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Conversation between Lisa Andrine Bernhoft-Sjødin and Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor

Opening of Shaping Space
Friday 22.10.21
Objektiv 22 10

Join us for the opening of Shaping Space at the temporary exhibition space Objektiv Editions! The exhibition 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 Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor at 5pm. The conversation will be in English.

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.

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. The opening is on Friday 22 October from 5 to 7pm, with a conversation between Lisa Andrine Bernhoft-Sjødin and Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor at 5pm.


Objektiv Editions also hosts two more conversation within this exhibition:

Friday 29 October at 5 pm | Shaping Space. With Ayo Akinsete and Lisa Andrine Bernhoft-Sjødin.

Friday 5 November at 5 pm | ArtConstructs. With Lisa Andrine Bernhoft-Sjødin and Nina Strand.


Lisa Andrine Bernhoft-Sjødin is an art worker, exhibition organiser, curator and writer. On her platform ArtConstructs she publishes texts and writeups wanting to establish a new language on diversity in the arts, exploring spaces for voices outside of the heteronormativity of the art world. She is currently the curator education for the inaugural Opening Exhibition Jeg kaller det kunst in 2021 at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.

Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor is an artist, filmmaker, writer and community organizer. Her roots are in the Southern United States, born in Mississippi and bred in Florida on former Timucan land. Taylor's work manifests through performance, text, dialogue and community building for Black People and People of Color. Her work centers on themes of ritual, visibility and identity mythology. She is chiefly concerned with ways to dismantle oppressive institutions and the creation of racial equity in art and theater. Taylor is newly based in Oslo.

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