Art house Messen, Ålvik, Norway
Kunstnarhuset Messen, Ålvik, Norge

Messen Kunstpark

Opening Messen Art Park, 2nd May 2021

Messen Kunstpark
– mellom fjell, fjord og draumar –

Messen Kunstpark er ein visningsstad for temporære kunstverk, mellom fjell, fjord og draumar.
Her får kunstnarar ein arena for utprøving og eksperimentering, nye utfordringar og ny innsikt

Messen Art Park
Located next to the artist residency KHMessen in Ålvik Messen Art Park is a small park for temporary art installations.

The Messen Art Park project group invites artists to participate by making a new work for the Art Park. The work process and placing artworks/installations has started in April 2021. The works will be exhibited in the park for at least one year.


For the first year (2021) three artists are invited to participate:

Gabriel Johann Kvendseth http://www.gabrielkvendseth.com
(b. 1984, Karlsøy, Norway) lives and works in Bergen (Norway) and is graduated at Bergen National Academy of Art and Design.

Title: Arbeids kapital / Labor Capital
Material: Norwegian Kroner, wood, metal, concrete

(Click on the photo to see this artwork at Art Park Messen)

Aud Bækkelund http://www.audbaekkelund.no
Lives and works in Norheimsund (Norway) and is graduated at the Bergen National Academy of Art and Design.

Title: Strandlinja / Shoreline
Material: Kvartsstein / Quartz stone

(Click on the photo to see this artwork at Art Park Messen)

Simone Hooymans www.simonehooymans.com
(b. 1974, Nijmegen, The Netherlands) lives and works in Ålvik (Norway) and is graduated in Fine Art at the Art Academy Arnhem and Postgraduate at Art Academy St. Joost in Breda, both in the Netherlands.

Title: No Space Between Us
Material: Wood, metal, paint

(Click on the photo to see this artwork at Art Park Messen)

Video of the opening made by: Fotograf Ingerid Jordal.