BRYTNINGER

The exhibition BRYTNINGER is opening Friday the 5th of February at 07.oo p.m. Four artists with different backgrounds (art/research/science) are presenting work where the interaction between light and glass are important factors. By using neon or natural light, old Murano techniques or new technologies Anna-Lea Kopperi, Enrico Tommaso De Paris, Alan Jaras and Robert Wiley are making the gallery come to live with interesting light-experiments.

www.kopperi.net
www.alanjaras.com

The exhibition is made in collaboration with Venice Art Factory and is curated by Bjørn I. Follevaag, Francesca Giubilei and Bergljot Jonsdottir.

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Young & Loving 2015

Young & Loving !  Welcome to the 2015  edition, opening on October 2nd at 19.oo

Young and Loving! is a humorous translation of “young and promising”, pointing to the exhibition’s focus on newly graduated artists. An exploratory approach to glass as part of an artistic expression is a particular feature of the exhibition concept, which was developed by S12 in 2007.

Participating artists are Mika Aoki (jp), Eirin Bjørsland Hansen (no), Julia Chamberlain (us),
Karin Forslund (se), Doreen Garner (usa), Riikka Haapasaari (fin) and Zuzana Kubelková (cz).

Doreen Garner and Mika Aoki will be present at the opening.

Doreen Garner
Doreen Garner

CONTAINED: ALISON LOWRY

Exhibition from August 14th – September 20th 2015
Vernissage August 14th at 7 pm
Contained.In the exhibition ”Contained”,  Alison Lowry presents a collection of works where she examines how we are constrained by ourselves, our memories and physical environment. The exhibition will include works shown at the Ebeltoft Glass museum in Denmark earlier this year, and new work where she´s dealing with similar questions.

An installation and sculptures of various sizes where Lowry responds to ideas of memory, both personal and collective, with a focus on its reconstruction and deconstruction, will be shown at S12. In her latest work Lowry is concerned with scientific approach to remembering, be it neurological and surgical, false or implied, physical and emotional.

During a residency at the Corning Museum of Glass, Alison started investigating the psychological phenomenon, ‘Repetition Compulsion’. This term was first coined by Freud in 1914, and describes a compulsion to repeat a traumatic event or the circumstances surrounding it over and over again.

This interest led to a research of memory, specifically traumatic memory and where it is placed within the brain and how we can essentially be ‘held captive’ by our past. Alison Lowry is now collaborating with Tony Gee, Professor of PET Chemistry at the Kings College London hoping that this new research will drive this body of work in new directions.

Alison Lowry is a glass artist based in Belfast. She graduated from the University of Ulster in 2009 and has since won several awards, including the Silver Medal from the Royal Ulster Academy in 2010 and the Warm Glass Prize in 2010 and 2011. Prior to her degree Alison Lowry studied textiles, completing a City and Guilds in Creative embroidery. This interest was apparent in the work she showed in the Young& Loving! exhibitions both in 2011 and 2012. Alison Lowry is an artist in resident at S12 during August.

Meet the artist during an artist talk Saturday 15th at 02.00 p.m.

For more information visit http://alisonlowry.co.uk/

 

What Once Was

I utstillingen ”What once was” viser Monica Alvestad Amundsen resultatet av de siste seks ukene som gjestekunstner i S12, hvor hun har undersøkt kompleksiteten i menneskets forhold til minner – et tema som har vært tilbakevendende i Amundsens kunstnerskap.

Gjennom arbeider hvor hun på ulike måter kombinerer glass og fotografi, søker hun å formidle en stemning og følelse som kan ta oss med på en personlig reise tilbake i tid. Bilder fra hennes private arkiv bidrar til å skape egne minner hos betrakteren, og den personlige reisen blir dermed universell.

Monica Alvestad Amundsen (f. 1984) har siden sommeren 2014 vært verkstedsansvarlig i S12 Galleri og Verksted. Hun har studert ved Fatamorgana, Danmarks Fotografiske Billedkunstskole (2011-2012), har en bachelor fra glassavdelingen ved Kunstakademiets Designskole, Bornholm (2009-2011) og hun har vært lærling hos Stine Hoff Kunstglass (2005-2008).

 

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Maria Koshenkova – Familiar Structures

Familiar Structures  May  22nd –  July 26th  20215

Maria Koshenkova is an interesting visual and conceptual artist who uses glass as a medium to express herself. She has an experimental approach to her work and sees glass both blowing and cast, as a way of communicating her ideas, not to create perfectly shaped forms.

In Familiar Structures she is using elements that seem familiar to us Norwegians, recreating them in her own way – in a new material. At first sight each element might look like a copy of the last, but in reality they are unique objects hand shaped and re-assembled by the artist.
All the works in the exhibition are created in our Workshop during Maria Koshenkovas residency.

An interactive sound-installation that turns the gallery into a musical instrument played by the movement of the audience is among the works being exhibited. The Austrian composer, Richard Deutsch, is responsible for sound and technology.

Maria Koshenkova works with conceptual installations, land art, sound, drawing and assemblage. She’s originally from St. Petersburg but is currently living in Copenhagen. Koshenkova has shown her work internationally and participated in big group exhibitions showing contemporary glass and art in general.
She has a MA from St. Petersburg State Art and Industry Academy and has studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art in Copenhagen.
Koshenkova is a visiting artist in S12 in May.

Workshop Manager

S12 Open Access Studio and Gallery
Is looking for a Workshop Manager to join its team
for a minimum of one year, starting no later than August/September 2015.
 

S12 is an Open Access Studio and Gallery placed on street level, in the very heart of Bergen, Norway. S12 is a centre for exploration, experimentation and dissemination of contemporary glass art. For a list of equipment, information about our activities and photos of the workshop and the gallery, please visit  read more on http://www.s12.no/?page_id=4027

March & April 2015

UNG15  works by 10 young artists, who have participated in a 10 weeks workshop in S12 will open April 25th at 2 p.m.

youth_anasia    March 20th  –  April 19th 
Solo exhibition with works by John Moran will opening on March 20th, with the artist present. The opening will include music with DJ Henrik Svanevik.   Light refreshments.

Demo:  John Moran will give a demo in hot sculpted glass on Saturday 18th of April  between 12.oo – 4.oo  p.m.

John Moran is an artist in residence at  S12 until April 20th

Educational activities like  the SundaySchool, FamilyWorkshops UNG 15  &  Den Kulturelle Skolesekken  will take place every week until the first weekend in May.

March & April 2015

youth_anasia
Solo exhibition with works by John Moran will open on March 20th at 07.oo  p.m.  The artist will be present. The opening will include music with DJ Henrik Svanevik.   Light refreshments.

Exhibition closing on Sunday 19th of April.

After opening  of the exhibition.  John Moran will stay on in S12 as an Artist in Residence.

Educational activities like  UNG 15  &  Den Kulturelle Skolesekken  will take place every week until May.

FEBRUARY 2015

RE  COVER
Exhibition with works by Maria Bang Espersen & Max Syron opening on Friday 13th at 19:00. The opening will include a performance and measurement of your hight.  Light White Refreshments.

The Creative Sunday School starts again Sunday 15th.  Monica and Anett will be in the workshop from 12:oo  – 17.oo

Maria Bang Espersen and Max Syron will continue their residency in S12 until the end of February.  They will continue to create new works and display them in our workshop, the project room, and may possibly continue to develop the exhibition in the Gallery.

Educational activities like  UNG 15  &  Den Kulturelle Skolesekken  will take place every week until May.

RE COVER

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Welcome to the opening of  RE  COVER
installation/exhibition with
Maria Bang Espersen og Max Syron
Fredag 13. februar kl. 19.00

Glass som eksploderer, sprekker, eller knuses har vært synlig og hørbart i S12 de siste ukene.
De som har vært innom har kjent glass knase under skoene, sett store vakre former bli blåst eller en persons lengde forminsket til flere små kunstverk.

Fredag 13.februar kl. 19.00 inviterer vi til åpning av utstillingen Re Cover med Maria Bang Espersen (DK) og Max Syron (USA), som siden midten av januar har vært gjestekunstnere i S12 Galleri og Verksted. Utstillingen har blitt til etter uker med eksperimentering med glass i ulike former og fasonger, der publikum kunne følge prosessen. Det blir performance med varmt glass på åpningskvelden.

Re Cover lar oss bli kjent med både arbeidet og arbeidsmetodene til de to kunstnere hver for seg, i tillegg til deres samarbeid som kunstner-duo – som det knyttes store forventninger til.

Maria Bang Espersen stiller spørsmål ved verdier, frihet og virkelighet. Hun har en utforskende tilnærming til glasset og finner gjerne opp nye teknikker snarere enn å følge tradisjonen. I S12 har hun blant annet jobbet med «stress» i glass som gjør at det eksploderer uten forvarsel, og med spenninger skapt ved å blande forskjellige materialer, noe som forårsaker selvutslettelse av tilsynelatende perfekte objekter.

Max Syron arbeider med en blanding av installasjoner, performance og video/dokumentasjon av handlinger. Den siste måneden har han fokusert på vår opplevelse av kroppen og forsøk på å forstå den. Med glass som materiale skaper han mål, spor og installasjoner som utfordrer klassiske standarder og sannheter om kroppens romlige relasjoner.

Maria Bang Espersen har mottatt en rekke priser og utmerkelser som Coburger Glaspreis 2014, Jury’s special Prize, The International Glass Prize 2012, the Danish Craft Prize og nominasjon til Stanislay Labinsky Award 2012. Hun er utdannet ved The Royal Danish Academy of Design, 2012, og Kosta School of Glass i Sverige. Max Syron har studert glass ved the Gerrit Rietveld Academie i Amsterdam og har en bachelor i skulptur fra Massachusetts College of Art and Design 2013, hvor han også har arbeidet som undervisningsassistent. I 2015 vil Max og Maria undervise sammen på Nord Lands Creative Glass i Skottland og på Gerrit Rietveld Academie i Amsterdam.

Ved utstillingsåpning har Max og Maria hovedsakelig arbeidet med individuelle prosjekter, de vil bruke den resterende tiden i S12 på å utvikle nye ting i fellesskap. Disse arbeidene vil finne veien inn i galleriet før de reiser den 26. februar.