Seeable/Sayable
2017
Seeable/Sayable

What arises in the exchange between words and images, the literary and the visual? In the group exhibition Seeable/Sayable, Norwegian and international artists and writers from different generations come together. This fall, Wergelandsveien is activated through the first major collaboration between the two neighboring institutions, Kunstnernes Hus and Litteraturhuset. Additionally, a performative program is presented in the Grotto, Henrik Wergeland's stone cave beneath the State's honorary residence for artists in Slottsparken.

The exhibition at Kunstnernes Hus, curated by Ida Kierulf and Helga-Marie Nordby, includes works by established international figures as well as new productions by a number of younger contemporary artists. The performance program will take place in the Grotto and at Kunstnernes Hus. A literary commission featuring newly written ekphrases by both established and emerging authors is presented as an audio work in the exhibition, curated by author Eivind Hofstad Evjemo. Litteraturhuset has curated an academic program throughout the exhibition period.

Artists:

Bas Jan Ader, John Baldessari, Marcel Broodthaers, Matias Faldbakken, Ester Fleckner, Jan Freuchen, John Giorno, Susan Hiller, Olav Christopher Jenssen, William Kentridge, Solveig Lønseth, Mercedes Mühleisen, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, and Peter Wächtler.

Writers:

Kristin Berget, Rune Christiansen, Victoria Durnak, Victoria Kielland, Matias Faldbakken, Morten Langeland, Cecilie Løveid, Øyvind Rimbereid, and Henrik Wergeland.

Seeable/Sayable
Seeable/Sayable
Seeable/Sayable