Sounding the Margins: A Choir of Minor Voices
Lecture by Candice Hopkins
Performance by Risten Anine Gaup and Sara Marielle Gaup
19.00 on 14 June 2016
Small Projects, Grønnegata 23, Tromsø
A collaboration between the Norwegian Association of Curators, OCA and Small Projects
Free and open for all, but due to limited space, please register at email@example.com
Canadian curator Candice Hopkins is part of the curatorial team for the upcoming Documenta 14, which opens in Kassel in June 2017. Originally from Whitehorse, Hopkins has held curatorial positions at the Banff Centre’s Walter Phillips Gallery, Western Front in Vancouver and the National Gallery of Canada, where she co-curated the critically acclaimed 2013 exhibition Sakahán: International Indigenous Art. Hopkins was co-curator of the 2014 SITElines biennial in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and is currently chief curator at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe. Hopkins’s talk in Tromsø is entitled 'Sounding the Margins: A Choir of Minor Voices' and will include her reflections on protest, Indigenous artists and sound-based practices.
Photo credit: Beau Dick, Tsonokwa Mask, 2007 Red cedar, horse hair and acrylic,
78.8 × 66.1 × 35.6 cm. National Gallery of Canada
7. May 2016, 8pm
Exhibit runs till 22..May
This series of paintings on paper is an extension of Robel Temesgen's previous project– Adbar, which focuses on the embodiment of protective spirits within various elements of the natural landscape. Adbar is an Amharic term that refers to spiritual places where ritualistic performances are taking place and where offerings are made; these spiritual places also serve as a meeting point for the community.
Following his return to Addis Ababa after two years living in Tromsø, North Norway, it seemed only fair to Robel to contemplate and reassess the memories, time and space that formed that transitory period.
In that view, linking contemplative dots and repetitive yet varied shapes happened to lead the process of artistic creation.
Dot to image
Image to figure
Figure to body
Body to constellation
Robel Temesgen (b. 1987, Ethiopia) received an MFA degree at the Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art and creative writing, in 2015, and a BFA in Painting from ASFAD, Addis Ababa University in 2010. His practice focuses on painting and encompasses elements of performance, installation, video and collaborative projects.
Since 2010, Temesgen is a Lecturer at the Department of Painting, Alle School of Fine Arts and Design, Addis Ababa University. His work has been exhibited in Ethiopia and internationally.
A LABOURED SPECTRUM
CAMILLA R. NICOLAISEN
SMALL PROJECTS PRESENTED AT PHILIPPINE STUDIES SERIES BERLIN
WHEN CLAY MEETS FIRE
IMA READ THAT BITCH
VIDEO ART SCREENING
THE VACUUM CLEANER
I DON'T HAVE IDEAS
I DON'T DO RESEARCH
I AM NOT ORIGINAL
WHAT IS LASTING IN WHAT LASTS #2
ALEPPO STRIKES BACK
DI KOPANA KA MERITHI
(via Shadows They Meet)
SCREENING AND TALK BY DINEO SESHEE BOPAPE
LOVE POSITIVE WOMEN
TIFF, RIDDU RIDDU AT SMALL PROJECTS
ELINA WAAGE MIKALSEN
JUST PRESS PLAY
SIX RIBBONS OF LIGHT
A ONE NIGHT EVENT
FIDEL: A PERFORMATIVE
WORKSHOP ON CULTURAL AND LIGUISTIC-PEDAGOGIC ETHIOPIAN PRACTICES
JUST PRESS PLAY
RENDEZVOUS AT THE FORK OF NIRVANA
INTERNATIONAL MUSEOLOGICAL NETWORK
AS DEAFNESS INCREASES
FILMS FROM THE PHILIPPINES