Stories, in Between features artists whose works trace and unpack complex cultural identities impacted by Diaspora using narrative strategies. Based primarily in Western hemisphere, participating artists negotiate and problematize cultural and geographic associations of their personal identities as wells as that of their artwork. Also on show 'I Did It My Way' a video by Trine Lise Nedreaas.
curated by Johan Lundh and Aileen Burns
Stories, in Between features artists whose works trace and unpack complex cultural identities impacted by Diaspora using narrative strategies. Based primarily in Western hemisphere, participating artists negotiate and problematize cultural and geographic associations of their personal identities as wells as that of their artwork. The show includes Loulou Cherinet, Patricia Esquivias, Brendan Fernandes, Tamar Guimarães, Will Kwan, Runo Lagomarsino and Maya Økland.
Discussions around identity in our supposedly post-colonial world have been in the forefront of intellectual and artistic activities for nearly four decades. From Edward Said onwards, thinkers like Homi K. Babah, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, and Frantz Fanon have transformed the way that we understand and discuss colonialism and globalization. Despite this crucial critical reflection, or possibly as a reaction to it, we are currently in the midst of a nationalist trend spreading rapidly throughout Europe and North America. As one of the world’s wealthiest regions, Scandinavia has a strong tradition of universal welfare and foreign aid. Yet, it is also at the forefront of this alarming nationalist trend, the effects of which can be observed around the world. In this ever more globalized and culturally intertwined time, stubborn tendencies towards distrust and ignorance fueled by fear, calls for renewed engagement in the public sphere with the multicultural realities at hand.
Stories, in Between features artists whose practices trace and unpack complex cultural identities impacted by diasporas. Based primarily in the Western hemisphere, these artists discuss and negotiate cultural and geographical associations of their personal identities as well as that of their work. The exhibition includes recent and new works by Loulou Cherinet, Patricia Esquivias, Brendan Fernandes, Tamar Guimarães, Will Kwan, Runo Lagomarsino, and Maya Økland. The artists share a desire to address the multifaceted implications of migration and globalization in relation to their various practices and positions. These are not necessarily personal narratives but stories that result from research into tangled webs of international interpersonal relations. The use of time-based media allows these artists to negotiate more than one position, and convey intricacies and ideas that change through time.
Trine Lise Nedreaas
"I Did It My Way"
2005. video. 2.26min.
And now the end is near...
An elderly woman sings the famous Frank Sinatra song, reminiscing about how she lived her life. As the song progresses the sound becomes eerie as her voice turns more childlike. The light surrounding her slowly engulfs her until in the end it pulls her away completely.
Parabol - a series sound works at 3,14 curated by Lydgalleriet. Lydgalleriet expands 3,14s exhibition experience with complimenting, commenting and /or compromising sound works, played through the sound shower in the gallery´s entrance.
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Image: Runo Lagomarsino, We Support (Slide projection, 2007-11)
Courtesy the artist and Elastic, Malmö.
Opening: 21 January 2011, 6 PM
vågsallmenningen 12 N - 5014 Bergen Norway
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