Nov 1. - Dec. 16., 2018
Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway
In the autumn of 2018, Kunsthall Stavanger launched a new series of exhibitions in which artist-run spaces are invited to present a project within their galleries. Concurrently, the artists who run the venues are invited to present their own artwork as well, highlighting the relationship between curatorial and creative practices. The inaugural exhibition in the series, titled “Frail Mighty”, will present Stavanger-based gallery Prosjektrom Normanns, run by Elin Melberg and Margrethe Aanestad.
The exhibition consists of two parts:
The curated section (gallery 2 and 3): A K DOLVEN (NO), VIBEKE TANDBERG (NO), MATTIAS HARENSTAM (NO), ANE GRAFF (NO), NATHLIE PROVOSTY (USA) curated by Elin Melberg and Margrethe Aanestad.
The artists behind Prosjektrom Normanns section (gallery 4 and 5): ELIN MELBERG (NO), MARGRETHE AANESTAD (NO).
In content both sections of Frail Mighty pertain to a deeply personal but nevertheless universal issue; existential vulnerability. The works are all conceptually and / or materially tactile and explore the boundary between having and losing control through personal existential projects or through a close relationship with the material and the strength and parallel vulnerability found here. The works point to an exploration of the individual, the elements and processes that contribute to one’s existence - or allow one to cease to exist.
Read Kjetil Røed´s essay The undercurrents of things and history here.
Below is documentation of my show in gallery 5:
Photo: Jan Inge Haga.