Scan Magazine, Issue 110, March 2018

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Scan Magazine  |  Gallery of the Month  |  Norway

Photo: Jan Inge Haga

Gallery of the Month, Norway

A contemporary gallery with an international focus Internationally-focused gallery BGE Contemporary Art Project recently relaunched its gallery in a brand new space in Stavanger, Norway, tailor-made for its contemporary art offering. By Line Elise Svanevik

BGE Contemporary Art Project was launched in the spring of 2014 as a collaboration between Kim Brandstrup, Marit Gillespie and Eli Lilleeng Ertvaag. Specialising in providing contemporary art on commission, the gallery is heavily influenced by Galleri Brandstrup in Oslo, directed and co-founded by BGE’s own Kim Brandstrup. Galleri Brandstrup has been open for 30 years and works across several interna96  |  Issue 110  |  March 2018

Ertvaag. “We are going to be putting on the same exhibitions that you see in other major cities, and we have relatively high ambitions.”

Tailor-made gallery tional cities, such as Dubai, Brussels and Copenhagen, as it holds an enormous international network. Since the very beginning, BGE Contemporary Art Project has worked with different ornamentations in addition to exhibitions from its previous studio, Tollboden, in the centre of Stavanger. “Although we’re sitting here in Stavanger, we’re part of the international art scene, and we don’t see any limitations,” says

On 1 November 2017, BGE opened a brand new gallery, which boasts over 600 square metres and has been tailor-made to suit the needs of the gallery. Built over a one-year period, the gallery will focus on displaying both Norwegian and international contemporary art. “The reception from the public has been overwhelming,” says Ertvaag. “We chose to build a completely new gallery, which is a new concept in itself as galleries

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