(image credit: Bob & Roberto Smith, for issue 2 of the project)
A project led by Lars Sture (Bergen Academy of Art and Design, curating course), with the curatorial team of artists-curators Anne-Marie Creamer and Kjetil Berge.
Anne-Marie also had work in the newspaper, The Oldest Man in Sogh og Fjordane, Parts 1 & 2.
Project dedicated web-site: gettingtoyoutidende.wordpress.com
Contributors to the first issue:
Georg Arnestad, Kjetil Berge, Bob & Roberta Smith, Alexandre da Cunha, Julien Discrit/ Olivia Grandperrin, Anne-Marie Creamer, Alex Hartley/ NOWHEREISLAND, gruppe MIM, aiPotu - Kjellesvik/Siqueland, Oddleiv Apneseth – Oddvar Torsheim, Andrea Lange, Marius Moldvaer, Clunie Reid, Hans Jakob Reite, Anne Lise Stenseth, Annika Strøm, Bjorn Veno, Anne Viken, Sveinung Rudjord Unneland, Julie Verhoeven.
Contributors to second issue:
Kjetil Berge; Patrick Brill/ Bob and Roberta Smith; Alexandre Da Cuhna; Adam Chodzko; Anne-Marie Creamer; Christian Finne; Andrea Lange; gruppe Mim; Alex Hartley/ Nowhereisland; Erlend Hammer, (editor of Kunstkritik, interview with Sogn go Fjordane writers Hans Jakob Reite, Anne Vike & Georg Arnestad); Tania Kovats; Jeremy MiIllar/ Guy Moreton/ Alec Finlay; Marius Moldvaer; Annika Strøm; Ann-Lise Stenseth; Bjorn Veno; Julie Verhoeven.
The Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum is opening a new museum of Contemporary Art in western Norway, opening September 8th 2012, and the news of this is being spread via an new artist project, the special publication of two issues of Kome til deg i Tidende, a meta newspaper (Getting to you Tidende). The Norwegian the word ‘tidende’, whose stem is tide, means both the word 'journal' as well as conveying a sense of the act of bringing both time and news, so that Kome til deg i Tidende, directly translated, means ‘getting to you in time’.
Kome til deg i Tidende is an experiment: an art project arriving on doorstep of 55,000 households in the region; we hope to develop new ways to connect the museum to fresh possibilities both in the Sogn og Fjordane region and across the world. Kome til deg i Tidende uses the mosaic form of a newspaper through which artists and writers have been encouraged to finds new ways to explore the region, it’s context and meaning, in the process revealing new histories, urgencies and relationships. Each issue will feature a searching, playful exploration of two fundamental questions and propositions - What is the News? and Why are you here?
The urgency of the question What is the News? is explored in this first issue by a newspaper consisting entirely of first pages. Artists and writers have responded with a wide span of approaches and writings, the use of front-page giving a heightened and distilled version of the news. Stories told in this issue will unfold further in our next issue called Why are you here? which will also include British artist Tania Kovats’ response to the region after a short residency with project partner Nordic Artists Centre, Dale, writings by Jeremy Millar and Charles Esche, as well as works by artists Alex Hartley and Adam Chodzko, amongst others.
Lars Sture, with Kjetil Berge, Anne-Marie Creamer
Kome til deg i Tidende in distribution:
Good News: The 'Publish and Be Damned' (http://www.publishandbedamned.org/) are including the Kome til deg i Tidende meta newspaper project, (co-curated by Lars Sturewith Anne-Marie and Kjetil Berge), in the forthcoming “Index, Nordic Models at the Swedish Art fair”, Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation. PABD have expressed the intention to include “Kome til deg i Tidende” in their future projects as well.
UP-Date: Issues of Kome til deg i Tidende have now been sold out.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sogn og Fjodane Kunstmuseum: www.sfk.museum.no/
University of the Arts London
Kome Til deg i Tidende outline
This relates to Anne-Marie's work The Oldest Man in Sogh og Fjordane, part 1
Anne-Marie's work is on the right hand side, Bjorn Veno's work on the left.