Pikene på Broen warmly invites you to the official opening of Kirkenes’ new contemporary art space in the centre of Kirkenes, Terminal B. We will mark the official opening with the exhibition COME HELL OR HIGH WATER by Stiv Kuling Architects & Megali Daniaux Cédric Pigot.
Terminal B is the new Barents hub for genre and border crossing art projects. A place where both establishing and experienced artists can share their interests in the High North with art connoisseurs, an engaged local public as well as visitors and tourists to the Arctic. It is a point of departure for exploration of the Barents borderland in transition – and for discovery of alternative solutions to existing conventions. It is a gateway into and out from the Barents region – showcasing exceptional home-grown productions.
A seed bank in Svalbard, a poem at the bottom of a bunker, an experience in virtual reality that isn’t a video game, a village buried in sand, excavated memories, fragments of the past, a house set according to the tide, ashes burned in vinyl, a scent of cryogenics, archaic artefacts, a fake sun… A « streaming » of the past or a new start?
What is the connection between the conceptual research of the two architects based in the extreme South-Western tip of Norway, Jan Gunnar Skjeldsøy and Anders Eik Pilskog, from the Stiv Kuling architect’s studio and Parisian visual artists Magali Daniaux and Cédric Pigot?
The exhibition that brings them together in Kirkenes, “COME HELL OR HIGH WATER”, reveals as much the similar work processes that animate these two pairs as the planetary stakes underlying their unique productions: between fiction and necessity, poetry and the reality principle.