Festspillutstillingen 2024
Sunday Guided Tours

Toril Johannessen, «Deterrence and Reassurance», 2024. Photo: Terkel Eikemo / Bergen Kunsthall

Welcome to our Sunday guided tour of «Deterrence and Reassurance». Every Sunday in the exhibition period.

Bergen Kunsthall is proud to present Toril Johannessen as the Festival Artist 2024. The Festival Exhibition is considered the most important solo presentation for a Norwegian artist in the country. It has been shown each summer since 1953, in parallel to the Bergen International Festival. Toril Johannessen will present a new installation across the four main galleries of Bergen Kunsthall, including a new large-scale woven carpet made from military textiles.

Information as a material is central in many of Johannessen’s projects, including developing her methods and datasets, which form the basis for her works. Past works have linked historical contexts and recent technological developments, examining how historical factors interact and shape how we perceive and create reality. Her approach highlights the relationship between art, knowledge production and technology, giving visibility to social structures and events that remain hidden or publicly inaccessible.

Guided Tour
Every Sunday 14:00
In Norwegian