Fra utstillingen «Livets dans. Samlingen fra antikken til 1950». Foto: Børre Høstland / Nasjonalmuseet borrowed from: http://www.nasjonalmuseet.no
A visit starts the process, and results in a series of meetings that lead to some reading and more discussions while trying to clear an occupied space, followed by the sudden question: how do we relate to exhibiting? Join us for an evening with participants of the course exhibition practice and invited artists.
Book launch for Morten Langeland’s Zooneter (Nights in the zoo).
Open: Tuesday, October 31 from 19-21
Jan Brueghel the Younger “Paradise” ca. 1650
Zoonetter is a collection of 36 sonnets. The book uses the zoo as a point of departure for dealing with subjects such as incarceration, culture industry, and the overall elegiac pressure in contemporary society. But burst of happiness still exist, even though they’re on the Red List.
The average artist’s yearly earnings from art practice is estimated at less than $10,000 US dollars. In the wake of widespread public defunding of the arts, there is mounting pressure on artists and galleries to “innovate or die”. Emerging from this crisis is the seductive but problematic image of the Artist Entrepreneur, a creative entropic force, leveraging the tools of startup culture and capital to self-disrupt and innovate new models of artistic production. Should artists embrace, subvert or actively resist this new identity? What does it risk?