Earthworks (exhibition)

<i>Earthworks</i> (utstilling)
Bergen Kunsthall

Free entry for Borealis Pass holders.
Opening hours exhibition:
Tues–Sun 11.00–17.00
Thurs 11.00–20.00

Tuesday 12 March, 19.00, Bergen Kunsthall
Don’t miss a pre-festival discussion on the Fosen case, hosted by Katarina Dorothea Isaksen, Elin Már Øyen Vister and guests. 

Artists and projects featured:
Jannik Abel, Damien Ajavon, Sissel M. Bergh, Bård Breivik, Tina Buddeberg, Adrian Bugge, Conference of the Birds, Carola Grahn, Johanne Hestvold, Annette Holdensen, Marius Heyerdahl, Lars Holdhus / Matskogen på Landås, Inghild Karlsen, Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, Mustarinda, Jumana Manna, OEI (Jonas (J) Magnusson and Cecilia Grönberg w / Gert Aspelin, Cilla Ericson, Jan Håfström, Beth Laurin), Ingrid Elsa Maria Ogenstedt, Sata Taas, Anders Sunna, Monica Sjöö, Sørfinnset skole/ the nord land, Egil Storeide, Lada Suomenrinne, Jenna Sutela, Jon Benjamin Tallerås, Silje Figenschou Thoresen, Wild Seeds: KVAE & BARK and others

Don’t miss Bergen Kunsthall’s spring exhibition, Earthworks, exploring the role of art in the history of ecological resistance movements in the Nordic countries. At a moment when ecological questions – and their relation to questions of social justice and colonial conditions – are becoming increasingly pressing, this project looks at artistic work dealing with nature from a multiplicity of viewpoints, with works by visual artists, writers and activists, working as individuals or in groups. The exhibition also includes documentary material including Norwegian artist Marius Heyerdahl’s early eco-activist project Den siste alke (The Last Auk), and a history of the Sámi Máze group (Mázejoavku) art collective.

The exhibition draws historical lines between some of the earliest examples of what is today known as Land Art and recent generations of artists treating nature as a collaborative partner. Artists and works in the exhibition include Tina Buddeberg’s Dreamvalley, in which humans and animals co-exist, Jenna Sutela’s compost installation Vermi Cell where soil and worms generate power for an audio piece and works by Carola Grahn whose works often combine dark humour, popular culture and Sámi traditions. These works are presented alongside historical works by pioneers such as Bård Breivik, Monica Sjöö, Annette Holdensen and Jan Håfström among others.