Free entry to the exhibitions from 20:00 – 22:00 and opening party at Landmark till late! With DJ Anne Stinessen & Dj Tolga
DJ Anne Stinessen has played regularly in Bergens club scene the last 6 years, among others on VillVillVest, Bergen Assembly and Bygdalarm. Her style is a mix of house, dance, electronica and bass heavy hiphop, and an aim to let everyone have a good time! Get ready for good vibes and an eclectic and shameless evening on the dance floor.
Tolga is a Bergen based artist, scenographer and DJ, who loves mixing different sub genres. For the exhibition opening night he will be playing a set of mixes and mashups using material from Arabesk to make an explosive blending of melancholy and rhythm.
The first major exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall in 2020 is a comprehensive presentation of works by the Lebanese-American artist Simone Fattal.
The exhibition features a large number of works from the 1970s until today, presented in a characteristic non-chronologic installation in which a myriad of narrative threads and layers appear through the juxtapositions of works in different media and formal idioms and on different scales.
Fattal is mostly known for her work in clay, and her ceramic figures are glazed in luminous colours or shades of sand and brown. The many long-legged figures, assorted vessels or architectural ruins relate to her interest in mythology and archaeology, as well as her efforts to chart deeply human themes such as the ravages of war and recovery.
A whole world of memories, ideas and references to history, mythology, poetry and contemporary politics is precipitated in Simone Fattal’s works, which have come to life in close interaction with the sites and experiences that have surrounded the artist.
Simone Fattal (f. 1942, Damaskus, Syria) lives and works in Paris.
This evening we also open the exhibition “Maktspill” with Adelita Husni-Bey in our fifth gallery space.
The exhibition presents an installation and workshop centered on the film “Agency”. The film chronicles a three-day intensive role-play with students in Rome, in which the students enact some of the assumed roles in a neoliberal democracy: politicians, journalists, workers, activists and bankers. Through a set of rules, the participants play out and modify the power relationships between the groups, creating coalitions and negotiating their impact and dependencies through the game. During the exhibition period, the screening room will be used as a workspace and classroom for a new iteration of the role-play with a group of students from Bergen.
The exhibition is a collaboration with Borealis – en festival for eksperimentell musikk.
Adelita Husni-Bey (b. 1985, Milan, Italy) works and lives in Italy and New York.