November 2014

In our Gallery SÝN, a solo exhibition with works by Æsa Björk continues until 16th of November.    Æsa uses many different techniques in her approach to glass (pâte de verre, casting, flame working) in her latest work SÝN from 2014, she has created a big dome using Pâte de verre and video.

Saman Kalantari from Iran has been AiR i S12 since October 11th and will stay until November 3rd.  on November 1st he will give an artist talk in our project room – starting 2.00 p.m.

This is the third presentation of residency artists currently working in Bergen.

This time two artists will participate, in addition to S.Kalantari   Essi Kausalainen (Finland) who has been an AiR at USF Verftet in Bergen will also present her work. Essi is an artist who instead of images or objects uses gestures and actions in her work.

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The result of Saman Kalantaris residency can be seen during our next exhibition  FUNN, where his work will play an important role.

Julie Chamberlain will be the last Artist in Residence in S12 this year, arriving on November 4th and staying until middle of December.

Julie comes to us through the co-operation we have with the Pilchuck Glass School.

The Creative SundaySchool will continue until 30th of November.

October 2014

10th of October we open the exhibition SÝN, a solo exhibition with works by Æsa Björk. The works exhibited are made between 1995 and 2014  (see more under exhibitions 2014).   The main medium used is glass and 2 videos are in addition a part of the exhibition.

On October 11th  Saman Kalantari from Iran arrives in Bergen for his residency.  He will be staying with us for 3 weeks.  During his stay he will give a course in Pâte de Verre / his paperthin technique and towards the end also give an artist talk.

Our educational program DKS continues with 40 – 50 kids coming in for the selfportrait course every week.    UNG15 / Young15, an intro to glass course, contines every Monday.

September 2014

The exhibition Young & Loving continues until 22nd of September.  This years edition, the 8th, presents work by 8 artists who each in their own way touch upon the subject of Man and Nature.

The artists exhibited are Lene Tangen, (no),  Birnur Derya Geylani (tr) Gracia Nash (usa), Maria Bang Expersen (dk), Grit Jansen, (dk) Meng Du (cn), Kim Harty (usa) and Max Syron (usa)

DKS educational program supported by the City of Bergen and from Bullseye Glass, starts this month and will continue almost every week until December, bringing close to 400 kids into our workshop and project room, learning about self-portrait, working on their own portrait in glass fused in our monster kiln.

 

 

August News

Image:  work by Kim Harty – to be exhibited during Young & Loving 2014.

The Gallery in S12 opens again for the public on August 15th at 07 p.m. after being closed from July 1st. It has however, been busy in the workshop during the period, where art has been created and works made by Alli Hoag, Maria Frantzsen, Silje Syse and Krister Hammersland.

The annual exhibition Young & Loving starts our season this fall. This year’s edition will present the work of 8 emerging artists who each in their own way touch upon the subject of Man and Nature.

Alli Hoag left S12 after completing her one year contract in the combined role as a Workshop Manager and Artist in Residence. She will continue working on her upcoming Urban Glass exhibition on the other side of the Atlantic.

Monica A. Amundsen has taken over the role as Workshop Manager and Artist in Residence starting August 1st   http://www.monicaamundsen.com

Monica has studied at the Danish Design School Glass department at Bornholm, and Fatamorgana the Danish School of Art Photography.  In 2010 she was at both RISD and VCU in the US.

Æsa Björk, one of the founders of S12 is back in Norway after her 3 years as an Artist in Residence and member of staff, at Alfred University, US.  She will be joining the team at S12 in the capacity of an artistic adviser and teacher.

The permanent team at S12 during this season will consist of the artists:  Aesa Björk, Maria Frantzsen and Monica Amundsen, art historian Anett Haukås with Bergljot Jonsdottir as director.  Artists in Residence, and others working in the workshop will join this team, contributing to a very active fall season.

 

 

 

 

 

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This years participating artists are:

 

On the opening night there will be a “burning hot” performance by Maria Bang Espersen and Max Syron. Bang Espersen is known for an untraditional and experimental approach to glass. In S12 she will together with Syron investigate what happens when hot glass meets a seemingly innocent apple.

 

There will also be a performance on Saturday the 16th at 2pm. Come join us and immerse yourself with the captivating qualities and incredible elasticity of glass. You might find yourself being captured in more ways than one when Bang Espersen and Syron start building their delicate glass thread structures.

 

Henrik Svanevik will be playing his records at the opening

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CUD & Tinna  in  S12

The Residency of John Drury and Robert Miller, the CUD artist duo, will culminate in an exhibition opening Friday 16th of May.  In addition to preparing their own exhibition they have been working with us on: Til Skostredet, our biggest community project ever.

The exhibition:  “Sålebrødre”   “Solebrothers”  will include a lot of shoes – including the biggest shoe in Bergen made in mosaic.

The pianist TINNA from Iceland joined Robbie and John on the 9th of May and will participate in the opening on May16th with her own performance act: crying Piano, performed on GlassPiano, in addition to performing music by Alvin Lucier on both her Toypiano and a glass Tea-pot created in S12.

Young and Loving 2014

During this year’s “Young & Loving!” exhibition we show the work of 8 emerging artists who each in their own way touch upon the subject of Man and Nature. In their work they collect, systemize, observe, and capture the ephemeral through structure and tangible forms.

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.

This years participating artists are: Birnur Derya Geylani (TR), Gracia Nash (US), Grit Jansen (DK), Kim Harty (US), Lene Tangen (NO), Maria Bang Espersen (DK), Max Syron (US) and Meng Du (CN),

On the opening night there will be a “burning hot” performance by Maria Bang Espersen and Max Syron. Bang Espersen is known for an untraditional and experimental approach to glass. In S12 she will together with Syron investigate what happens when hot glass meets a seemingly innocent apple.

There will also be a performance on Saturday the 16th at 2pm. Come join us and immerse yourself with the captivating qualities and incredible elasticity of glass. You might find yourself being captured in more ways than one when Bang Espersen and Syron start building their delicate glass thread structures.

Henrik Svanevik will be playing his records at the opening.

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May Has Arrived !

During this month we will have 5 Artists in Residence, Mike Simi (leaving May3rd)  John Drury, Robbie Miller = CUD and Tinna Thorsteinsdottir (all 3 leaving May 18th).
May and all our activities, will be dominated by these artists as well as our artistic team Maria Frantzsen and Alli Hoag, assisting them.

Til Skostredet, our biggest community project ever, will take place from May 3rd through 16th – a project where we will keep an open house in our Gallery and Project room from 12.oo – 5.oo p.m. every day. We invite you all to come play with us and contribute to the making of a big mosaic work, a “doughnut-bench” both to be located outside in Skostredet.  We also invite you do participate by painting the Face of Bergen on bottles.  All bottles used are recycled, and have been emptied in Bergen 5017.  Selected bottles will be invited to be a part of the exhibition opening in S12 on May16th.

Instruments will also be created from May 8th More information coming soon.

The SundaySchool on May 3rd and 11th,     will  be a part of the project Til Skostredet.  Everyone will be able to participate, also the grownups.

Exhibition showing the result of our unique project Til Skostredet including a concert will open on May 16th

S12 in April

Exhibition:
“Se Mitt Bilde !”, Last week,  last day is April 27th.
Siste utstillingsuke og siste dag søndagen 27. april.

AiR i S12:  Mike Simi has been working in the Studio all of April.
He was the top ranking scholarship recipient in Pilchuck Glass School in 2013.  A part of his scholarship was a residency in S12.  Mike is now working in S12, and will be until beginning of May. Alli Hoag assists him in the Studio.
Mike Simi

Se Mitt Bilde ! New Exhibition / Ny Utstilling

Velkommen til utstillingsåpning lørdag 5. april kl. 14.00. Utstillingen viser 163 selvportrett i glass, laget av like mange barn og realisert gjennom Den Kulturelle Skolesekken i S12 Galleri og Verksted. Utstillingen åpnes av ordfører Trude Drevland.

Welcome to our exhibition opening on Saturday April 5th, at 2pm. The exhibition shows 163 self-portrait in glass, made by the same number of children and realized through “The Cultural Rucksack” in S12 Open Access Studio and Gallery. The exhibition will be opened by Mayor Trude Drevland.

Se Mitt Bilde!

«Se mitt bilde!» er en av vårens viktigste utstillinger i Bergen.
I februar, mars og april har 163 barn fra flere skoler i Bergen deltatt på Den kulturelle skolesekken i S12 Galleri og Verksted. Her har de lært om selvportrett i kunsten og laget sitt eget selvportrett ved å sette sammen glassbiter til et bilde. Alle disse bildene vil nå bli vist på en egen utstilling som åpner lørdag 5. april kl. 14:00.

Ordfører Trude Drevland gjør stas på barna og holder tale på åpningen. Det blir servert kanapéer og noe godt å drikke til.