Drawing Biennale 2016

Sep 23, 2016


January 3, 2017

Drawing Biennale 2016

Organizer: Tegnerforbundet

‍ Curator: Elise Storsveen

‍ Display locations: Tegnerforbundet , Gallery LNM, Gallery Format, SOFT gallery, Gallery Norske Grafikere, Vigeland-Museet, Kunstnerforbundet, Prosjektrom Carl Berner, ROM for kunst og arkitektur, Kunstnernes Hus og Landbrukets Hus. 

Official opening in Tegnerforbundet by curator and chairman of the board, and afterwards opening at Galleri LNM, Galleri Format, SOFT galleri, Galleri Norske Grafikere. The opening night was very well attended, overall the Drawing Biennale was well attended with an audience of around 15,000. The biennial was presented as a pile of thoughts rather than a train of thought. No chronology or clear story, no start or end. You could start anywhere - feel free to see all, or just some of the exhibitions.

‍ Title / theme: SKISSEN (The Sketch)

‍ Participating artists: The main focus of the drawing biennial consisted of artists from open submission / open call. 50 artists (or artist groups or architects) participated with everything from one to several hundred works at the Drawing Biennale's eleven exhibitions. This was:

Azar Alsharif, Merete Joelsen Aune, Idun Baltzersen, Johan Urban Bergquist, Bjørn Bjarre, Liv Blåvarp, Paul Brand, Ebba Bring, Robin Danielsson, Nirmal Sing Dhunsi, Dag Erik Elgin, Lykke Frydenlund, Kalle Grude, Wenche Gulbransen, Hans Kristian Borchgrevink Hansen , Gisle Harr, Sturla Heggedalsvik, Mikael Øye Hegnar, Johanne Hestvold, Ane Mette Hol, Matilda Höög, Sveinn Fannar Johannsson, Tommy Johansson, Tina Jonsbu, Karin Karlsson, Yamamoto Kiyoshi, Sol LeWitt, Mikael LoPresti, Ragnhild Løkke, Marianne Mannsåker, Kristoffer Myskja, Per Kristian Nygård, Gustav Vigeland, Øystein Wyller Odden, Pixelache, Raisa Porsanger, Terje Roalkvam, Susanne Roti, Zdenka Rusova, Sara Rönnbäck, Olve Sande, Stefan Schröder, Eirik Senje, Dag Skedsmo, Kari Steihaug, Bjørn Tandberg Arkitekter, Geza Janos Toth, Third Nature Architects, Lene Baadsvig Ørmen. 

The twelfth exhibition, A Collective Psychogeographical Guide to Oslo (EKPGO), an autonomous project initiated and organized by Ida Madsen, Ottar Karlsen and Eirik Senje, was attended by 212 artists. For an overview of participating artists, see the Drawing Biennale's catalog in our online store .

‍ Event program of the Drawing Biennale:

• Two guided tour by curator Elise Storsveen in LNM, Format, Soft, Tegnerforbundet , Norske Grafikere. Attendance Tegnerforbundet .

• Artist conversation with Stefan Schröder in Tegnerforbundet .

• Artist talk Kiyoshi Yamamoto in Kunstnerforbundet.

• Sabrina Van der Ley talks about Sol LeWitt in Tegnerforbundet .

• Terje Roalkvam talks to Elise Storsveen about 3 + 1, i Tegnerforbundet .

• Artist conversation with Bjørn Bjarre and Charlotte Thiis-Evensen at the Vigeland Museum.

• Gallery Norske Grafikere: Artist conversation with Zdenka Rusova

• ROOM for art and architecture: Workshop / lecture with Kari Steihaug. Guided tours of the exhibition twice a week.

• Kunstnernes Hus: About 20 guided tours / workshops for school children as part of The cultural school bag. One about viewing / workshop for young people arranged by Plot. Some open tours for the public.

• A full-day seminar in collaboration with Arts and Crafts (KHiO) at Fritt Ord. Lecture by Gunnar Danbolt, Stein Rokseth, Tina Jonsbu, Patrick Amsellem and Ida Madsen. Flash presentations by Idun Baltzersen, Sara Rönnbäck and Kiyoshi Yamamoto. Moderator was Lotte Konow Lund.

‍ Catalog

The catalog contained necessary information about all viewing venues, opening hours and names of all artists. The pictures were organized independently of how the 12 exhibitions were put together and was more of an artist book or collection of relevant picture material. All artists were represented with at least one photo each, but no written presentation, resume, or the like. Introductory text by Janine Magelssen. Texts by participating artists Azar Alsharif, Bjørn Bjarre, Johanne Hestvold, Dag Erik Elgin, Eirik Senje, Ottar Karlsen and Ida Madsen. The catalog worked well as a link between all the different projects and we are very pleased with the result. Design: Ulf W. Carlsson.

Buy the catalog here .