CoSA - Concerning The Spiritual in art
Concerning the Spiritual in Art (CoSA) is a collaboration between the artists Inger-Reidun Olsen and Marianne Skjeldal (LATERNA) and Thale Fastvold and Tanja Thorjussen (LOCUS).
With our various artistic praxis in photography, drawing, performance and dance 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 and praxis.
Our first journey together will take us on a research trip to Monte Veritá in Switzerland followed by an event/artist talk on the 6th of April at the Norwegian institute at Athens and a site specific performance in Athens on the 10th of April 2017.
The project will result in exhibitions, performances, artist books and a publication about the project by LOCUS publishing.
LATERNA, are Inger-Reidun Olsen and Marianne Skjeldal, both choreographers and performers, coming from a dance background, but now working in various formats within performance dealing with materials, objects, sound and actions in relation to artistic research, performative and spiritual practices.
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)