From the performance at the National Museum, Oslo. Photo: The National Museum / Annar Bjørgli.
In collaboration with the National Museum and the artist Francesca Grilli, Trondheim kunstmuseum invites all kinds of family constellations to apply for participation in the performance "Family," which will be shown in Trondheim kunstmuseum's new presentation of its collection opening October 2023.
Brussels-based, Italian artist Francesca Grilli has developed the performance project "Family." We want you and your family to help bring this work of art to life for Trondheim kunstmuseum and are searching for a family living in Trøndelag to participate. After a period of rehearsal with Grilli and her composer, the family selected will sing titles from the museum's art collection. Apply with elected or biological family members, or a constellation of your choosing. We are looking for families in the broadest sense. "Family" does not restrict itself to biological relationships but looks to the expansion of the concepts of love and community. Anyone can apply so long as the family group consists of at least three generations—and everyone loves to sing.
"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.
The family selected to participate in the project will, once every quarter over a two-year period, perform the work in Trondheim kunstmuseum.
With their presence in the museum over time, Grilli also seeks to unite art and life in a few simple moments.
Something for you and your family?
Do you want to know more or would you like to register your family?
Use the contact form at the bottom of the page or contact project manager Linn Halvorsrød by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 97 63 17 88.
Deadline for registration: 9 april 2023.