Hanan Benammar (DAI, 2013) sends us an invitation to "BETWEEN THE LINES ~ the artists answer to #MeToo ~ a group exhibition with contributions by more than one hundred artists connected to the Norwegian art scene.

11.02.18 | tag: Oslo

The Academy of Fine Art in Oslo has initiated a temporary working group focused on mobilizing intersectional solidarity in the wake of the historical moment brought about by the #MeToo-campaign. So far there has not been a joint manifestation for the field of visual art in Norway, and as a modest starting point for what we hope will be a broader movement, we are launching the poster project BETWEEN THE LINES.

BETWEEN THE LINES is a group exhibition with contributions by more than one hundred artists connected to the Norwegian art scene. A wide spectrum of very established artists to young art students have contributed to the project. The exhibition has come together as an open call process accepting all contributions invested in raising awareness of the problematic power dynamics still at play in society and its institutions. Together the works address structural issues related to sexism, racism, homophobia, and class conflicts and seek to inspire and enlighten our mutual pursuit of change.

The posters are printed on a risograph and the project is inspired by See Red Women’s Workshop operating in the UK from the early 70’s to 1990 with a focus on defying the sexist images of women and creating positive and strong alternatives.

BETWEEN THE LINES is one out of hopefully many initiatives that will discuss and take part in documenting the stories of our time, voicing change and imagine a more constructive and fair model of power distribution, both within the field of visual art, interpersonal relationships, and society at large.

Working group: Hanan Benammar, Liv Bugge, Ane Graff, Stine Hebert & Marianne Heier

Press contact: Stine Hebert, dean at The academy of Fine Art, email: stinhebe@khio.no, phone: 480 95 486