On January 23, the children from the Art Club will work with graphic designer and artist Benjamin Hickethier. In his practice, Benjamin investigates the potential of critical visual communication, publishing, collaboration and self-organized projects.
The Art Club is for children in 1st to 8th grade. The Art Club introduces children to contemporary art in a fun and accessible way. Here, we explore what contemporary art is, and what kind of experiences and tools we can bring from art into our everyday lives. The children will meet and work with professional artists, and get explore our exhibitions together with our skilled educators. At the end of each semester we organise an exhibition for family and friends.
The theme for the 2022 semester was how we express ourselves in society. Together we explores how we receive and share information. Inspired by this spring's exhibition Vision Machines by Peggy Ahwesh, we asked how we can create new expressions by combining familiar forms. How can this help us see things from new perspectives?
Benjamin Hickethier (he/him) was born in Westberlin and educated in Berlin, the UK and the Netherlands, and is now based in Stavanger/Norway. In his practice, he is investigating the potentials of critical visual communication, publishing, collaboration and self-initiated projects. As an independent graphic designer/artist he is working on commission from, and in collaboration with, regional and international cultural organisations, social initiatives and public institutions, as well as with cultural and social workers/producers.