Welcome to the opening of the exhibition 'Tell Me How to Feel' by Violet Dennison (*1989, USA). The exhibition is the result of Dennison's 2018 residency as part of the Kunsthall Stavanger residency program.
Soft opening: April 12, 6 pm - 8 pm. The exhibition will be celebrated in tandem with Yngve Holen's exhibition opening on May 16, 6 - 8 pm.
Exhibition period: April 13 - June 2, 2019.
In her work, Dennison investigates paranoia, power, and self expression, while exploring our relationship to the ecologically and technologically unstable world. Vast systems become fragile or hacked, and small parts of the whole such as code, DNA and bacteria become principal actors, questioning the role of infrastructure and its ability to shape human behavior and language.
The Kunsthall Stavanger Residency is an extension of the Kunsthall’s stated mission to serve as a platform for the production, exhibition, and distribution of artworks that are part of a large international discourse. The residency's accommodation is situated on the beautiful Gandsfjord outside Stavanger, and provides each resident with the possibility to work peacefully in serene surroundings. Each residency will result in a project at Kunsthall Stavanger such as an exhibition, presentation, performance, or other event.
The Kunsthall Stavanger Residency is a collaboration with Aud and Liv Cuniberti.
Read our interview with Violet during her time as Kunsthall Stavanger resident here.
Dennison's most recent exhibitions include Triennial: Songs for Sabotage, New Museum, New York; Abracadabra, Main Project of the 6th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow; and Schau 5, Kunsthaus Kollitsch, Klagenfurt.