Vårutstillingen 2017
ANDREAS MEINICH, ANDREW AMORIM, CHRISTIAN TUNGE, CHRISTINE HANSEN, FIN SERCK-HANSSEN, HANNAH MILØLSNES, LAUREN DAVIS, MARGARIDA PAIVA, MELANIE KITTI, SANDRA VAKA OLSEN

05.05–08.06.2017
MELK
ANDREAS MEINICH, ANDREW AMORIM, CHRISTIAN TUNGE, CHRISTINE HANSEN, FIN SERCK-HANSSEN, HANNAH MILØLSNES, LAUREN DAVIS, MARGARIDA PAIVA, MELANIE KITTI, SANDRA VAKA OLSEN

ANDREAS MEINICH / ANDREW AMORIM / CHRISTIAN TUNGE / CHRISTINE HANSEN / FIN SERCK-HANSSEN / HANNAH MILØLSNES / LAUREN DAVIS / MARGARIDA PAIVA / MELANIE KITTI / SANDRA VAKA OLSEN

Forbundet Frie Fotografer and MELK have the pleasure of inviting to the annual Spring exhibition 2017, which takes place at MELK from 5 May through 8 June 2017.

At the exhibition preview, the winner of this year’s Photographic Art Award is announced by the Bildende Kunstneres Helpfond (BKH). The price is NOK 150 000, – and is one of the largest art prizes to be awarded in Norway. The prize is awarded to one of the participating artists

The spring exhibition was established in 1976, and is an artistically honored group exhibition based on open submission. The jury is elected by the members of the union Forbundet Free Fotografer, and consists of Morten Torgersrud (head), Kaia Hugin and Tiril Hasselknippe in 2017.

Artists who exhibit works by their peers have a long history in the arts, and this form of professional evaluation is one of the great strengths of the Spring Exhibition. Artists often take curative steps that break the tradition and thus open to exhibitions where the media-specific mindset can grow shamelessly, while giving room for presentation of new artwork. For this year’s jury, this has been a guideline in the selection of the 10 exhibitors for the Spring Exhibition.

This year’s exhibition shows a great variation. Here are both analogue and digital photography, video, collage, screen printing and sculptural elements. However, despite technical differences, the works are still somewhat common. Several of the works are characterized by an interest in materiality and nature, and have a clear self-conscious attitude to the photograph as an expression of expression – one can say that together the works of this year’s Spring Exhibition constitute a cross section of what is currently working in contemporary photography.

This is the first time the The National juried Spring Exhibition is held at MELK.

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