Thank you all for a very inspiring Open Studio this August!
At Ivana Tkalcic studio, watching her new video works, made here during her residency at Messen. (Photos Christian Santana Prinz)
At the studio of Cristina Megia Fernandez.
(Photo Christian Santana Prinz)
The sketchwall in studio of Cristina Megia Fernandez.
At Asumi Hayashi studio.
Asumi´s mezzotint print demonstration.
Asumi Hayashi´s work.
Anna B. Hursh explaining her collaboration with Christian Santana Prinz at their studio.
Ana B. Bursh and Christian Santana Prinz collaboration.
Ross Donlon is reading his poems of Ålvik together with Kristin, who worked on the Sjøvegen book project together with Ross.
Like every year just before the summer holidays, pupils from the local ungdomsskule (secondary school) are visiting KHMessen.
Hans Pulles organizes these events every year, together with the artists that are staying in Messen at that time, and who want to be part. We make a full program starting with a studio tour, where we visit all the studio´s from the artists in Messen. There is a reading about Messen and about what creativity means. And after a short break there are workshops, given by the artists.
This year the workshops were about complex form finding with soap and curved folding exploration with paper. These workshops have as goal to expand the pupils idea of creativity, the function of creativity and of being an artist or designer. And of course to show that it´t FUN !
Marika Kaipainen is showing her community art project through a powerpoint presentation, and demonstrates a clay workshop where the pupils have to clay a face blindfolded (not allowed to watch). They have to trust their hands as being their eyes.
Saurav Roy Chowdury shows his bronze works at his studio.
Despina Nissiriou is showing her creative process at het studio.
After seeing an introduction video about the company Robofold. The folding workshop started, lead by Hans Pulles and Marika Kaipainen. Making a 3D form by folding paper with simpel household tools like plates and knitting needles. Starting with simpel forms, ending with complex forms.
After seeing the introduction video of the architect Otto Frei and Zaha Hadid, the pupils discovered complex forms by using soap. Bending aluminium threads into soap holders, and then explore and play. The workshop was lead by Despina Nissiriou and Saurav Roy Chowdury.
These workshops are financial supported by NORSK KULTURRÅD and SPAREBANKSTIFTINGA HARDANGER.
Last week we made a tour to the Open Studio´s of the artists who stayed at Messen during the last two months.
Thank you Edith, Elisabeth, Yuko, Larissa and Agnieszka, for showing us your wonderful works!
Yuko Kinouchi, videoworks.
Elisabeth Alterburg, Installation, objects.
Larissa Borteh, paintings and drawings.
Agnieszka Kozlowska, photography
On Tuesday 14th March, at 19:15 there will be a new Open Studio evening at KH Messen.
Don´t miss it !
Is it a cat, is it an owl, is it a face…… no…. it is the New LOGO for KHMessen!
Messen is working on a complete new housestyle, and this new logo is part of it.
It is representing the red house, with a little bit of factory, Ålvik historie, and with a free cartoony character.
From now on we will read and write with the new logo!
The following artists are selected for KHMessen in 2017:
Zoe Ni Riordain (Irland)
Marielle Chabal (France)
Nai Zacharia (France)
Gisela Romero (Venezuela)
Maia Nichols (USA)
Lucineh Hovanissian (Armenia)
Sandra Christensen Blichert (Denmark)
Phillipp Bünger (Germany)
Daehyun Kim (South Korea)
Marcel Tarelkin (Germany)
Eva Isaksen (Norway/USA)
Euphrosyne Andrews (UK)
Edith Meijering (The Netherlands)
Elisabeth Altenburg (Austria)
Larissa Borteh (USA)
Agnieszka Kozlowska (UK)
Tets Ohnari (Japan/Czech)
Despina Nissiriou (UK/Greece)
Saurav Roy Chowdury (India)
Marika Kaipainen (Finland)
Ana Hursh (Mexico)
Christian Santana Prinz (Mexico)
Ruby Berry (Australia)
Kathrin Rabenort (Germany)
Ivana Tkalcic (Croatia)
Cristina Megia Fernandez (Spain)
Guillaume Greff (France)
Asumi Hayashi (Japan)
Hui Serene (China)
Karla Caprali (Brazil/USA)
Sunniva Krogseth (Norway)
Maja Skjøth Hegelund (Danmark)
Sam Van Strien (USA/UK/NL)
Matt Reeves (USA)
Collette Krogol (USA)
Molly Joyce (USA)
Alexandra Huddleston (USA)
Katrín Ólína Pétursdóttir (Iceland)
Daniel Chong (Singapore)
Heike Endemann (Germany)
Inne Eysermans (Belgium)
Yuko Kinouchi (Japan)
Welcome to the Open Studio in KHMessen on saturday 19th November!
This will be a special Open Studio to not only see and hear about the works, but also do !
Giordana Victoria og Sonia Padilla (from Mexico /Spania) will tell us about the way they work and give a demonstration.
and Hans Pulles (Nederland/Norge) would like to share his Curved bending workshop! Please come to Messen and join this event !