It is deeply ironic and sad that this is the time for displaying the prints of Trygve Goa (1925-2013) by Sandnes kunstforening in Kinokino. These are part of a collection that was donated to Sandnes municipality in the event of establishing Kunstens Hus (later named Kinokino), scheduled for a grand print exhibition during the European Culture Capital year of 2008. But the cooperation stranded, and the collection was instead donated to Haugesund Billedgalleri. While Goa's print are as intriguing, sharp and full of contrasts as then, Kinokino has faded into a grey mist of despair. The irony is that exactly these artworks that were so connected to the genesis of Kinokino, is first displayed during its apocalypse. Or could this be the symbolical new start of a grand house of art in Sandnes? That would require a miracle (or a massive moral and economical support by the local politicians, which would almost be a miracle).
The exhibition contains sharp and simple masterpieces of linoprints, depicting landscapes, humor and tragedy. I am amazed by how much emotions he was able to put into just some few lines and shapes. This is a travelling exhibition, also a part of the educational system through Den Kulturelle Skolesekken, and the wonderful interpretations and ideas by the schoolkids are also on display.
Dommerne I og II