Kunsthall Stavanger is looking for an Assistant Curator

Amy Bessone, installation view, Kunsthall Stavanger, 2014.

Deadline: November 15, 2018

Kunsthall Stavanger is looking for an Assistant Curator in a 100% capacity. The Assistant Curator works with a small and active team on the realisation of exhibitions, projects and events, and will play an integral role in the further development of the institution.

Duties include registrarial and administrative tasks, managing project budgets, and liaising with artists, galleries, institutions and guest curators. Further opportunities exist for curatorial projects, writing, speaking, and guided tours. The Assistant Curator is a key contributor to the Kunsthall’s programming, and will work on several projects concurrently, including solo and group exhibitions, public events, the Kunsthall Stavanger Artist Residency, and educational programs.

Download the full job description, qualification requirements and details about how to apply here.

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Mobilizing Citizenship - An Interview with Kristina Ketola Bore

This semester Kunsthall Stavanger is continuing the project Mobilizing Citizenship, organized by guest curator Kristina Ketola Bore. The art mediation project is aimed at young people aged 12-16 with no prior exposure to art mediation or formal art education. Over the course of the program, the youth will meet and collaborate with a variety of artists and be introduced to artistic strategies and methods in a workshop format. One of the main goals is that the participants will build a sense of ownership over their surroundings and see themselves as autonomous agents with the possibility to partake in public discourse. Below, Kristina Ketola Bore gives us a little more information about her background as well as the impetus behind the project and practical implementation of the workshops.

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Interview: Artist in Residence Violet Dennison

Image courtesy the artist.

Violet Dennison is currently in Stavanger as the second Kunsthall Stavanger resident in 2018. Below, Dennison tell us more about her background, the impetus behind her work, and how artwork might serve as a prompt for other people’s imaginations.

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October 22, 2018

Opening Soon! Frail Mighty

Opening Soon! Frail Mighty

Mattias Härenstam, Portrait of a smiling man (video still), 2010. Image courtesy of the artist.

Kunsthall Stavanger is currently closed for the installation of a new exhibition, Frail Mighty, opening on November 1, 2018, at 6pm.

This autumn, Kunsthall Stavanger is launching 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. Frail Mighty is the inaugural exhibition in the series, and is curated by 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.

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 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. Read more about the exhibition here.

We look forward to seeing you at the opening!

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Hanne Lippard and Bendik Giske – A performative dialogue

This Saturday evening, join Kunsthall Stavanger for a special performance with artists Hanne Lippard and Bendik Giske. In conjunction with Hanne Lippard's current exhibition at the Kunsthall titled, Ulyd, the artist will collaborate with musician Bendik Giske to create a performative dialogue that lingers between the lines of linguistic content and abstract melody.

Read more about the exhibition Ulyd, here, and book your tickets to the closing performance here.

Hanne Lippard’s practice explores the voice as a medium. Her education in graphic design informs how language can be visually powerful; her texts are visual, rhythmic, and performative rather than purely informative, and her work is conveyed through a variety of disciplines, which include short films, sound pieces, installations and performance.

Bendik Giske (Smalltown Supersound) is a saxophonist and composer whose work explores the tension between the performative and corporeal boundaries of the instrument and his body. Fusing extended techniques with elements that draw from electronic music, his work traverses genre. His collaborations include music for dance, performance - and visual art as well as installations. His work has recently been commissioned by Lafayette Anticipations and he has performed at clubs, festivals and art institutions including Berghain, Art Basel, MoMA PS1, New Museum in New York, ICA and Frieze in London, Berlin Biennale, Øya Festivalen and the Oslo Opera.

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