For his exhibition Landscape, which took place at Kunsthall Stavanger during July and August 2014, the Swiss artist Nicolas Party combined site-specific installations with paintings and drawings inspired by Stavanger artist Lars Hertervig (1830 – 1902) to create a new landscape within the Kunsthall's five galleries. Landscape has now closed, but the four rooms containing wall works referencing Hertervig's paintings will be kept on display until November 2014.
Hertervig is one of Norway's most highly regarded Romantic painters, and the largest collection of his work belonged to Stavanger Kunstforening (now Kunsthall Stavanger), where it was displayed in the "Hertervig Room" until 1990, when it was donated to the Stavanger Art Museum. The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the artist’s rediscovery after living most of his life in obscurity. Landscape is an homage to Hertervig and the history of Stavanger Kunstforening.
Nicolas Party (b. 1980, Switzerland) currently lives and works in Brussels. Party’s solo exhibitions include Still Lives and Big Naked Women at Gregor Staiger in Zurich 2012; Still Life, Stones, and Elephants at the Swiss Institute in New York, 2012; Dinner for 24 Elephants at The Modern Institute, Glasgow, 2011; and Elephants at the Woodmill, at The Woodmill, London 2011.