Matias Faldbakken and Toril Johannessen to Documenta
The two KHiB alumni Matias Faldbakken and Toril Johannessen are chosen to present works at this year's Documenta in Kassel.
Image (top): Toril Johannessen "In search of Iceland spar", detail 2008. Foto: Peter Klasson
"Congratulations to the two artists who have their education from Bergen Academy of Art and Design", says Paula Crabtree, Rector and Leader of the Board. "We are very proud that our students have been chosen to such an important event."
Educated in 1998 and 2008
Matias Faldbakken (b. 1973) has a Diploma Degree from Dept of Fine Art in 1998. Toril Johannessen (b. 1978) graduated with an MA in Fine Art in 2008.
Documenta is an exhibition of modern and contemporary art which takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany. Documenta is regarded as the most important exhibition of contemporary art, drawing attention from all over the world. Every Documenta is limited to 100 days of exhibition, which is why it is often referred to as the "museum of 100 days".
It was founded by artist, teacher and curator Arnold Bode in 1955 as part of the Bundesgartenschau (Federal Horticultural Show) which took place in Kassel at that time.