Photo: Nadia Caroline Andersen / TKM
At the opening of Trondheim kunstmuseum`s new presentation of its collection on October 28, 2023, you can experience the premiere of the performance Family.
Brussels-based, Italian artist Francesca Grilli has developed the performance project "Family" and in collaboration with the National Museum in Oslo it will be performed at Trondheim kunstmuseum once every quarter over a two-year period.
"Family" is about time—represented through the different generations and through their different voices. In interaction with works from the collective exhibition spanning a time period of several hundred years, the performance is given an expanded time dimension. Grilli views the museum as a family tree, as a backbone in time. "I like the idea that a family can take ownership of the museum. By celebrating their favorite works with song, they become an artwork themselves, placed within the institution," she says.
"Family" does not restrict itself to biological relationships but looks to the expansion of the concepts of love and community.
With the presence of the participating family at the museum over time, Grilli also seeks to unite art and life in a few simple moments.