Institutt for Farge


Skostredet 3, Bergen Map

Opening 6 May 2011 at 19:00
Hours: 12.00–16:00

Artists’ group the Institute for Colour have been working with collective processes since 2006. As part of their fifth anniversary, they have invited other artists’ groups, collectives and gatherings to contribute to an exhibition project at Volt under the title of Gruppearbeid.

In Gruppearbeid the Institute for Colour take as their point of departure different contributions they have received from several Bergen-based artists’ groups. These contributions consist of photographs, texts, drawings and collages, which have been adapted by the Institute for Colour to create new collective works. These take the form of silkscreen prints, and the different layers in the prints are the result of negotiations throughout the decision-making process. What does it mean to work as a group? What do collective forms of work consist of? How does a collective work of art come into existence?

The work of the Institute for Colour invokes issues associated with autonomy, the role of theory production in art, and pedagogical models in artistic practice. The aim of the group is to develop projects based on social processes and collective material as juxtaposed with personally authored works of art.

Contributors: Lewis & Taggart, Ytter, Entreé, Hordaland Art Centre, Tag Team Studio, Bergen Kjøtt, Knipsu and PreMisS.

The silkscreen prints were produced during the exhibition Space Station at 0047 in Oslo from 27 - 29 April, where The Institute for Colour set up a silkscreen printing workshop.

Institutt for Farge

The Institute for Colour consists of four artists: Silje Rønneberg Hogstad, Steffen Håndlykken, Elizabeth Schei and Ingrid Lønningdal. The group was founded as a reaction to the closure of the eponymous study area at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO), and has carried out several projects that deal with issues associated with self-organisation, DIY, and alternative educational models since they were founded in 2006. Institutt for Farge have exhibited at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo (2006), Oslo Kunstforening (2006); LIAF, Svolvær (2008); Manufacturing Today, Trondheim (2010); and have carried out projects for Common Lands (2010) and the Norwegian Opera and Ballet (2011).

Volt is supported by Arts Council Norway and Bergen City Council.

Photo: Thor Brødreskift

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