As a part of Kunsthall Trondheim’s opening programme, we welcome you to art conversations. This evening the artists Kajsa Dahlberg (Sweden), Claire Fontaine (France), A K Dolven (Norway) and VALIE EXPORT (Austria) will discuss their respective artistic practices and works in the opening exhibition this is a political (painting) with guests. A K Dolven will do a performance, and Alexandra Pirici’s work Monument to Work will be performed after the art conversations.
4 – 5pm Kajsa Dahlberg in conversation with Mike Sperlinger
5 – 6pm Claire Fontaine in conversation with Giovanna Zapperi
6 – 6.30pm Performance, A K Dolven
6.30 – 7.30pm A K Dolven in conversation with Helena Holmberg
7.30 – 8.30pm VALIE EXPORT in conversation with Yilmaz Dziewior
9 – 10pm Performance, Alexandra Pirici
The artist conversations will be held in English.
Kunsthall Trondheim will be open until 12.pm, and the bar will be open. Free entrance.
Yilmaz Dziewior has since 2015 been the director of the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany, and was previous director of Kunsthaus Bregenz. In 2015 Dziewior curated the Austrian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Dziewior has on a regularly basis written for Artforum, Camera Austria and Texte zur Kunst, and has edited over fifty books and catalogues. His work is distinguished by a dedicated interest in social issues, especially in the exploration of identity-political and cultural attributions.
Helena Holmberg is the director of Kunsthall Trondheim. Holmberg was earlier curator for Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden. Holmberg was also the leader of Xposeptember – a biennale for photographic and moving image. Other projects include: A Complicated Relation (Index and Kalmar Konstmuseum 2011), Manon de Boer: Encounters (Kalmar Konstmuseum 2013, publication by Van Abbemuseum, OEI and Index, 2013). Holmberg has been responsible for establishing Kunsthall Trondheim since 2013.
Mike Sperlinger is currently Professor of Writing and Theory at KHiO – Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Before that, he was Assistant Director of LUX, a London-based agency for artists working with moving image, from 2001 – 2013. He has written for magazines and journals including Frieze, Texte zur Kunst, Art Monthly, Radical Philosophy and Afterall, as well as numerous exhibition catalogues, and is the editor of several books.
Giovanna Zapperi is a Paris-based art historian who received her doctorate from the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris. Zapperi examines the interrelation of art criticism, visual culture and feminism. She has published numerous studies in anthologies, exhibition catalogues, and reviews in France and abroad, which includes for example Les Cahiers du MNAM, Histoire de l’Art, Perspective, Oxford Art Journal, Art History, Kritische Berichte, Parachute and Feminist Review. In 2010, Zapperi became a faculty member of the École Nationale Supérieure d’Art in Bourges, France, where she teaches the history and theory of contemporary art.