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Steinar Haga Kristensen

Bruine Periode – Liegen En Opscheppen




On this evening artist Steinar Haga Kristensen chose to present a selection of performance work by artist group D.O.R.

The group was active between 2006 -2016. Their work is characterized by an in-depth theoretical conversation on the term “Neo-Relational” a term summing up the spirit of their practice, – means being in favour of defeating the logo-centrism of western culture, restoring pragmatism and the importance of instinct to the work of art.

The group members were artists Sverre Gullesen, Kristian Ø Dahl and Steinar Haga Kristensen.


Collection of Centers – good vs. bad models of collaboration

Discussion on the confines of reason under the neo-relational regime. Following the debate D.O.R. also perform a set of significant actions. Panel: author Sindy Barbera and curator Veary Tall moderated by art historian Carsten Hödle.


Untitled – Give it all up Again

Performance and actions by D.O.R at the Vernissage of the exhibition Give it all up again

by Institutt for Degenerert Kunst at Gallery D.O.R.


Situations as Object (Framed)

Performance and actions by D.O.R at the inaugural exhibition at Gallery D.O.R.


Evolving according to an expanded chorographical principle Gallery D.O.R. takes its leading methods from the commercial Galleries globalized, institutionalized and fine tuned formalities. D.O.R. has scripted and will perform an ambiance so close to a Gallery situation that it will transcend the Ibensian social realistic “problem drama”. Gallery D.O.R is performed by the artist group D.O.R (Sverre Gullesen, Steinar Haga Kristensen & Kristian Ø. Dahl)

Situation – The Kashubian Interregnum

Performative work for “ACT XI: Let us compare mythologies” performance cycle at Witte de With,


From Processology to Neo-Relationalism – chaos to consensus,

a debate at Record Gallery, Oslo, 2008

From Processology to Neo-Relationalism

chaos to consensus, a debate takes form as a panel debate on the “Neo-Relations, Aesthetics of the now”.

D.O.R. have initiated a series of panel-discussions between art historian Cindy Barbera, the author of the publication Slippery Translucence and Neo-relational aesthetic; scornful, but (at least) it has identity(!) and curator at Proper Palate Gallery, Veary Tall. They are discussing the inherent potential in neo-relational esthetics and how these strategies affect our every-day life. The discussions are being led by director of Die neue institute, Niclas Hödler.

Kaupang Laive – New-historicalism for our time

at UKS, Oslo, Norway, 2007

The Kaupang Laive was a three-day Live improvised theatrical role-play that simulated the first urban community in Norway, namely Kapangen i Skiringssal year 800. The participants only had their character description as a reference on how to perform


About Steinar Haga Kristensen: Haga Kristensen (b. 1980, Norway) lives and works in Oslo. He studied at the National Academy of Art, Oslo, at the Academie der Bilden Kunst, Vienna, and at the Sydney College of Art, Sydney. He is one of the founding members of the performative artist group D.O.R. Between 2013-2015 Haga Kristensen had his studio at the upper floor of Oslo’s City Hall, during which he created a monumental fresco mural. He has exhibited at The Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania; Bergen art museum, Bergen; Etablissement d’en face projects, Brussels; WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels; Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde; UKS, Oslo and Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark. Haga Kristensen is represented by Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, Sweden.


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