RUS)

As part of Hordaland Art Centre's residency programme we collaborate with Bergen Assembly - An Initiative for Art and Research autumn 2013. Alexey Buldakov is resident in August.

Aaron Schuster (USA)

Aaron Schuster is Hordaland Art Centre's July 2013 resident.

Imre Bukta – Works 2010-2012

Imre Bukta’s works are full of stories about the society he lives in. His works are well known in his home country, but still not in Norway. During the summer months we will show a selection of his works from 2010 to 2012 at Hordaland Art Centre.

“To me, art is not a profession, it is a way of life” – Interview with Imre Bukta, conducted by Dóra Hegyi

“To me, art is not a profession, it is a way of life” – Interview with Imre Bukta, conducted by Dóra Hegyi accompanies the exhibition Works 2010-2012 by Imre Bukta.

One Night Only – AS THE ACADEMY TURNS by Tiong Ang

Hordaland Art Centre contributes to One Night Only at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo with a screening of AS THE ACADEMY TURNS by Tiong Ang.

Seminar: Investigating systems of persuasion

In the one day-seminar Investigating systems of persuasion we will be looking at four distinct approaches to art education pedagogy, approaches which, like most other methods, have grown out of particular educational and social contexts. With lectures by artists Ana Laura López de la Torre, Åsa Sonjasdotter, Samuel Sztern and the pedagogical project FLG (Katrine Hjelde, Michaela Ross, Hannah Clayden, Mario D'Agostino and Kiki Claxton).

Eszter Szakacs (HU)

 Eszter Szakacs is Hordaland Art Centre's resident June 2013.

B-open seminar: Art as an actor in society

B-open has invited artists who works with community based or political art practices, to discuss how art projects and the artist, is an active part in the public debate.

Book launch: Self-Organised

To launch the anthology Self-Organised (Stine Hebert and Anne Szefer Karlsen Eds.) Hordaland Art Centre hosts a conversation between contributor Jonas Ekeberg (kunstkritikk.no) and editor Anne Szefer Karlsen. 

Presentation: Performancebad - STAGING SUBJECTS AND OBJECTS

Performance Art Bergen (PAB) presents their first Performancebad: Artists Traci Kelly (UK) and Laurel Jay Carpenter (USA)in conversation with Rita Marhaug. Special guest for the evening is Åsa Noor Bjørkum.

Reading group: IF...

 The London based open access-group IF... organise simultaneous reading groups in London, Tokyo and Bergen. 

Kim Einarsson and Marius Dybwad Brandrud (SE)

Kim Einarsson and Marius Dybwad Brandrud are Hordaland Art Centre's residents April 2013. They will spend their residency In conversation about the conditions of production in collaborations.

JENS - Ane Hjort Guttu, Adelita Husni-Bey, Guy Rombouts

Jens is an exhibition presenting three different artworks that sheds light on how knowledge is put into systems and mediated by society, communities and individuals.

Art and Literacy - Luis Camnitzer

Art and Literacy by Luis Camnitzer accompanies the exhibition Jens, a group exhibition with works by Ane Hjort Guttu, Adelita Husni-Bey and Guy Rombouts.

Presentation: A Report from Life at School IV - Ane Hjort Guttu

As a preamble to the exhibition “Jens” Ane Hjort Guttu will present A Report from Life at School IV, a study of the tutorial, the meeting between student and teacher.

Film screening and talk: Angela Serino - Outside and Inside a Body

Hordaland Art Centre's March resident, curator Angela Serino presents her own practice through artists' films and video works.

Seminar: Remnants of Tomorrow

In this seminar we will look at the influence of plastic pollution from a future perspective through lectures by marine scientists, activists andan artists.

Angela Serino (IT/NL)

Angela Serino is Hordaland Art Centre’s resident for March 2013.

Conversation and calendar launch: tegn NEARFAR – Vestlandsutstillingen 2013

As part of the 2013 edition of Vestlandsutstilling (VU) we would like to welcome everyone to a conversation between Kjetil Berge, curator of VU 2013 and Sarah Williams, jury member for VU 2013 and Manager at Jerwood Space Art. Maria Hjelmeland, who chairs Vestlandsutstillingen, will moderate the conversation.

Maarten Vanden Eynde - Plastic Reef

Just below the surface of world's oceans there is a floating layer of plastic debris. Since 2008 Maarten Vanden Eynde has collect plastic trash from the five major ocean gyres. From this he has created Plastic Reef; a long term project that is being finalised for this exhibition at Hordaland Art Centre.

The Age of Plastic and After by Nav Haq

The Age of Plastic and After by Nav Haq accompanies the exhibition Plastic Reef by Maarten Vanden Eynde.

Book launch: Submerged by Kjetil Kausland

By taking part in and contributing to Mixed Martial Arts Kausland has been able to capture images no one else would. Book launc with DJ and open bar.

Witness Report 2012: The Oids (Meditations over the Robot Seal Paro) by Rolf Enger

In 2012 the authout Rolf Enger has been our witness and he has written The Oids (Meditations over the Robot Seal Paro) as a response to our programme.

Launch: Kunstjournalen B-Post 2012

With this latest edition, Kunstjournalen B-Post introduces audio art, sonic art, sound art – art that makes use of sound in one form or another.

Conversation: Art and Everyday Crisis - Radhika Subramaniam and Pedro Gómez-Egaña

While much of the relationship between art and catastrophe has to do with signalling places and times as memorial sites, the work of Radhika Subramaniam actively explores alternatives to this model by investigating the possibility of sites for forgetting, and the displacement of the monumental for the performative and the dialogic.

Material Information: Humane Materiale by Carolina Caycedo

Made in collaboration with several local craftswomen and craftsmen, HUMANE MATERIALE is a video installation about contemporary and traditional crafts by Carolina Caycedo for the space at Hordaland Art Centre

Conversing, converging, crafting by Catalina Lozano

Conversing, converging, crafting by Catalina Lozano accompanies the exhibition HUMANE MATERIALE by Carolina Caycedo, which is a part of th three part exhibition project  Material Information – Norske kunsthåndverkeres Temautstilling 2012, curated by Juan A. Gaitán.

MA-WEEEKND: Stacy Brafield and Lona Hansen - 3300 m

With the project 3300 m Stacy Brafield and Lona Hansen's collaboration will manifest in an exhibition.

Ane Lan - PERSONA

Presented in a White Cube Gallery space, PERSONA takes form as a occult ritual, investigating the worshiping of personality in contemporary media Industry though the diffuse concept: stage charisma.

Lecture: Criticism and fiction

Johanne Nordby Wernø will discuss how a supposed crisis within art criticism can be seen as a new opportunity, rather than a threat or an end point. She presents her text Transatlantic travels (2009), and draws lines to her own recent projects as well as to texts by others occupying the space between criticism and fiction.

Screening: The Autumn Exhibition's video programme 2012

The 125th National Art Exhibiiton, The Autumn Exhibition 2012, opened September 8th at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo. Hordaland Art Centre will screen a selected video programme from The Autumn Exhibition.

Conversation: Ana Vujanović & Bojana Cvejić

Everyone is welcome to a conversation between hosted by Volt between Ana Vujanović and Bojana Cvejić their research on Performance and the Public initiated within the frame of the editorial collective TkH [Walking Theory] three-year long project How To Do Things By Theory at Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers. In the current phase of the research, they focus on “social choreography” and “social drama”.

Conditions of a Moment

The Exhibition Conditions of a Moment takes the moment as a model, as the decisive event creating a distinction between question and answer.

the foetus factory by Alexander Bertin

the foetus factory by Alexander Bertin accompanies the exhibition Conditions of a Moment, and is a result of a week long writers' workshop during the exhibition with the Writers' Academy of Hordaland. The text is thus published after the closing of the exhibition. 

Renata Lucas - Falha (Failure)

Some art works never lose their value and current interest, and their repetitions different places at different times will lead to an accumulation of stories and associations. Falha (Failure) by Renata Lucas is such a work. Different from all her other works, which are place- and time specific, this one can be moved. Throughout the summer the flexible floor installation will visit Hordaland Art Centre.

Failure, in particular by Daniela Castro

Failure, in particular by Daniela Castro accompanies the exhibition Falha (Failure) by Renata Lucas.

The Midsummer Night Session

Hordaland Art Centre’s international residency for 2012 is partly realised as a group seminar titled The Midsummer Night Session. The participants are Juan Gáitan (CAN/COL/MEX), Dóra Hegyi (HUN), Abdellah Karroum (MAR), Nana Oforiatta-Ayim (GHA/UK) and Arne Skaug Olsen (NOR).

Nana Oforiatta-Ayim (GHA/UK)

Nana Oforiatta-Ayim is Hordaland Art Centre's July and August resident. During her residency, she will be completing a book as well as beginning research for a comparative film on Norway and Ghana's oil findings.

Screening: When the Pepper Blossoms - a story about the swedish emigration to Brazil (2011) by Anna Wessman and Nilsmagnus Sköld

Through letters and interviews, we are introduced to the history of a number of Swedish emigrants who were lured by the green paradise, and the promise of a better life.

Seminar: Blank Identification

In conjunction with the exhibition A neutral, flexible structure by Morten Torgersrud, Hordaland Art Centre welcomes you to the seminar Blank Identification, touching on themes of photography, abstraction and economy.

Morten Torgersrud - A neutral, flexible structure

For many years Morten Torgersrud has photographed various landscapes in the Barents region and investigated their meaning; from residential areas, architecture and town plans, to the ideological landscape created by certain ideas of geography in older photographs. In the exhibition A neutral, flexible structure it is the economic and abstract landscapes that are investigated through a series of images from this area.

Like Smoke by Matt Packer

Like Smoke by Matt Packer accompanies the exhibition A neutral, flexible structure by Morten Torgersrud. Like Smoke was published in a 28 page bilingual English/Norwegian publication in 500 copies made avliable to the audience in the exhibition.

B-open workshop: The Invisible Hand

B-open workshop with historian Richard Sheldon, curator and writer Charles Esche and economist Ove Jakobsen.

B-open conversation: The Invisible Hand

Conversation on economy and art with curator Charles Esche, economist Ove Jakobsen and historian Richard Sheldon.

Presentation: How to become a public art consultant

Visp - production unit for visual art organises a presentation by Dag Wiersholm, senior adviser from Public Art Norway (KORO) .

MA-WEEKEND: Apichaya Wanthiang - Geography of A

Apichaya Wanthiang draws on a backlog of stories to construct her installation Geography of A – From -15 m to x, when the night is full of you / From -x to 9 m, all the while and then a certain stillness.

Lecture: Germano Celant - Art and Material

Accompanying the exhibition Back to Basics, art historian, curator and writer Germano Celant is invited to give a lecture on art and material/materiality.

Stine Hebert (DK)

Stine Hebert is Hordaland Art Centre's December 2011 and February 2012 resident. During her residency, she will work on the international anthology project Self-Organised Subjects. 

Presentation: Immeasurable life in the apple orchard

In conjunction to the exhibition Back to basics, artist Frøydis Lindén, also an agroecologist, has invited Åsmund Asdal and Asbjørn Børsheim to talk about how we can help maintaining diversity in our own gardens, with focussing on apples.

Back to basics

New works by Frøydis Lindén, Inger Wold Lund, Tore Reisch and Anngjerd Rustand, curated by Eva Rem Hansen. 

Back to Basics by Eva Rem Hansen

The text Back to basics accompanies the exhibition with the same title, curated by Eva Rem Hansen with new works by Frøydis Lindén, Inger Wold Lund, Tore Reisch and Anngjerd Rustand.

B-open reading group: Anthea Buys

B-opens first reading group in 2012 is hosted by Anthea Buys, resident at Hordaland Art Centre this January. Buys has chosen two texts and one recipe for the reading: The Man of The Crowd by Edgar Allan Poe, an extract from Three Banquets for a Queen by Charlotte Birnbaum and a recipe for great great Aunt Bessie´s biscuits. In the study circle, Buys wants to look at the rise of incidental amateur professionalisms in contemporary artistic and curatorial practice and the relationship of knowledge in traditionally “non-art” fields to the art-specific practices which this knowledge informs. The texts and the discussion will be in English.

Anthea Buys (ZAF)

Anthea Buys is Hordaland Art Centre’s resident for January 2012. During her residency, she will be researching the rise of “amateur professionalisms” in contemporary artistic and curatorial practice.

Retrospective Catalogue 2011

Retrospective Catalogue 2011 is the collection of the texts that have accompanied our exhibitions in 2011, as well as visual documentation of the exhibitions. In addition you can read a text by one of our 2011 residents; Valentinas Klimašauskas' The Barman Says, and Arne Skaug Olsen's evaluation of the two first years of the Collaborative Research Residency; Back to the future - Evaluation of Collaborative Reseach Residency. Our 2011 witness has been artist and philosopher Andrea Spreafico, who has written the witness report Dog-Thoughts on Hokaës

Back to the future – Evaluation of Collaborative Research Residency by Arne Skaug Olsen

“The project places emphasis on the creative process and aims to foster new ideas, different forms of knowledge production and the development of new working methods. At the same time we would like to shift the traditional focus in residency programmes from individual practitioners to collaborative practice. As the project is focused on the research phase, the goal is to encourage new relationships, the testing of new ideas and the taking of creative risks.”
Excerpt from the position statement of Collaborative Research Residency

Collaborative Research Residency (hereafter called CRR) has been a two year joint venture between Baltic Art Center – BAC in Visby, The Factory for Art & Design – FFKD in Copenhagen and Hordaland Art Centre. These three institutions initiated the project in 2010, on a trial basis, with financial support of the Nordic Council of Ministers. This transnational project was inspired by a desire to create a new residency platform, giving the participants more freedom than what is commonly the case in most residencies, including the ones currently operated by the three institutions themselves.

Common to most current arrangements is the insistence on productivity. This may be an expectation that the participants will provide some kind of “payback”, either in the shape of some definite production in connection with the work or mandate of the host institution, or its role in a national or regional context. The visitors, be they artists, curators or writers, are usually invited on the basis of a proposed project, to be started or completed during the visit. By focussing on the period of creative work ahead of any project formulation, CRR has actively tried to break with instrumental thinking as far as the production of meaning in the art scene is concerned. This freedom has been linked to the concept of “creative risk”, which should be the fulcrum for participants in CRR, rather than production. Putting freedom in the driving seat also increases the risk that knowledge produced through this research will not be applied. The other element counteracting instrumentality is the highlighting of cooperation and a collective situation with actors representing different specialties; the only criterion for the group is that at least one member must belong to the art scene.

This text is an assessment of CRR commissioned by the institutions behind CRR. The evaluation was made on the basis of public presentations online, the open call, the application materials, internal documents and the criteria provided by the sponsoring partner, the Nordic Council of Ministers. The method employed was to subject these linguistic elements to semantic and rhetorical speculations in the light of concepts derived from economics and philosophy. Thus the evaluation does not try to review what CRR is, but rather to create a discursive platform which pushes to extremes some of the challenges presented to participants and institutions by contemporary transnational (art) economics and politics.

Master night: Tor Steffen Espedal - Artist and maniera. The concept of sublimity in manierism and contemporary art

In his presentation on Master Night, Tor Steffen Espedal will take as his starting point Miroslaw Balka’s How it Is, and try to outline the concept of sublimity related to contemporary art

Launch: Bookshop

The new bookshop at Hordaland Art Centre, which opens November 2011, carries a broad range of magazines and books dealing with contemporary art and culture. You can find a wide variety of anthologies and text collections discussing important aspects of art production, art institutions and curatorial practice. We also carry catalogues and books by artists in Hordaland that might not be distributed widely.

Master night: Anne Blindheim - The construction of identity through documentary photography

We are sorry to inform that this Master night is cancelled due to illness.

Resident: Valentinas Klimasauskas

Resident at Hordaland Art Centre, Vilnius based curator and writer Valentinas Klimašauskas, was very pleased to find the archives of documentation of Norwegian public art projects (1977-2001) in his Bergen studio. Having no prior knowledge of the Norwegian (public) art scene he consciously has chosen to use this chance of incompetence as an opportunity to test his own knowledge and imagination by preparing a selection of documentation and comments for the slide night as a way to present his practices. The presentation is accompanied by home made soup to everyone attending. 

Conversation: Hito Steyerl in conversation with Tone Hansen

Several of Hito Steyerl's documentary film essays will be screened, and the artist speaks with curator and writer Tone Hansen

Valentinas Klimasauskas (LIT)

Valentinas Klimašauskas is Hordaland Art Centre's November resident. During his residency, he will work on his ongoing writing projects – exhibition menus, a collection of language-based artworks manifested into written exhibitions.

Workshop: Travis Meinolf - Action Weaving Week

In conjunction with the exhibition Shot Through Hordaland Art Centre has invited Travis Meinolf, also known as the Action Weaver, to create weaving workshops for children and youth.

Shot Through

Textile and photography: the two media seem, at first, to be antithetical. On the one hand we have a painstakingly slow craft, and on the other an immediate and automatic process. One is constructive, the other indexical. Weaving is rooted in the past, photography the ultimate medium of modernity.

Shot Through - Textile and Photography by Glenn Adamson

Shot Through - Textile and Photography by Glenn Adamson accompanies the exhibition Shot Through, showing works by Chuck Close, Lia Cook, Kari Dyrdal, Johanna Friedman, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Kate Nartker and Karina Presttun.

 

Seminar: B-open 2011 - Visions: Upheavals and Unpractical Ideas

In 2011 B-open organises a seminar on Sunday October 23rd on the top of Mount Fløien at Fløien Folkerestaurant. The title of the 2011 edition of the B-open seminar is VISIONS: UPHEAVALS AND UNPRACTICAL IDEAS. Lectures by Charles Esche, Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn, Jakob Jakobsen and Per-Oskar Leu.

Master night: Julie Tessem - Underground art in the USSR! Everyday life and the symbols of Stalin: the deconstructive universe of the Moscow Conceptualists

This Master Night, Julie Tessem will present her MA-thesis, where she studied the production of three of the most acknowledged underground artists of the Soviet Union; the Moscow conceptualists Ilya Kabakov and Komar & Melamid.

MA-weekend: Gabriel Johann Kvendseth - Prototypes: ARSENAL

By using rejected and abandoned objects Gabriel Johann Kvendseth, MA student at Bergen National Academy of the Arts, takes a material and ethical standpoint in his works

Seminar: A piece of anti-history

35 years ago in 2011 the first Art Centre was established in Norway. Hordaland Art Centre has through its history, firstly at the two galleries Galleri 1 and Galleri NK then on its premises at Klosteret, showed artists’ new works. Often these artists have had their first solo exhibition with us. We wish to mark the anniversary together with artists and everyone else interested, and will focus on the art that has been on display.

Walking tour: Elsebeth Jørgensen/Bjørn Arvid Bagge - Walk Along Various Paths

Walk Along Various Paths is a performative element of the exhibition Ways of Losing Oneself in an Image by Elsebeth Jørgensen. This atypical walking tour manifests itself as an hours walk between the Hordaland Art Centre and The Picture Collection of the University of Bergen; the two locations of the exhibition consisting of installations of video-, sound- and photo montages.  Academic librarian and historian Bjørn Arvid Bagge takes us on a walking tour where he tells a montage like manuscript with three narrative tracks.

Book launch: Brandon LaBelle - Site of Sound: Of Architecture and the Ear #2

On the occasion of the release of the publication, Site of Sound: Of Architecture and the Ear #2 (Errant Bodies Press, Berlin), artist, writer and editor Brandon LaBelle will give a talk on the theme of sound and architecture.

Master night: Helga Nyman - Art and archive: History, place and narratives in the practice of Elsebeth Jørgensen

In this Master Night Helga Nyman will present her master thesis, where she explores the presence of the archive in contemporary art through the works of Danish artist Elsebeth Jørgensen, currently showing Ways of Loosing Oneself in an Image at Hordaland Art Centre.

Seminar: What is left?

In relation to the exhibition Ways of Losing Oneself in an Image by Elsebeth Jørgensen Hordaland Art Centre organise a twin lecture at the University of Bergen with Elsebeth Jørgensen and Christine Hansen. 

Resident: Ben Cain

Each month our residency guests will present their own work, a chosen theme, a current interest or present their residency project. Our September resident guest is artist Ben Cain who will introduce some recent works.

Ben Cain (UK/HR)

Ben Cain is Hordaland Art Centre's September resident. During his residency, Cain will research an installation and a series of related texts, objects and posters that explore the notion of a 21st century workshop or communal workplace.

Lecture: Eivind Røssaak - The Performative Archive

Since the 90s a number of artists have sourced from archives to create what has been referred to as archival art. What is this, and why has this method been re-actualised today?

Elsebeth Jørgensen - Ways of Losing Oneself in an Image

2011 marks the 35th year of the Hordaland Art Centre, and we are creating a programme exploring ideas of histories and futures based on different thematics and institutional frameworks. We are proud to have commissioned the Danish artist Elsebeth Jørgensen to create a new work, based on the visual and other existing materials at The Picture Collection of the library of the University of Bergen, which is a collection of historical photographs from Norway with particular focus on Bergen and Western Norway.

Remembrance and repression. Displacements in Elsebeth Jørgensen's archival-aesthetic practice - Sanne Kofod Olsen

 Remembrance and repression. Displacements in Elsebeth Jørgensen's archival-aesthetic practice by Sanne Kofod Olsen accompanies the exhibition Ways of Losing Oneself in an Image by Elsebeth Jørgensen.

Damsgård - Øyvind Renberg and Miho Shimizu

As part of Hordaland Art Centre´s Outside-programme, Øyvind Renberg and Miho Shimizu´s new piece Damsgård will be on display at Kabuso in Øystese from August 20th to September 18th. The project follows a traveling residency organised by Hordaland Art Centre.

 

Omer Fast - Nostalgia

By using the eye witness as his source artist Omer Fast builds meticulous filmed narratives, like the one in Nostalgia (2009).

Artist talk: Omer Fast

Accompanying the upcoming exhibition of Omer Fast's Nostalgia, Hordaland Art Centre hosts an artist talk Tuesday June 28th at 7 PM.

On space and spatiality - Maija Rudovska

Art historian and curator Maija Rudovska was a resident with Hordaland Art Centre in September 2010. Epifanio no 14/2011 has publisher her text On space and spatiality where she reflects on the work of four artists she met during her residency in Bergen;  Hilde Angel Danielsen, Eva Kun, Arne Ingvaldsen og Cato Løland.

Screening: Eyal Sivan - The Specialist (1999)

The Specialist (documentary, 128 minutes) by Eyal Sivan is screened Thursday May 19th, Tuesday May 31st and Thursday June 16th at 7 PM as part of the exhibition project The Bergen Accords curated by Sarah Rifky.

Launch: Kuk & Parfyme zine and lecture by Tim Stüttgen

Kuk & Parfyme takes one step further by launching a fanzine in paperback format. The first edition will be launched in Bergen with the lecture The Meta-Politics of (Post-) Pornography by Tim Stüttgen, writer, artist, and the editor of Post Porn Politics – The Symposium Reader (b_books, 2009).  

 

Master night: Espen Johansen - The art of Terence Koh: "artist's artist or the most popular artist?"

At the semester's last Master Night, Espen Johansen will talk about his brand new master thesis The art of Terence Koh - "artist's artist, or the most popular artist?". In remarkably short time, Terence Koh has become an internationally recognized artist, partly because of his use of unconventional materials such as chocolate, and his experience-based works that exposes the viewer to overwhelming sensory stimuli from the strong (pulsing) lights, or the intense smell of perfume and incense.

The Bergen Accords - Oraib Toukan, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová and Eyal Sivan curated by Sarah Rifky

For one of our exhibitions to mark the 35th year of Hordaland Art Centre, we have invited curator Sarah Rifky to reflect on issues of the history and future. Her response is the exhibition titled The Bergen Accords, a three part project which will manifest as a living sculpture on Torgallmenningen May 1st by the artist duo Anetta Mona Chişa and Lucia Tkáčová titled If not Us, Who? If not Now, When?, a solo exhibition presenting a commissioned work; This one is for the birds, by Oraib Toukan, and a procedure to permanently change the name of Hordaland Art Centre is begun, a process which will continue to be part of the inner workings of the Art Centre for the coming year. Artist Malak Helmy has been invited to write a text for this exhibition, to be published online during the exhibition period.

Solicited document by Malak Helmy

Solicted document by Malak Helmy accompanies the exhibition The Bergen Accords, curated by Sarah Rifky.

B-open reading group

B-open organises monthly reading groups in collaboration with artists in Bergen, and the May reading group is hosted at Hordaland Art Centre by B-open. B-open has chosen the introduction and chapter 1, Animal Spirits: A Conceptual Bestiary, from Matteo Pasquinell's Animal Spirits: A Bestiary of the Commons (2008).

If not Us, Who? If not Now, When? - Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová

Living sculpture to be staged on May 1st close to Sjøfartsmonumentet (The Maritime Monument) on the main square Torgallmenningen in Bergen at 2 PM. 


Master Night: Linda Myklebust

In her Master thesis, Linda Myklebust explores the popular culture phenomenon of street art, both as a visual expression and as a cultural symptom.

MA-Weekend:Jason Dunne

MA-student at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Jason Dunne, creates a community which the viewer does not automatically get enty to in his MA-weekend exhibition.

Collaborative Research Residency 2011

Collaborative Research Residency is a residency programme at Hordaland Art Centre which started in 2010. It is developed together with Baltic Art Center-BAC at Visby and Factory for Art and Design, FFKD in Copenhagen. Each institution hosts this sping a research group focusing on important questions for the existence and development of the art institution. The collaborative research group 2011in Bergen are critic Octavian Esanu, curator Rael Artel and designer Indre Klimaite.

Seminar: Looking for painting. Collecting Evidence - Veryfying the Image

Looking for painting is a one-day public seminar focusing on painting, organised by researche fellow Partik Entian at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Dep. Art Academy. The seminar offers lectures and artist talks by the invited speakers Nina Roos (Finland), Pontus Kyander (Sweden) and Gerd Tinglum (Norway), as well as an introduction to Patrik Entian´s fellowship project Looking for Painting.

Resident: Yesomi Umolu - Proposition #1: If you build it, they [sic] will come

Each month our residency guests will present their own work, a chosen theme, a current interest or present their residency project. Yesomi Umolu is Hordaland Art Centre's resident March 2011. During her residency, Yesomi will develop a proposition for a series of curatorial experiments that address the irony of transnational spaces titled Somewhere in....  As part of her presentation at the Hordaland Art Centre, Yesomi will present her research, taking as it’s starting point the problematics raised by investigations into The Poïpoïdrome project conceived by Robert Filliou and Joachim Pfeufer, and conduct a roundtable discussion about trans-national social spaces.

Master night: Synnøve Vik - The politics of nature: Olafur Eliasson´s installations

In her MA-thesis, Synnøve Marie Vik has studied the relationship between art, nature and politics in the installations of the Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson.

Len LIVE! featuring Espen Sommer Eide, Lasse Marhaug and Maia Urstad

Len LIVE! is an evening screening of three of Len Lye's films: All Soul's Carnival (1957), Kaleidoscope (1935) and Tusalava (1929), created as a companion to the ongoing exhibition at Hordaland Art Centre. We have invited the three sound artists Espen Sommer Eide, Lasse Marhaug and Maia Urstad to create new scores for Tusalava. Sommer Eide and Urstad will perform live.

Seminar: Art Always Has Its Consequences

 
Hordaland Art Centre is proud to present  a day of presentation and development of new thoughts on how to look at and research exhibition practices, a one day seminar + round table with the four curators Branka Ćurčić, Dóra Hegyi, Magdalena Ziółkowska and Jelena Vesić Friday March 4th 10.00 - 16.30.

Recovering Lost Voices – On Marysia Lewandowska’s Tender Museum by Magdalena Ziółkowska

This text was commissioned by Hordaland Art Centre after the seminar Art Always has its Consequences Marc 4th 2011.

2011

We are proud to announce the 2011 residents!

Yesomi Umolu (UK)

Yesomi Umolu is Hordaland Art Centre's resident March 2011. During her residency, Yesomi will develop a proposition for a series of curatorial experiments that address the irony of transnational spaces. 

Resident: Fredrik Strid

Each month our residency guests will present their own work, a chosen theme, a current interest or present their residency project. The Swedish artist Fredrik Strid is Hordaland Art Centre's guest in February. Strid will present his contribution to the trans-disciplinary project PolArt, which he was recently involved in. PolArt is a project where artists are invited to join a scientific research expedition in Arctic Ocean, and is a collaboration between theresearchnetwork Arctos, Tromsø kunstforening and the artist residency at Troms fylkeskommune.

Master Night: Nora Sørensen Vaage

Nora Sørensen Vaage will present her current resarch on the American artist Eduardo Kac (1962 - ), who is renowned and criticized worldwide for provocative use of biotechnology and gene manipulation in his art works.

 

Screening: Flip & Two Twisters, a documentary about Len Lye

Screening of Shirley Horrocks’ documentary Flip & Two Twisters – a documentary about the great film maker and kinetic sculptor Len Lye from 1995.

Kunstjournalen B-post Launch

Kunstjournalen B-post is an contemporary art magazine published annually, which contains contributions from contemporary artists. Each issue investigates a central topic through commissioned texts and art projects. On February 8th the fifth edition of Kunstjournalen B-post will be launched at Hordaland Art Centre. The launch starts at 8 PM, and everyone who shows up before 8.30 will receive a complimentary magazine. The artists Heidi Nikolaisen and Camilla Haukedal will present their contributions in this issue of Kunstjournalen B-post.

Fredrik Strid (SWE)

Fredrik Strid (1973, Sweden) is Hordaland Art Centre'sresident February 2011.

Launch: Diane Torr - Sex, Drag and Male Roles – Investigating gender as performance

Diane Torr gives an artist talk and performative reading from the new book Sex, Drag and Male Roles-Investigating gender as performance

Lecture: Per Kvist - The Musicality of Modernism

Related to the exhibition Len Lye Per Kvist will give the lecture The Musicality of Modernism: Fragments from the history of abstract film and video art.

Len Lye

Len Lye (1901-1980) is to the general audience a rather unknown artist from the previous century. Despite this his works are well known among artists, as well as filmmakers. His kinetic sculptures are made of steel, wood and fibreglass, often dramatically staged with lights, and his films were groundbreaking.

Force Field and Sonic Wave by Guy Brett

To accompany the exhibition Len Lye we re-publish Guy Brett's text Force Field and Sonic Wave. This text first appeared in the book Len Lye, edited by Tyler Cann and Wystan Curnow, published by the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Foundation on the occasion of the 2009 retrospective exhibition of Lye’s work at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne. 

Resident: Einar Garibaldi Eiríksson

Each month our residency guests will present their own work, a chosen theme, a current interest or present their residency project. Our January resident guest is artist Einar Garibaldi Eiríksson.Thursday 13th of January he willgive a lecture at Rom 8, Vaskerelven 8, Bergen in relation to his exhibition Interesting Places.

Einar Garibaldi Eiriksson (IS)

Einar Garibaldi Eiriksson (1964, Iceland) is Hordaland Art Centre's resident January 2011.

Retrospective Catalogue 2010

Retrospective catalogue 2010 is the collection of commissioned texts accompanying our exhibitions, as well as documentation of all the exhibitions with the witness report on the 2010 programme written by artist Anne Marthe Dyvi. Please contact Hordaland Art Centre for your printed copy.

Screening: Tameksaout - La Bergère. (The shepherdess) by Ivan Boccara

As a side programme to the exhibition Leila by aiPotu we would like to welcome you to a film screening Friday December 17th at 2 PM.

Resident: Collaborative Research Residency - presentation

Hordaland Art Centre's Collaborative Research Residency group 2010 is from Sweden: Miriam Fumarola, Marti Manen og Katarina Stenkvist, and guest Olav Fumarola Unsgaard. On December 16th, there will be a presentation. 

Resident: LeRoy Stevens

Each month our residency guests will present their own work, a chosen theme, a current interest or present their residency project. Our December resident guest is artist LeRoy Stevens. Tuesday December 7thyou are welcome to his artist talk and the launch of his new artist book Quadrangle.

aiPotu - Leila

aiPotu's exhibition Leila can be seen in relation to their ongoing project The Island Tour - a series of island expeditions which since 2007 has led them to Iceland, Australia and the British Isles. Based on The Island Tour the two artists were challenged to seek out the island Leila in the Strait of Gibraltar in March 2009. The journey was made, but the destination never reached.

Review by Zachary Cahill

This review by Zachary Cahill accompanies the exhibition titled Leila by aiPotu.

LeRoy Stevens (USA)

LeRoy Stevens (1984, USA) is Hordaland Art Centre's resident December 2010.

MA-weekend: Therese Hoen

The MA-weekend this autumn, Rammen består ikke av noe annet enn akkurat dette (The frame consists of nothing more than this) by Therese Hoen, has the physical frames we can recognise as a spatial floor plan.

Collaborative Research Residency

Hordaland Art Centre's Collaborative Research Residency group 2010 is from Sweden: Miriam Fumarola, Marti Manen og Katarina Stenkvist, and guest Olav Fumarola Unsgaard. On December 16th, there will be a presentation. 

Master Night: Tor Martin Leknes

On Master Night, Tor Martin Leknes will talk about Ralph L. Wilson (1872 – 1951) from Fana outside of Bergen. Wilson came back home after his years abroad for education and work, with his first camera in the late 19th century. Thus joining an increasing trend; the camera was getting cheaper and more available than before, which in turn created the milieu of amateur photographers in Norway that Wilson himself was a part of.

Lecture: Charlotte Bik Bandlien

In relation to the exhibition Upstream by Øyvind Renberg and Miho Shimizu, we welcome you to a lecture by Charlotte Bik Bandlien, anthropologist and researcher om material culture with SIFO.

Resident: Johan Lundh

Each month our residency guests will present their own work, a chosen theme, a current interest or present their residency project. The Swedish curator and writer Johan Lundh is Hordaland Art Centre's guest in November, and he´ll give a talk on November 2nd at 7 PM.

Johan Lundh (SWE)

Johan Lundh (1980, Sweden) is Hordaland Art Centre's resident November 2010.

Seminar: B-open 2010: To produce an art scene

The art scenes in Bergen and Hordaland have flourished the last years, with new studios, artist run galleries and collectives as well as strong institutions. B-Open 2010 will focus on what has been produced and what has happened in this regional landscape. Through a diverse programme spanning six days, we want to address how and why an art scene continuously is being produced through new initiatives, where some disappear and some last. The annual seminar will take place in Tårnsalen at Bergen Art Museum.

Upstream: The Dérive within the Immersion - Denise Carvalho

The text Upstream: The Dérive within the Immersion by Denise Carvalho accompanies the exhibition Upstream by Øyvind Renberg and Miho Shimizu.

Øyvind Renberg and Miho Shimizu - Upstream

In this exhibition we will be introduced to the universe of Øyvind Renberg and Miho Shimizu through previous and current works, as well as through works pointing into the future. 

Zwischenraum: Space Between - Hamburg Kunstverein

Hordaland Art Centre contributes to an exhibition at the Hamburg Kunstverein this autumn. Participating artists are Oliver Bulas, Nick Evans, Julia Horstmann, Alon Levin, Cato Løland, Ingrid Lønningdal, Ciara Phillips et al., and is curated in collaboration with Annette Hans (Hamburg Kunstverein) and Jamie Kenyon (Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow). The exhibition is created on site in Hamburg Kunstverein during a residency for the artists, and the audience is invited to an exhibition in constant change and an evening programme put together by the artists and curators.

Resident: Cécile Belmont

Each month our residency guests will present their own work, a chosen theme, a current interest or present their residency project. The French artist Cécile Belmont is Hordaland Art Centre's guest in October.

Cécile Belmont (FRA/GER)

Cécile Belmont (1975, France/Germany)is Hordaland Art Centre's resident October 2010. She will give a talk on Tuesday October 12th at 7 P.M.

Launch of Norwegian Art Yearbook 2010 with seminar on Artist Residency

Seminar on Artist Residency in conjunction with the launch of The Norwegian Art Yearbook 2010. plan b, Toril Johannessen and Dieter Lesageare invited to discuss aspects surrounding the increasing numbers of Artis Residencies. 

Resident: Maija Rudovska - Hardijs Ledins (1955-2004)

Each month our residency guests will present their own work, a chosen theme, a current interest or present their residency project. Our August resident guest is art historian and curator Maija Rudovska.

Victoria Brännström - Knitting Concert at the Grieg Hall

As part of Hordaland Art Centre’s Outside-programme 2010, Vicotria Brännström’s new work Strikkekonsert (Knitting Concert) will be performed September 11th at 11:30 at the Grieg Hall. 

Knitters made audible by Ingrid Birce Müftüoglu

Ethnologist Ingrid Birce Müftüoḡlu was present at Victoria Brännström's Knitting Concert, the September 2010 outside project in the Grieg Hall where some 40 women had been asked by the artist to knit a concert, and wrote the text Knitters made audible.

Culture Night 2010

The ongoing exhibition is open.

You only tell me you love me when you're drunk

Between September 3rd and October 3rd the two artists Lutz-Rainer Müller and Stian Ådlandsvik transform the house on Holmedalshammaren 67 at the island of Askøy outside of Bergen to a sculpture. This is one part of the two part exhibition titled You only tell me you love me when you're drunk. The other part can be seen at Hordaland Art Centre at Nordnes in Bergen. On the opening night there will be a free shuttle bus beween Hordaland Art Centre and Holmedalshammaren 67. 

Dispatches from the Hinterland by Petra Reichensperger

Dispatches from the Hinterland by Petra Reichensperger accompanies the exhibition You only tell me you love me when you're drunk by Lutz-Rainer Müller and Stian Ådlandsvik.

Maija Rudovska (LAT)

Maija Rudovska (1982, Latvia) is Hordaland Art Centre's resident September 2010.

Resident: Juan A. Gaitan

Each month our residency guests will present their own work, a chosen theme, a current interest or present their residency project. Our August resident guest is curator Juan A. Gaitan.

Master night: Mathias Danbolt

In his MA-thesis, titeled Sankt Felix Kunstnerens død og oppstandelse i postmodernistisk kunstteori med utgangspunkt i Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ ”Untitled” (Lover Boys) (in Norwegian),  Mathias Danbolt is investigating the relationship between artist, artwork and audience in contemporary art. While emphasizing sexuality, sex and politics in postmodern art theory, he is studying the literature on Cuban-Mexican artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996), finding that the artist is written about in two distinct, and almost opposite ways.

Juan A. Gaitan (CAN/NL)

Juan A. Gaitan (1973, Canada/Netherlands) is Hordaland Art Centre's resident August 2010.
Gaitan will give a talk on August 31st at 19:00.

Bertram Haude (GER)

Bertram Haude (1971, Germany) is Hordaland Art Centre's resident July 2010.

2011 - open for proposals

Curators of all nationalities are invited to propose an exhibition for Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen, Norway for the 2011-programme. The deadline for submission is Friday September 10th 2010. One proposal will be chosen.

In & Out: Everything You Do Is a Balloon by Daniela Castro

Resident curator in May, Daniela Castro, wrote the text In & Out: Everything You Do Is a Balloon for Kunstkritikk.no. Published 25.06.2010.

Resident: Marco Bruzzone

Each month our residency guests will present their own work, a chosen theme, a current interest or present their residency project. Our June resident guest is artist Marco Bruzzone, from Italy, but based in Berlin, Germany.

Artist talk: James Webb

James Webb will discuss his recent exhibition, One day, all of this will be yours, which was presented at Blank Projects in Cape Town earlier this year, through a restaging of the documented works accompanied by the story of the show.

Marco Bruzzone (ITA/GER)

Marco Bruzzone (1974, ITA/GER) is Hordaland Art Centre's resident June 2010

In & Out: Everything you do is a Balloon

Hordaland Art Centre becomes a picnic site, with a screening, sound works, exchange, food and drinks hosted by resident Daniela Castro.

Vanna Bowles - Wild Tree

Vanna Bowles' exhibition Wild Tree makes drawings and photographs come alive through sculptures and specially commissioned texts by authour and artist Linn Cecilie Ulvin.

The unforgivable, the remorse and histories about the silent forest by Linn Cecilie Ulvin

The unforgivable, the remorse and histories about the silent forest by Linn Cecilie Ulvin accompanies the exhibition Wild Tree by Vanna Bowles.

Master night: Benedikte Holen

On the last Master night this spring, Benedikte Holen will present her ongoing MA-project about the Scottish artist duo Dalziel +Scullion and their use of nature and technology.

Resident: Daniela Castro

Each month our residency guests will present their own work, a chosen theme, a current interest or present their residency project. Our May resident guest is writer and curator Daniela Castro from São Paulo, Brazil.

Daniela Castro (BRA)

Daniela Castro (1976, Brazil) is Hordaland Art Centre's resident May 2010.

Lecture: Matthew Flintham

THIS EVENT WILL HAPPEN MONDAY MAY 3RD AT 7 P.M. (ORIGINALLY PLANNED FOR APRIL 22ND)

Accompanying the exhibition Archipelago, a World Map by Hamdi Attia we have invited artist and reseacher Matthew Flintham to address issues related to mapping, power and territories. With this presentation we'd like to focus on more general themes in the exhibition. 

Resident: Margret Holz

Margret Holz is Hordaland Art Centre’s resident this April. In this artist talk she will present some of her latest works: Choreographie Lichtlabor, Experiment Krolloper and Simultan.

BEK-night: Adriana Alves

Adriana Alves' projects are based in reflections on the contemporary, where doubdt and distrust patches up the fragments. The role, or roles, of mass media is visible in her work through references to fil, popular culture and theatre.

Hamdi Attia - Archipelago, a World Map

The exhibition  Archipelago, a World Map by Hamdi Attia is the so far last manifestation of a long term project titled World Map developed by the artist since 2004, and his first solo exhibition in Norway. Curated by Abdellah Karroum.

On Archipelago, a World Map: Interview with Hamdi Attia by Abdellah Karroum

This interview with Hamdi Attia by Abdellah Karroum accompanies the exhibition Archipelago, a World Map.

Margret Holz (GER)

Margret Holz (1942, Germany) is Hordaland Art Centre's  resident April 2010.

MA-Weekend: Sol Hallset

MA-student Sol Hallset tackles the large, and often pathos-laden question “what is it to be human?” without fear. Hallset’s approach is factual and direct, her means are simple, but powerful – this also shines through in the format of her work.

Resident: Hyunjin Kim

Each month our residency guests will present their own work, a chosen theme, a current interest or present their residency project. Our March resident guest is curator Hyunjin Kim from Seoul, South Korea.

Lecture: Paul Otto Brunstad

Talk by Paul Otto Brunstad on the occasion of the exhibition Palinca Pastorale by Sveinung Rudjord Unneland.

BEK-night: Ron Sluik

BEK invites former contemporary artist Ron Sluik for a public lecture Thursday 4th March at Hordaland Art Centre.

Hyunjin Kim (KOR)

Hyunjin Kim (1975, South Korea) is Hordaland Art Centre's resident March 2010.

Master Night: Tove Kårstad Haugsbø

Master Night is a series of lectures where both MA students and recently graduated art historians present their MA dissertations to a public.

BEK-night: Gerhard Eckel

Artist talk by Gerhard Eckel.

Sveinung Rudjord Unneland - Palinca Pastorale

There is a promise in Sveinung Rudjord Unneland’s title to his first solo exhibition: Palinca Pastorale promises a landscape of transgression.

Doubt, lightness and multiplicity by Thomas Hestvold

Doubt, lightness and multiplicity by Thomas Hestvold accompanies the exhibition Palinca Pastorale by Sveinung Rudjord Unnelan.

DIG IT 2, Verkligheten, Umeå, Sweden

The curartorial project DIG IT by Linus Elmes (UKS, Oslo) and Anne Szefer Karlsen (Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen) was initially shown at Hordaland Art Centre May and June 2009. The second edition of this project will be on show at the artist run gallery Verkligheten in Umeå, Sweden for two weeks. 

 

 

Retrospective catalogue 2009

Retrospective catalogue 2009 is the collection of commissioned texts accompanying our exhibitions, as well as documentation of all the exhibitions with the witness report on the 2009 programme written by artist Are Hauffen. 

 

BEK-night: Gisle Martens Meyer

Artist talk by Gisle Martens Meyer.

That Was Then... This Is Now

That was then... This is now is a group exhibition made to discuss the position of craft today. Curated by Heidi Bjørgan with works by Pia Aleborg, Bjørn Båsen, Erik Hellsten, Maria Johansson, Åsa Jungnelius, Göran Kling, Håkan Lindgren, AnnaSofia Mååg, Marianne Pedersen and Anders Ruhwald.

Seminar: Eeny, meeny, miny, moe...

Seminar curated by Heidi Bjørgan dealing with issues relating to contemporary crafts. Organised in relation to the opening of the exhibition That was then... This is now.

 

Marking Time by Glenn Adamson

Marking Time is a commissioned text by Glenn Adamson who is Head of Graduate Studies at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England. This text accompanies the exhibition That was then... This is now.

Lecture: Line Halvorsen

In "Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear" Line Halvorsen will address the myth of the artist.

Seminar: B-open 2009 - Object + Verbal

B-open welcomes everyone to a seminar about conversation, verbalisation, mediation and knowledge production. We have invited Bosko Blagojevic, Will Holder, Falke Pisano and Mick Wilson to reflect on language and verbalisation in contemporary art through various formats for this year's seminar titled Object + Verbal. An online reader will be published prior to the seminar. 

 

B-open 2009 Workshop

To speak-  The Practice of Conversation in Contemporary Art.

BEK-night: Michelle Teran

Artist talk by Michelle Teran

Guðrún Benónýsdóttir (IS)

Guðrún Benónýsdóttir graduated from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts spring 2000 and spent altogether 7 years in Oslo, studying and working (1995-2003). At the moment she lives in Berlin.

Artist talk: HC Gilje

Accompanying his solo exhibition blink, HC Gilje will give a presentation of his work.

HC Gilje - blink

blink is an exhibition with two new works by Norwegian artist HC Gilje.

 

Right Here, Right Now by Mitchell Whitelaw

Right Here, Right Now - HC Gilje's Networks of Specificity by Mitchell Whitelaw is a specially commissioned text to accompany HC Gilje's solo show blink.

BEK-night: Bjørnar Habbestad

Artist talk by Bjørnar Habbestad. He will present his work from the twilight between musical performance, conseptual sound projects and technological development. Starting with specific sound experiences he tries to draw on different traditions and perspectives to develop musical tangents between acoustic techniques and digital transformation. 

 

MA-weekend: On the Marionette Theatre - Elida Brenna Linge

Elida Brenna Linge shows her new work On the Marionette Theatre made for Hordaland Art Centre.

 

 

Lecture: Presentation by Erlend Hammer

In relation to Curated by Erlend Hammer curator Erlend Hammer will hold a presentation.

Maaike Gouwenberg (NL)

Maaike Gouwenberg (NL) is a freelance curator for several projects in the Netherlands and abroad. Next to that she is head of production and think tank curator for the rolling platform If I Can't Dance I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, where she works on long term productions with small groups of artists. In the current project she produces the works of Keren Cytter, Jon Mikel Euba, Olivier Foulon, Suchan Kinoshita, Joachim Koester and Sarah Pierce.

BEK-night: Terry Flaxton

Presentation by Terry Flaxton. Since the late 70s Flaxton has been active as film maker, educator and artist. As part of England's art video- and underground film environment he has worked with different filmic expressions, documentary, video installations and tv-productions. Today Flaxton is seniour researcher in HD Video Production ath the University of Bristol, England. 

Launch: Localised / Ctrl + Z Publishing - Culture Night 2009

Ctrl+Z Publishing was approached by the Bergen Kunsthall winter 2008 with a request to edit a publication on the occasion of the Bergen Biennial Conference in September 2009 which would in some way mirror the local art scene’s response to the City of Bergen’s proposal to create a Bergen biennial. The anthology Localised is rooted in, but edited independently from, this conference.

Curated by Erlend Hammer

The Parliamentary elections are more important than art.

from In Defence of Eye Candy, Erlend Hammer, 2009

In Defence of Eye Candy by Erlend Hammer

This text accompanies the exhibition Curated by Erlend Hammer.

Artist talk: whatsthebigmistry (Priya Mistry)

Artist talk with whatsthebigmistry (Priya Mistry), who is currently artist in residence at USF Verftet. In this artist talk she will focus on audience/viewer interaction, engagement and cultivating experiences working with site and transformations of spaces.

Conversation: Ylva Ogland and Linus Elmes

Dialogue between curator Linus Elmes and artist Ylva Ogland about her contribution to the exhibition situation DIG IT and how the works in DIG IT affect contemporary art. 

DIG IT

With DIG IT we have created an exhibition situation, more than an exhibition, which for the first time shows a number of little recognized works by artists with different social, political and ideological attitudes to and reasons for their artistic practices.

DIG IT by Linus Elmes & Anne Szefer Karlsen

DIG IT is a conversation text written on the occasion of the exhibition situation with the same title. 

BEK-night: Marieke Verbiesen

Marieke Verbiesen works with animation, live performance and installations in electronic arts, where she uses old and new media. In addition she makes music videos and short animation films. 

Canopy, parasol, awning - or how to work together as artist and curator

Canopy, parasol, awning – or how to work together as artist and curator by  Andreas Siqueland (visual artist) and Anne Szefer Karlsen (curator and director of Hordaland Art Centre)

was originally published in Billedkunst 03/09.

Lecture: Toril Johannessen & Sidsel Meineche Hansen

The two artists Toril Johannessen and Sidsel Meineche Hansen will expand on issues relationg to an object's status in the lecture The Generic Stone, which is a part of their exhibition at Hordaland Art Centre with the same title. Here they will talk about the process of manufacturing The Generic Stone.

 

Toril Johannessen & Sidsel Meineche Hansen - The Generic Stone

The ultimate consequence of conceptually based art is a total absence of objects. With this exhibition we will take a closer look at the status of the art object and its’ value by mapping the process of production and the materiality of the one object on display in the exhibiton - a stone produced in a laboratory.

Hordaland Art Centre (HKS) has invited the two artists Toril Johannessen and Sidsel Meineche Hansen to show their recent project The Generic Stone to discuss issues related to knowledge production based on an object.

Sidsel Meineche Hansen (DK)

  Sidsel Meineche Hansen is HKS' guest in the period April 12th to 26th 2009. During her stay she will create the exhibition and lecture The Generic Stone in collaboration with Toril Johannessen. 

Conversation: Abdellah Karroum & Pedro Gómez-Egaña

We continue to host presentations related to the exhibitions at Hordaland Art Centre. This time we want to highlight thoughts on art's relation to site in the presentation On articulating Works and Places by Abdellah Karroum, and a dialogue between him and Pedro Gómez-Egaña.

Participants are recomended to arrive a bit before the presentation to have the opportunity to see the last day of Might arrives by Pedro Gómez-Egaña; a performance which looks like an installation.

BEK-night: Brandon LaBelle

Working with sound, music, urban environments and people, Brandon LaBelle explores the intersections of the private and the public.

Pedro Gómez-Egañaa - Might arrives

The best part of space travel is the moment when you leave the earth’s atmosphere and realise that there is no longer a danger of falling. You are taken by a fantastic machine to the rolling, black softness of space.

Orbiting is a combination of strengths that result in a circle.

But then, when you re-enter, you get reminded that mortality means that you are trapped. You are inside a pull that makes down out of any place. A magnetic field is a roundness that makes you look up and take cover.

Mechanics of the soul by Bojana Bauer

Mechanics of the soul is an extensive excerpt of a coming essay on Pedro Gómez-Egaña's work, written by the dramaturg Bojana Bauer. 

Resident: Felice Hapetzeder

Hordaland Art Centre (HKS) hosts three guests from the Nordic countries in 2009, and the first is Felice Hapetzeder from Sweden. Felice works with video, using documentary strategies to discuss issues relating to identity. Tuesday March 10th at 7 P.M. we will host the first guest artist talk where Felice will present his artistic practice and talk about his collaborative projects ak28 and solo-show. The videos Onkel Kurti and Capital of the world will be screened. The floor will be opened for discussion.

MA-weekend: Chloe Lewis & Andrew Taggart - An Elaborated System of Human Longing

The MA-weekend we present this spring is the exhibition  An Elaborated System of Human Longing by Chloe Lewis and Andrew Taggart. This ongoing project is, so far, a series of objects and two videos.

Artist talk: Lisa Torell

Hordaland Art Center (HKS) will from now on invite an artist/writer/researcher/curator to present ideas directly or indirectly relevant to the current exhibition.

The first in this series of presentations is the Swedish artist Lisa Torell who will have an artist talk on the last day of the exhibition posisjoner by Aud Marit Skarrebo Holmen.


 

Reflective positions by Mari Aarre

The text Reflective positions was written in the event of Aud Marit Skarrebo Holmen's exhibition posisjoner (positions).

Aud Marit Skarrebo Holmen - posisjoner

For the first time Aud Marit Skarrebo Holmen enters the white cube on her own.

Resident: Victoria Brännström

Victoria Brännströmis currently Hordaland Art Centre’s artist in residence.

 

Victoria says: - In my presentation at HKS I will talk about a few of my projects, describe their background and process, thoughts about documentation and the pitfalls and highlights of collaborative work.

Victoria Brännström (S)

Victoria Brännström's work is often the result of social interaction where the audience or an invited group interacts inside of the work itself.

Seminar: B-open 2008: Hot House - Art and Human Ecology

This year's B-open seminar is called  Hot House - Art and Human Ecologycurated and moderated by Samir M'kadmi at landmark, with Tine Mareen Buddeberg, Karen O'Brien, Susanne Jaschko, Samir M'kadmi, Peter Fend, Heather Ackroyd.

 

Øystein Dahlstrøm & Unn Fahlstrøm

By re-using materials they create their worlds. Dahlstrøm through image manipulation and Fahlstrøm through looking at sections of the already unreal world of film. Rythm and space absorbs both artists, but in different ways. Dahlstrøm creates the spaces in his meticulous photographs through manipulation, while Fahlstrøm uses time, space and sound to create her video works.

B-open 2008

Hordaland Art Centre collaborates with BKFH and NKVN on the annual event B-open. This year there are open studios, a seminar, exhibition openings, magazine and book launches and a bit more. 

 

Screening: Bjørn Erik Haugen & André Larsen Avelin

How is the Norwegian portrayed by the American entertainment industry? This is the answer!

Seminar: The Artist as Producer

What is the social role of art, and what status does art hold in today's knowledge society? What characterises the artist role as a producer today?

 

Le Monde Autour de Vous -1st Brussels Biennial

Hordaland Art Centre (HKS) contributes to the project Le Monde Autours de Vous by Abdellah Karroum/L'appartement 22. The project is also part of the first Brussels Biennale, artistic director Barbara Vanderlinden.

 

Le Monde Autours de Vous was co-curated by L’appartement 22, Hordaland kunstsenter and Stacion Center for Contemporay Art Prishtina, with participating artists Hamdi Attia, Elodie Carré, Ninar Esber, Seamus Farrell, HC Gilje, Pedro Gómez-Egaña, Flaka Haliti, Agon Hamza, Fatmir Mustafa, Pascal Sémur, Batoul S’Himi.

 

Retrospective Catalogue 2012

Retrospective Catalogue 2012 is the collection of the texts that have accompanied our exhibitions in 2012, as well as visual documentation of the exhibitions.