Category Archives: Exhibitions

S12 in March

Exhibition:  +46708420971,  Fredrik Nielsen, until 23rd of March
AiR i S12:  Brad Turner from Canada.  In S12 through March
Søndagsskolen / SundaySchool every Sunday
DKS  about  160 portraits are being made in S12 this month !



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.

February – March 2014

At  S12  we open for the public in 2014 on February 14th.

AiR:  Alli Hoag (USA)has been our AiR during January and beginning of February.

Exhibition:  Fredrik Nielsen will arrive on Sunday the 9th to work as an AiR focusing on creating work and setting up his exhibition / installation +46708420971, a solo exhibition to be opened on Friday the 14th at 19.oo.

Don’t miss the opening evening!  It will be an unusual event including Fredrik  giving an artist talk and a glass blowing Demo with  Alli Hoag – not blowing any tiny, delicate  stuff !

And we will present our new Sound Machine !

Education:  The Creative SundaySchool starts on Sunday 16th   12.oo – 17.oo.  Minimum price  kr. 50.oo

Until the 8th you will be able to see PASSAGES, a video work by Aric Snee in our windows facing Sparebankgaten.

Additionally there will be DKS classes for kids in addition to activities in the workshop.

January 2014 Aric Snee: Passage, part I

Our first exhibition in 2014 ARIC SNEE: PASSAGE  (part I)    is only to be seen from outside.  Best to stop by after dark!

Passages (Part 1) is a series of digital projections that examines the phenomenon of light moving across water and our perception of movement as it relates to light and time.  The vessels that we travel in are so enormous, that when we observe the world moving past us at speed, in time, the sensation of moving ourselves is lost. It somehow appears as if the world is moving under us.

Along with the last work that I exhibited at S12, “Present in Place”, this series takes into account it’s own location within the City of Bergen: it’s proximity to the historic harbor, and the seasonal light conditions that make a projection like this viewable for a longer part of a day.
Aric Snee is currently teaching Neon and Light based Sculpture at Ball State University in Muncie Indiana, USA.

Digital Video Projeksjon from 2013/2014 

Passages (Part 1) er en serie projeksjoner som undersøker hvordan lys beveger seg over vann, og hvordan vår forståelse av bevegelse relaterer seg til lys og tid. Fartøyene vi reiser med er så enorme,  at når vi observerer verden gli forbi oss i fart, vil følelsen av selv å være i bevegelse forsvinne med tiden. Det oppleves som om verden er i bevegelse under oss.

Sammen med det siste arbeidet jeg viste i S12, “Present in Place”, tar denne serien hensyn til lokaliseringen i Bergen: Nærheten til Bryggen og årstidens lysforhold, som gjør en projeksjon som dette synlig over større deler av dagen.

Aric Snee underviser for tiden i Neon- og lysbasert skulptur ved Ball State University i Muncie Indiana, USA.