2018 | 2017

The first edition of Coast Contemporary was completed in September 2017.

We would like to thank all participating Artists, Curators, Institutions, Museums and Galleries for making the journey and experience possible.

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DAY 1. 20.09.2017

15.00 – Visit to A K Dolven’s studio in Kvalnes.

19.30 – Reception at the North Norwegian Art Centre in Svolvær.

Guided tour in the Art Center`s exhibition Paradise and barbed wire by local Lofoten artist and gallerist Thor Esaissen (b. 1936)

Introduction by curator Kjetil Berge. Introduction to Lofoten by Nordland County Council`s Executive of Culture Ingelin Noresjø. Presentation of the Art Center and LIAF by Director Svein I. Pedersen.

09.00 – Art Scape Nordland – Guided buss tour to Lyngvær.

Introduction to Art Scape Nordland by initiator and artist A K Dolven.

11.30 – Lofoten International Art Festival – LIAF

LIAF 2017 – I Taste the Future

Introduction by curators Heidi Ballet and Milena Høgsberg at Trevarefabrikken.

13.00 – Guided tour of LIAF in Henningsvær and performances

16.00 – Visit to Kaviar Factory

Guided tour in the exhibition Painting or Not by Director Venke Hoff.

DAY 2. 22.09.2017

09.00 – Program in the Conference Hall

Welcome by Tanja Sæter, Initiator and Artistic Director.

Introduction by Master of Ceremonies Kenneth Varpe

09.20 – We are crossing the Polar Circle

09.45 – Presentations by participants

10.30 – Film screening

Screening of the film The Goodness Regime A film by Sille Storihle in collaboration with Jumana Manna.

11.15 – Presentations of participants continues

12.00 – Performance by artist Tori Wrånes – Performance part I

14.00 – Opening of the Cabin Series Part I

Opening hours: 14.00 – 21.00

Kunsthall Stavanger presents the Artist Hanne Lippard

Lippard presents a Spoken – word performance in three parts.

Curated by Curator and Director Hanne Mugaas.

Cabin number. 436, deck 4.

Performance by Hanne Lippard

14.15 – 14.30

18.15 – 18.30

20.15 – 20.00

1857 presents the Artist Nancy Lupo

Lupo presents the sound piece “Hold the Phone” and a sculpture.

Curated by Artists and Founders Stian Eide Kluge and Steffen Håndlykken.

Cabin Nr. 434, deck 4.

UKS presents the Artist Nora Joung

Joung is presented with a restospective of Joungs performances over the last 5 years.

Cabin Nr. 640, deck 6. Curated by UKS Curator and Director Rhea Dall.

Performance Retrospective by Nora Joung

15.00 – Panel Talk “When the underground becomes establishment”

-About the artist-run scene in Norway.

Participants from artist-run spaces:

Prosjektrom Normanns in Stavanger, represented by co-founder, curator and artist Elin Melberg.

Entrée in Bergen by founder and curator Randi Grov Berger.

1857 in Oslo by co-founder, curator and artist Steffen Håndlykken.


Sabrina van der Ley, Director Museum of Contemporary Art – the Nationalmuseum

16.30 – Artists in conversation

“The impact of artists practices – The double-bind of identity”

Participants: Artist Sille Storihle and Artist Joar Nango.

Moderator: Alexander Ferrando, Director of Metro Pictures

19.00 – Film program

Films will be shown in loop until 22.00.

The film program is open to other public on board.

DAY 3. 23.09.2017

08.00 – 09.45 (8 am-early!) – Round-trip in Trondheim

Visit to Kunsthall Trondheim to see the current exhibition A New We

Visit to Trøndelag Centre for Contemporary Art to see the current exhibition Trøndelagsutstillingen

RAKE visningsrom can be seen on the harbour next to Hurtigruten.

10.15 – Introduction by Master of Ceremonies Kenneth Varpe

10.20 – Presentations by participants

11.45 Artists in conversation

“The impact of artists practices – Science & Speculation”

Participants: Artist Jan Freuchen and Artist Toril Johannessen

Moderator: Orit Gat, writer and art critic based in London and New York

12.45 – Lunch

14.00 – Opening of the Cabin Series part II

Opening hours 14.00-21.00

Rake visningsrom presents the Artist Hanna Fauske

Cabin nr. 640, deck 6.

Fauske presents an installation of her fictional caracter Erik Elk who lives in the cabin and listens to his favourite band De Fede Svin (The Fat Pigs)

On the television you can see his favourite show “Vigdis fjernsynskjøkken” (Vigdis TV-kitchen)

Curated by artists and founders Charlotte Rostad and Trygve Ohren.

Entrée presents the Artist Danilo Correale

Cabin nr. 434, deck 4.

Correale presents the soundpiece In Reverie: On the Liberation from Work.

2 persons at the time in the cabin. Espen and Randi will be there all day to instruct.

Correale screens his film Equivalent Unit in the film program.

Curated by Founder and Curator Randi Grov Berger.

Schloss presents the Artist Gerasimos Floratos

Cabin nr. 436, deck 4.

Flotatos presents a series of small sculptures and a notebook.

Curated by Artist and Founder Ida Ekblad.

15.30 – Panel Talk

“Challenging the boarders of biennials -

A conversation with documenta 14, Bergen Assembly and LIAF 2017".


Paul B. Preciado, Curator of Public Programs of documenta 14, Kassel and Athens.

Andrea Linnenkohl, Curatorial Advisor of documenta14

Heidi Ballet, Curator LIAF 2017 Haakon Thuestad, Director Bergen Assembly


Trude Schjeldrup Iversen, Senior Curator KORO, Public Art Norway

7.00 pm – Film program

Films will be shown in loop until 22.00.

20.00 – Performance by Nils Bech

DAY 4. 26.09.2017

10.00 – Artist in conversation

“The impact of artists practices – Under the Surface”

Artist: Mattias Härenstam

Moderator: Sam Thorne, Director of Nottingham Contemporary

12.00 – Performance by artist Tori Wrånes part II

14.30 – Hurtigruten arrives in Bergen

Visit to galleries, artist studios and museums in Bergen:

3,14, KODE, Lydgalleriet, Hordaland Art Centre, Entrée

Tag Team Please also visit other places if you like. Its easy to go around by yourself, but you can also walk in a group with Tanja if you prefer it.

19.00 – Reception Dinner at Bergen Kunsthall

At the courtesy of Bergen Municipality.

Welcoming speech by Julie Andersland the Commissioner of Climate, Culture and Business Development,. Bergen Kunsthall,

Adress Bergen Kunsthall: Rasmus Meyers alle 5. Phone +47 940 15 050

20.00 – The Going Away Party at Bergen Kunsthall & Landmark

Bergen program is curated by Mei Szetu and Tanja Sæter.

Performance I:

SOFT, Interlude

By artist and dancer Veronica Bruce, with Jennie Bergsli.

SOFT INTERLUDE is presented in collaboration with artist Ida Ekblad and her artist-run gallery SCHLOSS.

Costumes and senography by Karoline Bakken Lund and Eirik Sæther.

Performance II:

Dead Language Poetry by sound/electronica arist Espen Sommer Eide and vocal artist Mari Kvien Brunvoll.


DJ Brut

And Tromsø born, Bergen based DJ Bjørn Torske.

DAY 5. 25.09.2017

10.00 Guided tour of Bergen Kunsthall

and the exhibition:

O Superman To Girls, Tricky. I Am Here, Where Are You: On Vocal Performance

Studio and gallery visits continue.

Individual appointments.


Return Flight from Bergen

Airport name: Flesland The airport can be reached with: By Banen (45-50 minutes), Buss (30-45 minutes) or Taxi.