Exhibitions

Programme

Exhibition Programme 2019:

 

Hovedbygningen (Main Building): KUBATANA. An exhibition with contemporary African artists. Curated by Kristin Hjellegjerde.
Utstillingshallen (Exhibition Hall): NATURA MORTA. Christer Glein
Galleri Star: FROM EVENING IN OUDENAARDE TO SUMMER EVENING IN HOKKSUND. Frits Thaulow

 

Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium is delighted to present this season’s programme, a varied menu with three very different exhibitions. This is a wide-ranging programme, as reflected both in the themes of the exhibitions and in the cultural and geographic roots of the selected artists. At the same time, there are important points-of-contact between the exhibitions that offer new perspectives and insights.

 

Kubatana is one of the largest presentations of contemporary African art yet seen in Scandinavia, bringing together 33 artists from 18 countries. The exhibition is curated by the London-based, Norwegian gallery owner, Kristin Hjellegjerde, and among the artists on show are Aboudia (1983, Ivory Coast), Gonçalo Mabunda (1975, Mozambique) and Serge Attukwei Clottey (1985, Ghana), whose massive installation will be mounted on the façade of Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium.

 

In Galleri Star we are this season exhibiting works by Frits Thaulow, one of Norway’s foremost landscape painters of the nineteenth century. The works include motifs such as the Aker River in Oslo, winter landscapes in Norway, rural French idylls, as well as one motif with a local connection, the 1891 painting Sommeraften i Hokksund (Summer Evening in Hokksund).

 

In the Exhibition Hall we are showing new works by the Oslo-based artist, Christer Glein. Glein’s work has been warmly received both at home and abroad. At VKL he will be showing large-scale oil paintings in which modernistic abstraction meets a figurative neo-historicism, with motifs the artist has borrowed from art history.

 

  

VKL2019 program 1

 

 

Thanks to the artists, galleries, collectors and writers for your immense contribution. 

Thanks to Marwan Zakhem at Gallery 1957 and  Macaal Museum 

A special thanks goes out to Serge Tiroche and Africa First Collection for generous support.

 

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