DKH COVID19-NEWS 2020:
We are limiting the number of people permitted into the Detroit Kunsthalle at any one time and introducing a number of other measures to keep our visitors and staff safe. We ask that all visitors abide by the following guidance:
While The Detroit Kunsthalle is temporarily closed to support efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be offering you ways to experience contemporary art and culture, to inspire curiosity, and to remain connected to one another during this period of collective hibernation.
The Detroit Kunsthalle started with the mission of making contemporary art in public spaces accessible to the widest possible audience, and over the last years, we’ve been astounded by and deeply grateful for the incredible enthusiasm and support you’ve shown us.
We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Kunsthalle, and we’ll keep you posted on when we will be able to reopen. We are wishing you all good health, and hope to see you soon.
Due to the COVID-19 situation Detroit Kunsthalle will for the coming season be shifting from physical to virtual.
Detroit Kunsthalle will always put the safety and well-being of our guests and employees first, under all circumstances.
We are therefore sorry to have to inform that due to the fight against the outbreak of COVID-19, and as a preventive measure against the spread of the virus, Detroit Kunsthalle is currently closed.
We are cancelling all physical events scheduled in 2020.
Going forward we will follow the advice from the The Directorate of Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health and Sola, Sandnes and Stavanger municipalities, and act accordingly.
We appreciate your understanding in this matter, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Detroit Kunsthalle in the future.
An artist-initiated laboratory for art & public space. Physically located at an eight meter long and three meter wide shoreline plot named Stranna, situated at Lurahammeren in Nord-Jæren on the Norwegian west coast. The plot Stranna has been donated to the project for the purpose of artistic exploration within the field of art & public space.
The vision for Detroit Kunsthalle: Create, curate and conduct programmed activities on the donated site itself, but also temporary nomadic productions created and conducted elsewhere, in collaboration with invited artists.
The concept of Detroit Kunsthalle is also used as a form of material and a source for various art productions presented elsewhere; Studio17, AiR Sandnes, Rogaland Kunstsenter, etc...
Scent of shore,
and the smell
along with thin,
dancing sand straws, beau-
tiful and calm.
the westcoast wind, while
the train passes.
On its way,
It also belongs.
for a moment
I’m back where I started. Where my grandmother held me while I watched my grandfather swim. Among the concrete from the factory, the still, huge, rocks, the big pipes, old pump tower, everything I'd later learn to climb. And love. The broken branches from the wind's ravages, scattered together with the plastic that has driven onshore. Patterns and grids. Blue, red, yellow, bottles and bags, driftwood. Large logs, small white shells. Old rope. This is how it ́s become, at this eight meter of sea-plot. My child-hood kingdom, my realm. And I spot my grandmother's neighbours old cat. She has become a grandmother too. White Whiskers. And I spot fishes. Birds. A crab. And so it has always been here.
Detroit Kunsthalle (DKH). Established 2017 at Lurahammeren - Nord-Jæren, Norway
... cold water,
But it feels
That’s how it’s always been here.
Pale toes in
the fine-grained sand.
2019: Prosjektskolen, Oslo
2018: Kunstskolen i Rogaland, Stavanger
2018: Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Trondheim
2018: PRAKSIS Norway, Oslo
2018: Lokomotivhallen - Middelalderparken, Oslo
2018: Prosjektskolen, Oslo.
2017: Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo
Plunging in, an artist's attempt at the creation of a self-sustainable practice #2
Filmed in Jakobstad, 2019
Plunging in, an artist's attempt at the creation of a self-sustainable practice #1
Filmed in Oslo, presentetd at the annual MAPS 'Listen In' at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo 2017
This won`t work, we will need much more force and I dont know if it will explode alot, and I dont know where it all will go...
Performance/installation for ISP exhibition at Rogaland Kunstsenter,
'DKH Nomad #1'
Independent Study Program Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger 2017
DETROIT KUNSTHALLE ARE MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH GENEROUS SUPPORT OF GRANTS AND
DONATIONS FROM CORPORATIONS, STATE AND FEDERAL GRANT PROGRAMS, FAMILY FOUNDATIONS,
AND THE MANY INDIVIDUALS WHO BELIEVE IN THE TRANSFORMATIONAL POWER OF CONTAMPORARY ART.
Sandnes Kommune Rogaland Fylkeskommune KORO - Public Art Norway
© 2021 Kjetil D. Kristensen