Museum of Museum
ARCHIPELAGO: SLOWLY, SURELY
Not quite on the ground, not quite levitated, slowly, surely, the Museum of Museum – on tip-toe – presents its collection.
Friday the 13th of May, 18:00: Artist talk
Exhibition opening from 19:00
Through a particular and discreet experience of the space, everything is moving; every day, a new artwork from the Museum of Museum’s collection is displayed, and the visitors are invited to drift through the landscape of the carpet. Museum of Museum mischievously questions the museum, its ways of conserving and exhibiting the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity, its environment, its ways of communication, of presenting things and art. From a visitor’s point of view, Museum of Museum collects everything coming from museums – everything representing the museum.
Slowly, surely, Museum of Museum presents a small selection of its treasures in a textured situation.
Archipelago is a small, flexible platform for showing individual works and installations in a focused but open environment. Located on the ground floor of Hordaland kunstsenter, adjacent to a larger, more formal exhibition space, archipelago works with the constraint of limited physical space in order to explore the changing modalities of artworks in the age of virtual space. Archipelago is programmed with short lead times for each new project, with the intention of reinserting curatorial agility and real-time engagement into the institution. This initiative follows a different schedule to Hordaland kunstsenter’s main exhibition programme, and is conceived as a group of ‘thought islands’ appearing in time.
Hordaland Art Centre based in Bergen, Norway was established 1976 as the first artist run art centre in Norway. Its activities are based around the exhibition programme with equal emphasis on seminars, presentations and dialogue. Since 1987 Hordaland Art Centre has hosted a Nordic residency programme, from 2008 also open to international artists, curators, writers and other art professionals.