1000 pounds of Calligraphy - Words set in stone and as the third step entering a natural marble pool.
Hope Guides Me in Arabic text carved into Marble is extracted from the book The Consolation of Philosophy/De consolatione philosophiae by Boethius, (480–524 AD). The marble slab was then submerged into a natural marble pool as a permanent installation. Produced during artist residency at The Marble House Project in Vermont, July 27-August 14, 2015. The marble slab is 40 x 10x 4 inches.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
My Biennale tables represented by Art Objectified are being launched at Dubai Index International Furniture Expo at the Dubai World Trade Center, May 23 - 26th - Booth 2A40, Hall 2.
Art Objectified represents a collection of furniture created in collaboration with artists based on their art concepts and vision, creating a marriage between art and functionality.
Monday, May 9, 2016
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Friday, April 1, 2016
The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Riyadh:
Views an exhibition featuring the work of over 50 local and international artists” opens today at Ritz Carlton Bahrain Hotel & Spa, March 10-25th, 2016. In collaboration with nationally recognized galleries, Views “aims to celebrate and exemplify the unique and diverse artistic community in Bahrain”. One of the international artists featured in the exhibition is Norwegian Anne K Senstad. As a multidisciplinary artist, Senstad works “at the intersection of installation, photography, video, land art, and site- and time-specific art. Her work is concerned with sensorial and spatial aesthetics, philosophical practice, and social-political awareness”. The exhibition will also be featuring art by Damien Hirst, Marc Quinn, Semaan Khawam, Resmi Kafaji, Rashid Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Modhir Ahmed, Sookoon Ang and Sebastian Bieniek.
Held under the patronage of H.E. Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
CULTURUNNERS IN ABHA -TEXTILE TOPOGRAPHY. By Anne Senstad, assisted by Nadine El-Khoury as part of CULTURUNNERS cross cultural initiative, and Senstad's initiative establishing a collaborative platform between women artists in Saudi Arabia and the west as well as her ongoing research on middle eastern traditions of geometry, patterns and color usage absorbed into her contemporary art practice. The site specific textile interventions represents a branch of Senstad's body of intervention practice, as well as her textile works Fabric Wall Sculptures, 2015. In Senstad's performative site specific installation she utilizes traditional Asiri textiles from the southern region of Saudi Arabia, raising awareness to the rich heritage and traditions of Saudi Arabia's ancient tribal culture, heritage and preservation, architecture style unique to the Asir region and artisanal traditions such as weaving and the geometric colorful interior house painting performed by women artisans. The textile installations are created in the village of Abha and at Jebel Al Soudah, the highest peak in Saudi Arabia, at 3018 meters. The project is supported by Culturunners/Edge of Arabia and Office for Contemporary Art Norway.