Jenny Hviding: ARR /// (Reflection)
During Oslo Culture Night 2023, we welcome you to Jenny Hviding's final part of the ARR project in collaboration with Atelie and Neue Design Studio. ARR addresses the theme of mental health and uses the visual medium as a sort of diary and therapeutic investigation.
The exhibition is presented in collaboration with NEUE Design Studio at their location, St. Olavs gate 32, the former premises of the Art Academy near the Royal Palace Gardens.
The exhibition is open until the 1st of October.
Saturday 23.09 12-16:00
Saturday 30.09 12-16:00
Sunday 01.10 12-16:00
Any other time of the week please make an appointment with Kari on +47 98619241.
Jenny Hviding is an interdisciplinary artist based in Oslo who works with painting, photography, textiles, video, and sound. Typically, the artist explores themes of belonging, identity, and the quest for meaning, often through the lens of nature and memory. Site-specific sensory experiences and installations are the primary focus of Hviding's work when creating exhibitions.
"In a literal play on the name of the exhibition, (ARR) we used motion to scar the images. Using motion we also added the element of time. Giving the memory life. The scarring itself represents the distortion of our memories, and how we perceive them over time. Like missing pieces of a memory – or a distorted view of what happened."
ARR is a film trilogy from 2015 until now, where the three existing videos function narratively as a timeline in the journey of mental health. ARR is presented alongside analog 35mm photographs in a sensory-based interactive installation, where some motifs are also printed on cotton and silk fabric. The videos are projected into the space, where they are assembled and installed in a site-specific manner.
ARR has been exhibited at NW gallery (CPH, 2022) as well as Sorgenfri (OSL, 2022), and now here at Neue Design Studio in collaboration with Atelie.
ARR /// (Reflection) is the final part of the ARR trilogy, produced in 2023. The film and photographs provide the viewer with insights into the last phase of a kind of complete healing – the final stage where the profound highs and lows of the human mind are balanced, and a sense of ease emerges.
Jenny´s work has been exhibited at Kösk Gallery, Tenthaus, I spy; Berlin, Kunstnernes Hus, Rådhusgalleriet, Lier Gård, Multicultural Museum, Cultural History Museum, art galleries, Oslo City Hall, Esperanto, Brutus, Cyan, Museum of Cultural History, The Holy Art Gallery - UK, London; Imago Mundi - The Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy; Safnahúsið - The Culture House, Reykjavik, Iceland, to name a few.
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