17. JANUARY - 8. MARCH
Jiri Havran - Raileay typology - collage/assemblage
Jiri Havran (1953) has a solid position in
Norwegian photo art. At Kunstbanken he shows photos of Norwegian
and Nordic water towers as well as stations and other buildings
along selected railway tracks in Norway. The project illustrates
great variation in style and shape and gives insight into a
recently concluded railway epoch. The project is inspired by German
photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher, masters of typology.
Tone Myskja - The Still Point of the Turning World - video installation
Arkivet - Is this my place?
Arkivet is a new group comprising five established jewellery artists: Heidi Sand, Camilla Luihn, Elsie Ann Hochlin, Putte H. Dal and Hilde Dramstad. Is this my place? is their first joint exhibition. The theme is traces: belonging, individual lives, places and events create new rooms in which you either wish or don't wish to be. The theme becomes tangible in jewellery with individual approaches and broad associations.
21st MARCH - 10TH MAY
Endre Aalrust - Thirteen Moons (Tretten måner) - painting and sculpture
Endre Aalrust (1973) grew up in Hamar and has lived part-time in Berlin for the last 12 years. He uses a variety of techniques and at Kunstbanken he shows sculptures sewn from leather and a series of small paintings. This is his first solo exhibition where paintings play such a prominent role. The sculptures, inspired by Fassbinder's film In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden, were made during a stay in Buenos Aires in 2014.
Alexander Grüner - Courage - Yet Each Man Kills The Thing He Loves
Alexander Grüner (1959) exhibits Courage - Yet Each Man Kills The Thing He Loves, based on Oscar Wilde's The Reading Gaol, a poetry collection that is highly critical of Victorian society's mechanisms of oppression. Grüner's art work comprises thousands of small coils made from newspaper with 25 different colour combinations. Using a regular system, three stanzas from Wilde's collection are recreated. Courage is the ability to oppose and resist.
Margarida Paiva - video
Margarida Paiva (1975) works with video in the intersection between fact and fiction. She bases her stories on real events which she deconstructs and reassembles to create new stories. Female characters lead the onlooker into a psychological, dark and fragmented world. Margarida Paiva has studied at Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Trondheim Academy of Fine Art. She lives and works in Oslo.
23rd MAY - 9th AUGUST
El Anatsui (1944) shows an extensive solo exhibition at Kunstbanken in summer 2015. The internationally renowned artist has achieved great recognition and enjoys a wide ranging artistic career. El Anatsui participated at Kunstbanken's Recycling exhibition in 2008 with Earth's Skin and it is a great pleasure to present him again. This time he fills the whole building with an exhibition that features new works. El Anatsui is represented at most major museums and collections such as the British Museum (London) and Centre Pompidou (Paris), and has exhibited at key art biennials worldwide.
22nd AUGUST - 4th OCTOBER
Geir Yttervik - painting and watercolour
Margreta Stølen - drawing
Margreta Stølen (1980) is a pictorial storyteller who conveys dystopian and fragmented stories through large drawings. Her work displays feminine and beautiful expressions to ease the unpleasantness of interpersonal relationships. Stølen weaves bodily postures, objects and symbols, creating a logical dream universe. Margreta Stølen has studied at Central St. Martins in London.
Marit Eken Kalager - Wearable - sculptural clothes
Sverre Morken - From micro to macro
Belonging and identity are the themes of the exhibition consisting of a selection among more than 200 stamps and banknotes by Sverre Morken (1945). High artistic quality, detail and precision characterize his miniatures. Sculpture, printmaking and drawing are also displayed in the exhibition. Morken has received 11 international and national awards for his work.
16th - 17th OCTOBER
The Performance Festival 2015 - Living pictures
And now for something completely different!
Intriguing, weird, absurd and beautiful Living pictures is on the
programme on Saturday 17th October when Kunstbanken hosts its 10th
Performance Festival. There will be performances inside Kunstbanken
and in the town, with an emphasis on the expressive and poetic -
often called sculptural performance. On Friday 16th October there
will be seminars and performances especially adapted for school
pupils.The festival is supported by Arts Council Norway and Hamar
Municipality. For more information: