Friend Ache: Johanna Lettmayer @ – P a l m e r a –

–P a l m e r a–

2.02.18 – 4.02.18

– P a l m e r a – is happy to open doors with Friend Ache, a solo show by artist Johanna Lettmayer.

More complex and mysterious than head ache, the phenomenon of friend ache is strangely familiar to most. Through pop cultural references, an intervention in public space as well as a rupture at the core of the institutional structure Lettmayer aims to put audience, curator and the artist herself on the verge of tears. As capitalism pushes western societies towards a constant optimizing for happiness, and loneliness becomes one of the main side effects, the exhibition invites for a communal space for sadness.

The exhibition includes two performative elements, an Invisible Theater piece in public space and a very visible short intervention at the beginning of the opening (18:15hrs)

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VERNISSAGE:

Friday 2.Feb
18:00hrs

OPENING HOURS:

Sat 3.Feb -Sun 4.Feb
15:00-16:00
something is going to happen

Friend Ache is possible with the support of Bergen Kommune, Kulturrådet and Coda press.

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Johanna Lettmayer is an Austrian artist based in Bergen, Norway. She studied art history at the University of Vienna and has a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Academy of Art and Design in Bergen. Johanna Lettmayer creates performative elements and text pieces that she discretely inserts into familiar settings. She questions and re-interprets the format of lectures, extracts meaning from nonsense and directs attention by slightly disrupting what usually goes unnoticed. Her works operate between convention and the dissolution of conventions and make distinctions between real and staged, art and non-art difficult.

– P a l m e r a – is a stem born in Sandviken from the former FELT galleri; Palmera’s sprouts are kindly supported by Bergen Kommune, Kulturrådet, artists, friends, fellow spaces and believers.

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