Welcome to a guided tour of our current exhibitions: »Glowing Phalanges» and «Trash The Musical». The tour is held in Norwegian.
These guided tours are held every Sunday during an exhibition period.
Bergen Kunsthall is proud to present the solo exhibition “Glowing Phalanges” by the Sudanese-Norwegian artist Ahmed Umar. The exhibition is a continuation of the artist’s ongoing and ever-growing project Forbidden Prayers and includes an installation of 99 sculptural works in various materials, spread out across the four main galleries of Bergen Kunsthall. Each work is held by an acrylic cast of the artist’s right hand, suggesting the use as a prayer bead – a ritualistic use to count or contemplate during prayer.
Bergen Kunsthall is also proud to present an exhibition by Loretta Fahrenholz, featuring her new film Trash The Musical (2023). The 37-minute-long film was produced over the past two years in collaboration with performance artist and actor Alicia McDaid. In the film, we follow McDaid from Los Angeles, where she lives, to Philadelphia, her former hometown, to clear out the house of her recently deceased uncle. During the months needed to sort the chaotic property’s contents – artworks, various collections of things and personal items amassed over decades – the house becomes her daily stage for performing musical numbers and bizarre self-presentations.