Bergen Assembly private view: Lynda Benglis – Glacier Burger

Sat 9 April 2016, 7:30pm-9pm
Live Concert & Party, 9pm – Multi Tati, followed by DJ Espen Iden
Bergen School of Architecture, Sandviksbodene 59, 5035 Bergen

9 April–1 May 2016
Thurs–Sun, 1–6pm
Bergen School of Architecture, Sandviksbodene 59, 5035 Bergen

Bergen Assembly has the pleasure of inviting you to the opening of Lynda Benglis’s Glacier Burger onSaturday 9 April from 7:30pm. Presenting a selection of Benglis’s ceramic works from the early 1990s through to today, the exhibition is framed by the spectacular former grain silo now inhabited by the Bergen School of Architecture. After the opening (free drinks), the celebration continues in the adjacent school cafeteria with a special act by Multi Tati at 9pm, followed by DJ Espen Iden. The party is co-hosted by SOBAS, the students at the Bergen School of Architecture.

A pioneer of temporal, vernacular materials, audacious colours, and unapologetic sensory pleasure, Lynda Benglis (b. 1941, USA) has brushed wax, poured latex and phosphorescent foam, layered video, air-sprayed metal, stretched paper, and cut up ceramics. Glacier Burger probes Benglis’s unique method of collapsing, bending, and beating machine-shaped rectangular pieces of clay into energetic forms, resonating with her previous engagement with folds and knots. The exhibition concludes on 30 April withSlithering Green, an afternoon conference inspired by Benglis’s ceramics and co-organised with Bergen Art Academy.

The exhibition is the second module in a year-long series of meticulous reinstallations, displays of recent work, devil-may-care detours, and attempts at tracing material histories of Benglis’s artistic practice. Episodically inhabiting different venues throughout Bergen, this investigation is initiated by PRAXES. PRAXES is one of the three conveners of Bergen Assembly 2016 alongside the collective freethought and the artist Tarek Atoui.

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