Knut Benjaminsen, Johan Urban Bergquist, Mona Brekke, Oda Broch, Dania Burger, Mattias Cantzler, Per Dybvig, Frøydis Eriksson Erstad, Stian Gabrielsen, Ivan Galuzin, Ane Graff, Christian Hennie, Guri Guri Henriksen, Steffen Håndlykken, Arne Heglum Ingvaldsen, Anders Kjellesvik, Sofi Larder Häggström, Petter Lie, Janine Magelssen, Kristoffer Myskja, Terje Nicolaisen, Shwan Dler Qaradaki, Tammo Rist, Sex Tags, Andreas Soma, Tegneklubben, Catrine Thorstensen, Helene Torp, Øyvind Torseter, Kjell Varvin, Magnus Vatvedt, Gunhild Vegge, Emma Wright, Heidi Øiseth, Munan Øvrelid, Ørjan Aas/Cathrine Dahl/Pernilla Elida Fjoran og Stian Ådlandsvik. INSERTING LINES: Tilo Baumgärtel (D), Marion Porten (D), Hannah Schneider (D), Martijn Koolstra (NL), David Mackintosh (UK)
With its first-time appearance at the Momentum Hall in Moss, the Drawing Biennial took a huge leap forward. More than 40 artists, mainly from Norway, but also from abroad, attended the exhibition. This year’s focus was directed on the countercation between drawing and animation. More than half of the participants showed time-based works that related to the potential of drawing as a moving image: hence the title “Lines on the move”. Some works such as by Christian Hennie, Per Dybvig or Helene Torp was created especially for the Drawing Biennial. Others like those by Oda Broch, Ørjan Aas & Catrine Dahl, Gunhild Vegge or Guri Guri Henriksen concentrated on drawing as a medium. How does a line develop, what are the technologies, how do narratives almost magically develop out of changing imagery? These films, though, did not attempt to mimick animation films but rather tried to enhance and expand drawing with movement without giving up its originality and craftsmanship. Very good examples were the films “Salte Kyss” by Norwegian-Kurdish artist Shwan Dler Qaradaki or “The other side” by Sofi Larder Häggstrom.
As the venue Momentum Hall is a special space with particular challenges such as the proximity of the river and huge wall areas, the contributions had to meet these special conditions. Of course, there were also “conventional” works on paper. But artists were encouraged to leave the traditional realm and create site-specific works, installations and murals.
Curated by German curator Susanne Altmann and Oslo based artist Stefan Schröder.
Stefan Schröder is on the Board of the Tegnerforbundet and has created numerous well-received public art projects in Norway and Germany. Art historian Susanne Altmann holds an expertise for art in the post-communist countries, has curated numerous shows and works as an art critic for Germany’s largest art magazin Art.