Mondo Tromso presents: Planka 2 in Tromsø
Saturday 18 February at. 20:00
Planka gallerist: Helga Marie Nordby
Artists: Sverre Gullesen, Snorre Hvamen, Kristian Skylstad, Mohamed Ali Fadlabi, Hjørdis Kurås, Geir Backe Altern, Stian Eide Kluge, Anders Smebye, Stefan Schröder, Ebba Moi, Helen Eriksen, Steffen Håndlykken, Line Solberg Dolmen, Ron Faber Dahl Steinar Haga Kristensen, Thora Dolven Balke, Linn Pedersen, Leander Djønne and Anna Daniell.
Planka 2 in Tromso is a tribute to artists who runs or has been running art venues
Concert by Ørjan Amundsen
Planka was originally a regular plank, a shelf in the ceiling between the kitchen and living room in the artist couple Anna Daniell and Sverre Strandbergs apartment at Tøyen in Oslo. A deep desire to open a new artspace in Oslo led to the plank in the ceiling appearing as a natural place. In May 2008 the first exhibition of Planka opened with Anna Daniell, Sverre Strandberg, Line Halvorsen, Mikkel McAlinden and Steinar Haga Kristensen exhibiting. After a string of successes and Planka 5 Anna Daniell will make an exhibition in the woods titled Gallery, dammit earth in my Gallery. Among those invited are Steinar Haga Kristensen who will exhibit Planka as an independent work of art. The piece Gallery by Kristensen is purchased by the Norwegian Young Artists' Society (UKS) and given to Helga Marie Nordby as a parting gift when she quit her job at UKS. In October 2009 Helga takes Planka up north and opens the exhibition Planka in Tromso with Nicolas Siepen, Miriam Haile, Terje Nicolaisen and Vebjørn Guttormsgaard. After a long break of Planka exhibitions in the original and plankless address at Tøyen, UKS is sponsoring the address with a new plank. It is an exact replica of the original, so that today there are two identical planks, one in Oslo and one in Tromso. Planka Tromso never got any permanent space and is living a mobile existence today.
About Mondo Tromso:
Mondo Tromso is a non-profit artshop selling prints, audio works and illustrations mainly by young and unestablished artists, musicians and writers from Tromsø and around the world. The artshop is mobile, but is currently based at Kurant and is run by the art students Linn Horntvedt, Miriam Haile and Ingrid Boe Sørensen. Mondo Tromso was originally started by Vebjørn Guttormsgaard.