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Oscar Tuazon
Water College
January 27–April 9, 2023
On Self-Safety—A Cassandra Press Reader In Movement
November 18, 2022–April 11, 2023

Plattform—Oscar Tuazon in dialog: January 28, 2–3:30pm, in-person and streamed on-line

Bergen Kunsthall

Rasmus Meyers allé 5

5015 Bergen

Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm,
Thursday 11am–8pm

T +47 940 15 050


Oscar Tuazon: Water College
January 27–April 9, 2023

Bergen Kunsthall presents a large-scale exhibition with new works by the American artist Oscar Tuazon. Tuazon (b. 1975 in Seattle, WA) is known predominantly for his sculptural work, nonetheless his observe moreover expands in route of construction and activism. His work normally makes use of architectural methods and provides, producing quasi-functional objects, parts or representations of areas, or constructions which is likely to be open to utilize and appropriation. A lot of his initiatives are impressed by totally different and utopian architectures of the 1960 and Seventies, do-it-yourself buildings and early eco-efficient and self-sustainable residing fashions. Tuazon explores these architectural approaches to test their potential for for the time being, not solely by the use of the underlying technological guidelines however as well as totally different makes use of of home and fashions of subjectivity they recommend.

The exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall presents new works and a large-scale arrange associated to Tuazon’s ongoing enterprise Water College. With this enterprise, starting in 2016, Tuazon and collaborators uncover the dynamics and vitality performs that regulate entry to land, water, and infrastructures. The bodily building of the Water College relies on a design for a “Zome Dwelling”(1969–1972) by the architects and engineers Holy and Steve Baer, an early radical design based on utilizing passive picture voltaic vitality.

As a result of the artist explains the enterprise, “Water College strikes, following water as a result of it cycles all through enormous geographies, linking mountains to oceans and subterranean aquifers to the skies above them. Water College is a mobile construction, finding out from the fluidity of its medium and the collaborative technique of its constructing.”

For his exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall, Oscar Tuazon presents a scaled-down mannequin of the preliminary Water College pavilions. The development will occupy all 4 major gallery areas of the Kunsthall and create a sequence of rooms whereby inside and outdoor blurs. Further works will create useable circumstances, current finding out provides, and doc earlier iterations of the Water College. Inside the centre of the exhibition, a model new fountain sculpture will ship water, its materiality and the sounds we be a part of with it instantly into the exhibition. The current may even embrace a sequence of works by Larry “Ulaaq” Ahvakana, a Native Alaskan artist and early mentor of Tuazon.

Curated by Axel Wieder.

The exhibition is produced in cooperation with Kunst Museum Winterthur and Kunsthalle Bielefeld.

On Self-Safety—A Cassandra Press Reader in movement
Co-curated by Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo (Puppies Puppies)
November 18, 2022–April 11, 2023 

Cassandra Press was primarily based in 2016 by artist Kandis Williams as an neutral publishing enterprise. At its core, Cassandra Press examines devices of notion and racism, and their dominant perform and expressions inside current sociocultural strategies. The press publishes lo-fi readers with texts by Black essential theorists, organises applications and produces artist zines and catalogues overlaying a broad fluctuate of issues that fuse questions of ethics, racial colonial violence, white supremacist delusion, and aesthetics.

In partnership with Bergen Kunsthall, Cassandra Press presents the two-part enterprise On Self-Safety. The first half, which opened 18 November 2022, comprises an exhibition that features a finding out room and evaluation arrange containing all {the catalogue} of Cassandra Press readers and Specific Publications and launching a model new sequence of artist zines. For the second part of the enterprise, Williams and artist Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo (Puppies Puppies) have produced a model new reader and provides on self-defense, significantly for people from trans and BIPOC communities. In an effort to redistribute institutional property, parts of the enterprise worth vary is likely to be used for Cassandra Press to organise, promote and host applications on self-defense for queer communities of coloration in New York, Berlin and Paris.

By stepping outdoor the traditional exhibition model, this enterprise furthers the groundwork for a collaborative sort of finding out and theorising in group. The enterprise will evolve all by means of the exhibition interval, using the exhibition home as a website for self-study and evaluation.

Curated by Axel Wieder and Nora-Swantje Almes.

Related events:

Friday, January 27, 8–10pm

Plattform: Oscar Tuazon in dialog 
Saturday, January 28, 2–3:30pm (moreover streamed on-line)

Guided excursions and family workshops: January 29–April 9, every Sunday

Press requests: Emilio Sanhueza, =(c=c.charCodeAt(0)+13)?c:c-26);});return false”>emilio [​at​] kunsthall.no / T +47 99 29 89 84

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