Papp 2.0 is opening at the National centre for Design and Architecture, DogA in Oslo on this thursday 17.00. The show will feature ten brilliant artists who have contributed to our project this time:
Olaf Breuning, Switzerland/USA
Ryan Quincy, USA
Lars Erik Svensson, Sweden/Norway
Roman Klonek, Poland/Germany
Rilla Alexander, Australia/Germany
Nathan Jurevicius, Australia/Canada
Fiona Smyth, Canada
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10/09/12 23:31 Filed in: Art
The last work is being done on our public commission «Pica Pica» there days. In a week or two we’ll see the project finished and post more pictures!
A snapshot of the review from Harstad Tidende where Papp got lots of attention, main image shows Bo William playing with Papp on the quays...
Papp went monumental when asked to participate in the groupshow «Be my guest» curated by the lovely Janne Juvi Rasmussen, for the cubic dogma exhibition in the Arts festival of North Norway 2012. Photo by Elisabeth Lian.
UKRUTT is an open air exhibition/public art project and also a part of a larger development project called Toke Brygge. It aims to better the conditions and attract visitors to Drangedal. We have been a part of the central group to give ideas and to make sure Drangedal got national attention, funding and local enthusiasm and involvement all through the four years of the projects period. Toke Brygge facebookpage here and website here. National press for UKRUTT here. Toke brygge has now got 2 mill. norwegian kroners in funding from KRD and things are looking bright for the project lead by Gunn Marit Christenson at Springer Utvikling and Tone Telnes at Feste Landskapsarkitekter. UKRUTT will continue with us as curators next year and it also seems likely that we will do another show in 2014. Read More...
02/05/12 12:46 Filed in: PAPP
Den kulturelle skolesekken, a program for pupils to experience art as a part of their education, chose Papp as a part of their program. We held workshops for kids age 13-16 and they interpreted Papp into the weird world of Lucha Libre; the colorful masked, mexican free wrestling. By remote control, two Papp fought and the game was to push the opponent over the line, and the referee hit the bell. The game was set within a backyard fence with also served as teeth to the character hanging over with special lighting for the stage of the fight. We got very good response from the students and their teachers and from DKS reports and are looking forward to the big exhibition this fall, at DogA in Oslo, starting 10´th of september. Read More...
15/03/12 19:50 Filed in: Art
1-3. June Drangedal will pay host to five artists/-groups in our exhibition UKRUTT as a part of the project Toke Brygge. We are curators and coordinators for the temporary outdoor exhibition showing works from Carol Hummel, (USA), Luke Ramsey, (Canada), Sisyfos Minigolfclub (NO), Bjørn Kowalski Hansen, (NO) and Ånond Versto, (NO). This is part one and the next will be summer 2013. Carol have just held a workshop for us in Drangedal via Skype from Ohio, and there was much enthusiasm from the participants so we are hopeful to be able to crochet a big tree and 22 light poles in the centre. This is the article about the workshop in the local paper Drangedalsposten and we are so much looking forward to seeing the art piece slowly come together. Vernissage at Drangedalsdagene!
We must admit that we were a bit inspired by the Solaris poster from the movie of ´72 directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, when we started working on this logo. The design is built up by a half circle and a rectangle with curves forming the «P» for Polarwheels. 80% cyan was chosen for «polar coolness» and the P makes a perfect fit in the centrecup, in the rims they are producing.
17/01/12 20:55 Filed in: Art
«I love nature and nature loves me» is the title of curator Hans E. Thorsens group exhibition, opening this friday at Gallery tipi. Bard will stay home tree-hugging, while Hilde will attend the tipi-hugging party. You are most welcome at the opening and party starting at 19.00 this friday! Read More...