POST CAPITALISTIC VALUES   Upstairs  Exhibition, Seminar

15th of March

Several theorists claim that post-capitalism is in sight. The digital revolution, the new access to information and the emerging sharing economy impact our lives, communities and values. Not least, our relationship to art. No matter if we label it post-capitalism or not, there’s no doubt that the economy and culture are going through tremendous changes. What does it do with the perception and potential of art? Can the current changes make new grounds for how we engage with and value art? Can art be a societal instigator, and make way for alternative experiences and values?

The seminar takes place the day before Post Capitalistic Auction by Jingyi Wang in collaboration with Idun Vik. Prior to the seminar, we invite you to a vernissage and viewing of the artworks that will be auctioned the following day.

The event will also include a launch of a publication which includes presentations of the artists and artworks that will be auctioned, and a series of articles on art and value by Knut Ove Arntzen, Dave Beech, Andrea Phillips, Jose Maria Duran, Jacob Hjortsberg, Erlend Hammer, Paul Mason og Jennifer Webb. The publication is edited by Jingyi Wang and Idun Vik.

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18:00 – Vernissage.
Viewing of the artworks that will be auctioned the following day. Accompanied by bubbles.

19:00 – Seminar: Post Capitalistic Values

Hans Marius Hansteen – Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bergen.

Jose Maria Duran – Lecturer at the HfM Hanns Eisler in Berlin, previously at the Free University. PhD both in Art History and Philosophy.

Erlend Hammer - Art historian, curator and former critic. Works for the auction house Blomqvist.

Eirik Nor Saghaug – Owner of VaultStudios in Bergen. Has been a collector for many years.

Annette Kierulf – Artist working with drawing, woodcut, sculpture and artist books. Professor at KMD.

Malin Barth – Curator and Director of Kunsthall 3,14.

Idea/ Concept/ Director: Jingyi Wang
Producer/ Performer/ Co-creator: Idun Vik
Dramaturge: Iris Raffetseder 
Contributing artists: Toril Johannessen, Thora Dolven, Marie Storaas, Håkon Holm-Olsen, Gabriel Kvendseth, Helene Norseth, Annette Kierulf, Dan Mihaltianu. Further names TBA. Consultant: Knut Ove Arntzen
Production Coordinator: Adriana Alves 
Software: BEK 
With thanks to: VISP, Gitte Sætre 
Supported by: Norwegian Arts Council, FFLB, Fritt Ord, Bergen Dansesenter – regionalt kompetansesenter for dans, Bergen kommune 

A co-production by BIT Teatergarasjen, BEK, and hosted at Bergen Kunsthall

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