January 21, 2016 - Transnational Arts Production (TrAP) - Transcultural Flux
January 21, 2016

Transnational Arts Production (TrAP)

Danica Dakić, El Dorado. Giessbergstrasse, 2006–07. Color slide in light box, 34 x 47 x 10 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Transcultural Flux
January 22–March 20, 2016

Opening at 3,14: January 22, 6pm, opening speech by Tarik Hedi
Opening at Bergen Kjøtt: January 22, 7pm

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Transcultural Flux
January 22–March 20, 2016

Opening at 3,14: January 22, 6pm, opening speech by Tarik Hedi
Opening at Bergen Kjøtt: January 22, 7pm

www.trap.no
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Today’s world can be considered to be in a state of flux. Our national and cultural boundaries are constantly being challenged. Through eight different projects Nevin Aladag, Fayçal Baghriche, Adriana Bustos, Danica Dakić, Ines Doujak & John Barker, Agnieszka Kurant, Walid Raad and Ala Younis aim to spark conversations about migration, identity, war, power relations and a hope for the future. The exhibition takes place at two venues in Bergen, Norway.

The topic for this exhibition is the movement of people and knowledge in the world today, where cultures interact continuously. Transcultural Flux aims to examine both migration and the broader framework of globalization, questioning what happens when we cross borders. Art and images can help make sense of our experiences and make us understand them from another angle. The artists bring us new perspectives and different interpretations of the consequences of globalization.

At 3,14, Ala Younis attempts to capture the military situation in the Middle East through a large installation of tin soldiers. Danica Dakić’s work is made in collaboration with underage refugees in Germany. It is now more relevant than ever in connection with the ongoing refugee crisis and it’s consequences for Europe.

The remaining artists are shown at Bergen Kjøtt. Nevin Aladag combines the traditional oriental carpet with the layout of basketball courts in a symbolic installation. Paris-based artist Fayçal Baghriche grew up navigating between Arab and Western cultures. His work generates a dialogue between the two. Argentinian artist Adriana Bustos explores the historic similarities between the colonial silver and gold trade, and today’s drug trafficking. Ines Doujak and John Barker have been in the spotlight recently, as the censorship of a controversial artwork at the MACBA, Barcelona, caused a scandal that led to the dismissal of two curators and the museum's Director. Here, they are showing another project, researching the history of textiles in the Andes, and its relations to the global economy. Walid Raad, who currently has a large retrospective exhibition at MoMA, New York, explores the Western influence on Middle Eastern art. Through a collection of historic territories that never truly existed, Agnieszka Kurant examines how the imaginary can have real consequences for international politics and economy.

Bergen Kjøtt: Skutevikstorget 1, 5014 Bergen, Norway
Stiftelsen 3,14: Vågsallmenningen 12, 5032 Bergen, Norway

Special film screenings that accompany this exhibition will be held at Cinemateket USF, Sunday, January 24.

Transcultural Flux will also be shown at Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm, Norway, May 12–June 12, 2016. 

Transcultural Flux is curated by Malin Barth and produced by TrAP and 3,14, in collaboration with Bergen Kjøtt and Akershus Kunstsenter. Supported by Fritt Ord and Arts Council Norway. 

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