Mattias Härenstam will participate in the first edition of Coast Contemporary, an event taking place onboard Hurtigruten, travelling along the Norwegian coastline from The Lofoten Islands in the north to Bergen in the south 21 - 24 September 2017. The event showcases a selection of Norwegian artists and international art professionals curated by Helga-Marie Nordby. Other artists participating are Nils Bech, A K Dolven, Jan Freuchen, Silje Linge Haaland, Toril Johannessen, Joar Nango, Sille Storihle and Tori Wrånes. Coast Contemporary is founded by Tanja Sæter. More info at the CC website.
Farhad Kalantary and Seihee Shon has curated a special screening program of Norwegian videoart for the 17th edition of Seoul International Newmedia Festival. The program, titled Oslo Visions, includes Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden) by Mattias Härenstam along with works by several Norwegian (or Norway-based) artists. Screenings Aug. 22nd and 23rd at The Seoul Cinema. More info at festival website.
On the weekend of 19 - 21 May, a selection of highlights and prizewinners from KINO DER KUNST will be screened at Neues Museum in Nürnberg / Nuremberg. Among the selected films are Prospect by Mattias Härenstam with a screening on Saturday 20 May. More information at www.nmn.de
Härenstams shortfilm Prospect will premiere internationally with screenings at KINO DER KUNST in Munich from April 19 to April 23, 2017. KINO DER KUNST, a worldwide unique combination of film festival and art exhibition, will hold its third edition this year. Movie theatres and museums all over Munich will present an International Competition as well as special focuses, artists talks, symposions and multi-channel installations. KINO DER KUNST investigates the relationship between visual art and cinema, this year's programmatic focus being the current approach of artists to fiction and narration while treating contemporary reality. Prospect will be screened at HFF Audiomaxx on April, 20 at 17:00 and at City Kino on April, 23 at 14.30. More info at KINO DER KUNST
A group show on the theme "death, mourning and melancholy" opens at Galleri F 15 outside Moss, Norway on Sat April, 8 2017 at 2 pm. The show, titled "Existus", is curated by Claudia Reinhardt-Teljer and Dag Aak Sveinar and is a reworked version of the show at Galerie am Körnerpark, Berlin in 2015. It presents work by Tor Børresen (NO), Peter Brandt (DK), Thomas Henriksson (SE/DE), Jannicke Låker (NO/DE), Sverre Malling (NO), Sands Murray-Wassink (US/NL), Claudia Reinhardt-Teljer (DE), Ursula Reuter Christiansen (DE/DK), Jo Spence (GB), Per Teljer (SE/DE) and Mattias Härenstam. Mattias Härenstam will be showing the shortfilm Reconstruction. The show stays open until May, 31. More info at the F 15 webpage.
Mattias Härenstams shortfilm Prospect (Prospekt) will premiere with a screening at the new cinema at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo on Wed 15, March at 7 pm. The screening will be followed by a podium discussion between the director and film- and artcritic Oda Bhar.
Mattias Härenstam has been announced as one of the four artists nominated for next years Lorck Schive Art Prize. The other nominees are Knut Henrik Henriksen, Vibeke Tandberg and Lars Laumann. Each nominated artist are given a sum of 150.000 NOK to produce new work for the prize show next October at Trondheim Art Museum. An international jury will then select a winner for the prize. The prize is awarded with the sum of 500.000 NOK. The Lorck Schive Art Prize is the largest and most prestigious art prize in Norway, awarded every two years. More at Lorck Schive.