September 10, 2015 - Bergen Kunsthall - 2015–16 programme
September 10, 2015

2015–16 programme

View of Jean-Michel Wicker, Haute Coiffure (con baby e), 2013.* 

2015–16 programme

Bergen Kunsthall
Rasmus Meyers allé 5
5015 Bergen

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Bergen Kunsthall is pleased to announce our forthcoming exhibitions programme for 2015/16. 

The season opens with an exhibition by Giorgio Griffa, Painting into the Fold. Featuring important and rarely seen works from 1968–2014. This is Griffa’s first show in Norway and a collaboration with Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneve, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome and Serralves Museum, Porto. 

It is followed in November by a major new exhibition by the influential French artist Jean-Michel Wicker. Thissimultaneous two-part exhibition project, realized in collaboration with Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, comprises e d’ambiente, opening at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart 3 October 2015, and futurbella, opening at Bergen Kunsthall 30 October 2015. Both shows run until 13 December 2015 and together represent the largest exhibition of the artist’s work to date.

In January 2016, we open a four person group show, Image Support, curated by Steinar Sekkingstad and Martin Clark, and including new and recent work by Lucas Blalock, Marieta Chirulescu, Ann Cathrin November Høibo and Eileen Quinlan. 

In late February, we are delighted to announce a new exhibition and commission by British artist James Richards produced in partnership with Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, and ICA, London.

Finally, in summer 2016, we are very pleased to present an exhibition of new site-specific paintings by Fredrik Værslev. Værslev has been selected for the prestigious annual Festival Exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall. The show will include a group of new works in a bespoke architectural intervention, and is a collaboration with Le Consortium, Dijon, where it will travel later in the year.)

Alongside these exhibitions, we continue the ongoing strand in our NO.5 space dedicated to revisiting and re-presenting works and exhibitions previously shown elsewhere in the world. Initiated in response to the increasing acceleration of both the production and reception of art, NO.5 provides an opportunity to slow down, focus on and look again at particular works, exhibitions or fragments of exhibitions. A new critical text is commissioned to accompany each of these re-presentations and is included in a pdf publication, available to download free on our website. Opening withan exhibition of recent works by Romanian artist Anna-Bella Papp, in November we re-present Squeezing Sorrow From an Ashtraya video programme curated by artist James Richards and curator Steven Cairns, first screened at Kunstverein München and featuring works by Michel Auder, Cerith Wyn Evans, Steve Reinke, Sadie Benning and Josh Tonsfeldt. This will be followed in January 2016 by Xanti Schawinsky, Faces of War, first presented at The Drawing Room, New York, in 2014. 

All of these exhibitions will be accompanied by new publications. Please check the website for more details:

Programme autumn 2015–summer 2016:

Giorgio Griffa 
Painting into the Fold
28 August–18 October 2015

Anna-Bella Papp
28 August–18 October 2015

Jean-Michel Wicker
30 October–13 December 2015

Squeezing Sorrow from an Ashtray 
Curated by James Richards and Steven Cairns
30 October–13 December 2015

Image Support 
Lucas Blalock, Marieta Chirulescu, Ann Cathrin November Høibo, 
Eileen Quinlan 
8 January–14 February 2016

Xanti Schawinsky 
Faces of War
8 January–3 April 2016

James Richards
26 February–3 April 2016

Bergen Academy of Art and Design, MA Fine Art Show
15 April–8 May 2016

Fredrik Værslev
26 May–14 August 2016 


*View of Jean-Michel Wicker, Haute Coiffure (con baby e), 2013. Cardboard, papier-mâché, mixed rubbish from studio floor, string. Dimensions variable. Unique. Courtesy of the artist and Sandy Brown, Berlin.


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