Since the autumn of 2021, the master’s Program Art and Public Space at KHiO has had Jeløya and the area in and around Galleri F 15 as a research area. The result has been an extensive outdoor exhibition entitled HABITAT which shows 6 monumental art projects, of which 5 are installed outdoors. The exhibition is complex in its entirety, and surprisingly contextualises what life is, and how life transforms the environment in a local, historical, and international perspective. In the space between what has been and what is to become, concepts such as survival strategies, pain relief, communication and care are central to the works. The art also reflects perspectives on the interplay between stories about people and nature that have taken place in the area. Underlying tones in the projects are political and revolve around democracy, preservation, respect, and coexistence. At the exhibition you will be able to experience an animal conference, land acupuncture, pink clouds, a healing blanket, a flag manifesto, and a birth clinic for butterflies.
Amina Baker Shubar, Jad El Khoury, Sarah Sekles, Sarah S.,
Merete Røstad and Siri Hermansen.
Read more about the artists and artwork here
The exhibition can be visited within Galleri F 15’s opening hours, Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. A map of the exhibition and other exhibition info material can be retrieved at the front desk. Parallel to the exhibition Katie Paterson’s exhibition Evergreen is exhibited in Galleri F 15.