Location: Oslo, Norway
Rekord is a nomadic curatorial project for contemporary art and other artistic expressions bordering up to the visual arts such as sound, music and performance, run by artists Eirin Støen and Thora Dolven Balke.
Showing at Trajector:
For Trajector Art Fair Rekord will present works by Terike Haapoja (FI), Thora Dolven Balke (NO), Jumana Manna (NO/IS/PS) and Eirin Støen (NO)
Rekords participation at Trajector Art Fair is a two-part installation concerning subjects such as power relations, the vulnerability and safety of a crowd, the fragility of claiming the authentic, and questions surrounding what we perceive as natural. Two-part, in the sense that the whole installation consists of two collaborations; Terike Haapoja and Eirin Støen, and Jumana Manna and Thora Dolven Balke.
Manna will show her work The Danish Gymnastics Project, a video installation based on an iconic Danish gymnastics display, invented by Niels Bukh in the 1920's. Reflections of zoo visitors on the glass wall of animal-cages, are to be seen in Haapojas video installation Cat Valley. Haapoja will also show the video work: Untitled (A Portrait).
Jumana Manna (born 1987) lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Jerusalem. Her latest solo exhibitions include Marianne Spore, Brooklyn, New York and Maria Veie Gallery, Oslo, Norway. Her latest Group shows include The Mediterranean Biennale of Haifa, Israel Toronto Palestinian film festival, Canada, 1001 nights/ Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA and Arte Giovani Turino video festival, Italy.
Terike Haapoja (born 1974) lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Her latest exhibitions include solo shows at Kluuvi Gallery and Forum Box, Helsinki, and group-shows at Riga Centre for new media culture RIXC, Latvia and at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary art.
Thora Dolven Balke (born 1982) lives and works in Oslo and the Lofoten Islands, Norway. Recent exhibitions include AntArctica, group show at Haugar Vestfold Art Museum, Biennale of Jafre in Catalonia, Spain, The 53rd Venice Biennale, The Collectors, Danish Pavillion and Lights On – Norwegian Contemporary Art at Astrup Fearnley MoMA, Oslo.
Eirin Støen (born 1974) lives and works in Nevlunghavn and Oslo, Norway. Her latest exhibitions include group shows at Haugar Vestfold Art Museum, Norway, Astrup Fearnley MoMA, Oslo and Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway. She has just received a one-month residency in Svalbard.
Rekords participation is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway and the Norwegian Embassy in Brussels.