|Publisher: Kunst i offentlige rom - KORO
Format 25 x 20 cm, 96 pages, 63 images
Editors: Jon-Ove Steihaug, Gerd Tinglum
Texts: Jon-Ove Steihaug, Steinar Sekkingstad, Jørn Narud
Language: Norwegian, Introduction in English
The Building for Basic Biological Research (BBB) at the University of Bergen
The Building for Basic Biological Research (BBB) at the University of Bergen was completed in 2003. This book presents the public art projects commissioned for the new building by one of KORO’s arts committees active during 1999-2006.
The projects consist of three architecturally integrated works: two gardens by the Japanese landscape architect and Zen-priest Shunmyo Masuno, a sound installation located in the monumental stairwell by English-Norwegian composer Natasha Barrett and a large, coloured glass window facade by the Norwegian painter Arne Malmedal.
John Coplans (1920-2003), Tom Sandberg and Vibeke Tandberg, which deal in different ways with the human body, are to be found in the central communication area of the building. This book also presents works situated in three meeting rooms by Bergen artists Therese Christensen and Kari Dyrdal, as well as a mural project by The German artist Katharina Grosse, which for different reasons never came to be installed.
Permission to reproduce the artworks is obtained from the rights holders and BONO (Norwegian Visual Artists Copyright Society). The artworks are protected according to Norwegian and international copyright laws and may not be reproduced or made public in any way, analogue or digital, without permission from the rightsholder / BONO.