Katie Alfheim, Amir Asgharnejad, Merete Joelsen Aune, Åse Pleym Bakken, Andrea Bakketun, Nina Bang, Eskil Bast, Benedicte Beldam, Anne Margrete Bergh, Bjørn Bjarre, Gidsken Braadlie, Yamile Calderon, Vilhelm Christensen, Pia Eikaas, Francis Enebeli, Jeff Engberg, Lina Bournane Engelbreth, Mari Eriksen, Frøydis Eriksson Erstad, Jan Trygve Fløysvik, Andrea Galiazzo, Christine Gebis, Marianne Gihle, Peik Elias G. Greaker, Kirsti Grotmol, Kristian Hagerup, Siri Hjorth, Hanna Høiness, Marin Håskjold, Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas, Christian Kolverud, Kristy Kross, Cecilie Lind, Liva Mork, Terje Nicolaisen, Randi Nygård, Rigmor Nygaard, Janne Paulsen, Torild Rødland, Ilona Sawicka, Marit Silsand, Roald Sivertsen, Eva Sjøwall, Ane Barstad Solvang, Simen Utsigt Stenberg, Guro Synnestvedt, Marit Søndersrød, Charlotte Tjomsland, Lena Trydal, Kristine Vintervold, Toril Gjerumundsdatter Wik, Ilija Wyller, Kristin Ytreberg, Heidi Øiseth
Curated by Mathilde Carbel
Samuel Beckett once wrote: «Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.», inspired by this quote and in opposition to the constant drive for success dominating our society, curator Mathilde Carbel has invited BO’s members to partake in an experiment of failures. Aren’t the mistakes we make just as important as the breakthroughs in our work, and life in general?
BO’s members have all been asked to bring one work which they are discontent with, but they nevertheless kept, just in case. Are these so-called «mistakes» really mistaken? And what happens when these off artworks enter the exhibition space?
Mistakes Were Made: Members Galore is a little community of failures and a cabinet of curiosity sat amongst fellow flaws. What one might see as failed, another might experience completely different – often the imperfect is not perceived as a flaw, but rather the key element that sparks our interest, that senseless thing or the unexpected jewel which is the comma of a sentence, which makes it all make sense. So let’s make use of this fortuitous opportunity to come together and celebrate the otherwise uncelebrated.