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Now open!

16th of January til the 28th of March

Regular gallery opening hours : Fridays to 
Sunday from 12 til 4 pm.

 
Music for Plutocracy
Anne Katrine Senstad

with a soundscape by JG Thirlwell

 

We are very proud to declare Anne Katrine Senstad's immersive neon installation Music for Plutocracy opened!

Our regular opening hours are Fridays to Sundays from 12 til 4 pm.

Du to the current Covid-cituation we will have a maximum capacity of 10 visitors in the gallery space at the same time.

The body of work that we will literally enter is the fifth edition in a series that has till now been shown in such places as Shenzhen in China, Jeddah in Saudia Arabia, Tallin in Estonia and in New York. The art we will participate in consists of different distinguishable parts forming a whole. Architecture, electricity, acrylics, neon lights, colors and a soundscape by the composer JG Thirlwell.

Ten slim acrylic columns constitute the installation that occupy the greater part of the gallery space at S12 at the former industrial fish packing area in Bergen, Norway. Thin neon tubes are attached to all columns, further connected through a network of electrical wires and transformers. Horizontally along the walls of the room, two parallel lines of light run past and delimits us.

The transparency of the columns invite us initially to ignore them. They should accordingly and in themselves not attract our interest, but be precisely as elusive as they pretend to be. Like air. We understand that our experience will not be connected to, or otherwise integrated in, but derive from the object. These pillars are thus conveyers. Although their translucent character suggests an absence, their optical rendering of the room defines their protagonism. They harbor as such an experienced presence. We see them, yet are eluded by the luminosity they generate through ambiance and fields of color.

JG Thirlwell’s accompanying music and similarly poignant soundscape offers a spherical dimension, in a composition of underlying white noise sequences, clicks, snaps, rumbles, barely audible harmonics and a bass line. This auditory environment both agrees to, and reaffirms, while it at the same time also reveals and articulates the conditioning of our experience.

 

Anne Katrine Senstad

Growing up in both Singapore and Norway, Anne Katrine today lives between New York and Oslo. Her formal training and art education came from institutions such as the University of California at Berkeley, the Parsons School of Design, New York, and the New School of Social Research, New York.

Senstad has, over the last decades, shown her many and very different artistic works, projects and installations in galleries and at festivals, biennials and triennials in countries and cities such as in New York, where she lives, Shenzhen in China, Jeddah in Saudi-Arabia, Venice in Italy, Bruges in Belgium, Beirut in Lebanon, Buenos Aires in Argentina, and Tallinn in Estonia, etcetera, and of course in Oslo and Bergen here in Norway. In June, Senstad will also exhibit in Finland.

Senstad has received work grants and other financial support for his work from organizations and associations such as the Norwegian Cultural Council, the Office for Contemporary Art Norway, the Association of Free Photographers, Norwegian Visual Artists, the Visual Artists' Aid Fund, Design and Architecture Norway, and the Foundation for Contemporary Art in New York. USA. shown her many and very different artistic works, projects and installations in galleries and at festivals, biennials and triennials in countries and cities such as in New York, where she holds a house on a daily basis, Shenzhen in China, Jeddah in Saudi -Arabia, Venice in Italy, Bruges in Belgium, Beirut in Lebanon, Buenos Aires in Argentina, and Tallinn in Estonia, and so on, and of course in Oslo and Bergen here in Norway. In June, Senstad will also exhibit in Finland.

Anne Katrine Senstad has received work grants and other financial support for her work from organizations and associations such as the Norwegian Cultural Council, the Office for Contemporary Art Norway, the Association of Free Photographers, Norwegian Visual Artists, the Visual Artists’ Aid Fund, Design and Architecture Norway, and the Foundation for Contemporary Art in New York, USA.

The Exhibition is  supported by the Norwegian Arts Council -  "Fond for Lyd og Bilde",  BKV - Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, USA.

 

S12

S12 is an artist-run and a non-profit gallery and workshop. Our chief ambition is to promote, and facilitate for the production of innovative glass art. Ever since the opening in 2007, we have regardless, actively sought collaboration with artists who introduce new creative and artistic impulses and content to our specialty in their artistic approach to other materials and techniques.

Our workshop has, over a period of more than 14 years, received a large number of international and Norwegian guest artists, and our gallery has annually shown several exhibitions of artists with very different methods, expressions and approaches to their subject matters.

It is therefore a great pleasure for us to present Anne Katrine Senstad with her exhibition "Music for Plutocracy" as a very relevant and exciting start to 2021.

Please do not hesitate in contacting us for further information

Kind regards
Erik Meling
Admin. manager and press secretary.

 

Opening hours :
Administration: Wednesday to Sunday 12:00 til 16:00
Gallery: Friday to Sunday 12:00-16:00
Phone: 930 33510 - e-mail: post@s12.no

S12 Galleri og Verksted, Bontelabo 2, 5003 Bergen


      

The exhibition is supported by:
      , Foundation for Contemporary Arts, USA

 

 

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