NOVEMBER EXHIBITION 2020 – digital conversation

What role can art play in a corona time?

Digital conversation between artist and board member of Buskerud Bildende Kunstnere Yola Tsolis and director Åsmund Thorkildsen where we ask;
What role can art play in a corona time?

In the middle of the corona era, Buskerud Bildende Kunstnere opens its annual November exhibition 2020, but unfortunately we cannot arrange the exhibition opening as planned as it is not allowed to gather people indoors in accordance with Drammen municipality's regulation § 1 Closure of public places and businesses where cultural, indoor entertainment or leisure activities. This includes, among other things, b) Museums. The museum is closed as long as these guidelines apply in Drammen. Exemption from the rule on closure, cf. §1 second paragraph, applies to, among other things, f) galleries and other sales of art.

The November exhibition is an annual sales exhibition that shows both established artists and debutants. The exhibitions are an important sales arena for artists where we are responsible for disseminating sales. We will keep the sales exhibition open from Thursday 19 November with extra security and access control, even though the museum is otherwise closed.

The museum takes infection control rules seriously and is confident that we can maintain a safe framework for art sales.