Curators' Tour: Frail Mighty
Welcome to a guided tour of the exhibition Frail Mighty, with the curators of the show, Margrethe Aanestad and Elin Melberg.
In the autumn of 2018, Kunsthall Stavanger will launch a new series of exhibitions in which artist-run spaces are invited to present a project within our galleries. Concurrently, we invite the artists who run the venues to present their own artwork as well, highlighting the relationship between curatorial and creative practices. The inaugural exhibition in the series, titled Frail Mighty, will present Stavanger-based gallery Prosjektrom Normanns.
Prosjektrom Normanns is an artist-run space in Stavanger dedicated to the production and exhibition of experimental, site-specific projects, established in 2011 and directed by the visual artists Elin Melberg and Margrethe Aanestad. The curated section of the exhibition includes the Norwegian artists A K Dolven, Vibeke Tandberg, Mattias Härenstam and Ane Graff, as well as the American artist Nathlie Provosty. The simultaneous collaborative exhibition with Aanestad and Melberg will present new works by the artists including textile, drawing, sculpture and painting.
In content both sections of Frail Mighty pertain to a deeply personal but nevertheless universal issue; existential vulnerability. The works are all conceptually and / or materially tactile and explore the boundary between having and losing control through personal existential projects or through a close relationship with the material and the strength and parallel vulnerability found here. The works point to an exploration of the individual, the elements and processes that contribute to one’s existence - or allow one to cease to exist.
Read more about the exhibition here.