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Kurt Johannessen in LIVE 2011 Performance Art Biennale, Vancouver

Published 2011/09/14

Kurt Johannessen, To Assist a Dead Fly, Artic Challenge, Andørja 8 July 2011. Photo: Pavana Reid


the participation of Kurt Johannessen in LIVE 2011 Performance Art Biennale, Vancouver, Canada

Period: 15-25 September, 2011
Kurt Johannessen's performance will be presented at the
Vivo Media Arts Centre

Friday 23 September, 19:30

LIVE 2011, Vancouver, Canada

Kurt Johannessen has been invited by curator Randy Gledhill to participate in LIVE 2011 Performance Art Biennale in Vancouver, Canada. According to the organisers, LIVE has grown into 'Canada’s largest and most culturally diverse celebration of contemporary international performance art'. The seventh edition of LIVE features performaces by artists from 15 different countries, ocurring at galleries and art institutions across the city. From 15 to 25 September the artists will 'explore new, experimental and experiential ways to engage the public and challenge how we see, think and act', says the curator. Johannessen will be presenting a new work at the Vivo Media Arts Centre on Friday 23 September. 

For press inquiries and more information on this announcement, please contact Julie Gendron, Media Contact, LIVE 2011.

About the Artist

Kurt Johannessen
 (b.1960 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) is a graduate of Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK, the Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland, and the National Academy of the Arts, Bergen, Norway. He works mainly with performance and installation art, and is known for producing minimalist and poetic works with a touch of humor. Johannessen have performed at festivals and venues in Finland, Iceland, Belarus, Poland, Ireland, Germany, France, USA, Mexico, Indonesia, China and Japan, among others. He has also produced more than sixty books, many of them translated into English. The books vary from just one sentence to short stories or just pictures. 

OCA Support

Kurt Johannessen’s participation in LIVE 2011 Performance Art Biennale has been supported by OCA’s International Support Programme.