Opening & Film Screening:
Sat 30 April 2016, 5–7pm
30 April–15 May 2016
Møllendalsveien 15, 5009 Bergen
Please join us on Saturday 30 April at 5-7pm for the opening of Lynda Benglis: ‘Double Albatross’ at Kunstgarasjen.
The installation debuts a body of paper sculptures fresh from the artist’s studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Handmade paper draped like skins over wire constructions pose like abstracted anthropomorphic limbs and torsos, twisted, and playfully dressed up in greys, pinks, and glittery blues. Drawing on Benglis’s long-term investigation of knots and folds—in particular her Sparkle Knot works from the 1970s, one of which is included in the exhibition, and her ceramics series, also currently on display in Bergen—these works simultaneously come across as paintings, sculptures, fashion, baroque architectural models, and anatomy sketches.
A short documentary by American film director Burrill Crohn will be screened for the first time at the opening, offering a rare view of the artist at work.
In addition, on Saturday 30 April 12:30–5pm Bergen Assembly and Bergen Academy of Art and Design [KHiB] invites audiences to ‘Slithering Green’, an afternoon conference marking the final weekend of the ceramics exhibition Lynda Benglis: ‘Glacier Burger’, at Bergen School of Architecture. Speakers include Lynda Benglis, Federica Bueti, Bjørn Mortensen, Anne Helen Mydland, Tal R, Valerie Smith, and Jan Verwoert.
Free admission, shuttle bus from Bergen School of Architecture to Kunstgarasjen at 5pm.