Catch up on some reading this summer! We suggest a review by Nicholas Norten of Yngve Holen’s exhibition at Kunsthall Stavanger, our interview with Torunn Larsen on the 40th anniversary of Rogaland Kunstsenter, our recently published conversation between Claudia La Rocco and Anna Ihle, and an exploration by Arnhild Sunnanå of the group exhibition Mineral Deposits at Studio 17.
We are excited to welcome Yang Yeung and Sam Holleran to Stavanger as the 2019 CAS Residents in Art Writing. Throughout the summer and autumn season, they will be visiting Stavanger, attending studio visits, presenting their practices, and of course writing! Look forward to their forthcoming articles on CAS this fall.
Yang Yeung is a writer of art and an independent curator. She founded the non-profit soundpocket in 2008 and is currently its Artistic Director. In 2015, she started independent project A Walk with A3 located at a back alley in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong to support the right of art to be in the streets and right of pedestrians to encounter art as a daily experience.
Currently Yeung is a member of the international research network Institute for Public Art and contributes research writings on place-making public art projects regularly to the network’s conference and archive. She is member of the independent art critics collective Art Appraisal Club (HK) and the International Art Critics Association (HK). She is also Councilor on the board of Make A Difference (MaD), a regional platform based in Hong Kong that encourages social innovation and creative change-making for good. She was awarded the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship in 2013-14. She was selected to participate in the UNESCO training workshop on the 2005 Convention on the Promotion and Protection of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in 2018. She currently teaches classics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Find out more about Yeung in our recent interview on CAS here.
Sam Holleran is an interdisciplinary artist. His writing and research on graphic culture examines the power and politics inherent in the design and use of artifacts in urban spaces, from street furniture to public art to advertisements. His writing has appeared in Print, Public Books, Dissent, and The Avery Review, among other publications. He has worked as an art director, researcher, and educator in the field of civically-engaged design and art with the Center for Urban Pedagogy in New York City and ETH-Zürich. Currently, he develops popular education tools focused on climate policy with Ellery Studio in Berlin.
In line with our mission to provide critical content through research-based inquiry, CAS has commissioned essays published over a span of several months that critically and creatively explore specific topics. This summer, review recent essays on Performance including and exploration of the concept of disability in performance by Yasen Vasilev and Imitation, Idol Worship, and Inheritance by Tyler Matthew Oyer. We have also started a new series of free form texts and cross-disciplinary collaborations. Be sure to read Ingrid Halland’s art philosophical considerations on relational aesthetics and post humanism.