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Kunsthall Stavanger Welcomes Violet Dennison!

We are pleased to welcome Violet Dennison to the Kunsthall Stavanger Artist Residency this month!

The 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.

Violet Dennison is the second resident in 2018, and she will be staying onsite in Stavanger from October 11 - November 2.

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.

On October 25 at 19:00, the artist will give a lecture presenting her practice at Kunsthall Stavanger. The event is free and open to the public.


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Events

Judder Shudder: Act II at Kunsthall Stavanger

Kunsthall Stavanger invites you to a special performance with British artists Jonathan Baldock and Florence Peake this Friday, September 14 at 6pm.

British artist Jonathan Baldock works across multiple platforms including sculpture, installation and performance. His multi-media sculptures, immersive installations and performances often take on a biographical form through which he addresses the trauma, stress, sensuality, mortality, and spirituality around our relationship to the body and the space it inhabits. Concerned with removing the functional aspects of the materials he engages (namely textiles and ceramics), Baldock instead works in a performative way through his sculptural assemblages bringing the viewer, the object and the space they occupy into question as a ritual act or theatre.

For his performance at Kunsthall Stavanger titled Judder Shudder: Act II, Baldock works with long-time collaborator, artist, and choreographer Florence Peake to create an intimate performance that blurs delineations between sculpture, costume, performer, and audience to create an act of absurd ritualism, at once humorous and emotionally tense. Originally performed in the galleries of Tate St Ives in April, 2018, Judder Shudder: Act II took inspiration from the theatricality of Barbara Hepworth’s wheeled plinths in her studio at the Palais de Danse (St Ives). The work has been reimagined for Kunsthall Stavanger's space and combines costume and sculpture to be animated and performed by the artists together with local artists Elisabeth Gangnes and Lene Aareskjold.

The performance will be followed by a conversation between Baldock and Adam Smythe, Curator at Bluecoat. The project is a collaboration with Bluecoat in Liverpool.

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Artists

August 23, 2018

Interview: Hanne Lippard

Interview: Hanne Lippard

ars viva 2016, Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft, Berlin, DE. Photo: ONUK.

On August 30, Kunsthall Stavanger will open an extensive solo exhibition with new and recent works by artist Hanne Lippard. Below, Lippard answers our questions about her views on the voice as artistic medium, the production of language, and the intricacies of human communication.

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Announcing The Kunsthall Stavanger Artist Residency

Kunsthall Stavanger is pleased to announce the launch of the Kunsthall Stavanger Artist Residency. The 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.

By facilitating extended stays for invited artists in Stavanger, the Residency provides opportunities for natural relationships to develop between visiting artists and local cultural practitioners. The Residency enables Kunsthall Stavanger to further enhance our collaborations with artists, and supports our on-site exhibitions and events.

The residency launches in August, 2018. The first resident is Hanne Lippard, followed by Violet Dennison in November.

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August 16, 2018

Kunsthall Live Fall 2018

Kunsthall Live Fall 2018

Kunsthall Live offers an exciting and varied lineup with a focus on electronic and experimental musical expressions, giving our Stavanger audience the opportunity to experience Norwegian and international artists of the highest quality in a new setting.


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