Soft City


4th–6th September 2014
Chto Delat, Keren Cytter, Maria Hassabi, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Steinar Haga Kristensen, Ignas Krunglevičius, Øyvind Mellbye, Sandra Mujinga, Sult with Greg Pope, Tidens Krav.

Kunsthall Oslo is pleased to present Soft City, a three day programme of performances, concerts and screenings around the city of Oslo. Soft City presents works by artists which in different ways subvert the established conventions of existing genres of performance, including opera, theatre, dance, film, popular music and TV-drama. Venues for the events include Kanonhallen, Oslo City Hall, Black Box Theatre, Blitz, Cinemateket and Kunsthall Oslo. Soft City also includes two new commissions for public space.

We invite you to join us for a reception to celebrate the start of the Soft City programme and the opening of Keren Cytter’s project on Thursday September 4th at 6pm, at Kunsthall Oslo’s new gallery space at Trelastgata 17 in Bjørvika, two blocks down from our previous location. Refreshments will be served.

At 8pm there will be a free bus to Kanonhallen for the premiere of HEX UBU, a new performance work by Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, with drinks and music afterwards. Return transport via a free bus at 11pm or from Sinsen T-bane station.

All Soft City events are free, but please note that places are strictly limited for Steinar Haga Kristensen’s project at Oslo City Hall, and tickets must be booked and collected in advance.

The Soft City programme is curated and produced by Kunsthall Oslo.

Soft City is funded by Nordic Culture Point, the Nordic Culture Fund, KORO, The Norwegian Arts Council, FFUK, The Danish Arts Foundation, Norske Billedkunstnere, the Free Word Foundation and the City of Oslo. Kunsthall Oslo is supported by The Norwegian Arts Council, OSU, Hav Eiendom, and the City of Oslo.

The first part of Soft City took place in May this year, with a performance of the play Laksespelet – allmenningens tragedie by Trine Falch, Mona Solhaug and Bo Krister Wallström, and a concert exchange between Kunsthall Oslo and Mayhem in Copenhagen featuring performances by Puce Mary, Gud er kvinde, T. R. Kirstein, Family Underground, Kjetil Hansen, Alexander Rishaug, Dag Erik Knedal Andersen and Agnes Hvizdalek, and Jon Wesseltoft.