Photo: Sculpture detail by Marte Johnslien.


Marte Johnslien, Research Fellow at the Art and Craft department will take part in an exhibition of international artists whose works use landscape as a concept.

Time: Vernissage Saturday 14 April at 14.00-16.00.
The exhibition is on until 26 August, opening hours Wednesday-Friday 18.00-22.00, Saturday 11.00-16.00, Sunday 12.00-17.00.

Venue: Kinokino, Olav Kyrresgate 5, Sandnes, Norway

Within the artists ideas in the exhibition Sweep~Landskip, we can find a sense of timelessness, abstraction, figuration and a mapping of its physical origins, and a cultural overlay of human presence. Traces of humanity appear where nature becomes landscape and bodies perceive external stimuli.

Landscapes are culture before they are nature; constructs of the imagination projected onto wood and water and rock.
Simon Schama.

The artists in the exhibition question and explore our relation to nature and landscape through paintings, land art, installations, sculptures and new technology. Sweeping of colours, marks, earth casts and sound, their works evoke our senses. In a process of time, they allow nature to shape and form the works and they investigate the political and economics of the land. Reminding us that the landscape is shaped by our presence in nature. The topography by artists places us at the core of nature.

There was no fog in London before Whistler started to painting it.
Oscar Wild

Participating artists:

Jenna Burchell//Luke Burton//Jodie Carey//Edward Chell//Derek Jarman//Marte Johnslien// Peter Joseph//Herman Lohe//James Roseveare//Tom Scase//Richard Stone.

Curated by Roberto Ekholm | EKCO London.

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