Past Event

Knut Åsdam & Ben Borthwick in Conversation

7 Sep 2023, 6:00pm


To mark the opening of Knut Åsdam’s Murmansk / Kirkenes at KARST, join us for an in-conversation event between the Norwegian artist and filmmaker and KARST’s Head of Programme, Ben Borthwick.


About  Knut Åsdam

One of Norway’s foremost artists, Knut Åsdam produces films and video installations with an acute sense of subjectivity and language, exploring the politics and poetics of architecture, place and community. Åsdam ́s work has been shown internationally, including presentations at MOMA, Tate Modern, Bergen Kunsthall, Tate Britain, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum (Rotterdam), Venice Biennial, Kunsthalle Bern, Istanbul Biennial, FRAC Bourgogne, MACRO (Rome), Museum of Contemporary Art (Oslo), Manifesta7, Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Åsdam’s articles on cinema and the politics of space and gender have been published widely.

About Ben Borthwick

Ben Borthwick is Head of Programme at KARST, a gallery and studio complex in Plymouth, UK. He combines working internationally with grass roots artist development. He was previously Artistic Director of Plymouth Arts Centre, CEO of international art prize Artes Mundi and Assistant Curator at Tate Modern. In parallel with his work at KARST he runs PRIMEdesign, an ongoing community project connecting young skateboarders to contemporary art. He has published widely on contemporary art, sound and experimental music.


Murmansk / Kirkenes is supported by Arts Council England, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in London and Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA).


Free admission. Book your ticket here.