Eden and everything after
museum of archaeology, UiS Stavanger, Norway.
January 2023 - November 2023
Since 2021 I have been working on artistic research and developing art for the exhibition Eden and Everything After at Museum of Archaeology, UiS Stavanger, Norway. In the exhibition I have created new drawings, a video and objects in dialogue with the collection of the museum such as a seal, a bird, a snake and other relics from the stone age to the viking age period. The exhibition is on view from January 2023 - November 2023. More info here.
Tanja Thorjussen (b. 1970) is an artist living in Oslo (NO). Her artistic medium spans between drawing, sculpture, performance and art in public space. Through speculative research her artistic practice revolves around how ancient art can inform the present.
At the current exhibition at Museum of Archaeology – UiS in Stavanger (NO) in 2023 she is showing artworks about historical objects from the collection, speculating on its meaning through artistic methodology such as drawing and intuitive listening.
Her current artistic focus is on the mystic and spiritual in nature and bodies of water, hydrofeminism, and the science embedded in archaeology, indigenous knowledge and ancient mythology. Thorjussen holds a BFA from KHIB in Bergen (NO) and Parsons The New School in New York (USA) and is educated as curator from Telemark University. She is the initiator of LOCUS since 2006 and PAO - Performance Art Oslo since 2012 and from 2019 she is elected chairwoman of Tegnerforbundet (The Norwegian Drawing Association)
NEW SILKSCREEN PRINT
In conjunction with the exhibition Eden and Everything After where I created the triptych Naga and The Huluppi tree I have created this silkscreen print in one color black print, handcolored and with gold leaf.
For sale through stripe: HERE
Title: Naga and The Huluppi Tree - Nammu
Size: 57 x 76 cm
Medium: Silkscreen print
(handprinted at Fellesverkstedet in Oslo by me)
2022 projects and exhibitions:
In 2022 I have been working on artistic research and developing art for the exhibition Eden and Everything After at Museum of Archaeology, UiS, Stavanger, NO.
The picture is from a residency at the museum in november 2021 where I am studying the objects through drawing and watercolor.
"Čázevulošnieida / Undervannsjenta"
LOCUS public art project:
Locus Bee Sanctuary - Hilmas Hive Oslo, NO. From May 2022
2021 projects and exhibitions:
2020 projects and exhibitions:
Summer collaborative public art projects with LOCUS: