ARTISTS: Ulrike Feser, Tor Jørgen van Eijk, Jeremy Welsh, Margrethe Pettersen, Richard Launder, Ánde Somby, Nicolas Siepen, Tim Stüttgen, Migle Narbutaite, Dana Sherwood, Anne Helen Mydland, Cecilia Jonsson, Daniela Ramos Arias, Duncan Higgins, Hilde Hauan Johnse, Tove Kommedal, Salvador Dalí, Marit Victoria Wulff Andreassen, Hege Wagtskjold Eriksen, Håvard Stamnes, Jane Sverdrupsen, Vilde Von Krogh, Tommy Olsson, Kristina Daukintyte Aas, Gisele Arias, Janna Thöle-Juul, Eamon O'Kane, Tonje Bøe Birkeland, Gro Gjengedal Navelsaker, Mirjam Raen Thomassen, Rita Marhaug, Hedvig Sønstabø Thorkildsen, Ingeborg Annie Lindahl, Trine Hylander Friis, Martin Woll Godal, Suvi Nieminen, Ragnhild Ohma, Nina Björkendal, Sindre Foss Skancke, Leander Djønne
Odda 10-13. October 2012
odds is a group of professional visual artists who create art, curate and organize projects relevant to contemporary issues and their context.
The members of Odds are Kristina Daukintyte Aas, Daniela Ramos Arias, Ingeborg Annie Lindahl and Jane Sverdrupsen.
Through context related activity, Odds examine the cultural structures behind categorization, myth and perception of value within our community. The aim is to break down barriers between contemporary art and the public through artistic research projects, and experiment with the ability of art to influence society.
The exhibition “odds” is initiated and curated by the group, who all happen to be mothers. The project takes a close look at myths and juxtapose them with realities in the art world. The goal is to challenge the idea of a self-sacrificing artist who suffers for the sake of art. Art practice can revolve around the ones that are close to the artist, and simultaneously the stereotype tells us to have as few ties as possible in order to achieve success in the art world. Can the unwritten rules of this game be stretched to house other stories?
The exhibition is located in Odda, Norway. It took place from the 10th to the 13th of October 2012, simultaneously with the Literature Symposium in Odda every year.