Winter Solstice 2019 We Dance Alone.
I am exhibiting a video at this annual event.
21/12 2019 at Kroloftet, Oslo
8th EDITION OF THE WINTER SOLSTICE NIGHT EXHIBITION,
a non-curated happening organised by Vandaler forening in collaboration with Kroloftet.
Jannik Abel, Elin Austbø Sverre Aurstad, Rosa Molina & Mona Bentzen, Patricia Risopatron Berg, Finn Brodal, Sofie Brønner, Magnus Bugge, Stan D'Haene, Hasan Daraghmeh, dragongirl, Esra Duzen, Kollege Dynamics, Ingrid Kristensen Bjørnaali & Mor Efrony, Christian Grindvold, Beatrice Guttormsen, Bjørnar Habbestad, Christian Hennie, Gro Hernes, Risto Holopainen, Honorkesteret, Espen Iden, Azul Filho de Luiz & Luanda Carneiro Jacoel, Kjersti Lande, Teater Leikhus, MONOMORT, Liva Mork, Night Visions, Deise Nunes, Object-NoNameCreature, Gunnar Steinarsson, Ivan Oliversen, Andreas Hald Oxenvad, pH, Fågelfors Trio (Carl Svensson, Torbjørn Davidsen & Jon Platou), Julie Lillelien Porter, Christopher Power, Marius Presterud, Espen Sommer Eide & Alexander Rishaug, Andreas Røysum, Mekdes W. Shebeta, Birgitte Sigmundstad, Marit Silsand, Katarina Skjønsberg, Lydia Brunch (Dåra Dork and Karina Sletten), Johan Söderström, Wiese/Thelle, Samvær Under Tilsün, sihtx (Signe Tolbøll), Alexandra Vasic, Elin Már Øyen Vister, Hamid Waheed & Kim Uglum Reenskaug, Greg Malcolm & Jennifer Ward, Rudy Wolff, Ragnar Heyerdahl & Johanna Zwaig m. flere.
15/11 2019 Exhibition Opening
The Construction of a New Body
I am taking part in the exhibition at Kurant.
Maija Liisa Björklund, Johanne Bøckmann, Line Solberg Dolmen, Linn Horntvedt, Nicolas William Hughes, Soko Hwang, Emelie Karin Ieremia, Maren Dagny Juell, Aaron McCarthy, Agnieszka Mastalerz, Tromsø Folkekjøkken, Tanya Varbanova and works from the Arsenal (De), Lightcone (Fr) and Filmform (Se) archives.
From the Swedish Folk Home to the New-town, Corbusier to the Metabolism movement to Celebration Village; from Radio Calisthenics to the Greek gymnasium to the Nazi’s ideal man - the body and the home have historically been used as sites for the manifestation of political ideology, the collective and social change. How are our bodies collective sites of contest and creation to propagandise or empower the political systems we are within? Who designs the buildings we inhabit or the political paths we move along? Is the body directed by the houses and the system it works within or does it mold, shape, strengthen or destroy? ‘Construction of a New Body’ seeks to explore contemporary modes of living, our collective movement and the question of who builds utopia and how do we live there when it is done?
More info on their website
CHANNELS, THE AUSTRALIAN VIDEO BIENNIAL
My work Tutorial#13 JOY is part of Channels, The Australian Video Biennial. It is selected in the Video Visions program and will also be exhibited on public screens in Melbourne and Sydney. It will then travel on to Brisbane.
Video Visions celebrates video works that are experimental, risky, critically-engaged and relevant to our time. It is Channels Festival's flagship open-call program, running since the inaugural festival in 2013.
Presented as a feature-length cinema screening, the 2019 Video Visions program includes a curated selection of recently created, single-channel works that showcases the current energy and direction of video art.
The 2019 screening will feature video works by Gianluca Abbate (Italy), Pablo-Martín Córdoba (Argentina/ France), CROSSLUCID (Poland/Hungary/Germany), Di Hu (China/Ireland), Maren Dagny Juell (Norway), Deborah Kelly and collaborators (Australia/Japan), Sonia Leber and David Chesworth (UK/Australia), Juyi Mao (China/USA), Alison Nguyen (USA), Ella Parkes-Talbot (Australia), Sophie Penkethman-Young (Australia), Caroline Rumley (USA), Devis Venturelli (Italy).
For more information, see their website
07/09 2019 Exhibition Opening
NATIONAL AUTUMN EXHIBITION
I am participation in this year National Autumn Exhibition (Høstutstillingen) at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo.
I am showing a new video work. Tutorial#13 JOY as a video installation.
The work is also selected to be screened in two satellite programs around Norway.
For more information see their website
01/09 2019 Artist Talk
Location: Atelier Nord’s office on the third floor of Olaf Ryes plass 2 (entrance Sofienberggata).
Join us for a conversation and finissage for Maren Dagny Juell’s VR-installation Flexible Schedule. Juell will be in conversation with curator for photography and new media at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter Susanne Østby Sæther. The conversation will be in Norwegian.
After the talk Flexible Schedule will be open until 6 PM without a reservation. Please note that there may be a queue as the installation can only be experienced by one person at a time.
Susanne Østby Sæther is curator of new media and photography at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter. Sæther holds a doctorate in media studies from the University of Oslo, where she previously worked as a researcher. Her latest publication is the anthology Screen Space Reconfigured (ed., soon to be published on Amsterdam University Press).
15/08 2019 Exhibition opening
Dates: 16.08. – 01.09.19.
Location: Atelier Nord’s office on the third floor of Olaf Ryes plass 2 (entrance Sofienberggata).
Opening hours: Friday 16-17, Saturday and Sunday 13-18.
Reservations are necessary as the installation can only be experienced by one person at a time. Book a slot (for free!) via via eventbrite!
Please join us for the exhibition opening on Thursday 15.08 19–21.
«Space has the power to transform business—unlocking the potential of people and organizations. Intentional design, warm hospitality, and flexible solutions enable your team to do its best work.» – WeWork, a coworking company with 341 locations worldwide.
Flexible Schedule is a coworking inspired VR-installation by Maren Dagny Juell that can be visited by appointment in Atelier Nord’s spacious and bright office, located centrally at Grünerløkka in Oslo. Dagny Juell has built a virtual copy of the space, in line with the creative entrepreneur’s need for a well-designed, flexible workplace in an open-plan layout. Experience the zen-like workflow that stems from a new desk every day and free use of the shared espresso machine. Live the life of a freelancer and unleash your creativity without stressing over negligible pension rights, the lack of sick pay, unemployment in cases of personal crisis, or difficulties with being approved for a mortgage – remember, you’re here to be flexible. Besides, we have some really nice green plants.
A series of goopy, tactile sculptures are mirrored as furnishings in the virtual version of the office and visitors are encouraged to touch. With Flexible Schecdule Dagny Juell explores how the sensory apparatus can receive input from a virtual and a physical space simultaneously. She is also interested in how the body is subjugated by economic power structures through the use of language that praises flexibility.
Supported by Arts Council Norway and The Audio and Visual Fund.
06/09 2018 Exhibition Opening
Participating in a group show at DIENSTGEBÄUDE Art Space in Zurich 7/09-6/10
at PS 1
Benedikte Bjerre (DK), Delphine Chapuis Schmitz CH), Maren Dagny Juell Kristensen (NO), Julien Previeux (FR), Morgane Tschiember (FR), Sergio Verastegui (PE/FR)
curated by Julia Cistiakova and Ekaterina Shcherbakova
The exhibition Sobranie Cocktail comes from a discussion between the participants on better work issuing from the given conditions. The exhibition on how to make a better exhibition passes through an attitude of non-productivity and results in the assembly of individual responses.
The definition of better work results and processes is specified by various technological and social realms. Confronting the technological and manual DIY consciousnesses, fading borderline between work and leisure, manifesting the disappearance of the author, the exhibition sets up an issue of better working conditions in art within the broader social context. A series of non-works fosters the productivity and usability of free time, seeks the limits of procrastination, and questions the utility of deconstruction. Exposing the pre-production elements, honouring side-effects and leftovers, scrutinising the materiality of time, are all the processes that form the spatial discourse of the exhibition.
Benedikte Bjerre glances back to the early era of productivity movement, notably related to the expansion of the female labour force as well as the extraction of potential free time due to technological facilitators of domestic work. Morgane Tschiember exposes the interior of workshops that she frequented to produce her sculptures: erotic posters objectifying women’s bodies are juxtaposed to the atmosphere they are presented in, being a relief and at the same time, an antagonist of men’s hard work. Maren Dagny Juell ironically explores a pedagogy of online tutorials, implementing a gap of despair that appears while one is supposed to learn how to optimise their mental and physical. Sergio Verastegui designs a protocol for realising a dysfunctional painting, manifesting the idea of almost non-working, as well as addresses a series of postcards from his vacation during the exhibition period. Delphine Chapius Schmitz reveals the notes she is taking regularly that form her universe of realised and unrealised works, preparations for teaching, daily observations, and reflections.
Sobranie Cocktail offers to visit the reunion once it came to its end, and have a look at the set of the individual responses aiming to improve the discourse, the display, and simply to make it better according to one’s knowledge and interpretation.
September 7 - October 6, 2018
Opening Thursday September 6, 6 - 10 pm with Bar and Crêpes
Kindly supported by Georg und Josi Guggenheim Stiftung and Danish Arts Foundation
More information on their website: http://www.dienstgebaeude.ch/
15/02 2018 SQUAT/SPECIAL FEATURES EXHIBITION
21/04 2018 Exhibition Opening
SQUAT/ LIVE URGENTLY 21/04-03/06 2018
Welcome to the opening of my Solo show at TRAFO KUNSTHALL.
Opening from 13: 00-15:00 on Saturday 21th of April.
I will exhibit a new video piece: Let's make it super Premium and several other works.
More information and opening hours on gallery website.
Still from Let's make it super Premium
07/03 2018 Interview in KUNZT
KUNZT visited me in my exhibition at Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst,
Kunzt is a vlogg that covers the Norwegian Art Scene and was interested in talking to me about the use of VR in contemporary Art.
Unfortunately the interview is a bit shorter than planned as the sound messed up, but you will get a taster from the exhibition here!
You can read more about KUNZT here.
27/02 2018 ARTIST TALK
ARTIST TALK with SHAMA KHANNA
Welcome to a talk between Shama Khanna and myself at Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst
18-19 on 27/02 2018.
Shama Khanna is a curator and author based in London. Khanna has curated more than 50 artist projects both freelance and as part of collaboration with The Showroom, the BFI London Film Festival and the LUX / ICA Biennial of Moving Images in London, Documenta14 in Athens. She has founded the journal Aorist, a journal of experimental writing about contemporary art culture. Khanna also teaches at Kingston University.
15/02 2018 SQUAT/SPECIAL FEATURES EXHIBITION
SOLO SHOW at TRØNDELAG SENTER FOR SAMTIDSKUNST
Welcome to the opening Thursday February 15 at 19:00
The exhibition SQUAT/special features resembles a gym. Here, the audience can book time with a personal trainer. Through close follow-up and the use of VR-technology, the audience will experience a virtual world that questions the autonomy of the individual and the limits of subjectivity.
In SQUAT the fitness apparatus is utilized to display its inherent structuring of the lived socio-political experience. Maren Dagny Juell relates the flexibility searched for in the gym to the subject caught in an economic world — where ageing, decay and rigidity becomes the navigation line between ultimate defeat and possible protest.
05/12 2017 THE COMMON- EXHIBITION
Im praticipating in this show in Stockholm
Det Allmänna / The Common
An office show with Nisrine Boukhari, Alvaro Campo, Maren Dagny Juell, Medium, and Lars Tunbjörk put together by Jonatan Habib Engqvist.
Welcome to an office show at Equator Stockholm, Kungsgatan 18 next Tuesday, December 5, 5 – 7 pm.
There might be cake and a commissioned text by Lars Raattamaa.
For more info see Facebook event.
15/09 2017 OSLO KULTURNATT
I am showing a few pieces during Oslo Kulturnatt at Praksis Oslo.
From 18-22 on friday.
PRAKSIS and BOA are please to join together in opening up one of Oslo's oldest buildings, Rådhusgata 19 Antanomigården for Kulturnatt 2017. Join us to get a glimpse of what we do, with an exhibition of work by former residents and a large scale installation created using images from 40 previous residents and documentation of PRAKSIS activity since March 2016.
07/09 - 12/09 2017 OSLO ART WEEKEND
NAKED CALL OPTION
I am participating in a group show at Podium Oslo.
For the occasion of Oslo Art Weekend, Podium is proud to present Naked Call Option, a compilation of video works by 31 artists. The featured artists have previously presented their works in the premises of Podium within different circumstances and/or have contributed to our activities by other means, thus altogether forming a vivid community around the space.
Maren Dagny Juell
Andreas Hald Oxenvad
Synnøve SG Wetten
Ellen Henriette Suhrke
Bjørn Erik Haugen
(in collaboration with: Dorota Gaweda & Eglė Kulbokaitė, Pakui Hardware, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Gailė Pranckūnaitė, Yorgia Karidi, Nick Bastis, Kaspars Groshevs, Georges Jacotey, Mikko Kuorinki, Karl Larsson, Fritz Laszlo Weber, Nicholas Matranga, Michael Portnoy, Iza Tarasewicz and Saemundur Thor Helgason)
01/09 - 10/09 2017 VIDEO FESTIVAL
CHANNELS THE AUSTRALIAN VIDEO ART FESTIVAL
Very happy to be included in Channels, The Australian Video Art Festival with the work Tutorial#10: Every Team Member.
The video ins being exhibited on FED TV a large screen outdoor on the public space Federation Square.
10/08 -10/09 2017 NEW VIDEO WORK
Endliches und Ewiges Sein
A new collaborative work between Petrine Vinje and Maren Dagny Juell. Based on the writings of Edith Stein in her book Finite and Eternal Being: An Attempt at an Ascent to the Meaning of Being.
First exhibited in Petrine Vinjes exhibition SCIVIAS at
Welcome to the opening 10th of August 2017.
30/06-02/07 2017 SQUAT---UAT EXHIBITION
Very exited to invite to my Solo Show SQUAT---UAT at Podium Oslo.
!!EXCLUSIVE. For three days only you will have the opportunity to participate in User Acceptance Testing (UAT) of the SQUAT experience by Maren Dagny Juell, at PODIUM Oslo, for free! This is where sweat is produced and excuses come to die.
Opening June 30th, 19:00
Exhibition is open July 1—2, from 13:00—17:00, a three day only! Please go to http://squat.marenjk.net/ to book a 15 minute-session with a personal trainer (PT).
Please note the exhibition is also accessible without an appointment with PT.
02/05 2017 ONLINE EXHIBITION
For the first time showing my new video Tutorial#10 Every Team member in
INTERNET PROJECTS SHOWCASES ONLINE BASED ARTWORKS BY FORMER PRAKSIS RESIDENTS.
23/03 -26/03 2017 ART FAIR
I’m participating with Galleri Ram at SUPERMARKET Art fair in Stockholm
23-26 of March 2017
More info at their website
13/03 -10/04 2017 Exhibition on public screens
I am proud to be selected as artist of the month on Public Art Screens.
My work Failing to levitate in the field is being shown on screens in public spaces in Stavanger from mid march to mid April.
24/01 2017 CRITICISM: KUNSTKRTIKK
Very happy to receive a good review in the established online Art Criticism Magazine Kunstkritikk.
by Nora Joung
19/01 2017 EXHIBITION: SOFT STRATEGY, HARD REALITY
Welcome to the opening of a new exhibition that also is the first exhibition in RAM galleris new space, after the gallerys relocation to Thorvald Meyersgate 51 at Grünerløkka.
(Nearest tramstop is Olaf Ryes Plass.)
The exhibition “Soft strategy, hard reality” has a focus on textile art, as 2017 marks the 40 year anniversary of Norwegian Textile Artists . Congratulations!
The artists in this exhibition all have in common that in their artistic praxis, they question and comment on contemporary issues and phenomena, with artworks that in various ways refer to traditions, identity and cultural heritage and how these topics are expressed in arts & crafts, how they serve as "soft" strategies for dealing with a harsh reality.
I am showing two pieces in the show.
More information at the gallery website.
21/10 2016 SCREENING: MOUNT FLORIDA SCREENING
My work "Tutorial#6" is being screened as a part of Mount Florida Screenings in Glasgow.
Mount Florida Screenings is a bi-monthly artists moving image event at Mount Florida Studios, led by artists Morwenna Kearsley and Myles Painter.
We are delighted to invite you to our fifth event on Friday 21st October, 6pm-8pm, where we will be screening works by:
Maren Dagny Juell
Jade Montserrat (with filmmakers Webb-Ellis)
We look forward to seeing you!
Mount Florida Studios
37 Clincart Road
(The nearest train station is Mount Florida. We are just round the corner!)
24/09/2016 ROSA MAKRELLSKYER HELT ØVERST
I am doing a public Art project at Magasinleiren in Ski, Norway as a part of Sted Søker Kunst Art festival.
TERJE EVENSEN, elektronikk, musikk og lys.
ELI EINES/ANNE KRISTIANSEN, relasjonell kunst installasjon.
MAREN DAGNY JUELL, relasjonell kunst, installasjon og video.
LARS ANDREAS T KRISTIANSEN, installasjon.
More about the fetsival here: http://www.stedsokerkunst.no/
My work is an an interactive project with a green screen and generated landscapes.
Everyone is welcome to take part!
Some of the results will be posted here: rosa sky