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.
CULTURUNNERS IN ABHA -TEXTILE TOPOGRAPHY. By Anne Senstad and 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 intervention is based on Senstad's body of work Fabric Wall Sculptures, 2015. In Senstad's performative site specific installation she utilizes traditional Asiri textiles from the southern region of Saudi Arabia, bringing awareness to the rich heritage and traditional of Saudi Arabia's tribes. The 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 Office for Contemporary Art Norway.
CULTURUNNERS in Abha, an international womens art initiative and a cross cultural platform initiated by Norwegian artist Anne Senstad and CULTURUNNERS to establish intercultural and meeting of traditional Saudi womens artisanal art practices with contemporary art between women artists. The women artists are here collaborating on a traditional Qut wall painting in the village of Abha in southern Saudi Arabia. Performed by Anne Senstad, Nadine El- Khoury and women artists in Abha, Asir region. Qut is a women only tradition of wall painting of interiors of houses found in the Asir region. Supported by Office for Contemporary Art Norway.
On the occasion of the opening of Anne Senstad's new neon sculpture exhibition Soft Geometry Liquid Commodity at Solivagant* in New York, French performance artist Patrice Lerochereuil performed a piece written by Robert Filliou in 1977.