LOCUS at X-Contemporary Miami Des. 1 -6

A nomadic and fluctuating entity which works site and time specific on creating exhibitions. The works are usually touching upon the themes of alchemy, mythology and transformation. LOCUS has exhibited nationally and internationally in cities such as New York, Oslo, Trondheim and Stavanger. Upcoming projects will take place in St. Petersburg, New York, Miami and Stamsund.

Announcing the launch of X Contemporary, a new art fair to debut during Art Basel Miami Beach 2015. Under the direction of Matthew Eck, X Contemporary will focus on presenting exhibitors with a strong program of work by emerging and mid-career artists. The inaugural edition of X Contemporary will take place December 1-6, 2015 with a vernissage for VIP guests and press on December 1st, from 5 to 10 p.m.

I see this as a great moment to unite the aspects of creative culture that are increasingly relevant to contemporary art: fashion, performance, music and design. Art doesn’t happen in a vacuum, and X Contemporary aims to present this overlap through dynamic events and collaborations, and within a curated context that prominently features some of the most exciting new galleries and artists today. Founder + Director, Matthew Eck

LOCUS at X-Contemporay Miami USA
Presenting artists:  Javier Barrios (MX/GT/NO), Thale Fastvold (NO), Marianne Darlén Solhaugstrand (NO), Tanja Thorjussen (NO)

The project is generously supported by Office for Contemporary Art Norway

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Upcoming: The Platform at MUSE, Trento, Italy and Transborder Café, Vardø at Hurtigruta

Thale Fastvold will participate in The Platform at MUSE Science Museum of Trento, Italy, curated by artist Stefano Cagol.

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The Platform of “Be-diversity” starts at MUSE

The temporary exhibition of contemporary art “Be-diversity. A mental attitude on differences, beyond biodiversity” at MUSE Science Museum of Trento until September 30 curated by Stefano Cagol presents a series of meetings open to the public with important guests: the first guest on Wednesday August 19 at 18.00 is Aboulkheir Breigheche, Imam of Trentino South Tyrol.

The opportunity to face the issues of Expo at Muse through the unexpected visionary point of view of the artworks of the project “Be-diversity” will be amplified starting from 19 August by a series of informal dialogues with local and international guests that are not limited within the boundaries of art and science, but range and take the cue from an idea of synergy between the different knowledge, from the belief that “The paths of knowledge that lead to awareness and then action, are not isolated trails”, as the director of MUSE, Michele Lanzinger, says.

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Thale Fastvold will participate in the Transborder Café Look at it! – The role of art in public spaces at Hurtigruta, organized by Pikene på Broen:

16th September 2015

‘Look at it! – The role of art in public spaces’ 
as a part of the Norwegian-Russian Culture Forum

Panelists: Thale Fastvold, Oslo (NO), Kristin Risan, Svolvær (NO), Aleksander Molodtsov, Nikel (RU).
Moderator: Ida Karine Gullvik, NRK Finnmark
Artistic Contribution: Survival Instructions with Glafira Severianova, Murmansk, (RU)

Public art is no longer simply a decorative feature.  As public art projects shift away from the traditional, stationary and purely aesthetic ideals, new formats of dialogue based, interactive and temporary artworks show that public art, both indoors and out, can act as an impulse for tourism, urban development and social policies.  Cities such as Vardø have benefited from new public art projects, creating an identity of place which is unmistakable.

Can cross-border cooperation on the arts contribute to better neighbourly relations between cities, places and people?  What would a joint project of public art mean for cities like Kirkenes and Nikel?

Welcome to a moving Transborder Café!  See you aboard the world famous Hurtigruten