VESTLANDSUTSTILLINGEN 2020 

 

 

Vestlandsutstillingen 2020 explores the quintessential ‘Norwegian’ in relation to the quintessential ‘international’ in contemporary art. The Norwegian west coastal landscape is inherently vibrant, with a heavy association to the era of national romanticism, which is visible to the area’s artists at all times and thus inevitable. Curator Elise By Olsen takes interest in how the landscape and its history sculpts art to this day. Simultaneously, we’re living in a time where participating in artistic discourse outside of one’s local existence is possible. In the wake of a digital revolution, which is free from the mental and physical boundaries of time and space; is it possible to rethink and recontextualize national romanticism today? As a response the curator has selected artists who still engage in close dialogue with their surroundings – through organic processes, time-consuming methods and solid materials. Vestlandsutstillingen 2020 rejects expectations of curatorial unity and geographical affiliation in favour of spontaneous, and surprisingly analogue, tensions between materials, works and the audience.

Vestlandsutstillingen 2020 - Jugendstilsenteret & Kube, Ålesund, 31.1– 1.3, Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Førde 7.3– 29.3 Haugesund Billedgalleri, Haugesund, 24.4– 24.5, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, 11.6 – 9.8, Kunsthuset Kabuso, Øystese,

5.9– 4.10, Kunstgarasjen, Bergen, 15.10 –8.11

 www.vestlandsutstillingen.no

Vestlandsutstillingen, Kunsthuset Kabuso: 

"Now/Just", 55x40 cm. Oil, acrylic and texture paste on panel. 

"Distance of the horizon", 41x31 cm. Acrylic, oil on panel. 

"Transparent Movement"", 133x93 cm. Oil, acrylic and texture paste on canvas. 

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© Photo: Maya Økland  2020, Kunsthuset Kabuso 
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© Photo: Maya Økland  2020, Kunsthuset Kabuso 
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© Photo: Maya Økland  2020, Kunsthuset Kabuso 
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© Photo: Maya Økland  2020, Kunsthuset Kabuso 
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© Photo: Maya Økland  2020, Kunsthuset Kabuso 
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"Now/Just", 55x40 cm. Oil, acrylic and texture paste on panel © Photo: Maya Økland  2020, Kunsthuset Kabuso 

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"Distance of the horizon", 41x31 cm. Acrylic, oil on panel © Photo: Maya Økland  2020, Kunsthuset Kabuso 

"Transparent Movement"", 133x93 cm. Oil, acrylic and texture paste on canvas © Photo: Maya Økland  2020

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© Photo: Maya Økland  2020, Kunsthuset Kabuso 

© Photo: Maya Økland  2020,  Kunstgarasjen, Bergen

Vestlandsutstillingen, Jugendstilsenteret & KUBE, Ålesund​: 

"Now/Just", 55x40 cm. Oil, acrylic and texture paste on panel. 

"Distance of the horizon", 41x31 cm. Acrylic, oil on panel. 

"Transparent Movement"", 133x93 cm. Oil, acrylic and texture paste on canvas. 

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© Photo: Maya Økland  2020
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© Photo: Maya Økland  2020
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© Photo: Maya Økland  2020
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© Photo: Maya Økland  2020

Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Førde:

"Now/Just", 55x40 cm. Oil, acrylic and texture paste on panel. 

"Distance of the horizon", 41x31 cm. Acrylic, oil on panel. 

"Transparent Movement"", 133x93 cm. Oil, acrylic and texture paste on canvas. 

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© Photo: Maya Økland  2020
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© Photo: Maya Økland  2020
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© Photo: Maya Økland  2020
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© Photo: Maya Økland  2020, Kunsthall Stavanger 
© Photo: Maya Økland  2020,Kunsthall Stavanger