UNFOLDING EYE
UPCOMING

UNFOLDING EYE

4. -24. March June 2023

With Nina Bang

Mellomrommet Sagene, map.

Inngang Arendalsgata,
Kristiansands gate 1,
0463 Oslo

Entrance from Arendalsgata.
Mellomrommet Sagene is a non-profit projejt-room run by architect Rannveig Landrø
KONGSBERGSEMINARET 2022

KONGSBERGSEMINARET 2022

27. August 2022. 10.00 - 16.00

Sølvsalen, Krona, Kongsberg, map.

Kongsberg Kunstforening in cooperation with Per Hess.
Opening: Per Hess.
Lectures: Bernt Hagtvet, Lena Lindgren, Mina Hennum Mohseni, Kjetil Røed, Thomas Hylland Eriksen.
Performing: Kari Rønnekleiv and Ole Henrik Moe.
Host: Tone Østerdal.

https://kongsbergkunst.hoopla.no/sales/event/980750991
NEONMEDITATIONS 7

NEONMEDITATIONS 7

10. June 2022

Gallery Sagene Kunstsmie, map.
Performance: Risto Holopainen/Per Hess.

At the opening of the exhibition
Die Verwandlung by Nina Bang and Ingebjørg Une Hagen.
10.06 – 26.06

OSLO OPEN 2022

OSLO OPEN 2022

23. April 2022

During this year’s Oslo Open, Per Hess / Nina Bang opens her studio in Trafo Kunstnerhus, room 2035 for the public. Meet the artists, see what they’re working on now and ask what you want to know about their art.

https://osloopen.no/nb/kunstnere/4624

Statens Høstutstilling

Statens Høstutstilling

12. September - 17. October 2021

Everything that shakes our security seems provocative. Contemporary art is often such an unexpected encounter. Unknown content, unknown forms of expression, new techniques and materials put our convictions and our experience of art to the test. Høstutstillingen is challenging. It amazes and delights, irritates and excites.

Link: https://www.hostutstillingen.no/
Link: Art / APOCALYPSE I-II-III-IV.

Kunzt.no / Interview Per Hess #244

Kunzt.no / Interview Per Hess #244

28. August 2021

Per Hess settles with the Kongsberg Group’s weapons production and Norway as a nation of peace.

Where there is light, there is also darkness. Per Hess has for many years worked with light and neon light, but now at Kongsberg Kunstforening takes a juicy settlement with some of the darkest things that exist: war, weapons, murder. And a look at his own background as born and raised in Kongsberg, the whole of Norway’s coat of arms.

Link: https://www.kunzt.no/post/per-hess-tar-et-oppgjor-med-kongsberg-vapenfabrikk-og-norge-som-fredsnasjon

ARTIST TALK.

ARTIST TALK.

22. August 2021

Kongsberg Kunstforening

Hilde Honerud/Per Hess

A conversation with the artist Per Hess about his background, his upbringing on Kongsberg, his relationship with the city’s advanced weapons industry and the work on the exhibition Silver Mind

Link: https://youtu.be/G_WC-E1cZ0k

KONGSBERG SEMINAR 2021

KONGSBERG SEMINAR 2021

21. August 2021

The Silver Auditorium Krona
Per Hess / Kongsberg Kunstforening


High Technology and Humanity

Lectures: Thorbjørn Jagland / Jon Hovland Honerud / Hilde Honerud /
 Linda Bournane Engelberth / Bernt Hagtvet. Speaker: Tone Østerdal

The KONGSBERG seminar focuses on art and is an open informative seminar project with the goal of promoting engaged conversation about the traces of today’s worldwide technology industry including mass production of digital weapons in a local community as Kongsberg. High technology and humanity are highly topical issues today in a rapidly changing world. Artificial intelligence, biotechnology, algorithms and Big Data are major challenges that give us a future we do not know. Can art be a tool for identity, meaning and understanding in a future where man as subject is challenged?

Link: https://youtu.be/Yjo7Lx9Nx-c

NEONMEDITATIONS 6

NEONMEDITATIONS 6

8. July 2021

Kongsberg Kunstforening
Performance Risto Holopainen/Per Hess

Link: Art / Silver Mind

Kongsberg kunstforening

Kongsberg kunstforening

12. June - 22. August 2021

Silver Mind

The extensive, site-specific exhibition Silver Mind shows neon works, paintings, performances, daguerreotypes and graphic works. Here, Kongsberg’s history is linked to a local / national / global perspective. A both industrial and cultural history that spans almost 400 years, from early mining with the extraction of silver, to the contemporary high-tech and globalized industry that also includes the highly topical debate topic Norwegian weapons production.

Link: Art / Silver Mind

P2 Kulturstripa

P2 Kulturstripa

15. April 2021

Oslo Open

With Nina Bang. Interview in our studio by Guri Skeie about Oslo Open and the situation for artists in Oslo.

Link: https://radio.nrk.no/serie/kulturstripa/MKAK04007521
Time period 38 min. – 49 min.

Kunzt.no / Interview Per Hess #63

Kunzt.no / Interview Per Hess #63

22. November 2017

Join the studio of Per Hess, one of Norway’s foremost artists and one of the few artists in the world who work with neon lights.

Link: https://www.kunzt.no/post/per-hess-forelsket-seg-i-neonlys