Please join us for a reception and artist talk on Saturday February 16th from 1 – 3 pm with Aanestad and Melberg of Prosjektrom Normanns. They will discuss the show they’ve curated for Interface and talk more generally about support for the arts in Norway, how artist run spaces operate there, and residency opportunities they recommend.
Interface is pleased to host an exhibition curated by the Norwegian, artist run space, Prosjektrom Normanns. Prosjektrom Normanns hosts site-specific and experimental exhibitions by national and international artists and curators. It is based in Stavanger, Norway and is directed by the Norwegian artists Margrethe Aanestad and Elin Melberg.
For the exhibition at Interface, the artists behind Prosjektrom Normanns have been invited to create a group show including their own work, in addition to other artists. The invited artists are Anders Sletvold Moe and Marit Roland, both Norwegian established contemporary artists. Prosjektrom Normanns has been collaborating with Anders and Marit over several years, and are proud to again have the chance to show their work along side theirs.
Conceptually the works will revolve around abstract expressions of universal existential themes, such as contrasts and dualities between fragility and strength, the eternal and ephemeral, and the liminal space where the human being is in lack of control between those states. In various ways, the artists explore these themes through materials and tactile expressions, from delicate, fragile paper works, solid sculptures to painting and textile.
The title, Vestkyst, literally means West Coast in Norwegian and references the artists’ journey from Stavanger, which is on the West Coast of Norway to the West Coast of the United States.