Looking is Political
Author: Solveig Øvstebø, Steinar Sekkingstad (eds.)
Publisher: Bergen Kunsthall
Language: English / Norwegian
Size: 21 x 26.5
The exhibition and accompanying catalogue, Looking is Political, presents three artists who combine a formalist idiom with a critical investigative gaze and political commitment. The exhibition sheds light on the category political art by way of artworks that one does not immediately associate with our usual notion of politically motivated art production, where formal aspects have often had to yield place to more non-material explorations.
The three artists, Nairy Baghramian, Ane Hjort Guttu, and Bojan Sarcevic are all preoccupied with form, ornamentation and sculpture as tools for the creation of potent visual statements. The exhibition reflects on the idea of ‘looking’, and on how the artistic gaze always involves a potential for telling us something else about the world.
Edited by Solveig Øvstebø, Steinar Sekkingstad. Texts by Solveig Øvstebø, Steinar Sekkingstad. Designed by Ole Martin Lund Bø.