Vestkyst // Interface gallery // Oakland (USA) // 15.02 - 24.03.19

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.

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.

Og jeg skal ta deg med til paradiset // Kunstmuseet KUBE // 04.05 - 31.12.18

Og jeg skal ta deg med til paradiset
Kunstmuseet KUBE, Ålesund
Curators: Benedikte Holen & Tove Lande

Artists: 
Awst&Walther, Ditte Ejlerskov & Johan Furåker, Mona Hatoum, Alexander Kosolapov, Michael Takeo Magruder, Elin Melberg, Rabih Mroué, Tito Salina & Irwan Ahmett, Andres Serrano, Wael Shawky, David Shrigley, Bill Viola, Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin, Erkan Özgen.

Detail  Outopia  (ingensteds)  Eutopia  (et godt sted) (2018) Site specific installation Photo: Kristin Støylen

Detail Outopia (ingensteds) Eutopia (et godt sted) (2018)
Site specific installation
Photo: Kristin Støylen

I could walk out, but I won't (2018) // Site specific installation made for SPECTRA Aberdeen

Coming from Stavanger in Norway, Aberdeen’s twin city, SPECTRA are excited to welcome Elin Melberg to the festival with her sculptural work especially adapted to the Arches in Union Terrace Gardens.

Running for four nights between the 8th–11th February 2018 SPECTRA, Aberdeen’s stunning Festival of Light, will return to celebrate the Scottish Year of Young People through this year’s theme ‘Play the Night’. Bringing together leading international artists with Scottish collaborators and developing new talent,  the festival will deliver a four-day light and music exhibition using new technologies and tools to animate Union Terrace Gardens, the Kirk of St Nicholas, and Marischal College.

The project is kindly supported by the Municipalities of Stavanger and Rogaland

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ARTIST TALK // NORDENFJELDSKE KUNSTINDUSTRIMUSEUM // 09.11.17 // 6-7pm

Kunsthåndverk 2017 står en liten måned til, og torsdag 9. november er det klart for siste kveld med kunstnerpresentasjoner. Toril Redalen viser sitt verk "Making Clay", og Elin Melberg stiller ut "Lineage II" og "Black Stitch" i årsutstillingen. Kom og hør om tanker og teknikker bak kunstnernes arbeider. 

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"I wish I wish I wish in vain" in "25 - åringen" // Stavanger Art Museum // 19.10.17 - 17.03.18

Stavanger kunstmuseums samlinger har vokst til det dobbelte i løpet av de 25 årene museet har holdt til i Mosvannsparken. Hvilke verk har kommet inn i samlingene? Hvem bestemmer hva som skal kjøpes inn? Hvilke kriterier ligger til grunn for innkjøpene? Hvilke muligheter og begrensninger har museet selv hatt til å utvide samlingene?

Denne utstillingen fokuserer på museets egne innkjøp av samtidskunst fra 1992 og frem til i dag. Ett eller to verk fra hvert år stilles ut. Samtidig vises en oversikt over hvilke verk som er kjøpt inn hvert år, det enkelte års innkjøpsbudsjett og innkjøpskomiteens medlemmer.

Kunstnerne som er med i utstillingen er: 

Marit Victoria Wulff Andreassen, Natasja Askelund, Tone Kristin Bjordam, Håkon Bleken, Per Christian Brown, Sophie Calle, Per Dybvig, Anne Marthe Dyvi, Snøfrid Hunsbedt Eiene, Jens Erland, Jan Groth, Tommy Olsson og Una Henry, Jone Kvie, Roald Kyllingstad, Andrea Lange, Ma Liuming, Elin Melberg, Ulf Nilsen, Kjell Pahr-Iversen, Thomas Pihl, Aase Texmon Rygh, Torbjørn Rødland, Mari Slaattelid, Lars Traegde, Mette Tronvoll , Erling Valtyrson, Sverre Wyller, Toby Ziegler.

Halfdan Hafstens samling, Jan Groth og Steingrim Laursens samling, samt deponier, er ikke inkludert i denne utstillingen

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I wish I wish I wish in vain  (2009 - 11) part of Stavanger Art Museums Collection Photo: Morten Berentsen

I wish I wish I wish in vain (2009 - 11)
part of Stavanger Art Museums Collection
Photo: Morten Berentsen

Whistle in the Shadow // Summer Exhibition // Prosjektrom Normanns

Whistle in the Shadow // Summer Exhibition // Prosjektrom Normanns (Stavanger)

PREVIEW June 25., 6 - 9pm. Invited artists:
Marit Roland
Lars Morell
Jan Christensen
Ole Martin Lund Bø
Per Christian Brown
The exhibition will also include works by the artists behind Prosjektrom Normanns; Margrethe Aanestad and Elin Melberg

Opening hours June 26. and Aug 6 - 7., 12 - 3pm. Otherwise by appointment until Aug 14. Please contact post@prosjektromnormanns.com. 

Photo: Tommy Ellingsen

Photo: Tommy Ellingsen