Kurt Johannessen (Norway, 1960) works with performance, books, video, drawing, graphics and installation. He has performed in Europe, Asia and America since the early 80’s. His performance often has a poetic and minimalist expression. He exhibited in several places in Norway, including the Bergen Art Museum and Kunstnernes Hus (2007) and Kunstnerforbundet (2016). He works with text and publishes his own artist books. The text works are often short visual, poetic, and sometimes contain humour. He has produced more than 100 books. Since 2013, many of his books (About Something/Om-noko) have been the basis for a series of performance lectures. These books are at the crossroads of philosophy/visual art/poetry/science.
Photographer: Petter Lønningen