Bergen Assembly mediates Bergen: Gunnar Danbolt on the Axel Revold frescoes
•Breakfast lecture in the Fresco Hall of the old Bergen Stock Exchange (now the restaurant Matbørsen) with art historian Gunnar Danbolt
•Coffee/tea/light breakfast will be served
•Admission free, in Norwegian
•Matbørsen, Vågsallmenningen 1, 5014 Bergen
•Please register until Thursday, 7 November 2019, at email@example.com
The former Bergen Stock Exchange houses a great artistic treasure: The monumental frescoes (1918-23) by Axel Revold. This work is the starting point of the fresco period in Norwegian art history. The three large walls – The North Norway wall, the World wall, and the Bergen wall – with their ten panels, represent the actual labour and transactions that is the basis of the abstract activities of the stock exchange.
This breakfast lecture will be a chance to engage with the frescoes together with art historian Gunnar Danbolt, an excellent mediator and educator of generations of art historians at the University of Bergen.