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Kåre Kivijärvi

August 23 – September 15, 2018

Press Release

Galleri Brandstrup is proud to announce that we, through our collaboration with Kåre Kivijärvi Photographic Estate, are now representing the late Kåre Kivijärvi, who´s work led to the establishment of photography as an artistic art form in Norway.

We will open our first solo exhibition with Kåre Kivijärvi on Thursday August 23rd, 2018 (6-8 pm), with over 50 works never shown before. The exhibition is curated by Andrea Gjestvang and Fin Serck-Hanssen, and includes series of works from several of his travels. Amongst these are works from Kivijärvi´s journeys to India, Nepal and Afghanistan (1963-64), Greenland (1966), Finnmark and Finland (1966) and the to the Soviet Union (1973).

In celebration of the exhibition, Galleri Brandstrup together with Kåre Kivijärvi Photographic Estate, will host an Artist Introduction Talk at Galleri Brandstrup during the exhibition opening. The panel of speakers consists of Ann Mari Thorhus (former journalist, and Kivijärvi´s partner through many years), Kristin Aasbø (author of the book Kåre Kivijärvi -fotografier 1956-1991), and Knut Erik Jensen (director of the film Jeg er uten forbilder (1991), a portrait of the artist). The talk will be moderated by Kristin Aasbø.