Dare 2 Love Yourself (curated by Erlend Hammer, Norge)
Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast (curated by Power Ekroth, Sweeden/Norway)
Erlend Hammer and Power Ekroth curate two separate parts for Momentum 7, each with an own exhibition title and group of artists. Both work closely with artists they invite to the exhibition, and are concerned with the collaboration process between artist and curator. By sharing the biennale between them, they constantly put their separate signature on their part of the exhibition, and will to a greater extent be individually responsible for the end result, which in turn affects the ambition to create the best possible biennial. The Biennials main venue is Momentum kunsthall, a former brewery in the city centre of Moss. In addition Momentum 7 engages Heilmannparken, a pale garden from 1809, and an outdoor area at the entrance to Møllebyen and Momentum kunsthall.
Power Ekroth about Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Advocating a romantic thought about contemporary art being worth something beyond an economical value, or a simple marker of social stand, the exhibition Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast challenge the visitors stop for a second and think about what art may be and mean to a society. The works in the exhibition are thus not to be considered as bricks that fit into a tight conceptual wall. Most of the works are produced for Momentum by artists that were invited because of an ability to embrace serious issues with a playful mind and a dash of humor. Some ideas and works proposed in the exhibition might indeed be impossible, others problematic, others obscure or perhaps even idiotic. An exhibition or an art work may represent a looking-glass into another world; deformed or deranged, a place where mystery and allure can be found, where one can lose oneself for a moment and exit with some new food for thought. The call to try to think of Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast every day is most likely one of the most important activities one can engage in, something that may fuse resistance, innovation and perhaps even: change.
Erlend Hammer about Dare 2 Love Yourself
Dare 2 Love Yourself is a group exhibition for which the artists were invited on the basis that their work should function well together. Some works are now presented in Norway for the first time, or in a new context where they get to play against other works. Other works were produced especially for this exhibition. Read on at the following address:
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