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Platform: Book launch Ane Hjort Guttu: 'Writings, Conversations, Scripts' edited by Rike Frank
Thursday 30 August
Free, all welcome

Bergen Kunsthall welcomes artist Ane Hjort Guttu and curator Rike Frank for the launch of Guttu´s new publication 'Writings, Conversations, Scripts'. This evening contains readings, a moderated conversation on Ane Hjort Guttu´s writings as well as a presentation of the sound piece "Charlotte and Pierre" (2014), in which Charlotte addresses her increasing alienation towards her everyday environment.

'Writings, Conversations, Scripts' is the first survey of text works by the artist Ane Hjort Guttu. Written between 2003 and 2018, the texts range from public statements, poetic short prose and film scripts to essays on art for children or on the link between light and wealth. With a special focus on 'image-text constellations', the selection edited by Rike Frank suggests connections between artistic writing and curatorial publishing.

Ane Hjort Guttu: Writings, Conversations, Scripts is designed by HIT and published by Torpedo Press, Sternberg Press and Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo (2018).

The event will be held in English.

Ane Hjort Guttu is a Norwegian artist and filmmaker based in Oslo. She was the 2015 Bergen International Festival artist at Bergen Kunsthall with her exhibition ‘eating or opening a window or just walking dully along’. Guttu works in a variety of media, but has in recent years mainly concentrated on film and video works, ranging from investigative documentary to poetic fiction. Among recurrent themes in her work are the relationship between freedom and power, economy and the public space, social change and limits of action. Guttu is also an active writer and curator, and she is a professor at the National Academy of the Arts, Oslo.

Rike Frank is a curator, teacher and writer based in Berlin. In the field of curatorial publishing her recent projects include, as author, editor and co-editor, Textiles: Open Letter (Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2015); Textile Theorien der Moderne: Alois Riegl in der Kunstkritik (Berlin: b_books, 2015); Timing—On the Temporal Dimension of Exhibiting (Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2014); Sketches of Universal History: Compiled from Several Authors by Sarah Pierce (London: Book Works, 2013), and Constanze Ruhm: ‘Coming Attractions’ (Vienna: Schlebrügge.Editor, 2012). She is corresponding member of the Secession, Vienna and an advisory board member of the Tromsø Kunstforening.

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