Volt presents The Imaginary Reader book launch

Andrea Geyer, I Know I Said, 2003–ongoing. Inkjet print. 80 x 120 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Book launch: The Imaginary Reader

Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 8pm
With: Johannes Heldén and Stein Urheim & Mari Kvien Brunvoll

Landmark/Bergen Kunsthall
Rasmus Meyers allé 5
Bergen

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7pm
With: Kristin Berget, Victoria Kielland and Arve Kleiva

Black Box Teater
Marstrandgata 8
Oslo

www.v-o-l-t.no

To mark the launching of The Imaginary Reader, we invite you to join us Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Landmark/Bergen Kunsthall. The artist, writer and musician Johannes Heldén reads from his latest book Astroecology and there will be a concert with Stein Urheim & Mari Kvien Brunvoll. Thursday, December 15 there will be a launch of the book in Oslo at the Black Box Teater. It will feature readings by the writers Kristin Berget, Victoria Kielland and Arve Kleiva.

The Imaginary Reader is both an anthology of commissioned texts by a variety of writers, artists, critics, art historians and philosophers and an exhibition in the form of a book with several artworks. The book is meant as a stimulus to thinking about the imaginary and the relationship between fiction and reality. By way of artworks, experimental texts and reflections it offers a range of angles and ideas on different aspects of the imaginary.

Contributors:
Øystein Aasan, aiPotu, Andreas Angelidakis, BADco., Erick Beltrán & Bernardo Ortiz, Milena Bonilla, Michel de Broin, Barbara Casavecchia, Daniela Cascella, Jan Christensen, Phil Coy, Bojana Cvejić & Ana Vujanović, Judith Dybendal, Mette Edvardsen, Espen Sommer Eide, Tom Engels, Jan Freuchen, Stian Gabrielsen, Dora García, Andrea Geyer, Pedro Gómez-Egaña, Avery F. Gordon, Ane Graff, Luis Guerra, Mai Hofstad Gunnes, Johannes Heldén, Vlatka Horvat, Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens, Institutt for Farge, Dimitris Ioannou, Ivana Ivković, Marte Johnslien, Cecilia Jonsson, Valentinas Klimašauskas, Brandon LaBelle, John Lely, Per-Oskar Leu, Lewis & Taggart, Isabell Lorey, Young Lunde, Kristin Nordhøy, Linn Pedersen, plan b, Alexandra Pirici, Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen, Hans Rosenström, Andreas Schlaegel, Ingerid S. Straume, Jon Benjamin Tallerås, Hans E. Thorsen, Ève K. Tremblay, Synnøve Marie Vik, Jacob Wren, Icaro Zorbar
Editor: Marie Nerland
Book design: Erik Johan Worsøe Eriksen
Volt 2016
ISBN 978-82-303-2814-9
Pages: 240
Hardcover: 24 x 33 cm
Language: English

The book is available to order online from Audiatur and at selected book stores.

Additional information or to order the book outside Scandinavia, please e-mail marie@v-o-l-t.no

The book and the launch is funded by Arts Council Norway, City of Bergen, Fritt ord and Public Art Norway (URO).

Volt is a long-term curatorial project. Volt commissions and presents new contemporary art projects with a focus on artists working across several media and modes of expression. Past projects have taken the form of exhibitions, time-based media, performances, discursive projects and sound art.

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