The Art Centre
by the Hardangerfjord
Great art experiences beside the Hardangerfjord – all year!
Discover art, scenery and architecture in the heart of Hardanger – located in the centre of Øystese
Kabuso is a pulsating art centre with temporary exhibitions, extensive concert program, activities for children and teenagers, café and gift shop.
The sculpture collection Ingebrigt Vik Museum and the lightwork Hardanger Skyspace by James Turrell is also a part of the program on offer.
Hvileåret: Rest, Growth and Activism is an 18 month long participatory and artistic-research project housed at Storeteigen bygdatun in Øystese developed by Bergen based artist, Amber Ablett. It aims
Hvileåret: Rest, Growth and Activism is an 18 month long participatory and artistic-research project housed at Storeteigen bygdatun in Øystese developed by Bergen based artist, Amber Ablett. It aims to create a collective space to investigate, learn about and question the role of rest in growth.
Hvileåret focuses on rest within activism and those who fight against oppression through collective thinking, writing, sound, workshops and interventions in the grounds of Storeteigen.
Storeteigen is run by Kunsthuset Kabuso as an alternative space to work with participatory and research based projects. The project began in February 2022 and will run until the summer of 2023.
Hvileåret uses the traditional farming method vekselbruk (crop rotation) and the importance of the hvileår (in English known as the fallow year- a year which allows the soil to replenish its nutrients) as an analogy for the importance of pausing and reflecting in our work for societal change.
Rest can be seen as an act of resistance in a society that pushes us to be productive at the expense of our well being; becoming overwhelmed and exhausted can actually hinder the changes we want to see- exhaustion can also been since as a tactic to maintain the status quo- that only benefits the few privileged in our global society. The writer, professor, and civil rights activist, Audrey Lourde said: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare”. Whether these changes are in how we view our resources or the structures that privilege a few and oppress others, this project turns to methods of farming that are in tune with the natural cycles of growth to learn how we can view rest as an active tool for change.
Holding this project in a bygdatun has special significance beyond the link to farming. The bygdatun is a collective space: one you work, live and socialise around and so informs the framework for this participatory project that will encourage shared thinking, learning and play.
Amber Ablett is an artist and writer based in Bergen, Norway. Using performance, text, sound and re-enactment, her work looks at the importance of belonging to how we be together, with an focus on how our society shapes, reflects, controls and limits our multifaceted identities. Ablett uses her own position, as a mixed race woman living in Norway, as a starting point to create a space for questioning communality and shared thinking; she is interested in how we learn about ourselves through learning about other people. Stepping away from spectacle, Ablett often uses workshops and gatherings as a platform to share and open up her practice.
The permanent lightwork by the American artist James Turrell: Hardanger Skyspace is available at dusk and dawn. > Tickets and timetables here
The permanent lightwork by the American artist James Turrell: Hardanger Skyspace is available at dusk and dawn.
With an octagonal form, a hole in the roof and seating for 18 people, this artwork provides a different experience of colour, sky, space and light.
At sunrise and sunset, the space is filled with coloured light that changes your perception of the sky.
You will be astounded and amazed by what you see!
The weather conditions and seasons influence the experience, so every visit is unique.
Contact Kabuso to book a private visit and for any queries:
firstname.lastname@example.org / +47 474 79 987
May 31 (Tuesday) 00:00 - December 31 (Saturday) 00:00
Kabuso Hardangerfjordvegen 626, 5610 Øystese
Prepare to be charmed by these young talents from Kvam cultural school!Twice every six months, the cultural school in Kvam invites the public to a concert in Kabuso to let
Prepare to be charmed by these young talents from Kvam cultural school!
Twice every six months, the cultural school in Kvam invites the public to a concert in Kabuso to let you see what they are up to.
Sit back and hear everything from the most beautiful singing to the coolest guitar solo.
We guarantee you will be impressed, touched and charmed – the cocoa concerts always have a good element of surprise about them!
Before and after the concert, you can enjoy the café, which of course serves hot cocoa and other treats.
Please note! KabusoFriend discounts do not apply to the cocoa concerts