At Joy Forum, opening on the 17th of October at 16:00, a duo exhibition together with Gard Andreas Frantzsen.
"Joy Forum is an independent gallery and exhibition space at the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD) in Bergen. The gallery is located inside the institution, built as a separate unit in the reception area."
My conversation with Marsil Andjelov Al-Mahamid in Billedkunst No. 4, supplementary issue for Høstutstillingen, on Al-Mahamid's heartfelt and historically pressing embroidery and social projects!
I'm participating in the group show "Tekstile Tendenser" at Terminal B in Kirkenes which brings together textile artists Norway and Russia that either lives or works with nthemes connected to the Barents region. The Exhibition will open in Kirkenes on the 14th of June and in September it will travel to Samisk senter for samtidskunst in Karasjok.
Out now! My contribution "Trolldomar og Fortrollingar" on how to make a magical object is out in print in Tidsskriftet Kunsthåndverk issue 2 "Kunst og Litteratur together with so many other interesting writings and visual work! Run, buy, Now!
"Me er til ein kvar tid omringa av gjenstandar, ting, verktøy, kvart minutt av kvar dag omringer me oss med gjenstandar der deira form og funksjon kan væra å forlenge kroppen der den ikkje strekker til—stige, saks, miksmaster—nokon for estetisk nytelse—skulpturar, smykker, maleri—og mentale utfordringar—spel, bøker, Rubiks kube. Me lev våre liv i tospann med gjenstandar, nokon gonger utan å tenkje over det—vår daglege interaksjon med ein gaffel—og nokon gonger smerteleg klar over deira tyding og tilhørighet til oss—vår sentimentale tilknytting til visse gjenstandar viss liv har lada dei med ei personleg meining for oss."
"A BIRD IN THE HAND"
by Marius Moldvær
10th of May - 26th of May
10 - 12th Of May: RED
18 - 19th of May: Yellow
25 - 26th of May: Blue
Saturday and Sunday 1400-1800
I am exited to be represented in the first edition of Vinduet 2019 with a photo essay from my project "The Construction of Christopher McCandless" (2013-2018). Vinduet is a Norwegian literary magazine founded by the publishing house Gyldendal, founded in 1947 it has since its first issue been an important contributor to the Norwegian literary arts field which continues in its present form with Maria Horvei as editor in chief.
Buy it wherever magazines and books are sold or visit their website and subscribe.
I'm participating in the 20th installment for the Museum of Longing and Failure at The Rooms in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Opening reception 8th of February 2019. The Museum of longing and failure is founded and operated by Andrew Taggart and Chloe Lewis
"The Museum of Longing and Failure (MOLAF) is a collecting entity with a focus on small-scale object-based works. The MOLAF takes shape through a sustained conversation with living artists and collectives, whose contributed sculptures form the basis of ongoing installations and interventions. Through presentation, production, and publishing, the MOLAF strives to constantly question its own structure, identity, and capacity to both support its collection and generate new forms."
ON NOW!!!! My exhibition "You Have To Draw the Line Somewhere" at Gallery Soft, Oslo NO. The Show runs until the third of January when we will conclude the exhibition periode with and Artist Conversation between Kjersti Solbakken and me.
Gallery Soft, 3rd of January 18:00, come join the conversation.
The Exhibition is supported by:
In the Inaugural Issue of Collective Terrain you can read a larger portion of my research into Christopher McCandless and Into the Wild. Collective Terrain is a new online publication that explores the complicated relationship between man and land
« Collective Terrain is a new arts publication that forefronts works that embody an expressive approach to presenting the complicated relationship between humanity and land. We believe this relationship can be regenerative, exploitative, dismissive, thoughtful, fraught, neutral, nostalgic, and more.»
I’m a part of the exhibition Mønstring 2018 at Sogn and Fjordane Kunstmuseum in Førde NO.
The exhibition invites every artist and craftsperson in Sogn and Fjordane to exhibit in the museum and showcases the current work of artists and craftspeople in the region.
Untitled (The Crystal believed sleep of St. Aloysius Gonzaga)
Hand felted wool, rose quartz
120 x 70 cm
My essay Sollys og Sjølvmord, on the western Norwegian landscape through the writings of the poet Per Sivle and the painter Lars Hertervig in the current Kunstforum (only in Norwegian thus far) do some reading on where you are and what you walk on and in this summer, buy Kunstforum!
P.S: While you're browsing through the Art Magazines, look up the previous edition of Kunstforum and my interview with Ingrid Lønningdal
Essay and photographs for the Norwegian Journal Objektiv
My essay Neither One or the Other, Nor Subject or Object and some images from my project The Construction of Christopher McCandless has been included in the new edition of Objektiv, get online and read it here
RESEARCH THROUGH THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE. June 2017
Together with Carl-Oskar Linné, I will be conducting a research trip through the northern part of Finland, Sweden, and Norway. The projects working tittle is «Borders and Crossing them» where, as the tittle might suggest, we will be researching how the borders and close proximity to different countries and cultures impact politics, life, art, and culture in northern Norway, Sweden, and Finland.
The project is a sequel to a project called Real World that we made between 2010-2012. That project consisted of a book and a series of photographs and deal with well known places in the west that can be considered for example cultural, political or financial symbols rather than the physical sites being the most important factor. We visited and worked with sites such as Versailles, Gibraltar, The National Archive in Oslo, The World Fair in New York and the NATO headquarters in Brussels.
The Ocean Unseen / Handling til Havet
with Hedvig Biong and Marius Moldvær
Opening 3rd of March
Lille Markveien 15
In the spring of 2008, while Hedvig Biong and Marius Moldvær were still students at the National Academy of Art in Bergen they sent the first pieces of what would seven years later be 700 artworks and make up the project The Ocean Unseen. Each work within The Ocean Unseen is a narrativ, and a result of experiences or observations that become parts in an ongoing dialog. The Ocean Unseen concerns how communication constantly oscillates between intimacy and distance and how the idea of knowing and understanding something in its completeness is a project doomed to fail. The Ocean Unseen also explores how the things that are documented are remembered and stand as important road markers for the future solely because they are documented. Through this exploration and continuous work The Ocean Unseen questions what are, and constitutes the major events and memorable moments, and through this The Ocean Unseen becomes a worldview where the everyday logic and narratives are challenged, shifted and broken
Opening of Barents Spektakel 2017 08.02 -12.02 2017
"The Industrial Boomerang"
My project from the residency with Pikene på Broen will be presented during the Barents Spektakel from 08.02-12.02.2017 in Kirkenes Norway, it will be three days filled with art, music, culture, and discussions by the Barents sea, a must see for all.
Gruppe 11 will participate in The Nordic Anthology Series at Fotogalleriet in Oslo in February 2017
In the project «Curatorium» Gruppe 11 wishes to continue their collaborative effort to further and challenge the way in which artist groups work together by inviting nine curators that each will function as a proxy or doppelgänger for one of the groups members and decide between themselves as a group the theme and works for the upcoming show in the Nordic Anthology Platform at Fotogalleriet in February 2017. All communication concerning the exhibition will be between the nine curators, where the members are not allowed to talk between themselves on the shape, theme, or general outline of the exhibition.
Opening 09.09.2017 1900 - 2200
Show open from 10.02.2017 - 21.02.2017
Show is closed but documentation is available here
DEN 129 HØSTUTSTILLINGEN / STATENS KUNSTUTSTILLING
I have been selected to participate at the 129th Høstutstillingen / Statens Kunstutstilling with the work "Untittled (Wall-Hanging #2)"
Opening at Kunstnernes Hus Oslo, Norway 9th of September.
I will be in residency at the Good Karma Farm in Belfast Maine for three weeks in September, working with multi media artist Olivia O'Dwyer on every aspect of the textile art.
I have been invited by Pikene på Broen to participate at Barents Spektaklet 2017 begining with a one week research/Study trip to Kirkenes, Nikkel and Murmansk in August 2016.
The residency periode is concluded but you can read about it, and view images about the stay here:
I will be holding a lecture on my project "The Construction of Christopher McCandless" and my theoretical framing of Into the Wild entitled "A Death Like Any Other" at the Pa-Ta-Ta Festival in Granada Spain on the 18th of June in colaboration with EL LABORATORIO and artists Hedvig Biong and Pablo Castilla
The lecture and the Pa-Ta-Ta festival has ended but you can listen to the whole lecture here
Those things I told you in twilight that amazed us both
Curated by Luisa Tresca
SLOT Window Gallery
Sunday April 24 - Saturday May 28
38 Botany Rd, Alexandria, NSW 2015
IT’S CLOUD ILLUSIONS I RECALL
with Richard Alexandersson, Marius Moldvaer, Eline Mugaas, and Anne Lise Stenseth
Curated by Kjersti Solbakken
11.03.2016 - 24.04.2016