Happy Holidays from CAS and a huge THANK YOU to all of our readers, writers, and residents for another incredible year! Throughout 2016, CAS has continued to grow and expand our programming to include even more guest writers and institutional profiles, and successfully launched a pilot residency program, further strengthening discourse around the visual arts in Stavanger through collaborations with visiting artists, theorists, critics, and writers. We’re proud to have featured 35 articles, reviews, and interviews by 24 writers, artists, and curators.
As 2016 draws to an end, we spotlight some of our favorite articles from the last year including an essay exploring the relationship between text and imagery in the artwork of Judith Bernstein, a personal treatise on the controversial work of Austrian artist Otto Muehl, a review of Sky Glabush’s exhibition A Window is Also a Door, interviews with CAS Resident Dylan Gauthier and Norwegian artist Ane Hjort Guttu, and expanded lecture notes from a presentation by curator and theorist Tirdad Zolghadr.
As always, the creative community in Stavanger and abroad has shown extraordinary support and generosity to CAS. Thank you for making our work possible, and we are excited to continue to highlight visual arts discourse in the new year!
THE PHALLUS AND THE WORD
Guest writer Natasha Marie Llorens examines the relationship between text and visual imagery in the prolific oeuvre of American artist Judith Bernstein. Read the full article, here.
BIG DADDIES SOM HEIDEGGER, MUEHL OG MELGAARD BER IKKE OM UNNSKYLDNING
Artist, writer and teacher Wencke Muhleisen questions the ethical responsibility of the artist through a personal essay on the work of Austrian artist Otto Muehl. Read the full article, here.
CAS Editor Astrid Helen Windingstad reviews Canadian artist Sky Glabush’s exhibition A Window is Also a Door at Prosjektrom Normanns. Read the full article, here.
MEET CAS RESIDENT: DYLAN GAUTHIER
CAS Editor Heather Jones speaks with CAS Resident Dylan Gauthier about his approach to art, research, and collaboration. Read the full article, here.
INTERVJU: ANE HJORT GUTTU
CAS Editor Marte Danielsen Jølbo interviews artist Ane Hjort Guttu about her artistic practice and the motivation behind her film Time Passes. Read the full article, here.
ON AN EXIT FROM CONTEMPORARY ART
CAS Editor Heather Jones presents notes from a lecture by visiting curator and theorist Tirdad Zolghadr’s ongoing research on what he perceives as the pervasive call by cultural practitioners for an exit from contemporary art. Read the full article, here.