Mattias Härenstam

Lorck Schive Art Prize, Trondheim Art Museum

2017-09-22 11:33:17

On Sunday 1 Oct at 13.00 the Lorck Schive award exihibiton opens at Trondheim Art Museum. The shows features new work by the four nominees: Knut Henrik Henriksen, Lars Laumann, Vibeke Tandberg and Mattias Härenstam. Härenstam is showing a brand new kinetic installation piece titled Limitation. The Lorck Schive Art Prize is the largest and most prestigious art prize in Norway awarded every second year. A winner will be selected among the exhibited works by an international jury later in October. The shows stays up until Jan 28 2018. More info at Trondheim Art Museum and Lorck Schive.  


Coast Contemporary

2017-09-15 09:15:27

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.


17th Seoul International Newmedia Festival

2017-08-31 13:52:27

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.


Neues Museum Nürnberg

2017-05-09 09:28:57

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


Kino der Kunst, Munich

2017-04-18 14:22:22

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


Existus, F 15, Moss

2017-03-11 12:27:00

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.


Hubei Museum of Art

2017-03-10 19:12:02

A group show of Norwegian printmakers opened at Hubei Museum of Art, China on Fri March, 24. The show, titled Forest in Norway, presents work by 23 Norwegian artists, among them Mattias Härenstam. Härenstam shows the prints Meadow, Night, Summerlandscape with radio (22 July 2011) and Four riders across the road. The show will be open until April, 23.


Shortfilm premiere at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

2017-03-09 12:11:36

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.


Stavanger Art Museum

2016-11-22 23:06:40

Forgreininger (Branching) is the title of an exhibition at Stavanger Art Museum, juxtaposing the work of Norwegian painter Lars Hertervig (1830 - 1902) and sculptures of Mattias Härenstam. The exhibition includes iconic work by Hertervig such as "Gamle Furutær" ("Old pinetrees"), 1865 and many others. Mattias Härenstam will show Desire, Patriarch, Weaknesses, Secrets, Lies I (Leak), Weaknesses, Secrets, Lies II (Hidden), My Mistake, I know that you are there, The Diary of the Unknown Consumer, Fear of Failure and a new piece, concieved for the occasion The forgotten one.
  The exhibition opens on Friday Nov 25 at 6 pm and stays open until Feb 19 2017. More at Stavanger Art Museum.


Galleri Konstepidemin, Gothenburg

2016-10-30 09:51:08

On Sat Oct 29 2016 Galleri Konstepidemin in Gothenburg, Sweden opened a solo show with Mattias Härenstam. The show titled "Senare den kvällen" (Later that night) features the hanging wooden sculptures: Sketch for a reanimation I, Sketch for a reanimation II, Sketch for a reanimation III, Sketch for a reanimation IV, Sketch for a reanimation V  and all of the woodcut prints.
   The show is up until Nov 20. Opening hours: Tue - Thu 12 - 17, Fri - Sun 12 - 16. More at Konstepidemin.