CoSA - Concerning The Spiritual in art
CoSA - Concerning the Spiritual in Art is a collaborative artistic research platform including various artists and institutions.
Through artistic and curatorial praxis we seek to investigate the spiritual in art that was so important for the modernist movement 100 years ago, and which is resurfacing today in contemporary art.
The project results in exhibitions, events, performances, artist books and a publication about the project by LOCUS publishing.
Book launches of CoSA Artist books:
LOCUS Bee Sanctuary Garden in St.Hanshaugen, Oslo, NO
LOCUS Bee Sanctuary Garden is a public art project in St.Hanshaugen, Oslo, Norway. The garden contains pollinator friendly flowers such as Lathyrus odoratus, Nigella damascena and centaurea cyanus giving the bees and butterflies incresed diversity.
The garden is granted support by St.Hanshaugen in Oslo municipality and the architect is Don Lawrence.
Artists: Thale Fastvold and Tanja Thorjussen / Locus
Research trips, performances and events in collaboration with LATERNA:
- Monte Veritá in Switzerland (study trip) April
- The Norwegian institute at Athens and Hill of Muses, Athens (Performance/event)
- Áhkánjárstábba / Stalloen in Kvalsund, Norway (Performance) June.
- Museum of Avant Garde, St.Petersburg (Performance / Installation) October.
CoSA VI - Museum of Avant Garde in St.Petersburg, RU
CoSA V - Ahkanjarstabba / Stalloen, Hammerfest, NO
CoSA IV - Hill of the Muses, Athens
CoSA III - The Norwegian institute at Athens
CoSA II - Monte Verita
Research through movement, by the Visionary tree in Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland.
CoSA I - Sørkedalen
CoSA - Concerning the Spiritual in Art / Artist books
In 2016 we started researching the spiritual in art with the CoSA project and in order to expand an artistic research we have invited various artists to create small editions of artist books about this theme. The first two artist books was launched during Documenta opening week at The Norwegian Institute at Athens in 2017.
Artists invited to create artist books for the CoSA project in 2017:
Merete Joelsen Aune (NO), Stefano Cagol (IT), Anna Daniell (NO), Thale Fastvold (NO), Margrethe Pettersen (NO), Daniel Slåttnes & Sara Ronnback (SE/NO) and Tanja Thorjussen (NO)