Statement 2017

Anne Cecilie Lie, Norway
Anne Cecilie Lie, Norway
Rights of Nature, Galleri Bokboden, Bergen, 2015 Photo: Aurora Solberg
Travis Dodd, USA
Travis Dodd, USA
Murmurs: Phase 5 – Archival Pigment Print – 31”x45” – 2015
Katarina Henriksen, Norway
Katarina Henriksen, Norway
Dead Sea Gallery, AlexApt
Kirstin Mitchell, USA
Kirstin Mitchell, USA
Tropic of Gemini, Performance Video Still, Video: Branden English
Yuki Kobayashi, Japan
Yuki Kobayashi, Japan
Echo Morgan, China
Echo Morgan, China
Touch Happiness, China, 2014 Photo: Jamie Baker
Anna Kalwajtys, Poland
Anna Kalwajtys, Poland
re-enactment of Jerzy Beres, ASIA – EUROPE, Performance Art Festival, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2016 Photo: Ping Hsu
Malin Ståhl, Sweden
Malin Ståhl, Sweden
Sketch, Frost

‘Venø Gård KUNST‘ is a two day International performance art festival, that invites Norwegian and International artists to Selje Kommune on the sublime island Venøy close to Stadlandet, which is the most westerly mainland point of Norway.

With art, which in Norwegian means ‘kunst’ one can Kindle, Unite, Nurture and Stimulate Thought.

Exploring new ways of communication and interaction away from mainstream culture is why we believe art is an important part of human life. Performance art is a good tool to strive for this, as it often takes risks by visiting new grounds and not conforming to preconceived ideas; and by also inviting international artists to the festival, we hope to help break down the limitations of language to allow a free flow of different perspectives.

Furthermore we believe that art events in rural districts will help the democratisation and decentralisation of art in turn making the districts more attractive for the new generation.

We invite all, young and old to come and experience KUNST together!