FUTURUM- moving mountains
16.04. – 29.05
Artists: Amy Balkin, Ursula Biemann & Paulo Tavares, Mark Brest van Kempen,
Geir Tore Holm, Futurefarmers: Flatbread Society Soil Procession.
Curator: Karolin Tampere / Graphic design: Indrek Sirkel
FUTURUM is an exhibition that presents a selection of socio-politically and environmentally engaged contemporary artists. The title is derived from the Latin word “futurus”, meaning “about to become”. It is also known as the «future tense» - I shall do / I will do. As the title implies, we have our eyes fixed on the future. The exhibition brings together works that deal with laws and lawmaking. This has its foundation in the fact that there are systematic discrepancies in how the resources of the earth are managed, locally as well as globally. “The Common” – is a designation, a concept, and a discourse, which deals with our common resources on earth, from an anthropocentric perspective. It comprises such things as soil, air, forests, seeds, land and water, but also the access to knowledge, the distribution of initially common benefits, and prospects to function within various culturally founded occupations and livelihoods to gain a good life.
Artist: Liv Kristin Holmberg
Based on the plays and the shadow of Henrik Ibsen, artist Liv Kristin Holmberg has created a site specific project at Telemark Kunstsenter. With this performative exhibition she aims to question her own childhood and adolescense in the home town of Ibsen, og find out how it has effected her as an artist.
The exhibition opened with a symposium were a group of guests were blindfolded and invited to talk about their relationship with Skien and Ibsen, while they ate a conceptual meal. The table still stands in the exhibition room and the audience can sit down and listen to these conversations.