DETROIT KUNSTHALLE

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Detroit Kunsthalle (DKH). Established 2017 at Lurahammeren - Nord-Jæren, Norway   

DKH COVID19-UPDATES  2020-2021:






JULY 2021:


NEW UPDATED CORONAVIRUS COMPLIANCE #3:


Preventing transmission is the most important step to slow down the infection rate and avoid widespread illness caused by the Covid-19 virus.


Therefore due to the ongoing and explosive outbreak of the Covid-19 delta variant in Rogaland County and the Vestlandet region of Norway we have decided (once again...) to continue to keep our facilities closed until further notice.







APRIL 2021:


NEW UPDATED CORONAVIRUS COMPLIANCE #2:


Closed until further notice...







APRIL 2021:


UPDATED CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS:



Welcome back to our iconic site, where radical art and human impact meet.


But is it safe to visit the epic shoreline of Detroit Kunsthalle?


The Detroit Kunsthalle cares deeply about the health and safety of its visitors and staff. We have taken measures to reduce the risk of corona-virus (COVID-19) exposure to you, other visitors, and our staff.


Nonetheless, COVID-19 is apparently very contagious and therefore there is an inherent risk of exposure in any public environment where people are present. Those visiting the kunsthalle do so at their own risk of exposure.


What added measures is the institution taking to reduce my risk of exposure to COVID-19?


We know this experience is new. We’ve made the following on-site enhancements and safety requirements to reduce your risk of exposure to COVID-19:


- Visitor capacity is reduced to 5% of maximum capacity.


- Advance, timed tickets are sometimes required.


- Social-distancing and one-way markers are located throughout the landscape.


- Plexiglass panels might be installed at the admissions desk and store checkout.


- Limited on-site contact by offering cashless payment options.


- Detroit Kunsthalle staff and visitors are required to wear three-ply face masks at all times.


- Frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces is conducted throughout the day. Hand-sanitizer units are stationed throughout the site.


- The ‘DKH Matpakke’ restaurant and the art-café are temporarily closed; outside food and drink are not permitted. Personal water bottles may be used by the beach only; drinking fountains are not longer available.


We continue to monitor and abide by Norwegian guidelines to inform the institutions’s operations. For the safety and enjoyment of our visitors and staff, we reserve the right to request that anyone who does not follow these protocols leave the site.







JANUARY 2021:


COVID-19 COMPLIANCE


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:


  • Please do not come to the Detroit Kunsthalle if you are ill or displaying any symptoms of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • Please pre-book your ticket online.
  • Visitors are required to wear a face covering at the Detroit Kunsthalle, in line with the current government guidance.
  • Please maintain social distancing within the Detroit Kunsthalle and follow the one-way routes we have introduced, if possible.
  • Please make use of the hand sanitisers provided around the Detroit Kunsthalle area.
  • Our foyer and cloakroom is currently closed. Only really really small bags will be permitted into the Kunsthalle and these must be carried safely at all times.


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.






MAY 2020:


Due to the COVID-19 situation Detroit Kunsthalle will for the coming season be shifting from physical to virtual.






MARCH 2020:


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.

UPCOMING: 

'Detroit Kunsthalle Corona Response' (working title) 

Ongoing production in collaboration with the artist Hasansen. Filmed in Oslo City Hall, edited at Atelier Nord, Oslo, 2021


Detroit kunsthalle, Kjetil Detroit Kristensen

Plunging in, an artist's attempt at the creation of a self-sustainable practice #2

Filmed in Jakobstad, 2019


Freezing feet,

in descending

sand,

 

surrounded

by salty

water.

 

Scent of shore,

blends

with

dried seaweed

and the smell

of vegetation.

 

Big

old

trees

are swaying,

along with thin,

fragile,

dancing sand straws, beau-

tiful and calm.

 

Elegance

captured by

the westcoast wind, while

the train passes.

 

On its way,

somewhere.

 

Massive sound,

but not

unknown.

 

It also belongs.

The

gusty

wind

travelling

with

the train

meets the

gentle

wind

from

the fjord

and greets

for a moment

before

dancing

on,

up

and

away

through

the trees.

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, Kjetil Detroit Kristensen and Tone Bjerkaas

 Detroit Art Couture 

Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo 2018

In collaboration with Tone Bjerkaas

 

Detroit kunsthalle, Kjetil Detroit Kristensen

 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,

Stavanger 2017

 

 

 

... cold water,

always cold

water.

 

Too cold.

 

But it feels

so good.

 

That’s how it’s always been here.

 

Pale toes in

freezing water.

 

Bare legs,

sock-marks

on ankles,

in freezing

water.

 

Sinking,

slowly,

into

the fine-grained sand.

Detroit kunsthalle, Kjetil Detroit Kristensen
Detroit kunsthalle, Kjetil Detroit Kristensen
Detroit kunsthalle, Kjetil Detroit Kristensen

 'detroit kunsthalle ist eine konvention'

AiR Sandnes, Sandnes 2018

...Through such actions, DKH is an institution that fundamentally incorporates self-reflexive examination and critique into its framework. Similar to the philosophy of open source software development, which allows any developer to modify and contribute to improving programmes for the use of all, this gives DKH the potential to evolve into a genuinely open institution of unprecedented quality...

- DKH 2018

Detroit kunsthalle, Kjetil Detroit Kristensen
Detroit kunsthalle, Kjetil Detroit Kristensen

 'Detroit Kunsthalle Under New Management'  

Studio17, Stavanger 2018

In collaboration with Sayed Sattar Hasan

Nicholas John Jones and Mathew Lacosse

Detroit kunsthalle, Kjetil Detroit Kristensen

' 'A Retrospective Refuge of the Practice-Based Research Process' 

Lokomotivverkstedet - Middelalderparken, Oslo 2018

Satelite-program to the exhibition 'Traust', exhibition (in the artist’s studio)


video, photography, aquarelle, glass, wood, rope, magnum bottle neck, plastic wrap, suitcase, cargo

strap, tech: laptop, projector, self-powered speakers, mixer, cables,


opening reception with introduction by Apolonija Šušteršič, launch of graduate catalog with introduction by curator Stefan Schröder, closing reception with conversation between Kristensen and Bo Krister Wallström, satellite exhibition to the MFA-show 'Traust' (2018) at

Oslo National Academy of the Arts


opening Thursday 31 May, on display to June 3


PROGRAM (696 KB)

 'DKH Nomad #1' 

Independent Study Program Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger 2017

INFO:



DETROIT KUNSTHALLE

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 guests, artists and like-minded institutions.

 

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...


DKH PRESENTATIONS: 

2019

Nordland kunst- og filmfagskole, Kabelvåg

Trondheim Center for Contemporary Art, Trondheim

PRAKSIS Norway, Oslo

Prosjektskolen, Oslo

2018

Kunstskolen i Rogaland, Stavanger

Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art, Tromsø

Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Trondheim

Bergen Architecture School, Bergen

PRAKSIS Norway, Oslo

Lokomotivhallen - Middelalderparken, Oslo

Prosjektskolen, Oslo.

2017

Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo

Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

SITE:

Video: Sayed Sattar Hasan, Nicholas John Jones and Matthew Lacosse

STAFF:


Image: Sayed Sattar Hasan

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 CONTEMPORARY ART.


POWERED BY:


      Sandnes Kommune                                                       Rogaland Fylkeskommune                                                    KORO - Public Art Norway

© 2021 Kjetil Detroit Kristensen