the death of a gallery 
there have been rumours for a long time: Galleri Wang , one of the flag ships of Norwegian contemporary art, has problems with their economy. A few days ago it became clearer as their two main investors pulled out.

This is not any longer breaking news in Norway since it was
one of the headlines of the newspaper Dagens Næringsliv yesterday.

It is now clear that Galleri Wang, that since they took in several new (Norwegian) artists in 2001, supporting their artist Børre Sæthre for his My Private Sky exhibition at the Astrup Fearnley Museum for Modern Art in Oslo same year, represented at both Art Basel (2002 or 2003) and the Armory Show(2003-04). They did statement with Børre Sæthre in Basel 2000.

The rumours have been more than a few, and last year it was reported (one more time by the newspaper Dagens Næringsliv) that they had problems and was considering several different models for the gallery.

Earlier this year they let the same artist they started to work with only two years earlier (but before that they had solo exhibitions with three of them during the last year or so) go. And not only them, some of the artists they had been working with for several years also had to go. It was said that they would cut down to only five artists (my guess would then be: Harald Fenn, Kjell Erik Killi Olsen, Kjell Nupen, Torbjørn Rødland and Børre Sæthre), make a project room up front for showing new artists and doing art dealing from the office. I guess this model is still interesting as it would cut costs - if the artists would agree working with the gallery under such conditions.

Now the gallery haven't showed anything since April this year, and for the new
Standard Oslo gallery would be showing Torbjørn Rødland at the NADA art fair came as a surprise for the Norwegian arts life.

One comes and one goes.




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Radio telescope - by Glitch Art 
I like it.
radiotelescope




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update to radiodays 
I like the sound of 'radiodays'.
Have added a static page named 'artlinks: sound and Radio'. There are maybe more sound than radio in there by now, but I liked them all what I had time to hear so far.

many of the links I found at Magnetic Spirits link site. This is an sound artist called Victoria Fenner in Canada. Also, do read her thoughts about sound art ...

Now, I know there is much more to the subject of sound art and radio online, but I think I will leave the subject for today. Maybe more tomorrow.




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new to the blogroll....radiodays 
I was going to blog about the blogs I have updated to my read-list, but I will be writing about art radios and art sound online.

I guess listening to radio online is nothing new, and I guess there is no surprise in the fact that the only hard core online radio from an art institution I stumbled over (not looking for it) was from USA.
here are the few links I had time to listen to until now;

wps1 art radio

kunstradio (NB! german)

radiodays this is the traditional end- project/exhibition for the curator students at de appe in the netherlands. It is a four week radio program earlier this year. Although it is not ongoing it has an archive, and some of the interviews is very interesting, altough a bit "european curator mainstream" (Obrist, Birnbaum, Vidokle--since he's doing the next manifesta - but nothing to shame, I did it too, altough, that was before he became curator of above mentioned biennial).

Most important is maybe Seth Siegelaub on day 18.

new american radio not so much radio, but sound art

brainwashed radio not so much art, but very good music

--
update 23.november:
it is not that easy to find good art-related sound sites (and radio almost impossible), but
Art Radio Seattle is (not my style, but..) relevant.
I listened through the whole 10.november with 25 highlights from 150 works - and Enjoyed it.



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the return of reto pulfer 
being in berlin last weekend, seeing some shows that was interesting, like Annika Ström at Atle Gerhardsen and Sean Snyder at Galerie Neu -- I went to the "opening" of Knut Henrik Henriksens part of the evolving group exhibition in berlin mitte called Longing Balloons Are Floating Around the World. It is a baulücke in mitte where the two curators Caroline Eggel & Christiane Rekade have installed a small space for 12 months. On of the eleven artists will open his/hers part of the exhibition once a month. Or have I missunderstood it? I think they are breaking up the exhibition into smaller parts so that some artists will have solo shows there.


The two curators did an offspace show in 2004 called Was ist in meiner Wohnung wenn ich nicht da bin?, I think that is the only show from belin not being in a gallery or an institution that got a critic's pick at artforum.com (you have to registrer to read it).

At the opening was also Reto Pulfer. He used to hang out a lot in berlin some odd two years ago before moving to paris and then new york. And now he's back. Some of his work are to be seen at the artnews.info site and one can download one of his noisy tracks called Glue at Internet Archive.
He turned out to be a fan of Nurse With Wound and we talked about the project they did for artistic interruptions last year in Lofoten.
It was a sort of strange thing, because the local/regional radio, that usually is sort of mainstream was for a time being overtaken by strange sounds and samplings like the ones one can listen to at brainwas radio. A nice project I had to admit in the midle of a mediocre biennale (www.liaf.no), and the rest of the large format or documentary projects that was realised at that time in nordland...

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