Where happened to the artists' solidarity actionism in the 1970s?
What can today's generation of artists learn from their active predecessors?
To what extent does Norwegian society need the values that were promoted by politically engaged artist generations?
And what is the role of artist organisations in the future?
Bildende Kunstneres Forening Hordaland (BKFH) marks its 90th anniversary in 2021 with a community and dissemination project where thesequestions are raised and discussed; the project is both an homage to a historical tradition in the Norwegian art field and an invitation to an important current political debate.
The motive for the initiative isa desire to be able to gather the region’svisual artists and create a climate so that BKFH can continue to be a clear union andpolitical voice for professional visual artists.
BKFHsalong consists of a group exhibition with 150 members of BKFH who are contributing to the showthrough an open submission. The exhibition is accompanied by a seminar program on Sundays 25th April, 2nd Mayand 9th Maybetween 18:30-19:30,with invited guests who will be live-streamed, as well as with performance contributions on selected dates.
Academic seminars, performances and presentations during the exhibition period at HKS are:
Thursday 22nd April, 18:00: Mia Øquist - HKS - «Office live camera - Observations through official webcams»
Sunday 25th May, 18:30-19:30: “Past seminar” - live stream with Arvid Pettersen, Kari Aasen, Olav Herman Hansen and Grethe Unstad
Sunday 2nd May, 18:30-19:30: “The present seminar” - live stream with Vilde Salhus Røed, Arne Rygg, Agnes Nedregård and Sveinung Unneland
Thursday 6th May, 18:00: Katrine Meisfjord - HKS - «How do we want to live together»
Presentation of ongoing project in social and participant-based art, Kabuso / Kvam herad
Sunday 9th May, 18:30-19:30: “The Future Seminar” - live stream with Julie Lillelien Porter, Hedvig Thorkildsen, Ruben Eikebø and Mathijs van Geest
Participating visual artists at BKFHsalong are:
Solfrid Aksnes, Alt går bra, Tone Andersen, Ingeborg Blom Andersskog, Erika Anfinsen, Anne Angelshaug, Arne Bakke, Alf Kaare Bekkerhus, Trude Berg, Lasse Berntzen, Tonje Bøe Birkeland, Heidi Bjørgan, Ingrid Bjørnseth, Sandra Blichert, Karin Blomgren, Sissel Blystad, Anne Sophie Blytt, Vidar Bratlund-Mæland, Inger-Johanne Brautaset, Elin Brissman, Aud Bækkelund, Britt Bøhme, Torild Børretzen, Center for Genomic Gastronomy, Fernanda Chieco, John Cunningham, Hilde A. Danielsen, Judith de Haan, Astrid Drageset, Andreas Dyrdal, Anne Marte Dyvi, Alf Edgar, Ingri Egeberg, Birgit Eide, Ruben Eikebø, Anne Liv Einarsen, Tim Ekberg, Åsne Eldøy, Øyvind Farstad, Gerd Frantzen, Stine Gonsholt, Marcin Gransort, Nina Grieg, Carl Martin Hansen, Vigdis Hareide, Berit Hartveit, John Audun Hauge, Camilla Haukedal, Evelyn Lillestøl Hauso, Reinhard Haverkamp, Jannecke Knudsen Heien, Sara Kollstrøm Heilevang, Tone Henschien, Synneva Heradstveit, Olav Herman-Hansen, Anniken Hessen, Lisa Him-Jensen, Øyvind Hjelmen, Solvor Holan, Simone Hooymans, Line S. Hvoslef, Maria Victoria Høvring Høeg, Arve Håland, Arne Ingvaldsen, Trudi Jaeger, Kwestan Jamal, Kurt Johannessen, Aggi Folgerø Johannessen, Anette Friedrich Johannessen, Augon Johnsen, Øyvind Johnsen, Sarah Jost, Elke Karnik, Annette Kierulf, Caroline Kierulf, Karen Kipphoff, Dora Sofie Kittelsen, Anne Tveit Knutsen, Hannu Konttinen, Tom Kosmo, Piotr Rajmund Kuczma, Eva Kun, Åse Kvalbein, Malin Lennström- Örtwall, Anne-Britt Lerøy, Åse Ljones, Eva Ljosvoll, Klara Sofie Ludvigsen, Åse Løvgren, Bo Magnus, Rita Marhaug, Imi Maufe, Katrine Meisfjord, Odd Harald Melseth, Morten Molden, Rune Werner Molnes, Johanne Monrad, Rolf Monsen, Sieglinde Mæhlum, Kobie Nel, Marta Nerhus, Marie Nerland, William Nicolaysen, Suvi Nieminen, Elisabeth Rydland Nilssen, Mari Norddahl, Torill Nøst, Ragnhild Ohma, Anita Rufus Pamer, Daniel Persson, Gro Lygre Petersen, Sabine Popp, Elly Prestegård, Lillian Presthus, Petra Rahm, Arne Rygg, Vilde Salhus Røed, Svein Rønning, Bodil Røvik-Larsen, Inger-Marit Saastad, Lisbeth Sjøvoll, Sigmund Skard, Susanne Skeide, Hilde Skjeggestad, Atle Skudal, Aurora Solberg, Torild Stray, Alexander Stub, Jane Sverdrupsen, Sigrid Szetu, Anne Sæland, Inga S. Søreide, Torild Tadesse, Hedvig Thorkildsen, Linda Soh Trengereid, Harald E. Tørresen, Åse Berit Ulltang, Sveinung Unneland, Grete Unstad, Wim van den Toorn, Ingunn van Etten, Karen Rebekka Vasstrand, Judy Sirks Vevle, Jan Erik Willgohs, Anne Knutsdatter Wille, Brynhild Grødeland Winther, Linda Øgaard, Mia Øquist, Kristina Aas, og Kari Aasen.
BKFHsalong is made possible with the support from:
Hordaland Kunstsenter, Arts Council Norway, Fritt Ord, Vestland fylkeskommune and Sparebanken Vest.
More info: bkfh.no/bkfhsalong
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.