Who decides what our surroundings look like? This semester we will explore how we can take part in shaping our own surroundings. Everything that is built around us has been shaped by someone. Can we who live in and around the city take part in impacting how our surroundings look? How can we speak up about how we want things to be around us?
ABOUT THE ART CLUB
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 to explore our exhibitions together with our skilled educators. At the end of each semester we organise an exhibition for family and friends.
Margrethe Aanestad (b. 1974 in Stavanger, Norway) lives and works between New York City and Stavanger. In her practice she mainly works with drawing, painting and sculpture in mixed media, subtly referencing landscapes and the celestial sphere, while remaining wholly nonrepresentational. Aanestad studied fine arts at the Rogaland Art College, Norway and holds a BA in Art & Cultural studies from the University of Stavanger.
Aanestad’s works are included in private collections worldwide. She has completed several private and public commissions both in Norway and USA, and made the artist books Tide - Story of Logo published by Shine Portrait Studio Press, NJ and No Service 15:11 77% Prague Cloudy 41º Sunday Today 43 34 published by Endless Editions, NY. Margrethe recently collaborated with US-based fashion designer Marco Hall, creating a unique five-garment-suite on commission for Shine Portrait Studio, NJ. Aanestad co-founded the artist-run gallery Prosjektrom Normanns in Stavanger in 2011, which she co-directed until its closing in 2020.
Aanestad has exhibited internationally. Recent projects includes duo-exhibition at Dimensions Variable, Miami and three-person-show at Yi Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. Earlier solo exhibitions include Utstein Monastery/Stavanger Museum, Kunsthall Stavanger; Torrance Shipman, New York; Dimensions Variable, Miami; Open Source Gallery, New York. Aanestad has over the years participated in several group- and duo shows in New York City, NY, Miami, Oakland, Costa Rica, Copenhagen and UK, in addition to multiple art institutions in her native Norway. Residencies include Residency Unlimited, NYC and Artists Alliance Inc., NYC.
In the autumn of 2023 - inter 2024 Aanestad’s works will be on view at Scandinavia House, New York.