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ACANTUS

BY ALT GÅR BRA

07.03  /  06.-27.06.2020
 

Alt Går Bra, in cooperation with Kunsthall 3,14, will present the first installment of its Acanthus Project at Kunsthall 3,14 through June as part of the 950th Anniversary of Bergen.

Every Saturday in June the Acanthus guided walks across the city of Bergen will start up again. It starts at 1 PM outside Kuntshall 3,14 at Vågsallmenningen 12.

The building allegedly hosts the highest population of acanthus in Bergen. Welcome!

 

Alt Går Bra presented their first installment of its Acanthus Project at Kunsthall 3,14 in March and April, as part of the 950th anniversary of the city of Bergen. The guided tours were canceled during the corona lockdown and were put online at akantus.no/participate

 

The project as a whole research one of the most ubiquitous architectural ornaments, the acanthus leaf. Best known for its characteristic rendering in Corinthian capitals, the acanthus unfurled from Ancient Greece to the rest of the world. Several local traditions embraced the ornament, giving it domestic renditions such as the Norwegian rosemaling.

 

The five guided walks and an online database of Bergen acanthus will unveil these inconspicuous leaves on the facades of buildings in the city.

 

The first installment of the project aimed to convey a centrifugal force to the art institution to engage wider audiences with the multifaceted expressions of art. Counting by the hundreds, the leaves only ornate the building’s interior. The edifice lacks acanthus in its facade, presenting minimal ornamentation.

 

By discovering the acanthus in Bergen, the project reflects upon a range of issues including tensions between cosmopolitanism and local culture, divisions between art and architecture and art and crafts, heritage, and how Bergen has inscribed itself in larger contexts.

 

GUIDED WALKS

The guided walks will depart from Kunsthall 3,14 at 13.00 on the following Saturdays:

06.06, 13.06, 20.06, 27.06.

Just meet up at Vågsallmenningen 12

 

The guided walks are free and there is no need for booking.

For questions contact +47 55 36 26 30

The group will take corona contagious precautions.

SUPPORTED BY:

The Municipality of Bergen / Bergen 950th Anniversary
Hordaland kunstsenters produksjonsstipend fra Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond 

akantus.no/acanthus

www.altgarbra.org

www.bergen950.no

Vaagsallmennigen 12, 5014 Bergen, Norway