Exchange student Marine Schneider is the winner of the 2014 christmas card competition for KHiB students and staff. This autumn semester she has studied Visual Communication at the Department of Design
Finnish Art Society’s literature award has this year been given to Heli Rekula, Professor of Photography at KHiB, for her artists’ book In Hemingway’s Garden. The Society’s literature award is appointed to works that have significantly furthered art literature and recognition of art in Finland. A release of the book will be presented is Oslo 11 December.
Professor Brandon Labelle was one of the speakers when the Artistic Directors met representatives from the arts community December 2nd. Departing from his research project the Invisible Seminar Labelle presented his reflections on the next edition of the triennial.
By means of 2 and 3-dimensional spatial drawing, a group of finance economists have been reflecting upon the possibilities of a perpetual economic growth over the next 100 years. They have made their thinking visible for an artist, as representative of the general consumer. Material from the workshop now constitutes the basis for an artistic process, and will be exhibited as video, drawings and installations in Room 8. Exhibition opening with panel discussion 26 November.
All students and staff are hereby invited to participate in the KHiB christmas card competition 2014. Deadline to submit proposals is 8th December. The winner will be honored with NOK 2000.
Galleri Bokboden - Hermann Helle Grøndahl "TOWARDS A QUEER HORIZON. Art and gender as appropriations, reproductions and repetitions"
My artistic project deals with gender and identity as a transformative action and views the search for identity as ”…a transformative exercise, an example of desire itself as transformative activity” (Gender Outlaw, K. Bornstein). It’s my wish that the art should function as a platform where dialogues can happen. Social change will not happen through the artworks alone, but through the dialogues and discussions they have the power to create. My aim is to reconstruct the negative and passive performativity of gender and turning it around to becoming an active positive act of gendered behavior.
Throughout three different courses in digital weaving during the fall semester in 2014, students at Fine Art brought their own ideas to investigate through their extended knowledge and hands on practice. A pop-up exhibition 21 and 22 November in Strømgaten 1 presents the results of their work.
EntreNord is an initiative under Kreanord, Nordic Council of Ministers. The focus is on entrepreneurship in the arts education across the Nordic countries. Linda Lien, KHiB Associate Professor in graphic design, contributed to the 2014 EntreNord Conference with a breakout session on assessment of students' work
Started in 2013, Bergen Art Book Fair is the only art book fair arranged in Norway. KHiB is cohosting this international three-day art book and self publishing festival taking place 21 - 23 November at Bergen Kjøtt.
The third book in Hordaland Art Centre's book series Dublett is launched 17 November at HKS with a performance by Pedro Gómez-Egaña, Associate Professor in Fine Art and MA coordinator at KHiB. The third Dublett focuses on his practice and contains his artist book Mitre Marrows.
Professor Anne Helen Mydland at the Fine Art Department at KHiB is one of the invited speakers at the Material Memory conference in the School of Arts and Cultures at Newcastle University on 14 November. The conference has its roots in the KHiB artistic reasearch project Topographies of the Obsolete.
Frans Jacobi, Professor in Timebased Art at the Department of Fine Art at KHiB, has curated an evening at Landmark (Bergen) with performance art from Copenhagen. The title is taken from a song by the swedish Bo Kaspers Orkester, describing the feeling of falling a sleep inflight, from somewhere out there, to somewhere in Scandinavia, first stop in CPH Airport.
How can design empower people? How can vulnerable groups be a resource in the development of solutions? In what ways can designers contribute? These are some of the questions being raised at the "Design in context" seminar 10 November at KHiB.
Can illustration be used as an activist tool? This and several other questions will be explored when KHiB and Grafill host the seminar "Visibility – The International Illustration Venue 2014" 5 - 7 November in Bergen.
Please welcome to Bergen Academy of Art and Design where there will be talks and discussions about textiles
”Objektsamling” (Collection of objects) is a collection of found objects/figurines/creatures/animals.
Richard Launder, Associate Professor at the Department of Fine Art, is invited by Beirut: Bodies in Public to do a collaborative performance in Beirut, Lebanon. The performance "Carrot Juice Without Borders: Proscriptive Rights & The Commons" is a part of the Beirut: Bodies in Public conference taking place 9 - 11 October.
Skiwi is a kiwi on skies and Cocobutt is a large coconut with a butt. Together they live in Galleri Bokboden as if it is their own living room. Since Bokboden has a large window, pedestrians will have the possibility to get a peek into the daily lives of the two characters.
Mr Fox Darling is a world-travelling "It-Fox" mostly seen, socializing with It-girls like Cory Kennedy and Hailey Clauson.