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November 23, 2017


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Art Video for Kids: David Shrigley

Concurrent with our new exhibitions Michael Bell-Smith: Mall, Punk and I Heard You Laughing, we are screening a selection of video works by British artist David Shrigley in our lobby as part of our Art Video for Kids program.

David Shrigley (b. 1968) is an artist and illustrator best known for his mordantly humorous cartoons. Self-branded as an outsider in the art world, Shrigley is known for making flat compositions that take on the inconsequential, the bizarre, and the disquieting elements of everyday life. Like the musings of a very wise child displaying the wit and humor of a seasoned observer of the adult world, his illustrations and animations feature darkly funny aphorisms about the world.

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Interview: Myriam Ben Salah and Martha Kirszenbaum

Meriem Bennani, Still from 'Fardaous Funjab', 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.

I Heard You Laughing, a group exhibition of video work from the Middle East in its broad acceptation, is on view at Kunsthall Stavanger from November 9, 2017 – January 14, 2018. Curated by Myriam Ben Salah and Martha Kirszenbaum, the exhibition challenges stereotypical narratives of struggle and rhetoric of the past often associated with Middle Eastern artwork. Below, the curators further describe their research and motivation behind the exhibition. 

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Opening November 9: Mall Punk, I Heard You Laughing, and Shrigley Films

Meriem Bennani, Still from 'Fardaous Funjab', 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.

We are pleased to invite you to the opening of two new exhibitions at Kunsthall Stavanger, November 9, 6 - 8 pm.

Mall, Punk by American artist Michael Bell-Smith presents digital animations and appropriations that wryly reflect upon our cultural moment. Visual elements from games, advertising, interiors, and corporate design, among other places, are oddly positioned within unexpected conceptual frameworks. 

Concurrently, Kunsthall Stavanger will open I Heard You Laughing, an exhibition of video work from the Middle East in its broad acceptation, curated by Myriam Ben Salah and Martha Kirszenbaum. The exhibition challenges the rote narratives of struggle and rhetoric of the past in relation to Middle Eastern artwork, and instead offers videos from iconic Middle-Eastern musicians of the 1950s-60s-70s alongside video works by contemporary artists that reflect the complexities of this often oversimplified ‘East-West’ configuration.

Also on view is Shrigley Films, videos by David Shrigley, as part of our Art Video for Kids program.

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Ledig stilling på Kunsthall Stavanger!

Økonomi- og administrasjonsansvarlig 100%

Kunsthall Stavanger (KS) søker økonomi- og administrasjonsansvarlig i 100% stilling ut 2018, med mulighet for forlengelse. Stillingen innebærer overordnet ansvar for regnskap og lønn i samråd med ekstern regnskapsfører, samt søknadsskriving og rapportering.


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October 30, 2017

Closed for Installation

Closed for Installation

Michael Bell-Smith, De-Employed, 2016.

Kunsthall Stavanger is currently closed for installation. We are hard at work installing two new exhibitions opening Thursday, November 9 at 18:00.  

Mall, Punk by American artist Michael Bell-Smith presents digital animations and appropriations that wryly reflect upon our cultural moment. Visual elements from games, advertising, interiors, and corporate design, among other places, are oddly positioned within unexpected conceptual frameworks. 

Concurrently, Kunsthall Stavanger will open I heard you laughing, an exhibition of video work from the Middle East curated by Myriam Ben Salah and Martha Kirszenbaum. The exhibition challenges the rote narratives of struggle and rhetoric of the past in relation to Middle Eastern artwork, and instead offers videos from iconic Middle-Eastern musicians of the 1950s-60s-70s alongside video works by contemporary artists that reflect the complexities of this often oversimplified ‘East-West’ configuration.

We look forward to seeing you at the opening reception!

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