Vi fortsetter med en ny utgave av CineArt, et samarbeidsprosjekt mellom VISP og Cinemateket i Bergen der vi ønsker å bruke kinosalen til å presentere både norsk og internasjonal videokunst. VISP har invitert et utvalg kuratorer som setter sammen egne tematiske program fra gang til gang. Det blir vist både lengre og kortere filmer, i tillegg til presentasjoner av verkene og kunstnerne.
Artist Mattias Härenstam will be present at tonight’s screening and give a short presentation of each work and partake in a Q&A at the end. The program contains the following works: Portrait of a Smiling Man (4.30 min), Rekonstruksjon (21.10 min) and Prospekt (16 min).
About the artist:
Mattias Härenstam (b. 1971 in Gothenburg, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo) studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Bergen, and at Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main. Recent solo shows at Vigeland Museum, Oslo; Stavanger Art Museum; Konstepidemin, Gothenburg (all 2016); Nils Aas Art Centre (2015); Konstnärshuset, Stockholm (2014); Luleå Konsthall (2013); Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo; Tromsø Fine Arts Society (both 2012) etc. His work has also been presented internationally – participating at group shows and screenings at Whitechapel Gallery, London; Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel; Galerie am Körnerpark, Berlin; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; National Gallery of Indonesia among many others. In April 2017 Härenstam’s most recent film, Prospect, will be screened as part of Kino der Kunst in Munich.
Härenstam is one of four artists nominated for the Lorck Schive Art Prize 2017, the most prestigious art prize in Norway with an award show at Trondheim Kunstmuseum in October 2017.
His practice spans over a wide range of different art forms including film, sculpture, installation, printmaking and more. Regardless of material or media, there is a recurrent theme of desire for control and an interest in the situation when it crumbles. Beyond this is the fear of failure and the subsequent fall into some undefined abyss. This “keeping up appearances at any cost” and the actual cost of doing just that. To me that is not just a psychological or existential state, but just as much a political condition (Mattias Härenstam).