.NO will host the official launch for the anthology Kunstner by curatorial team LOCUS, a reading by Edy Poppy from her recent short story collection, and a panel discussion with several invited artists. October 22nd at 1pm-5pm.
As a part of the exhibition ACTION-ReACTION at .NO, Norwegian author Edy Poppy will read from her latest short story collection Sammen.Brudd (Coming.Apart). Launching their anthology Kunstner, the Norwegian curatorial team LOCUS will invite several artists to a public discussion on the issues addressed in these texts on how contemporary artists work today.
"Edy Poppy writes about people who are living on the edge, about intense relationships and passion gone sour. Edy Poppy’s sensitive, observant prose conjures up the desperation of falling in love and the fear of being left alone – in the sticks, by the sea, on the rubbish heap or in the metropolis Berlin. She has an original and vivacious take on the widespread use of reality in fiction and poses new questions about the best way of capturing Truth. Coming.Apart is a collection of short stories full of paradox, narcissism and self-loathing, of independence and dependence, of truth and lies." Review of Sammen.Brudd, Gyldendal.
LOCUS is an art and curator group established in 2006 by Thale Fastvold and Tanja Thorjussen. Both educated as artists and curators they have exhibited in New York, Oslo, Trondheim, Reykjavik and Zurich. LOCUS has curated video-art events, exhibitions and are collaborators on various art projects in Norway and abroad.
.NO is a non profit-gallery located at 251 East Houston Street, between Norfolk and Suffolk Streets. The closest subway stop Second Avenue – Lower East Side on the F‐train. Gallery hours are Tuesdays to Fridays 12 pm – 6pm, and Saturday and Sundays 1 pm – 6 pm. Press viewings can be arranged prior to the