Second Skin: Encounters
KMD Bergen, NO
14.10. – 26.11.2023

Second Skin: Encounters 14.10. – 26.11.2023 KMD Bergen, NO

The Department of Art, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen, has great pleasure in inviting you to the opening of the exhibition Second Skin Encounters.

Lysverket | Kode | Bergen

Opening: Saturday 14 October 2023 - kl.15:00 - 17:00

Nineteen artists from Poland, Norway and Denmark have responded to the experience and encounters of a bilateral cultural exchange program exploring textile – as our ‘second skin’ – as a bearer of cultural memory, charged with both anterior and enduring histories, and serving as marker and mediator of lives, past, present, and future.

Inspired and informed by a rich multiplicity of artifacts, spaces, people, histories, and narratives, connected through historical and continuing cultures of textile making or production, in both Poland and Norway, the artists have created a diversity of artworks employing the medias of textile, installation, digital, video and audio art and more.

Participating Artists:
Paweł Błęcki (PL) | Pamela Bożek (PL) | Grzegorz Demczuk (PL) | Jagoda Dobecka (PL) | Monika Drożyńska (PL) | Laika Marie Frandsen Andersen (DK) | Wiktoria Gazda (PL) | Katinka Halland (NO) | Clea Filippa Ingwersen (DK) | Agata Jarosławiec (PL) | Olga Konik (PL) | Marta Krześlak (PL) | Natalia Legutko (PL) | Piotr Madej (PL) | Filip Rybkowski (PL) | Ala Savashevich (PL) | Live Skaar Skogesal (NO) | Jakub Święcicki (PL) | Thea Weis (DK)

Second Skin Encounters emerges from international research project Interweaving Structures. Fabric as Material, Medium and Message, originated by the Central Museum of Textiles in Łódz (PL), the Doctoral School of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (PL), and the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen.

Exhibition continues: 15.10 - 26.11.2023
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00-16.00
Saturday - Sunday: 11.00-17.00
Monday: Closed

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