Wednesday, September 2, 2020



The Sensory Chamber

Anne Katrine Senstad with sound by JG Thirlwell

Patioo Monoroom 

Sotogrande, Spain

September 17 - December 17, 2020

Press Release HERE

Visit PATIOO website HERE

Tuesday, September 1, 2020



August 27 - September 30, 2020 


Anne Katrine Senstad / Jana Winderen / Æsa Bjork + Tinna Thorsteinsdottir / Anders Eiebakke / Lundahl + Seitl

Artist video interviews HERE 

Short film and curatorial text:

UTOPIE/UTOPIA online exhibition screening HERE

Art’s New Natures is an online exhibition of art by internationally recognized Nordic artists that, through different media for online access and presentation, address current challenges for art’s place, meaning, and role in a world of rapid inter-existential changes.

Interview videos
The artists explain their creative process in interview videos, and how technological communication platforms bring opportunities to reach a broad international audience that physical art spaces do not. But this also requires them to consider how the nature of their art can be “democratic” in relating across cultures and reflecting the complex state of the world. 

Art’s New Natures highlights how art responds to recently changing modes of human existence with social distancing and shifting realities of commonplaces and public culture. In climates of uncertainty, lockdown, assembly bans, the exposing of social inequities, and physical distancing, art evolves with lesser ties to the ‘art object’ and with a greater emphasis to the experience of art under the conditions of distance. Especially through digital expressions, we see how art explores new modes of proximity through storytelling and takes advantage of connective capacities of global and digital infrastructures for affecting and upholding human inter-relationships and social imaginaries. Art reworks experiences of nearness and distance, what it means to be closely connected or far apart. The artworks in this exhibition emerge in response to contemporary modes of interconnected existence, adaption, difference, and meaning making through hybrid spheres of shared concern and resistance.

Streaming Museum
The exhibition is presented at, which since its launch in 2008 has presented programs of art and world affairs in public spaces and venues around the world, and on its online platform. “In the current world crises where the internet is essential for education, business, cultural and personal communication, it's helping sustain artists’ livelihoods and more artists are recognizing new possibilities of visibility for their art,” said Nina Colosi, Streaming Museum founder and co-curator of the Art’s New Natures exhibition with Tanya Ravn Ag.

Digital Dynamics in Nordic Contemporary Art
The program evolves on the basis of the publication Digital Dynamics in Nordic Contemporary Art (Intellect, 2019) edited by Tanya Ravn Ag. From a globally connected Nordic perspective, the book examines how the digital and contemporary art co-evolve because digital technology and culture change the life worlds, imaginations, and tools of artists, the conditions for art’s production and distribution, and artists’ sense of agency and capacity to affect the world and tackle current urgencies. The program is the last chapter in the dissemination series Digital Dynamics: New Ways of Art on how contemporary art is changing with the digital through new environments, new modes of making, new kinds of representations, and new natures in art.

Digital Dynamics: Art’s New Natures is presented by Streaming Museum and curated by Nina Colosi and Tanya Ravn Ag. It is supported by Nordic Culture Fund and the Nordic Council of Ministers.



L + D Architecture Magazine Brazil

 To view the full Sept 2020 issue of L + D Architecture magazine HERE

Monday, August 17, 2020

ARTSY Viewing Room - How We Live Together


Artsy Viewing Room:HERE

Aug 16 - Sept 31, 2020


Anne Katrine Senstad

Using public art and architecture as vehicles to explore ideas of power,wealth,market,competition and dependence,Senstad addresses the search for personal liberation and satisfaction in our hyper-capitalist world.

Yi Gallery is pleased to reopen the Project Room with an exhibition of new works by Anne Katrine Senstad. "How We Live Together" examines the value systems and ethics that define citizenry and our common history, as well as speculates on how future generations will work together to shape our common destiny. Senstad uses text, installation and color interactions to cast light on the resurgent tribalism of our times. 

The titular artwork, How We Live Together (2018), is a staple of the artist’s decades-long preoccupation with text displacement and the re-authoring of philosophical statements. The brushed gold, aluminium signage piece evokes public and private postmodern aesthetics of corporatism and the politics of financial power and wealth distribution. How We Live Together is the latest work from Senstad’s research project - Capitalism in the Public Realm - that she began in 2015 with a commissioned monumental sculpture, Gold Guides Me, for Triennale Brugge. Using public art and architecture as vehicles to explore ideas of power, wealth, market, competition and dependence, Senstad addresses the search for personal liberation and satisfaction in our hyper-capitalist world. Exchanging To with We in Roland Barthes’ text How To Live Together - from his 1977 lecture series on the notions of idiorrhythmic living through philosophy, literature, history and religion - the artist raises the question of how do we want to reshape our future, suggesting a philosophical and psychological shift in approach towards a potential integrated future. By proclaiming the communal We in How We Live Together, the artist suggests a shift from the politics of self to an all encompassing economy of we, where the narratives of time, nature and future generations are included.

The seven triangular structures combine the usage of utilitarian materials, such as bolts, door hinges and plexiglas, hinting at the ready-made, commerce, modernist architecture and advent of communication. This selection of materials further reflects on the artist’s association with the radical Bauhaus philosophy of uniting the arts through playful modification of everyday objects and utilitarianism. Though geometric and angular, the structure alludes to what Senstad calls a “human” circle, not unlike the integrated architecture of tribal and indigenous societies. Colors interact among the semi-transparent acrylic panels, reflecting and refracting variations of light. The symbiotic color composition transitions liminal space into a solid definition. An interlaced topology of compartments merges into wholeness. In Circle of Babel (2020), seven precisely arranged, multichromatic Plexiglas triangles form a circle of unity. Referencing numerous ancient mythological texts, most notably the biblical version of Genesis, the artist’s abstract Tower of Babel symbolizes the dispersing element of togetherness, where the city and the tower represent a control of the citizens, ruled by confusion and chastisement. 

ART DAILY Exhibition Review HERE



Saturday, August 15, 2020

BORN AGAIN VIRGIN - Airmattress Gallery

 Air Mattress Gallery group exhibition Aug 8 - Sept 7, 2020

Born Again Virgin - A Midsummer Nights Dream. Curated by Mark Demuro and Ben Peterson.

Artist: Al Hansen, Alex Katz, Andy Warhol, Anne Katrine Senstad, Dietar Busse, Durhirwe Rushemeza, Dustin Spence, Jerry Torre, Justin Olerud, Kenny Schachter, Kiki Smith, Louise Bourgeoise, Marcel Duchamp, Mary-Ann Monforton, Maynard Monrow, Mike Ousterhout, Nan Goldin, Nancy Sadler, Peter Coffin, Raynes, Birkbeck, Roland Gebhardt, Sarah Charlesworth.

Borealis no 20, 2020 ( acrylic, screw and bolts) - view on Artsy here

Portal for Perpetuity II, 2020 - (Neon, semi transparent mirrors, transformer) - view on Artsy here

Below: Color Kinesthesia 6A4.2.2., 2012 ( view on Artsy Here

Scale: 50 x 60 inches

Photographic C Print from original color film Negative

Installation images above and belo : inserted into invented collectors homes or public collections as a commentary on media disinformation, art value manipulation and the state of the art as a market commodity the past 30 years.

UTOPIE / UTOPIA - How We Live Together





This event is organized by artist Anne Katrine Senstad, in conjunction with her solo exhibition How We Live Together at Yi Gallery, on view July 17 - August 15, 2020. The exhibition examines the value systems and ethics that define citizenry and our common history, as well as speculates on how future generations will work together to shape our common destiny. Senstad uses text, installation and color interactions to cast light on the resurgent tribalism of our times.

Visit the HOW WE LIVE TOGETHER vimeo video page here

Length: 10.27 min.
Format: 1920x1080 SD
Sound: Stereo
Creator: Anne Katrine Senstad
Actor: Bill Sage
Sound: JG Thirlwell

In exploring the nuances of idiorrhythmic living formats, Senstad invites acclaimed actor Bill Sage to reinterpret Roland Barthes pedagogical methods and critical worldview from five decades ago in the context of our contemporary experience in a changing world. Produced during the 2020 pandemic, the performative reading in film format was achieved by remote collaborations between artist Anne Katrine Senstad, actor Bill Sage and composer/sound producer JG Thirlwell. By jointly reshaping and exploring new systems for expression and cultural production, the artists simultaneously respond to the current human experience of isolation, societal and political deconstruction through the absorption of Barthes structural novelistic lectures and internal dialogue on idiorrhythmic living, and ways of understanding community and individuality, spaces, and rhythms of life for our possible futures. 

In his chapter on a utopia of idiorrhythmic Living-Together, Barthes considers our “Sovereign Good” a form of tactful cohabitation and an inner state - the state of tolerance is considered a place of utopia. Sage creates a rich texture of spirit and authenticity, embodying the internal conversation and experience of the human enterprise transmitted through the character he created for the piece - a navigational journey through a meditative analysis as understanding our sense of place

The title of Senstad's exhibition, How We Live Together determines an action in how we want to shape our common future. Senstad reauthors Barthes 1977 university lectures titled How To Live Together, which present a passive set of contemplative possibilities organized after literary and fantasmatic methods - the academic observational criteria. In activating the title through an actor’s voice and delivery, Sage transmits the experience and embodiment of our inner dialogue and relation to the self. In the postmodern society that evolved after Barthes social philosophies, the disenfranchisement of societal and spiritual value has escalated to the critical crescendo we are now living with, globally manifested in illness of the human soul and body, isolation, displacement and quarantined living. Another French philosopher, Baurdillard spoke about a societal simulacra and the postmodern living mode that removed the individual from any form of natural self and common value system. With popular culture emplifying this loss of human spirit, Baurdillard examined how the film American Psycho is the epitome of the postmodern human. In the iconic business card scene, an assembly of wall street men including Bill Sage's character identify their sole value represented in a symbol of patriarchy, capitalism, spectacle and expendable identities. 

Text: Excerpt from book How To Live Together by Roland Barthes
Session of May 4, 1977 - Utopie/Utopia  
Page 130-132 

Bill Sage has appeared in over 40 films, stage and TV productions. Films include American Psycho, Boiler Room, I Shot Andy Warhol, The Insider and TV series include Law & Order, Boardwalk Empire and more. Sage is currently working with long time collaborator, indie film director Hal Hartley, on a new production entitled Where to Land, alongside Edie Falco and Parker Posey.