The weekly arts show Nasjonalgalleriet on Norwegian National Broadcaster NRK, has made a feature on Mattias Härenstam. The feature and interview will be broadcast on Mon Nov 4th at 20.55 on NRK 2 and rerun on Tue Nov 5th on NRK 1 at 23.00. It can also be seen online here.
DITHYRAMBUS, SCICLI, SICILY
Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) will be screened as part of the event Dithyrambus in Scicli, Sicily Nov 1 -3 2013. The event, organized by SEM, will show a selection of video art projected on buildings in the historical centre of the sicilian town. Härenstam's video will be screened on the wall of Palazzo Spadaro in Via F. Mormino Penna.
More info at SEM.
TRAIL & ERROR, PERU
Video art platform Art:Screen has put together a screening program titled Trail and Error. The program, including Portrait of a smiling man by Mattias Härenstam, will be shown at Museo del Convento de Santo Domingo - Qorikancha, Cuzco, Peru 29 October - 2 November 2013 and at Sala Luis Miró Quesada Garland, Lima, Peru 5 - 7 November 2013. More info at Art: Screen.
The Berlin-based gallery Art-Claims-Impulse Contemporary Fine Arts is now representing Mattias Härenstam and will present the large-scale wood sculpture In spite of it all at this years edition of Preview Art Fair. Preview takes place Sep 19 - Sep 22 at Opernwerkstätten Berlin (Zinnowitzer Strasse 9, 101 15 Berlin) and is part of Berlin Art Week. More info at Preview Berlin.
The Norwegian Sculpture Biennale opens on Sep 12th at the Vigeland Museum in Oslo. Mattias Härenstam will participate with three new sculptures, titled Sketches for a re-animation. The large-scale wood sculptures, however quite different, are in some ways developments of the sculptures I know you are there presented at Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo last year.
The biennale is curated by Helga-Marie Nordby and stays up until Nov 10th. More at the Biennale page and the Vigeland Museum.
HØSTUTSTILLINGEN, KUNSTNERNES HUS, OSLO
Two woodcut prints by Mattias Härenstam (Down there and Breakfast with birds) has been selected for this years edition of The Annual National Exhibition of the Visual Arts ("Høstutstillingen") at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo. The show opens officially on September 14th and will be up until October 13th. More info at www.hostutstillingen.no and at www.kunstnerneshus.no
Mattias Härenstam will show Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) at Prosjektrommet, Trafo Kunsthall in Asker outside Oslo. The show opens on Aug 31st and stays up until Sep 29th. More info at Trafo Kunsthall.
MANIPULATED IMAGE, LOS ANGELES
Mattias Härenstams Portrait of a smiling man will be part of a screening program of Swedish video art at Coagula Curatorial in Los Angeles on Sep 1st. The program has been curated by video art platform art:screen and the screening is organized by Manipulated Image. More info at Manipulated Image.
Swedish video art platform art:screen has invited international curators to put together screening programs for Vetlanda Museum in Sweden. Mattias Härenstams Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) is included in the program curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne. The screening program will be on show from Aug 24th until Sep 29th. More info at Vetlanda Museum and art:screen.
Reconstruction has been nominated for the most prestigous Norwegian film prize, The Amanda Award, in the category of best Norwegian shortfilm 2012/2013. The award ceremony takes place in Haugesund on Aug 16th and is broadcast live on Norwegian television (TV2). More at the festival webpage.
A selection of films from this years edition of The Norwegian Short Film Festival, including Reconstruction, will be screened at Bomuldsfabrikken Kunsthall in Arendal, Norway, starting July 6th. The screening program, curated by Synne Bull, will be up until Sep 1st. More at Bomuldsfabrikken.
SARDINIA FILM FESTIVAL
Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) has been selected for Sardinia Film Festival taking place in Sassari, Italy June 24 - 29. The video will be screened in a program on Monday June 24th 16.00 at Aula Verde. More info the festival webpage.
Marc Mercier of Instants Vidéo Numériques et Poétiques has curated an exhibition titled Traversées: Entre villes et déserts. The show, including Untitled (Raining Stones) by Mattias Härenstam, opens at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No 1 on June 21st and stays open until June 30th. More at Instants Vidéo, Institut Francais Yokohama and Red Brick Building.
THE NORWEGIAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
This years edition of The Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad includes, among others, Reconstruction by Mattias Härenstam. The Festival takes place between 11 - 16 June.
The Norwegian Short Film Festival is an important debut arena for many young filmmakers in Norway, and for the more established filmmakers perhaps the most important showcase for free and independent movies in Norway. The competition for international short film also attracts filmmakers from the rest of the world to Grimstad, and the festival wishes to arrange for bonds to be tied between the Norwegian and the international film community. More at the festival web page.
A selection of Swedish video art, including Mattias Härenstams Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden), will be presented at IVAHM, International Video Art House Madrid. It is titled "What would Bergman think?" and curated by Anders Weberg of AIVA. The festival takes place June 6th - 9th at Centro des Artes La Neomudéjar in Madrid. More at the festival web page.
UMEÅ INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Reconstruction will be part of Umeå International Short Film Festival taking place May 24 - May 26 in Umeå, Sweden. It will be screened in a program titled "Dramatic" which will be shown at Folkets Hus Studio Sat May 25th at 11.00. More at the festival web page.
TBILISI, MADEIRA AND DETMOLD
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne continues to take CologneOFF and Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) by Mattias Härenstam, on tour. First to Georgia with screenings at Center of Contemporary Art in Tiblisi 16-17-18 May, then Mudas Fest, Centro des Artes, Madeira, Portugal 24 - 26 May and on to the International Short Film Festival Detmold, Germany 31 May - 9 June. More at CCA, MudasFest, ISFF Detmold and COFF.
Mattias Härenstam will participate in the exhibition Trä 2013 / Wood 2013 at Virserums Konsthall with two large-scale woodsculptures: I know you are there and Not a single sound. Also the video The Diary of the Unknown Consumer will be on display. The show opens on May 5 and stays open until Dec 8 2013.
Already in 2004, Virserum Art Museum produced its first major exhibition on the potential and possibilities of wood. In 2013, Virserum Art Museum will produce its fourth exhibition on the topic. Spread over 1300m2 of indoor space as well as several thousand m2 of outside areas, WOOD 2013 will feature exhibitions on and about sustainability, design, arts and crafts, housing policy, architecture and building. It will be the biggest of its kind in Northern Europe. More at the museum webpage.
JEONJU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Reconstruction will get its' international premiere at Jeonju International Film Festival, South Korea, April 25 - May 3 2013. Härenstam's short film will be screened in the section "Stranger than cinema".
JIFF, with its goal to lead ‘A Beautiful Change of the World through Cinema’ under the slogan, ‘Digital Alternative and Independence’ at its start in 2000, has always searched and introduced challenging and creative films which are distant from main stream films and made its position firm as one of the most recognized film festivals focusing on alternative and independent films in the world.
More at the festival webpage.
NOW & AFTER, MOSCOW MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
A special selection, including Mattias Härenstam's Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) from Festival Miden (based in Kalamata, Greece) will be screened at the Now&After Festival in Moscow. The festival takes place at Moscow Museum of Modern Art from April 22 - May 5.
More at the festival web page.
VIDEOGUERRILHA SELECTION IN COLOMBIA AND CUBA
Curator Miguel Petchkovsky has made a selection of work from the Videoguerrilha festival in Brazil, to be screened at the Festival de La imagen in Manizales, Colombia April 15 - 19 and at the 5th International Video Art Festival in Camaguey, Cuba April 22 - 28. The selection includes Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden).
More at the Festival de la Imagen web page.
A solo show by Mattias Härenstam titled "Tillfälligt avbrott" ("Temporary interruption") opens at Luleå Konsthall in northern Sweden on Saturday 9th March at 12:00. The show includes a reworked version of Untitled (28th February 1986), and several video works - Reconstruction, Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden), At the end of a dream and Portrait of a smiling man. The woodcut prints will also be on display. The show stays up until April 17th.
More at Luleå Konsthall.
KUNSTRAUM KREUZBERG / BETHANIEN, BERLIN
Untitled (Raining Stones) will be part of the exhibition Between appropriation and interventions, curated by Harald Theiss. The show at Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin opens on Friday March 8th at 19:00 and runs until April 21th.
Artists: Isabelle Arthuis (BE/FR), Gaëlle Boucand (DE/FR), Sebastian Denz (DE), Larissa Fassler (CAN), Philipp Fürhofer (DE), Cyprien Gaillard (FR), Christine de la Garenne (DE), Tamara Grcic (DE), Eva Grubinger (A), Mattias Härenstam (SE), Moritz Hirsch (DE), Carsten Höller (DE), Noel Jabbour (PS), Christina Kubisch (DE), Aage Langhelle (NO), Nicolas Moulin (FR), Nina Mücke (DE), Grazia Toderi (IT), Andreas Sell (DE), Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor (RO), Corine Vermeulen (NL/USA)
More info at Kunstraum Kreuzberg.
An ad-hoc exhibition curated by Joachim Cossais, Espen Lomsdalen and Maria Sundby with works of several Norwegian artists opens on Fri April 5th at 19.00 on the premises of the former GAD Gallery (next to the Munch Museum) in Oslo. Mattias Härenstam takes part with one of the wood-cut prints, Down there.
The show stays up until Sun April 14.
KUNSTHAL CHARLOTTENBORG, COPENHAGEN
The Spring Exhibition (‘Forårsudstillingen’) at Kunsthal Charlottenborg has been held annually in Copenhagen since 1857. It originated as an exhibition showing new works by Danish artists and now features participants from many countries. This years jury - featuring Louise Campbell (1970, DK), designer; Phil Collins (1970, UK), artist; Markus Degerman (1972, SE), designer and architect; Marie Kølbæk Iversen (1981, DK), artist and Kati T. Kivinen (1975, FI), curator - has included Reconstruction by Mattias Härenstam in the selection.
The show opens on February 28th and stays up until May 12th
More info at Forårsudstillingen.
PORTRAIT IN THE MOVING IMAGE
Under the umbrella of IKFU, International Konst Film Utställning, curator Tim Reed has created an exhibition titled Portrait in the moving image. The show, including Portrait of a man reminiscent of my father by Mattias Härenstam opens on Friday 8th of March at Jönköping Läns Museum in Sweden. It will be up until 7th April.
More info at IKFU and Jönköpings Läns Museum.
VIDEO ART & EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL, NEW YORK
Videoart.net is pleased to announce the third annual Video Art & Experimental Film Festival (VAEFF 2013), which will take place February 7-9, 2013 at the iconic Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. The three-day festival aims to introduce New York audiences to the most arresting, provocative and conceptually challenging works in time-based media today. Drawing from hundreds of submissions, the festival will feature a diverse array of films by video artists and experimental filmmakers from around the world, including Mattias Härenstam's Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden).
Trailer here and more info at the festival webpage.
GÖTEBORG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Reconstruction by Mattias Härenstam has been selected for Göteborg International Film Festival. The festival opens on Fri January 25th and goes on until February 4th. Reconstruction is part of a program called Svenska Bilder 4 and will be screened at Hagabion Sat Jan 26th 19.30, Biopalatset Tue Jan 29th 10.30 and Fri Feb 1st at 15.30.
More at the festival web page.
This years edition of Vårsalongen at Liljevalchs Konsthall in Stockholm, features among many things, two sculptures by Mattias Härenstam - In spite it of all and My mistake from the series I know you are there. Opening on Fri Jan 25th at 14 h. Opening hours Tue 11 - 20, Wed 11 - 17, Thu 11 -20, Fri - Sun 11 - 17. The show goes on until March 24th. More information at Liljevalchs.
COLOGNEOFF IN INDIA, ICELAND AND USA
A selection of videos from CologneOFF, including Mattias Härenstams Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden), will be screened at ArtFilmClub Guwahati/India on 26th January, 700is Reindeerland Experimental Film Festival, Nordic House, Reykjavik/ Iceland 7th - 10th February and at Aferro Gallery Newark, NJ/ USA 27th February - 30th March
More info at CologneOFF.
AUDIOVISIONI DIGITALI, MUSEO D'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA ROMA
Friday 18th and Saturday, January 19, 2013 MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma presents Audiovisioni digitali - video and artistic research today. Curated by Lino Strangis and Veronica D'Auria and organized by CARMA - Centro d'Arti e Ricerche Multimediali Applicate, the event will alternate debates, presentations and screenings, including Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) by Mattias Härenstam.
Friday, 18 January 2013, 18.00 and Saturday, 19 January 2013, 11.00
More at CARMA.
A solo show titled "Mitt i Sverige" (In the middle of Sweden) opens on Sat Jan 12th from 12 - 16 h at Galleri Rostrum in Malmö. The show features a series of woodcut prints, a new version of the installation piece Fear of Failure, and two video works - Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) and Portrait of a smiling man. Adress Västergatan 21, opening hours Thu -Fri 14 - 18, Sat - Sun 12 - 16. The show stays up until Feb 3rd. More at the gallery web page.
Propeller: the 1990s
Retrospective: Film & Video Art, Norway is a research project of ATOPIA that aims for in-depth examination of the historical development of artists’ film and video works in Norway. This project is also an attempt to create a historical context for such art practice. Part 1 (1960 - 90) took place at Stenersen Museum in Oslo March 2011. The second part of the retrospective project (the 1990s) will be comprised of several small-scale exhibitions at Atopia’s own Gallery during 2013-14 before it culminates into a large-scale exhibition and publication.
TROMSØ FINE ARTS SOCIETY
A new solo show opens on Nov 16th at Tromsø Fine Arts Society in northern Norway. The show titled "Frykten for å mislykkes" ("The Fear of Failure") will present several new works, including a video/short film with the working title Reconstruction, a site specific sculpture/installation piece and woodcuts. In addition two earlier videos will also be included in the show; Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) and Portrait of a man reminiscent of my father.
The show will be up until Dec 30th. More at Tromsø Fine Arts Society.
Mattias Härenstam picks and talks about Tritych May- June 1973 by Francis Bacon for the new issue (no 7 2012) of Norwegian art mag Billedkunst. The interview by Elizabeth Schei deals with the impact of the painting and how especially Härenstams new short film Reconstruction relates to it. Read the interview here.
LA SOIRÉE DE VOTANIQUE, ATHENS
A special presentation of Festival Miden in Athens curated by Olga Daniylopoulou (art critic, Director of Jannis & Zoe Spyropoulos Foundation, Athens) will be shown at the new exhibition space of La Soirée de Votanique (Kastorias 37/ Votanikos, Athens) from December 1st, until December 28th 2012.
The presentation includes 7 screening programs (1 for each day of the week) in repetition. Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) by Mattias Härenstam is shown in the Wednesday program titled "2084".
KORT KINOKINO, SANDNES, NORWAY
Mattias Härenstam has been invited to show Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) at this years edition of the shortfilm festival KORT at KinoKino in Sandnes, Norway. It is the third edition of the festival and it takes place from Nov 29th - Dec 2nd. More info at their webpage.
This year The Third VAFA (Video Art For All) - organized by Art For All Society (AFA), Fundação Oriente and supported by SKY21, will take place at Casa Garden and SKY21 in Macau from the 1st of December 2012 till the 6th of January 2013. VAFA’ s opening will be held at Casa Garden on the 30th of November 2012 at 6:30pm in the evening, in which we will present our exhibition and a screening of this year’ s 25 finalists’ works, including Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) by Mattias Härenstam
PUBLIC ART SCREENS, STAVANGER
The December edition of Public Art Screens' program Sign of the times will show Shopaholic by Catti Brandelius, Sparloop by Gunilla Klingberg and Supermarket by Mattias Härenstam. The screenings will be ongoing throughout the month at different public spaces in and around Stavanger. The videoworks were provided by Filmform, Stockholm. More info at Public Art Screens.
KLEX 2012, MALAYSIA
Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) has been selected for KLEX 2012 - The 3rd Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film and Video Festival by curator Kok Siew-Wai. The festival takes place 21st - 25th November. More at the KLEX webpage.
VIDEO GUERRILHA, BRAZIL
NABROAD will present works by artists Catrine Thorstensen, Yngvild Rolland,
Jet Pascua, Mattias Härenstam and Heidi C Morstang at Video Guerrilha taking place in the streets of Brazil’s largest city São Paulo 21-23. November 2012, as well as in Rio (January 2013) and in Brasília (April 2013). Mattias Härenstam will contribute with Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden).
The works presented will be screened as part of a larger programme, investigating urban space and collective memories. Read more here or at videoguerrilha
A program of the best of "Art & the City" from CologneOFF, including Mattias Härenstams Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) will be screened at Euroshorts Film Festival in Gdansk, Poland. The program selected by Wifried Agricola de Cologne will be screened at Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art on Nov 22nd at 18h.
GLOBAL MEDIA, KRASNOYARSK
Oslo Screen Festival is in collaboration with Moscow International Film Festival, screening a film program at the symposium Global Media: A foothold. The program, including Mattias Härenstams Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden), is organized by the festival’s Media Forum and will be screened at the House of Cinema in Krasnoyarsk (RU) on November 5-10, 2012. More info here.
25TH FESTIVAL LES INSTANTS VIDÉO
Untitled (Raining Stones) will be screened at 25th Festival Les Instants Vidéo. The festival starts with screenings at Friche La Belle de Mai in Marseille Nov 7th - 17th and then moves on to Alexandria, Egypt with screenings at Bibliotheca Alexandrina Arts Center Nov 26th - 30th. More at Les Instantes Video Webpage.
Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) will be part of an exhibtion titled Videosincracy at Galleria Limiti Inchiusi Arte Contemporanea in Campobasso, Italy. The show is produced in collaboration with the arts festival Autumn Contamination and is curated by Silvia Valente and Luca Basilico.
Opening Sat 6th October at 18:00. The show runs until 26th Oct. More info here.
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne has made a special selection from Cologne OFF VII Art & The City for art:screen fest in Örebro, Sweden 4th - 7th October. The program will be presented at Bio Roxy, salong 1 (Olaigatan 19, Örebro) on Sat 6th Oct at 15:40 and includes Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) by Mattias Härenstam. More info at CologneOFF and art:screen.
The latest issue of Norwegian art magazine Kunstforum features, among others, an article on the works by Mattias Härenstam written by Monica Holmen.
Release party at Sound of Mu, Markveien 58, Oslo on Tue September 18th 19:30.
More at Kunstforum
HØSTUTSTILLINGEN, KUNSTNERNES HUS, OSLO
Portrait of a man reminiscent of my father has been selected for this years edition of "Høstutstillingen" - The Annual National Exhibition of the Visual Arts at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo. The show opens officially on Sat 8th September in presence of H M King Harald and will be up until 7th October. More info at www.hostutstillingen.no or at www.kunstnerneshus.no
PRÉAVIS DE DÉSORDRE URBAIN, MARSEILLE
Portrait of a smiling man by Mattias Härenstam will be screened at the international performance festival "Préavis de désordre urbain" organized by Red Plexus in Marseille 11th - 21st of September. It will be part of a program compiled by Les Instants Vidéo, showcasing video-work dedicated to the performance.
COLOGNEOFF IN ECUADOR, GREECE, RUSSIA, PERU, ITALY AND SPAIN
The touring of CologneOFF VII, including Closed Circuit (in the middle of Sweden), is coming to an end with recent screenings in Spain (June 21st at The Hybrid Art Festival at Las Naves - Center for Contemporary Expressions in Valencia), Peru (July 18th at VideoBabel in Cusco), Italy (Ares Film and Media Art Festival, Syracuse in July - Aug), Russia (July 10th ongoing until September 9th at Linoleum - International Animation Festival at Moscow State Gallery Solyanka) and upcoming at Alterego/MIVA at Cinemateca Nacional and Centro Cultural Metropolitano in Quito, Ecuador on August 24th and the Ionian International Digital Film Festival on Lefkas Island, Greece September 15th - 22nd. More info here
The next issue of Swedish cultural magazine Mums - no 3 "The lawless issue" - focuses partly on the murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme and features among others, text and images of Mattias Härenstams' installation Untitled (28th February 1986).
Part of the installation will also the shown together with works of Makode Linde and Karl Holmqvist at a release party at Studio Studio, Åsögatan 115, Stockholm on Sat August 18th 19 - 22. More at the mums-webpage and read an interview with editor Petter Wallenberg on the project in Rodeo.
THE CORRIDOR EXPANDS: A MIND MAP-AS-EXHIBITION, GOTHENBURG
The Corridor Expands: A Mind Map-As-Exhibition
Opening Thu 16th August 18.00 at Galleri Rotor, Gothenburg
Artists: Simone Alexandra (Denmark), Börje Almqvist (Sweden), Minna Forssberg (Sweden), Mattias Härenstam (Sweden), Hendrik Zeitler (Germany). The exhibition also references poetry, films, theory and paintings by T. S. Eliot, Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Susan Sontag, RadioLab and Peter Tillberg.
Curators: Deborah Fronko (USA), Malin Griffiths (Sweden), Christopher Landin (Sweden)
SCREENGRAB, TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA
Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) has been shortlisted for Screengrab New Media Arts Award and will take part in the nominee exhibition opening August 10th in Townsville, Australia.The project is sponsored by James Cook University's School of Creative Arts and the eMergeMedia Space. The exhibition will be up until September 2nd. Read more here.
Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) has been selected by Veronica D'Auria and Lino Strangis to be part of the outdoor event ArteVideoOnTheRoad that takes place at Piazzale del Verano in Rome at 21:00 August 7th. It is part of a selection from last years ArteVideoRoma festival.
FESTIVAL MIDEN, KALAMATA
Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) will be screened as part of this years edition of Festival Miden in Kalamata, Greece. The Festival will take place from July 5th - July 7th.
More at the festival webpage.
MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
A screening of a selected program from this years edition of Oslo Screen Festival - including Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) - will be presented at the Moscow International Film Festival. The screening will be showcased in the frame of the Media-Forum - Festival Night (all-night screening program at ARTPLAY center) on June 27th.
More info here.
KAUNAS MENE - KALBėJIMASIS, KAUNAS, LITHUANIA
Videoholica Special Selection 2011, including Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden), will be part of the "Kaunas mene. Kalbėjimasis" Festival in Kaunas (Lithuania), May 31 - June 10, 2012. More info here
EXPERIMENTAL ART MEETING
Margarida Paiva of Oslo Screen Festival has included Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) in a screening program for Experimental Art Meeting (EAM 2012) in Oradea, Romania 1st - 2nd June.
SOFIA ARSENAL MUSEUM FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
Sofia Arsenal - Museum For Contemporary Art presents Videoholica 2011 Special Selection, including Mattias Härenstam's Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) in a solo exhibition from May 3 till June 3, 2012.
Reception: May 3, 2012, Thursday, 6 pm
Sofia Arsenal - Museum For Contemporary Art
2 Cherni Vryh Blvd., Sofia
COLOGNEOFF IN MOSCOW, YEREWAN, MINSK AND ATHENS.
The touring videofestival CologneOFF goes on with several screenings in eastern and southern Europe. Mattias Härenstams Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) will be included in screenings at the Now & After Video Art Festival at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Petrova Str. 25) from May 25th - June 10th; the International Film Festival in Yerewan, Armenia from May 17th - May 24th; the Urban Culture and Fire Festival in Minsk, Belarus May 19th - 20th and Athens International Video Art Festival, Greece May 18th - 20th.
More at CologneOFF.
On the occasion of the shows at Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo and Galleri 54, Gothenburg a catalogue titled "Failure" is published. It features a long interview by curator and art critic Power Ekroth and presentations of the more recent of Mattias Härenstam's work in images and on the accompanying DVD. The catalogue (ISBN 9788299888103) is available at the galleries and Torpedo, Oslo. The full text of the interview is available online here.
SOUVENIRS FROM EARTH
Selected video works by Mattias Härenstam will go on air Sunday May 20th at French-German Cable TV-channel Souvenirs from Earth. SFE is the first Cable TV station broadcasting a 24/7 program of Video art, Film, Visual art, Music, Installations and Performances, transforming bigger flat screens into an art terminals, giving access to the avant-garde of visual cultures. It is available on the French and German Cable TV networks. More here.
48H CHRONO, MARSEILLE
Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) will be included in the program of the event 48h CHRONO at La Friche la Belle de Mai in Marseille May 18th - 20th. More here.
L'OEIL D'OODAAQ, RENNES
Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) will be screened as part of the L'Oeil d'Oodaaq festival in Rennes, France May 10th - May 20th. More at the L'Oeil d'Oodaaq website.
ARTIST TALK AT KUNSTNERFORBUNDET
The exhibition "Jeg vet at du er der" (I know you are there) at Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo will end with a closing event on Sunday May 6th at 14:00. Mattias Härenstam will be giving an artist talk about the sculptures, their background and production. Open for everyone and free of charge.
Kunstnerforbundet, Kjeld Stubsgate 3, 0160 Oslo.
Kunstnerforbundet in Oslo presents a solo show of all new works by Mattias Härenstam. The show opens on 12th April at 18:00 and is titled "Jeg vet at du er der" (I know you are there). More images of the exhibition here.
It features a series of five large-scale wood sculptures. Carved out of entire tree trunks, the sculptures have an overwhelming mass. But at the same time they invite to a rather intimate interaction with the onlooker with their finely chiseled details, some of them grotesque, others more surreal or even lyrical.
The show will be up until May 6th. Opening hours Tue - Wed and Fri 11 - 17, Thu 11 - 18, Sat 11 - 16, Sun 12 - 16, Mon closed. Kunstnerforbundet, Kjeld Stubs gate 3, 0160 Oslo.
Interview on Swedish National Radio with Mattias Härenstam on the exhibition "28th February 1986" at Galleri 54, Gothenburg / Göteborg. First broadcast March 30th 2012 on Kulturnytt on P1. Online available here (in Swedish)
GALLERI 54, GOTHENBURG
A solo show by Mattias Härenstam opens at Galleri 54 in Gothenburg on Fri 30th March at 18:00 and will be up until April 29th. It is a reworked version of the show presented at AKS Art Centre, Norway last year and uses the murder of the then Swedish prime minister Olof Palme as a starting point to investigate the way we construct a view of the world and how this image suddenly collapses. A short video documentation (4 min 11 sec) of the show as it was presented in Norway is available here
Galleri 54, Kastellgatan 7, 413 07 Gothenburg. Opening hours Tue - Thu 13 - 18, Sat - Sun 12 -16.
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE LA IMAGEN, COLOMBIA
The ongoing tour of CologneOFF goes to Colombia and Festival Internacional de la imagen in Manizales on April 16th - April 20th. Here a program "Best of CologneOFF VII", including Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) will be screened. More at the CologneOFF webpage and the festival webpage.
OSLO SCREEN FESTIVAL
The 2012 edition of Oslo Screen Festival includes, among others, Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden). The Festival will take place from March 9th-11th with different venues in Oslo (Filmens Hus, Ny Musikk, UKS and Litteraturhuset).
More at the Oslo Screen Web Page.
GENERATION LOSS, MANILLA
Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) is to be shown at the Generation Loss Festival in Manilla, Philippines March 2nd - Mars 16th. This screening is part of the ongoing tour of CologneOFF VII.
CEC 2012, INDIA
As part of the ongoing CologneOFF VII tour, Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) is to be screened at the 7th annual Carnival of e-Creativity (CeC 2012). Cec 2012 is taking place at Sattal Estate, near Bhimtal, in the Himalayan Indian state of Uttarakhand from February 24 to February 26 2012. More at Cec 2012 webpage and CologneOFF webpage.
CINEMA PERPETUUM MOBILE FILM FESTIVAL, MINSK
The touring of Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) with the CologneOFF VII goes on to Belarus with screenings at the Cinema Perpetuum Mobile Film Festival in Minsk 16 - 18 January 2012
WHITE BOX MUSEUM OF ART, BEIJING
Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) will be part of InsideOut Step2 - Latest trends in Western Videoart at the White Box Museum in Beijing Dec 17th - 18th. The show will be an international selection from the first two editions of Arte Video Roma Festival proposed by C.A.R.M.A. - Applied Multimedia Art and Research Center (Rome, Italy). The selection will include some of the most interesting works collected by the curatorial board Le Momo Electronique during its several years monitoring work on Italian and foreign productions.
COLOGNE OFF VII IN MEXICO, CUBA AND MOROCCO
CologneOFF 2011 is currently touring a program including Closed Circuit (In the Middle of Sweden). It is titled "Art & the City: Mirrors", curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne and will be shown in Cuba, at the International Videoart Festival in Camaguey 25th-29th Nov 2011 and at ISA - Academy of Arts Havana - 2nd December 2011. Then back to Mexico again with a screening on 8 Dec 19h at CANTE - Centro de Arte y Nuevas Tecnologias in San Luis Potosi. Next stop is Morocco with screenings at the Digital Marrakech, Marrakech on 9th - 10th December. The program was also recently shown in Mexico City, at ExTeresa Arte Actual 10th - 11th November and at the Arte Video Roma, in Rome 21st - 23rd October. More here.
ÖÖ - WAS IT A DREAM?
Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) will be presented at Öö - Was it a dream? in Tallinn, Estonia 22nd - 26th November. Öö - Was it a dream? is a platform showcasing and connecting avant-garde Nordic designers and artists. More info.
BETWEEN APPROPRIATION AND INTERVENTIONS
Hundekälte (Nächstes Jahr wirds noch kälter) and Untitled (Raining Stones) will take part in the exhibition Between appropriation and interventions, curated by Berlin-based curator Harald Theiss. The show at Christianssand Fine Arts Society, Kristiansand, Norway opens on October 8th and runs until November 20th.
SERIAL BOX VIDEO FESTIVAL
Portrait of a smiling man will take part in the Serial Box Video Festival in Columbia, MO, USA. The festival will run through the winter with an opening event on October 14th.
OBJEKTIV # 4
The new issue of Norwegian art magazine Objektiv, focuses on the moving image and features, among others, a text by Mattias Härenstam on Sam Taylor-Woods "A little death" (2003). Release at Fotogalleriet, Oslo October 13th at 19:00
More at the Objektiv webpage.
24TH FESTIVAL LES INSTANTS VIDÉO 2011
Closed Circuit (in the middle of Sweden) has been selected for 24th Festival Les Instants Vidéo 2011. The festival takes place in Marseille(la Friche Belle de Mai, les Grands Terrains, La Traverse, Où, Espace Culture, Art/Position, La Tengente, Bastide StJoseph, Mémorial la Marseillaise) from November 4th to 13th.
Another set of screenings will take place in Paris from November 5th to 13th. These screenings will take place at 104 (5 rue Curial, 75019 Paris) and is a collaboration with Jeune Creation.
More at the festival web page.
Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) will be shown on Italian TV channel Tele Ambiente on Sunday November 13th at 23.15. The show called Entr'acte Intermediale is the first TV show in Italy to specialize in video art and experimental cinema.
Closed Circuit was chosen, together with Riccardo Arenas 25.675 and Igor Imhoffs Small White Dots, from this years edition of the Arte Video Roma Festival.
ARTE VIDEO ROMA FESTIVAL
Closed circuit (In the middle of Sweden) will be shown as part of the Arte Video Roma Festival 21th - 23th October, Cinema Theater Volturno, Rome. More at the festival web page,
5TH JAKARTA INTERNATIONAL VIDEO FESTIVAL
Closed Circuit ( In the middle of Sweden) will be part of the 5th Jakarta International Video Festival, titled "OK Video FLESH". The festival will be held at The National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta 6 - 17 October and is organized by ruangrupa. Opening on October 6th at 19:30. More at the festival web page.
NEW SCREEN NEWCASTLE
Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) will be screened as part of the New Screen - New Castle Video art festival in Newcastle from 9th - 11th Sep. The event focuses on Norwegian video art and is organized by Audhild Dahlstrøm of NABROAD.
Closed Circuit will be screened in a curated program on Sun 11th Sep at 14:00 at the Side Cinema. More at NewScreen webpage.
COLOGNE OFF VII
Closed Circuit (in the middle of Sweden) is included in a program, part of the CologneOFF VII curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne. The program is titled Art & the city - A velvet underground and will be shown at Shams - The Sunflower Art Centre in Beirut, Lebanon 31 Aug - 3 September 2011 and in Riga, Latvia as part of Baltic Sea V, a collaboration with the cultural organisation NOASS and Waterpieces Contemporary and Video Art Festival 8-10 September 2011.
More at Cologne OFF webpage.
NORDIC ART EXPRESS
Portrait of a smiling man has been selected for the touring video program "Flaggfabriken presenterer Nordic Art Express", curated by Maya Økland and Hilde Jørgensen. The video program will tour the Nordic countries and the Baltic States through 2011.
The screening program has so far been shown at Fotogalleriet, Oslo, the Film School in Lodz, Poland, SUPERMARKET Art Fair in Stockholm, Landmark Bergen Kunsthall, the Trajector Art Fair in Brussels, Temnikova & Kasela Gallery in Tallinn and at the Fishfabrique in St. Petersburg. More to follow.
Closed Circuit (in the middle of Sweden) is included in the 2011 Videoholica Festival 5 - 12 August in Varna, Bulgaria. For more see festival webpage.
NORWEGIAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Portrait of a smiling man will be shown in a screening of new Norwegian performance video, titled That's Entertainment! curated by Susanne Ø Sæther for Atelier Nord at the Norwegian Short Filmfestival in Grimstad. The screening will take place on Thu 16th June at Cinema Pan at 17:00. For more info see their webpage.
21. INTERNATIONALES VIDEOFESTIVAL BOCHUM
Portrait of a smiling man will be screened as part of the 21. International Videofestival in Bochum 26th - 28th of May. For more see their webpage.
Mattias will do a presentation of his work and practise at Åpent Forum, the National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo on May 2nd at 17:00.
The lecture will be a double feature together with a presentation of St.Peterburg - based art platform Chto delat/What is to be done?
Free of charge and open for everyone.
TIDENS KRAV, OSLO
Mattias Härenstam will do a solo project at the artist-run gallery Tidens Krav, Skippergata 18 in Oslo. Opening on Thursday April 28th at 19:00. Opening hours Fri 29th April - Sun 1st May 13:00 - 17:00 and Fri 6th May - Sun 8th May 13:00 - 17:00
It features a brand new 4-channel video installation, titled Drawing Circles (...the distance is always the same).
Read more and watch video excerpts and stills
Issue Three of online art magazine Måg contains a feature on Mattias Härenstams exhibition at Akershus Art Centre.
SPRING EXHIBITION AT FOTOGALLERIET, OSLO
Portrait of a smiling man participating at the annual Spring Exhibition at Fotogalleriet, Oslo.
28TH FEBRUARY 1986
Solo show at Akershus Art Centre in Lillestrøm, Norway opening on Sat 19th Feb at 13:00.
Open until 20th March 2011. Opening hours Wed - Sun 12 - 16, Thu 12 - 18. Map
VIDEOHOLICA SPECIAL SELECTION
Portrait of a smiling man is part of the special selection of the Videoholica video art festival (Varna, Bulgaria) and is now being toured in a screening program.
Portrait of a smiling man in London and Rotterdam.