In response to a limitation in their live program capabilities in 2020, Bergen Kunsthall has produced a new series of recorded talks and readings with local and international artists and writers, developing a dialogue surrounding their exhibition program and exploring practices of local artists which they will be presenting to wider online audiences.
This new series utilises the input of artists and writers to initiate dialogues in connection with their current exhibition program and expands upon themes socially and politically relevant within their own studio practices. Artists invited in the series include Annette Kierulf, Kobie Nel, Elsebet Rahlff and Maia Urstad with three readings provided by Lisa Robertson, Elvia Wilk and Rebecca Tamás.
Elvia Wilk talks about roleplay and the politics of the art world in relation to Adelita Husni-Bey’s exhibition “Maktspill”, and then reads some sections from her novel, Oval. Her novel, set in a fictional version of Berlin, deals with questions of social performativity, the corporatization and depolitization of art, and the relationship between the creative class and urban landscapes.
All talks and readings will be made available online (see link buttons above).
Photo Lisa Robertson, Weeds: For the Natufians