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We welcome young people to an exciting and eventful summer school at Kunsthall Stavanger!

We are pleased to once again welcome young people to take part in our international educational program Mobilizing Citizenship (MC).

After a break due to the pandemic, we are now ready to embark on an exciting week. From June 27 to July 1, a group of young people will work with artists Lex Brown, Delali Ayivor and Ingela Ihrman. The spring semester is curated by cultural worker Lee Heinemann. This is an opportunity for young people to work closely with international artists and find relevant ways to activate strategies from contemporary art in their everyday lives.

MC is a comprehensive and international educational project where world-renowned artists and designers are invited to work with a small group of young people at Kunsthall Stavanger.

The overall focus of MC is to investigate how young people can use tools and methods from contemporary art to express themselves and be heard in today's society.

Heinemann has chosen the theme of DRAMA for the week. Together we will embrace DRAMA as the theatrical and everything extra, over, and too much. As artists who deploy costumes, characters, choreography, etc. to make their work, each artist will share dramatic techniques from their practice with the group and support participants in using these tools to articulate their own interests and perspectives.

Sign ups are now open for youth aged 12-16. Please click here to sign up. We work together every day through the week from 10am – 3 pm. Participation is free but sign ups are binding.

For more information about the week or to sign up a youth, please contact: marisa@kunsthallstavanger.no

About the curator and the artists:

Lee Heinemann (b. 1993, Kansas City, USA) is an artist, organizer, and founder of Get Your Life!—a collaborative, youth-centered video production company that puts practicing artists to work producing projects written, designed, and directed by middle school students at Baltimore, MD community center 901 Arts. Lee worked as the Education Director of Baltimore nomadic museum The Contemporary, which produced Get Your Life! in 2016 and 2017. Get Your Life! was in residence in the Baltimore Museum of Art with an exhibition, publication, and a series of public programs from 2018-2019. Lee served as manager of Covid-19 emergency relief fund Artist Relief and is the current Initiatives Manager at United States Artists.

Delali Ayivor (New York, USA / Accra, Ghana) is a Ghanaian-American writer crafting poetry for Black women and those who hope to love them. She is a 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts and member of the second class of Kehinde Wiley’s Black Rock Senegal residency. A 2020 Tin House Summer Workshop Scholar, Delali has been artist-in-residence in 2018 at Atlantic Center for the Arts with Tracie Morris and at the STONELEAF Retreat in Kingston, NY. Her work has been published most recently online by The Rumpus and CovenBerlin. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Lex Brown (New York, USA) is an artist who uses poetry and science-fiction to create an index for our psychological experiences as organic beings in a rapidly technologized world. Through humorous characters and expansive fictional worlds, her work opens up a place for spiritual examination. In performance, music, video, sculpture, drawing, poetry, and narrative, Brown explores existential themes such as environment, technology, commerce and connection. Throughout her work is the reassertion that an organic intelligence is far more powerful than an artificial one. Brown has performed and exhibited work at the New Museum, the High Line, the International Center of Photography, Recess, and The Kitchen, REDCAT Theater, The Hammer Museum, The Baltimore Museum of Art and at the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway. She was a 2021 recipient of the prestigious USA Fellowship.Brown holds degrees from Yale University (MFA) and Princeton University (BA). She is the author of My Wet Hot Drone Summer (published by Badlands Unlimited), a sci-fi erotic novella that takes on surveillance and social justice. Consciousness (published by GenderFail) a limited edition survey of Brown's work, is available from GenderFail. Containing documentation from 46 different videos axnd performances, as well as 33 original song lyrics performed in artist-run spaces, museums, music venues, and galleries it has been acquired by the collections of the Met, MoMA, Whitney, and SFMoMA museums amongst other notable collections.Brown teaches as Lecturer at Princeton University. She is the host of the podcast 1-800-POWERS available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Brown is represented by Deli Gallery in Tribeca, NYC. Her work is viewable online.

Ingela Ihrman (b 1985, Kalmar, Sweden) lives and works in Malmö. Her work is sparked by the strong emotions of everyday life and a desire to understand, question or express certain aspects of being alive, social and human. It is particularly the pleasures and pain that come with co-existence, autonomy, loneliness and longing for belonging that intrigues her. Her practice includes sculpture, performance, video and writing as well as collaborations within the fields of science, theater and dance. She graduated from Konstfack, Stockholm 2012.

Also present throughout the MC summer school are several youth workers.

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Sign up for this spring’s Art Club now!

Kids from 1st to 8th grade are welcome!


The Art Club is part of Kunsthall Stavanger's main activities and aims to introduce kids to contemporary art in a fun and accessible way. We explore what contemporary art can be, and together with the kids explore what kind of experiences and tools they can bring into their own everyday lives. The kids will meet and work with artists in four workshops, one Sunday a month. In addition, they will experience all our exhibitions together with our skilled educators. At the end of the semester we make an exhibition, which will be open to family and friends.

The topic of this spring's Art Club is how we express ourselves in society. Together we will explore how we receive and share information. Inspired by this spring's exhibition, we ask how we can create new forms by repositioning those we already know. How can this help us see things from new perspectives?

We look forward to a semester with many exciting artists! Read more about this spring's Art Club and how to sign up here.

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Kunsthall Stavanger in collaboration with MUNCH on workshop for youths

Photo: Kilian Munch, MUNCH

This fall Kunsthall Stavanger collaborated with Munchmuseet in Oslo on a workshop based on our ongoing youth project Mobilizing Citizenship! The workshop took place last week and was led by the artist collective WALK OF SHAME.


Mobilizing Citizenship is an art and educational program aimed at future adults aged 12–16. During four weekend workshops spanning one semester, a group of future adults collaborate with artists and are introduced to artistic strategies and methods. Started in the spring of 2018, Mobilizing Citizenship seeks to explore what collaboration can mean in the context of future adults working with professional artists and designers within an art institution. One of the main goals of the project is that the participants will build a sense of ownership over own voice, and identity, seeing themselves as autonomous agents with the possibility to partake in public discourse. The participants are given access to tools and methods aimed at building ownership of one's own surroundings, with a focus on how future adults can use artistic strategies to speak up and out.


WOS explores the relationship between performative and social spaces by means of visual landscapes and interactive meetings between performer and spectator. The collective is aiming to meet audiences outside the already established physical contexts of spectatorship. WOS’ visual expression combines elements such as clubbing culture, natural landscapes, trash culture, and consumerism.

Next year Mobilizing Citizenship will start up again at Kunsthall Stavanger. The curator for the spring semester is Lee Heinemann. More information is coming soon!

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