John K. Raustein: video from Archive of the Forgotten
With the poetic but contradictory exhibition title, "The Archive of the Forgotten", Raustein seems to give us a hint about the status and position of memories in the work of remembrance. In this video, Raustein talks about some of his thoughts behind and sources of inspiration for works in the exhibition.
John Raustein (b. 1972 in Stavanger) lives in Oslo. He is a graduate of the Bergen Academy of the Arts and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts' Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation in Copenhagen. Raustein has had solo exhibitions at institutions such as the Artists' Association (Oslo), Trøndelag Center for Contemporary Art (Trondheim) and KRAFT Bergen. He has participated in a number of group exhibitions at home and abroad, including at the Zhejiang Art Museum (Hangzhou, China) and in the exhibition The Eye of the Needle, which was shown at KODE (Bergen) and the Museum of Art and Design in Oslo. Raustein's works have been purchased by Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Nasjonalmuseet, KODE and Sørlandets Kunstmuseum.
The exhibition is supported by Regional Project Funds for Visual Arts from the Art Centers in Norway and the Visual Artists' Remuneration Fund.