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kube kids: summer workshop
kube kids: summer workshop
Welcome to Kunstmuseet Kube and JugendstilsenteretBring your kids to the museum to experience our open summer workshop in Overlyssalen. Your child will be able to create art and play. There will be drawing equipment, colored paper and cardmaking supplies. Play with Lego's and draw on the easel with chalk and markers.  
18.06.14 14:26
audio tour: From the archive
audio tour: From the archive
As part of her installation in the exhibition "From the Archive", Elsebeth Jørgensen created the sound piece "Walking Journal". Download it here and bring it with you on a city walk in whichever city you want.Click here to download the audio tour. Elsebeth Jørgensen’s “Walkscapes & Dandelions…” is an installation made up of six components in different media: video, wall drawings, plaster casts, a sound installation, and borrowed artifacts in a glass display case. Part of the work also serves as a digital audio tour that visitors can download from Jugendstilsenteret’s website or via a QR code in the exhibition to accompany their walking tour of the city. «Walking Journal»
Sound installation and web-based audio tour (20 min).
Based on various walking-related literary sources, on archive material from Jugendstilsenteret, and on notes from Elsebeth Jørgensen’s own walking tours and interviews with female archivists in Ålesund in 2014.
Narration: Vibeke Solbakken Lunheim, historian and archivist, and Benedikte Holen, curator and art historian.
Sound recording and editing: Simon Roald Trå, audio technician.
Soundscape, installation and final mix: Fredrik Ingebrigtsen, sound designer and musician. The script for the sound installation and audio tour is based on the following sources: Charles Dickens: «Nightwalks: Chapt. 13. The Uncommercial Traveller», 1861
Virginia Woolf: «Mrs. Dalloway», 1925
Virginia Woolf: «Street Haunting: A London Adventure», 1930
Jean-Jacques Rousseau: «The Confessions», 1769
Henry David Thoreau: «Walking», 1861
Astri Frisak, Seed breeding expert, politician and feminist: Manuscript from the archives of Jugendstilsenteret: «Barn og fine folk i byen ved havet før århundreskiftet», 1883-1978
Ada Lene Synnes: «Ålesund – en by i rivende utvikling», 1998
Vibeke Solbakken Lunheim, Historian and Archivist, Interkommunalt Arkiv Møre og Romsdal IKS, Ålesund: Conversation with Elsebeth Jørgensen, 2014
Stina Aadland Jensen, Art Historian with a particular interest in historical photography, Aalesund Museums photo archive and Jugendstilsenteret: Conversation with Elsebeth Jørgensen, 2014
Harald Grytten: «Byvandring. Gater og steder i det gamle og nye Ålesund», 1980
Elsebeth Jørgensen’s own notes and audio recordings from three visits to Ålesund in 2013/14. Translation: Phillip Shiels
26.05.14 12:24
in a lonely place
in a lonely place
SUMMER EXHIBITION 2014 24.05 - 31.08.2014
In the exhibition " in a lonely place", we look at different aspects of loneliness as a condition in modern society. What exactly is loneliness? What does it mean to be lonely?In this exhibition we are seeking to examine various aspects of loneliness as a condition in modern society – a topic that may seem both difficult and frightening. Nevertheless, the subject matter is relevant to our times. We believe it is timely to make loneliness the focus of an exhibition, since art traditionally reflects contemporary society and also has the ability to break down barriers. As well as being a mental space, loneliness can be a condition associated with a physical location. In Norway we have particular geographic and demographic challenges, with a small population dispersed across a long, narrow country divided by mountains and fjords. Has the potential for loneliness in the far-flung, isolated houses beside the fjords played a role in shaping our attitude to community and our view of loneliness?

Loneliness is one of our last remaining taboos. Most people are likely to experience an occasional sense of loneliness in the course of their life. What actually is loneliness? And what does it mean to be lonely? Can art enable us to approach the concept from another angle and emerge with a different understanding of loneliness than we would gain from textbooks? And can we say there is a positive side to loneliness?

In this exhibition we have brought together works by several notable Norwegian contemporary artists – works that are not necessarily illustrative but that deal with loneliness in all its complexity, and that comment and reflect on various aspects of being human. By raising a number of questions, we hope the exhibition will open the door to different ways of approaching the issue. The exhibition comprises artworks from the museum’s own collection and pieces obtained on loan. The works are displayed on the first and second floors and in the basement’s vault. Artists: Kenneth Alme, Signe Marie Andersen, Kari Anne Helleberg-Bahri, Per Inge Bjørlo, Ine Harrang, Kaia Hugin, Hanne Lydia O. Kristoffersen, Lotte Konow Lund, Jannicke Låker, Trine Lise Nedreaas, Guttorm Nordø, Kjell Torriset, Mette Tronvoll. Curators of the exhibition are Benedikte Holen and Tove Lande .
04.04.14 10:31
Art Museum KUBE 2014
Art Museum KUBE 2014
NATUR PÅ NORDVESTLANDET/West Coast Nature
Kunstmuseet KUBE, 16.06.2012 –21.09.2014 SKYGGESPILL - DET POLARE LANDSKAP / Shadowplay - the Polar Landscape
Gjertrud Hals, Hardy Brix og Odd Marakatt Sivertsen
Kunstmuseet KUBE, 18.01 - 09.03.2014 JUGENDSTILENS NATUR / Art Nouveau and Nature
Utstilling fra Réseau Art Nouveau Network/Jugendstilsenteret
Kunstmuseet KUBE, 22.03 - 11.05.2014 Vestlandsutstillingen 2014 - Den enes brød en annens død
Kollektivutstilling
Kunstmuseet KUBE, 05.04 - 27.04.2014 SOMMERUTSTILLINGEN 2014 / Summerexhibition 2014
Tematisk gruppeutstilling
Kunstmuseet KUBE, 24.05 - 31.08.2014 MAY BENTE ARONSEN OG HARALD FENN / Room without a title
Kunstmuseet KUBE, 13.09 - 31.12.2014 JAPONISME
Jugendstilsenteret, 27.09.2014 - 15.02.2015 LARS CHRISTIAN ISTAD - Title to come
Kunstmuseet KUBE, New Date 18.10.2014 - 01.02.2015
02.04.14 15:07
about the foundation kulturkvartalet
about the foundation kulturkvartalet
Kulturkvartalet is a foundation that consists of the two museums Jugendstilsenteret, the National centre of Art Nouveau, and Kunstmuseet KUBE, the County Art museum in Møre and Romsdal. These two consolidated museums are situated side by side in the authentic art nouveau street, Apotekergata, in Ålesund.    
01.08.12 15:55
our TIME MACHINE  - FROM ASHES TO ART NOUVEAU
our TIME MACHINE  - FROM ASHES TO ART NOUVEAU
Our time machine takes visitors back to the town fire of 1904. Over twenty screens showing videos, photos and animations combine with audio and visual effects and exhibits to give visitors a powerful experience of the town fire and reconstruction of Ålesund.The town fire of 23 January 1904 turned Ålesund into Norway’s art nouveau town. The town fire, which was the biggest peacetime fire in Norway’s history, destroyed the old town’s wooden buildings, leaving 10,000 of the town’s 12,000 inhabitants homeless. The whole of the new town – over 600 houses, half of which were masonry buildings – was built from 1904 to 1907. The result was that Ålesund became one of Norway’s most characteristic towns. Ålesund is the only town in Norway where the town centre consists entirely of masonry buildings. Never before or after have so many Norwegian architects worked on the same construction project. Over fifty people, more than thirty of whom were trained architects, designed houses in the new Ålesund. The reconstruction of Ålesund took place whilst Norway was in the process of breaking free from its union with Sweden. This meant that the architects were keen to include “national” features in their buildings. What should “Norwegian architecture” look like, they wondered? On the other hand, they had trained abroad, and were outward-looking and well-informed about contemporary trends. All of these factors are reflected in the architecture of Ålesund. With hindsight it is possible to see that many of the characteristics of the international art nouveau movement influenced the designs that can be seen in Ålesund.  
01.08.12 15:02
from the archive 25.4.-14.9.2014
from the archive 25.4.-14.9.2014
We invited two artists, Elsebeth Jørgensen (Denmark) and Helene Sommer (Norway), to create new works based on Jugendstilsenteret’s collection and archives, and on Ålesund’s architecture and wealth of stories.They worked on this project for about six months, during which time they made several visits to Ålesund in order to develop their concepts and gather information with which to produce their artworks. Jugendstilsenteret’s collection and archive contain artifacts, books, photographs, postcards, letters, architectural drawings and more. As well as searching through this material, the artists drew on the knowledge of some of Ålesund’s dedicated storytellers and collected material from several other archives in the city – private and public, material and non-material, organized and unorganized. They have been encouraged to investigate the stories contained within this visual and historical material, and the exhibition "From the archive" show the results of the work the artists have done since their first visit in Ålesund in october 2013.  In this exhibition we wish to reflect on knowledge production, storytelling and history management – and our own role in these activities, almost 11 years after the founding of Jugendstilsenteret. How is knowledge of our past preserved and mediated, and by whom? What is the relationship between collective and private memory, and when do we regard a version of history as official? Who defines the past, and how do we experience history in the present? The exhibition is supported by the National Art Fund Denmark.
Curator: Benedikte Holen  
09.04.14 09:31
in a lonely place
in a lonely place
SUMMER EXHIBITION 2014 24.05 - 31.08.2014
In the exhibition " in a lonely place", we look at different aspects of loneliness as a condition in modern society. What exactly is loneliness? What does it mean to be lonely?In this exhibition we are seeking to examine various aspects of loneliness as a condition in modern society – a topic that may seem both difficult and frightening. Nevertheless, the subject matter is relevant to our times. We believe it is timely to make loneliness the focus of an exhibition, since art traditionally reflects contemporary society and also has the ability to break down barriers. As well as being a mental space, loneliness can be a condition associated with a physical location. In Norway we have particular geographic and demographic challenges, with a small population dispersed across a long, narrow country divided by mountains and fjords. Has the potential for loneliness in the far-flung, isolated houses beside the fjords played a role in shaping our attitude to community and our view of loneliness?

Loneliness is one of our last remaining taboos. Most people are likely to experience an occasional sense of loneliness in the course of their life. What actually is loneliness? And what does it mean to be lonely? Can art enable us to approach the concept from another angle and emerge with a different understanding of loneliness than we would gain from textbooks? And can we say there is a positive side to loneliness?

In this exhibition we have brought together works by several notable Norwegian contemporary artists – works that are not necessarily illustrative but that deal with loneliness in all its complexity, and that comment and reflect on various aspects of being human. By raising a number of questions, we hope the exhibition will open the door to different ways of approaching the issue. The exhibition comprises artworks from the museum’s own collection and pieces obtained on loan. The works are displayed on the first and second floors and in the basement’s vault. Artists: Kenneth Alme, Signe Marie Andersen, Kari Anne Helleberg-Bahri, Per Inge Bjørlo, Ine Harrang, Kaia Hugin, Hanne Lydia O. Kristoffersen, Lotte Konow Lund, Jannicke Låker, Trine Lise Nedreaas, Guttorm Nordø, Kjell Torriset, Mette Tronvoll. Curators of the exhibition are Benedikte Holen and Tove Lande .
04.04.14 10:31

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