Conversation between Ayo Akinsete and Lisa Andrine Bernhoft-Sjødin
Join us for the second conversation in the temporary exhibition space Objektiv Editions! The exhibition Shaping Space is accompanied by a new publication of the same name, in which Lisa Andrine Bernhoft-Sjødin explores the current situation for non-white artists.
Conversation between Bernhoft-Sjødin and Ayo Akinsete at 5pm.
About the event
We will exhibit the books that inspired the text, as well as the film Müttererde by Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor in the space, alongside a poster by the American artist Ayo Akinsete – all part of the publication. Conversation between Lisa Andrine Bernhoft-Sjødin and Ayo Akinsete at 5pm.
Ayo Akinsete’s ongoing series You Must Set Forth at Dawn (2016–) is a visual meditation on Black life America; on being born and raised in something continuously brutal in its hypocrisy; on having a privileged relationship to Blackness, but not owning it. Born in Nigeria and raised in Ohio, Akinsete never truly aspired to be American. He began making the work in 2016, months before the election of Donald Trump, when living in an itinerant state between Norway and the US. The contemplations continue; the work is ongoing. The riso print shown in the Objektiv space is from the series.
About the project
The second instalment in our temporary space Objektiv Editions at Kunstnernes Hus is titled Shaping Space and is accompanied by a new publication of the same name. Written by Lisa Andrine Bernhoft-Sjødin, it takes as its fulcrum her platform ArtConstructs. Through this online journal, hosted by Objektiv between 2018 and 2020, she wrote several exhibition reviews in order to explore the current situation for non-white artists. These texts, together with some new ones, are re-edited and collected for this publication, to examine how we can shape a new space together.
Friday 05. November | ArtConstructs, with Lisa Andrine Bernhoft-Sjødin and Nina Strand.