November 23, 2020 — January 31, 2021
During the time we are closed, we invite our visitors to experience art from home through our digital channels: from our TV channel made by young adults, specially commissioned Instagram posts by artists, to our online archive of video works and projects.
Seven on Seven Stavanger
This fall, Rhizome and Kunsthall Stavanger presented the first Norway-based edition of the project 7x7. Founded by Rhizome in 2010, 7x7 pairs artists and technologists and challenges them to make something new.
Typically, what they create in their short time together premieres at an annual conference, but at this time of isolation the partners supported remote collaboration and presentation. The aim was to experiment with the opportunity to open Seven on Seven to new audiences who otherwise could never attend the in-person conference.
FROM KS TO YOU
Through the outbreak we have asked artists to create a post for our Instagram account that can hopefully create calmness, ground and inspire, as well as spread solidarity at this moment in time. The intention is to keep artists engaged, support the art community where we can, and utilize art as a way to come together via digital channels.
Artists include Laurel Schwulst, Synnøve Sizou G. Wetten, Nicole Killian, Clara Balaguer and Czar Kristoff, Hanne Lippard, Lina Viste Grønli, Rhys Coren, Tiril Hasselknippe and Jader. You can see the works here.
We have also invited several artists to make videos that were screened on our website. These included:
Ely Kim, Boombox, 2009
Boombox (2009) was part of a 100 days project while artist and director Ely Kim was an MFA candidate at Yale University. Born out of a prompt to do one thing each day for 100 days, Ely chose dancing, something he loves to do, but was terrified to document on video. Each day, and within a different mundane space, Ely activated these spaces with his body, literally creating the room and space for him to exist. Read more here
Lex Brown, How to Find Belief in Life Again, 2020
How To Find Belief in Life Again is a 36 minute audio essay with tools for listeners to reconnect to a feeling of belief in a time of uncertainty. Though it is non-religious and compatible with any belief system, it was specifically written for those who "do not believe in anything" and want to build an everyday sense of spirituality by focusing on the power and patterns of nature. Read more here
Margaret Tait, Happy Bees, 1954
Tait, who has described her work as film poems, lets one of her often used subjects take centre stage in Happy Bees; nature and its transformative power. The film can be seen as a poetic interpretation of island life, of childhood, preservation, change and remembrance. Depicted in the film is Tait’s brother's children. In a voice-over towards the end of the film we hear Tait declare: “The children are not far away, the children live here”. Read more here
Stine Janvin, Beautiful People, 2020
The videowork Beautiful People (2020) is an excerpt from the performance SOLD (a dog and pony show).
Stine Janvin has made a visual presentation and a composition consisting of five voices, all performed by Janvin. The work is a specially commissioned work for Kunsthall Stavanger's website as part of the project #fromKStoyou. Read more here
The summer school Klikk her-TV gathered 40 young adults and kids, 10 artists and 5 educators for the duration of a week. Together they created the TV channel Klikk her-TV, which was broadcast on Kunsthall Stavanger from during the summer school week, 6-10th of July.
ONLINE VIDEO ART FOR KIDS
You can watch art videos especially chosen for kids' viewing in our kids' online screening room. Artists include David Shrigley, Yusuke Mashiba, Yui Kugimiya, Robert Crumb, Rhys Coren, Ingela Ihrman, Trine Lise Nedreaas, Constance Tenvik, Andrea Zittel and Lars Hedelin.
ONLINE PROJECTS 2013-2017
Kunsthall Stavanger has engaged artists in online projects since 2013. You can see some of the projects and read more here:
COLOR IN THE KUNSTHALL!
For kids of all ages - go color in the kunsthall digitally on our website, and put it on display!