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Rui Sasaki in S12

Rui Sasaki is an Artist in Residence at S12 during April & May. She is a Japanese conceptual artist mainly using transparent materials such as glass and ice in her work. In S12 she will be investigating the weather – including the rain, local plants, architecture and space – empty spaces, intimate spaces, abandoned spaces.

During the first part of her stay, she will be creating new works and showing them as they come to being – be they ready or not. She will be inviting the visitor to come close and to follow the process of creating new works, to the experimentation with the material and its form. The visitor will be invited to follow her till the end, or until the official opening of her processed based exhibition/installation PLUVIOPHILE on the 20th of May. The opening will mark the second phase of her stay in S12.

This is the second time S12 presents works by Rui Sasaki, the first time was during the exhibition Young & Loving! in 2013.

Young & Loving !

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

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.

March & April 2015

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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.

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.

 

 

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.