Babel visningsrom for kunst is excited to present the 3-year project Atelier Babel, where a Trondheim based artist is offered the opportunity and challenge to use Babel as their studio for two months (December/January), followed by an exhibition in February. The selected artist will receive a total fee of 100 000 NOK, meant to cover the artist’s salary for these two months of work. Atelier Babel is an initiative that aims to address questions regarding the politics of artist’s conditions by providing healthy and good working conditions.
We have now finished processing several highly qualified applications for the two first editions of Atelier Babel. The Babel Committee has collaborated with Kalle Eriksson, leader of Trøndelag Visual Artists, in reviewing the applications and it is with great pleasure that we announce Veslemøy Lilleengen and Yanir Shani as the selected artists to use Babel as their workspace in 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 respectively.
The practices of the two artists, although different, represent a shared interest in developing a clear dialogue with their audiences. Even if the methodologies vary, the intention of both artists is to do so by creating socially engaging moments and settings.
Veslemøy Lilleengen has applied for a strong and refreshing project, which represents a pressing and different approach to issues such as place and identity. With a practice where audience participation is fully integrated into the artistic process, Lilleengen becomes the right candidate to enter the gallery at the start of Atelier Babel.
Yanir Shani, with a body of work that deals with a pertinent contemporary topic, challenges not only the exhibition space, but also his own artistic practice. He has applied with a well balanced, humorous yet serious, and ambitious project. We are very much looking forward to seeing the further development of his project over the next two years.
Congratulations to the two artists!
The third round of the project (2022/2023) will be announced at the beginning of 2021. Read the previous announcement here.
Thanks to Trondheim Municipality’s Kulturfondet for making this project possible, and thanks to all the artists who applied to participate.
Babel visningsrom for kunst temporarily closed 12 – 31 March
Babel visningsrom for kunst will be temporarily closed from March 12, 2020.
Currently, we plan to stay closed until March 31 to limit the risk of spreading the coronavirus. We are following the guidelines given by the Directorate of Health.
Planned artist talk with Kjetil Detroit Kristensen and Helene Duckert (Duckert Detroit) which was to take place on March 22 is postponed. New time will be announced.
The exhibition with Martinus Suijkerbuijk (Meta.Morf X – Digital Wild) which was to open on April 3 is also postponed. A new date for the exhibition will also be announced.
As usual, we are available by phone and mail. Please contact us if you have any questions.
See you soon!
22.03.2020 (more info to come)
DUCKERT DETROIT: Blue Chip Baby
Welcome to the opening on Friday March 6 at 19.00!
Guided tour of the exhibition by Kjetil Detroit Kristensen and Helene Duckert
March 22 at 14.00 (more info to come).