March & April 2015

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.

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.

 

 

January 2015

The Gallery in S12 will stay closed for the public in January.

5 artists will be working in the workshop during the period:
The Artists in Residence: Maria Bang Espersen, Max Syron and Monica Amundsen.
In addition Ingrid Nord,  Maria Frantzsen and Æsa Björk.

Our education program for 2015 is a busy one starting already at the end of January with students from the ART School in Hardanger fjord  HAKU,  being taught by Maria Frantzsen.

 

 

December 2014

Julia Chamberlain has been our Artist in Residence since beginning of November.  Working and experimenting with Touch.

Julia will give an artist talk on Saturday 13th of December  at 02.00 p.m.  She will in addition demonstrate Flame-Working in the studio accompanied by Gingerbread and Gløgg.

In our Gallery we are showing works by Saman Kalantari made during his residency in November, and photos by a member of the S12 team Monica A. Amundsen.  Christmas decorations and Christmas gifts you will also find in our FUNN corner.

Sunday 7th and 14th we arrange a Family Workshop  from  1.oo – 4.oo  p.m.  Here you can make your ornaments – figures and shapes at your own choice.
This is Drop-in  only and the price is kr. 250.- pr family.

 

 

 

 

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.    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.

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

Julia 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.