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2 januar, 2018

Announcing our Spring Exhibition Program

Announcing our Spring Exhibition Program

By Heather Jones

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Utstillinger

We wish our members, visitors, and followers a Happy New Year, and invite you to join us for an exciting line-up of exhibitions this spring!

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LINA VISTE GRØNLI AT UNTITLED ART FAIR, January 12-14

We begin 2018 with a presentation of new works by Lina Viste Grønli at Untitled Art Fair in San Francisco. Viste Grønli was the first artist to exhibit at Kunsthall Stavanger when the institution opened in 2013. In her latest body of work, Time Pieces, everyday objects and discarded items are transformed into timekeeping devices. By adding functioning clock hands and motors to a stack of towels, a shoe, and a sweater, she raises awareness of the transitory nature of objects and the way in which they give meaning to concepts of time. - READ MORE


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ODE TO A DISHRAG, HYMN TO A TIGER, January 25 - March 18

This group exhibition, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the organization Norwegian Textile Artists (NTK), includes artworks by both emerging and well-established artists, and is a testament to the versatility of textile as a medium and its ability to address issues ranging from major social, political, or environmental concerns to more intimate, quotidian life experiences. Artists include Nora Adwan, Gunvor Nervold Antonsen, Admir Batlak, Ask Bjørlo, Sissel Blystad, Ingrid Bodøgaard, Margrethe Kolstad Brekke, Tobias Alexander Danielsson, Line Solberg Dolmen, Kari Dyrdal, Brit Fuglevaag, Birgit Hagen, Ann Cathrin November Høibo, Else Marie Jakobsen, Gro Jessen, Nora Joung, Ingeborg Kvame, Ellen Lenvik, Gitte Magnus, Eline McGeorge, Pernille Meidell, Elin Melberg, Aurora Passero, Tove Pedersen, Hans Hamid Rasmussen, Hannah Ryggen, Ingunn Skogholt, Kari Steihaug, Camilla Steinum, Unn Sønju, Løvaas & Wagle, Carin Wessel and Birgit Wessel. The exhibition is curated by Kirsti Willemse, John K. Raustein, Bente Sætrang, Wenche Volle, and Anne Karin Jortveit (archive), in collaboration with Kunsthall Stavanger. - READ MORE

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ALEX BAG, April 5 - June 3

In Alex Bag's ironic performance videos, the artist adopts a series of personae to create droll conceptual parodies. With her signature deadpan delivery and deliberately low-tech style, Bag mixes the vernacular of pop culture with irreverently humorous monologues. Performing in multiple guises amidst fragments of pop detritus, Bag skewers the tropes of consumer and media culture. Questioning how we define ourselves in relation to television, fashion, advertising and the art world, she creates mediated parodies that teeter between celebration and critique. - READ MORE

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RENATE MÜLLER, April 5 - June 3

Honoring the tradition of German toymakers from the 1800s, Renate Müller is renowned for her handmade jute-and-leather toys - typically animals - which she began designing and producing in the early 1960s. Müller has spent her life in Sonneberg, Germany, which was once the epicenter of world toy manufacture. From an early age, she helped out in her family’s toy factory and later became a student at the Sonneberg Polytechnic for Toy Design, where she was encouraged by a teacher to create toy animals that could be used therapeutically for children with physical and mental handicaps. Inspired by this endeavor, Müller began to create the brightly colored, multi-sized menagerie she is known for today. Kunsthall Stavanger will present an exhibition, a playroom and a series of workshops for kids with Müller. - READ MORE

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SKÚLADÓTTIR & BLOMGREN (VESTLANDSUTSTILLINGEN 2018), June 14 - August 12

Artists Erna E. Skúladóttir and Karin Blomgren have worked together for several years making site-specific installations. Their large-scale and sculptural work incorporates material information and impulses from the surrounding nature, local history and architectural features. In preparation for Vestlandsutstillingen 2018, they will visit Kunsthall Stavanger repeatedly to conduct local research and enter into dialogue with the location and architecture. They will specifically explore the relationship between “mineral extraction” and geological shaping in a site-specific work developed on-site. The exhibition is curated by Randi Grov Berger. - READ MORE

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