Please join us for a talk by the writer and critic Kirsty Bell in connection with “Matt Black and Rat” – Emily Wardill´s exhibition in Bergen Kunsthall.
“Matt Black and Rat” is Emily Wardill’s first solo exhibition in a public institution in Norway and her largest solo exhibition for some years. It includes two new film works, as well as a new series of sculptural reliefs and framed rayograms.
Emily Wardill’s work explores the opacity of communication and the way in which language, images and materials embody and transmit ideas and meaning. Through film, sound, sculpture and printmaking she emphasizes the irreducible strangeness of the world, encouraging and enabling states of fluidity, transition and transgression as language transforms into image or matter, and objects attain the lyrical and slippery cadence of speech.
Kirsty Bell is a writer and critic living in Berlin. A contributing editor to frieze magazine, she also writes for Art in America, art agenda, Mousse Magazine, Parkett, and Camera Austria, and had published numerous monographic catalogue essays. Her book “The Artist’s House. From Workplace to Artwork,” was published by Sternberg Press in 2013.