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This summer at Kunstnernes Hus ☀️
Open today 12-17 (Restaurant 11-22)

Strangers, Friends and You

Sara Guldmyr, Naeun Kang & Johan Andrén
07.06.24 – 16.06.24

Throughout the summer, artists from the FKDS studios will showcase their duo exhibitions. Sara Guldmyr, Naeun Kang and Johan Andrén present Strangers, Friends and You at the backside of Kunstnernes Hus

The show Strangers, Friends and Yo Su explores loneliness, alienation and interpersonal relationships, evolving from the artists’ FKDS studio residency during the past year.

In the exhibition Sara will be premiering a documentary about a gated community project in the South of Sweden. Naeun will show paintings and drawings exploring the themes of the show. Johan is working with imagery of faces and astronomy, and the connections of these motifs.

Sara Guldmyr

Sara Guldmyr (b. 1990 in Sweden, based in Oslo) works with video, sculpture and installation. The combination of working with both video and sculpture gives her the opportunity to use different types of timelines: A linear one in video and a physical one in sculpture. Sara works with time in relation to the body, technology and interpersonal relationships. In a present time that likes to measure all things to calculate how to be more efficient, Sara works with time measurement to illuminate time from a different perspective.

Guldmyr has a bachelor's degree from Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts and a master's degree from Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Her works have been shown, among others, at Trøndelagsutstillingen in Trondheim, Atelier Nord and at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo.

Naeun Kang

Naeun Kang (b. Changwon, South Korea) is an artist based in Oslo. She works with painting, sculpture, installations, and ceramics. She is interested in exploring the nuances of human experiences, irrationality, daily conundrums, various coping mechanisms, the general messiness and awkwardness of life. She often draws from personal interactions, social observations, bodily experiences, eavesdropped anecdotes, popular culture and mythologies. She holds an MA in Fine Arts from the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo (KHiO) and a BA from the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague, Netherlands.

Johan Andrén

"I remember listening to a radio program several years ago, that attempted to bring together astronomy and philosophical or at least existential themes. The astronomer in the program explained that to get a better image of how space is actually laid out, I could lie down on my back outdoors on a starry night, look up towards the stars but know that it was actually downwards I was looking."

Johan Andrén (b. 1991, Sweden) works mainly with photography, both my making images with a camera, and with found image materials. In addition to photography Andrén also utilizes other media, such as text, publishing, video/film and installations. Lately Andrén has started exploring bodily presence in relation to photography, and how images imply bodies. The body that is depicted in the photograph, the body of the viewer of the image, and the body of the photographer.

Andrén holds a BFA in photography from Valand Academy in Gothenburg (2017), and a Master in Fine Arts from Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2023). Since 2017 Andrén is also part of running NEJD, a space for sound and art in Gothenburg.

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