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Circulating AiR - Artist in Residence program

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Oscar Muñoz
Videoworks 2005-2008
One of the leading artists on Columbia´s dynamic art scene.
15.01. - 21.02.10

  

Skole 2

Circulating AiR is a three-year pilot project consisting of an international artist-in-residence program that traverses the county of Hordaland on the west coast of Norway. Earlier, 3,14 arranged art shows that toured around the region, and as this practice faded out, the institution focused on rethinking new strategies in order to revitalize its engagement with the county. Each residency program lasts for a period of six to eight weeks, every single round being arranged in a new municipality.

By direct invitation, 3,14 curates profiled international artists inclined to work site-specifically. The program covers all expenses and provides a working fee as well as a production budget. The artists commit to developing site-related works during their stay, establishing a dialogue with the hosting community in various ways, i.e. by taking into account historical, geographical, contextual, contemporary and traditional aspects that have formed it. All projects are publically shown in their respective hosting communities and the artists also provide a lecture in a local school.

The program is funded by Hordaland Cultural Development Program (KUP), Hordaland county.


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O Ermitao (petrified canvas), Thiago Rocha Pitta, Switzerland - 2012.

The Fitjar islands (The Fitjarøyane)

11.06.14
Artist talk & Screening at 3,14
19:00

Thiago Rocha Pittas artist talk will consist of a presentation of his ongoing project at Fitjar as well as earlier pieces. Thiago Pitta's work will be screened in the main room.
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FROM SAO PAULO TO FITJAR

Thiago Rocha Pitta

Thiago Rocha Pitta
is a Brazilian artist based in São Paulo, with a broad and active career. Pitta works with different media but a red thread in his practice is established in an intrinsic relationship with nature. Regardless of the specificity and diversity of each individual project, one can often witness a dialogue with nature, with the surroundings. This dialogue is established through different means, it can be conceptual, or related to material choice, or referent to the surroundings the work is conducted, to its site-specificity.
Some of the places he has exhibited in are PS1-MOMA (NY), Fondation Cartier pour L’art Contemporain (Paris), as well as 30th São Paulo Biennial, ARCO 2011 (Madrid), Mercosur Biennial 2005 and 2013. Pitta has also held numerous solo shows at different institutions, such as Meyer Riegger (Germany), Arts Initiative Tokyo, Museu de Arte da Pampulha (Brasil).

Pitta will be staying in Hordaland from May 17th until the end of June 2014. During his stay, he will hold a presentation at 3,14 and an art event at Fitjar.

[www.marianneboeskygallery.com/artists/thiago-rocha-pitta]

FROM SAO PAULO TO KVAM

Tatiana Blass

Tatiana Blass
was born in São Paulo, Brazil, where she currently lives and works. Having attained an undergraduate degree in Art from Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), she has been pursuing a career as professional artist working with painting, sculpture, video and installation.

As from 1998, the year she began to forge her artistic career, Blass has been showing regularly in art salons, studio shows, and group and solo exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. She presented her work at the 29th São Paulo International Biennial and was shortlisted at the Nam June Paik Award, in Germany. She was a recipient of the 2010 Grants & Commissions Program of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, in Miami. In 2011, Blass was nominated for the PIPA Prize, having won the Jury Award and the Popular Vote Award for her body of works. As part of the prize, she attended an artistic residency at the Gasworks, in London.

Tatiana Blass will be staying in Hordaland from September 1rst until the beginning of October 2014. During her stay, she will hold a presentation at 3,14 and an event at Kvam.

[www.tatianablass.com.br]

"PENELOPE" | carpet, loom and wool and chenille yarn |
dimensions variable | 2011 | Morumbi's Chapel, Sao Paulo | photos Everton Ballardin

Kvam Herad municipality

01.10.14
Tatiana Blass
Artist talk at 3,14

18:00

Tatiana Blass vil presentere sitt kunstnerskap og spesielt introdusere arbeider fra Circulating AiR perioden i Kvam Herad.
Blass har stilt ut i 29th São Paulo Biennial, vært finalist i Nam June Paik Award i Tyskland og vunnet en rekke andre priser. Hun har holdt soloutstillinger på Museum of Contemporary Art Denver og Johannes Vogt Gallery i New York, bl.a. Siden august har hun bodd og arbeidet i Kvam Herad som invitert kunstner i Circulating AiR.

28.09.14
Tatiana Blass
Screening
13:00 - 15:00
Visning på Kabuso i Øystese
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Tatiana Blass, Encrenca / Trøbbel.
Video-performance (7 min). Kvam Herad kommune, August - September 2014.

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Thiago Rocha Pitta, Ocean/Atlas, video (9 min). Fitjar kommune, May - June 2014.

Voss municipality

FROM KIEV TO VOSS

Zhanna Kadyrova

The Ukrainian artist Zhanna Kadyrova (1981) is one of the most significant voices from the Eastern European contemporary art scene. She has been awarded all major art prizes from her home country and participated in numerous exhibitions at prestigious international institutions such as Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Saatchi Gallery (London), PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art (Moskva), Venice Biennial (2013 og 2015) og Moscow Biennial and so forth. Kadyrova works on various media, such as performance, photography, drawing, painting and sculpture.
As one of the six members in the artist group R.E.P, she was involved in shaping a young generation of artists in Ukraine. The group has been very influential on defining new conceptual frameworks, artistic strategies and the general art discourse in the post soviet scene. In her solo practice, Kadyrova has been specially recognized for her sculptural work, which regardless of the usage of a wide span of materials, one can still notice the recurrence of some elements, such as asphalt, concrete and colourful ceramic tiles. The latter is considered one of the trademarks of her visual language.

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www.kadyrova.com]

Zhanna Kadyrova stayed in Hordaland October-November 2015. During her stay, she hold an event in Voss and an artist talk at 3,14 Nov. 28th.

Ulvik herad municipality

FROM ROTTERDAM TO HORDALAND

Sara Rajaei

Sara Rajaei was born in Abadan, Iran in 1976. Since 1998, she has been based in in the Netherlands. She currently lives and works in Rotterdam. Rajaei began her studies at the University of the Arts in Tehran in 1996 and continued studying at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, the Hague, from 1998 to 2002 where she specialized in 3D art. She also was a resident artist at Rijksacademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, from 2003-04. Since 2004, her work, which spans installation, performance, and video art, has been shown in various festivals and exhibitions around the world. She is the winner of the Prix de Rome, basic prixe, in 2009.

Sara Rajaei will be staying in Hordaland April-June 2016.

FROM MOSCOW (VIA PARIS, HAAG AND LONDON) TO ULVIK

Nika Neelova

Since graduating from the Slade School of Fine Art in London in 2010, the now 28- year old artist has been represented in distinguished international collections, institutions and art shows, such as Gaiety is most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union, Saatchi Gallery London; Russian London, PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, Russia; Lichtspiele, Museum Biedermann, Germany; The Crisis Commission, Somerset House& Christie’s London; Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award Exhibition, London; Warp&Woof, The Hole Gallery, New York; I lean to you numb as a fossil. Tell me I’m here, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam; Fragments Shored against the Ruins, Vigo Gallery, London; Great Men Die Twice, Mario Sequeira Gallery, Portugal and so forth.

Artist Statement
- Since I was born in USSR in 1987, I have moved countries every five years of my life, carrying fragments of my cultural and historical heritage and reintroducing them into new places until they stopped being recognizable. The work I have been producing to date was recreating a post-industrial, post-globalization environment abandoned by humans and reclaimed by nature. It has shaped into a series of works based on unweaving the architecture of the living space and depicting it in a state of arrested physical change, susceptible to the forces of gravity, entropy and decay, featuring the fall, the architectural suicide of recognizable structures.

Situated on the threshold between the architecture of memory and the architecture of ruination, the works introduce fragility as a quality of resistance to destruction, attempting to sketch the figure of the ruin coming up over the designs and architectures of our time. Globalization has made the world more distributed, dissipated, fluid and complex. In the context of these ever shifting grounds one either follows the instinct to preserve and return to what is known or to evolve into a new unanchored condition. It is an on-going conflict of opposing principles attempting to coexist. Following a similar assumption, the work is either pointing to an imagined hypothetical future or attempting to return to some distant primordial origins and reverse the history of evolution. Either way, it is never fully addressing the present, it exists somewhere in the suburbs of this present moment.

[www.nikaneelova.com]

Nika Neelova stayed in Hordaland Aug.-Sept. 2015. During her stay, shel hold a presentation at Ulvik Brakanes skule, and an event in Ulvik.

Nika Neelova, 2015, photograph, Ulvik herad municipality, Sept. 2015

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Zhanna Kadyrova, 2015, Voss municipality, Oct.-Nov.. 2015

FROM INDIA TO UTNE

Gigi Scaria

Gigi Scaria will be staying in Utne August-October 2016.

GIGI SCARIA
Look up - Look down

Fredag 21. oct. 2016. kl. 19:00
HardingarT Bankbygget i Utne, Ullensvang.


Velkommen til avduking av skulpturen Look up _ Look Down av Gigi Scaria.
3,14 er stolt av å presentere Scarias nyeste kunstverk, Look up_Look Down, produsert i Utne mens han var gjestekunstner i ordningen Circulating AiR. Skulpturen vises kun fredag 21.oktober og skal deretter fraktes til Kerala i India, der den skal i 3,14 regi vises under det offisielle sideprogrammet til Kochi Muziris Biennale i desember 2016.

Kunstnerens omtale av prosjektet:
”The act of balancing each other’s position is completely dependent upon the pressure one puts to one’s own side. If the pressure is maintained by keeping the strength of the other side in mind, the play will continue. The lack of understanding of the other side will make one stick in a disproportionate position forever. When the movement stops in a disproportionate position, balance becomes an unaffected truth. Where there is no equation, the vision blurs. There ‘see’ and ‘saw’ lose perspective”.

Om Gigi Scaria:
De siste åtte ukene har den anerkjente indiske kunstneren Gigi Scaria (1973) vært vår gjestekunstner og oppholdt seg i Utne. Scaria jobber hovedsakelig med skulptur, video, installasjon, maleri og fotografi. Arbeidene behandler ofte problemstillinger knyttet til endringer i bylandskap, med spesielt fokus på gentrifiseringsmekanismer i store byer. India er et mangefasettert og folkerikt land med en lang og rikholdig historie. Det er komplekst, kontrastfullt og befolkningen preges av store økonomiske og sosiale forskjeller. Problemstillinger knyttet til dette kommer godt frem i Scarias kunstnerskap; gjennom å sette fokus på den ukontrollerte og kaotiske veksten i Indiske urbane områder, berører han også spørsmål knyttet til sosiale systemer og forhold. Og nå er han her, i Utne, og utfordres til å tenke og produsere noe som er forankret i vår kontekst. Dette blir bra! Scaria sine arbeider har blitt vist i store og prestisjetunge institusjoner over hele verden, som Venice Biennale, Singapore Biennale, Prague Biennale and Kochi –Muziris Biennale.

Støttet av: KUP - Hordaland Fylkeskommune
Produsert av: Stiftelsen 3,14
I samarbeid med: Ullensvang Herad og HardingarT, Utne

[www.gigiscaria.in]

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SPECIAL SCREENINGS
SARA RAJAEI / TATIANA BLASS

28.10. - 06.11.2016


At 3,14 we will now be proudly screening two separate projects developed under the program.


> SARA RAJAEI
In the gaze of Panoptes (2016) Single channel video installation, color, sound, 20 min.

Over a period of five years, 3,14 has been following the artistic ouvre of the Iranian born and Rotterdam based artist Sara Rajaei. The institution, fellow curators and audiences have had a unique opportunity to chart her development as well as her relationship to Bergen. The first exhibition at 3,14 provided an introduction to Rajaei’s practice featuring, at that time, both early and recent works. For the second viewing, Rajaei presented exclusively new pieces. As the latest round, BEK and 3,14 are delighted to present the video In the gaze of Panoptes, developed and produced in Bergen under 3,14´s artist in residency program, Circulating Air, in collaboration with BEK. Rajaei’s work is often grounded on the concept of time, memory and story telling.Rajaei studied at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and attended the two year residency program at Rijkakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam.

In Torborg Nedreaas’ Nothing grows by moonlight, the passing of time and the quality of light play important roles in the development of two parallel stories; meanwhile as the protagonist tells a life story within the safety of the walls of a stranger’s house, the narrator presents the reader a detailed description of the quality of light outside of that haven; evening light, the dark of the night and early morning… recreating the circumstances and the sounds which occur by the passage of time… As the morning light appears, the protagonist finishes the story and leaves...

In the gaze of Panoptes
is a short film inspired by the book Nothing grows by moonlight both by its approach to storytelling but also by its light influence... In May 2016, fifteen Bergen based individuals from different parts of the world, were invited to take part in the project and to share their life journeys in exchange of a chapter of the book being read to them. The plot of In the gaze of Panoptes is a blend of all those destinies which cross but meet one another in certain moments...

Like the character in Nothing grows by moonlight, the protagonist of the film also deals with issues such as departure, arrival, home, identity and solitude… following a 7-year-old lucid dream… transforming from the cityman to the caveman, taking refuge in the nature… becoming the perfect observer of the light… the watchman… the giant with hundred eyes…

Supported by: KUP–Hordaland Fylkeskommune, Arts Council Norway, CBK Rotterdam, BEK, and 3,14.
Produced by: BEK and 3,14

[http://www.sarajaei.com/]


> TATIANA BLASS
Encrenca_Trøbbel (2014) Video, 7 min. (in the gallerys´ vault)

We are glad to finally present for the Bergen public the video work Encrenca_Trøbbel of our earlier residency artist, Tatiana Blass (1979), a profiled Brazilian artist based in São Paulo. Blass works with different techniques, such as painting, sculpture, video and installation. Recurrent characteristics present in her work are the depiction or staging of the absurd, the insistence in transforming functional objects into dysfunctional ones and the distortion of language in something ineffective, into its breakdown.

Shot in Ålvik, during Blass’ residency stay in Kvam Herad, the performance-video depicts the Brazilian actress Ilana Gorban, who has no knowledge of the Norwegian language, interacting with the Norwegian actor, Sveinung Augestad, who does not speak Portuguese. Wearing particular costumes, the duo engages in an absurd and playful game, in which they alternately try to repeat each other’s lines, in each other’s mother tongues. Connected to one another through countless ribbons, reminding us of marionettes, the game evolves as the characters swap roles as the commander and the one being commanded. The work was first presented locally in Kunstnerhuset Kabuso (Øystese, Kvam) and later in Mexico, Brazil and in the US.

Tatiana Blass has held solo shows at several institutions, among them the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Johannes Vogt Gallery (NY), CCBB (Rio de Janeiro), among others. Her work has also been shown in several group shows such as the 29th São Paulo International Biennial, at Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (Miami, USA), Wallraf-Richartz Museum (Cologne). She has also received several grants and prizes, including both the Jury Award and the Popular Vote Award of the PIPA Prize 2011 and was shortlisted at the Nam June Paik Award, in Germany.

Supported by: KUP- Hordaland Fylkeskommune, Kvam Herad, and 3,14
Produced by: 3,14
In collaboration with: Kunstnarhuset Messen

[http://www.tatianablass.com.br/]