Fra utstillingen STOPP av Kari Steihaug.


Galleri ROM, Oslo 27.10 – 27.11 2016

Potential was an exhibition about aesthetic expressions inspired by repair, in a broad sense. The show was the second part of Gallery ROM’s exploration of aesthetics, ethics and pragmatics of REPAIR and was also part of Tegnebiennalen 2016: Skissen. 

Curators: Eva Bakkeslett, Ola Sendstad and Elise Storsveen

Producer: Henrik der Minassian, Galleri ROM

When designing and making objects, buildings and spaces, the past and present may appear as constraints for new projects. In this exhibition, three architects and two artists showed how to expand the existing, and how the concept of repair could offer enriching solutions and new expressions.


“Aparatus #2: Pantografinnretning” by Kristoffer Myskja


Rodeo Architects, Tandberg Architects, Tredje Natur, Kari Steihaug and Kristoffer Myskja were given the same challenge: to explore and express the aesthetic potential of repair. They all produced works for this exhibition with different but mutually enriching expressions.

The potential of repair is not to obtain the universal and perfect, but in the uniquely adapted and continuously flexible. This can happen regardless, whether you are darning socks or restoring areas for nature in urban spaces.








REPAIR was a project I co-curated for Gallery ROM in Oslo exploring how personal commitment and architectural, artistic and other creative and performing arts practices can influence the shaping of society and the physical world around us. An interdisciplinary profile and the audience as participants were important ingredients.

REPAIR is about seeing new opportunities in a world of transition – through transformation, repair, restoration, reconstruction and addition. REPAIR is also about finding inspiration and acquiring new skills to participate and influence the process of change. Through tangible and imaginative ideas, and through making and thinking we seek to create engagement, action and knowledge for change. Our aim is not a quest for perfect, universal or eternal solutions, but about the possibilities and qualities in the continuation of something already existing.

In the project period 2016 and 2017 we curated the following interdisciplinary exhibitions:

Little Norway, Potensial, Occupy/Resist/Produce and the event Reparer mer.


Eva Bakkeslett, Artist and curator

Ola Sendstad, Architect, cultural conservationist and curator.

REPAIR was produced by Henrik Minassian, director at Galleri ROM.


Arkitektur N 1/2017, Ingerid Almaas


Aftenposten 27. februar 2017, Kjetil Røed


Arkitektktnytt 15. september: Frykten for det banale

“Et høydepunkt på årets arkitekturtriennale befinner seg utenfor hovedutstillingene på Doga og arkitekturmuseet. På Galleri Rom fortelles historien om den norske paviljongen på verdensutstillingen i Chicago i 1893, en stavkirkepastisj bygget på ferdighusfabrikk i Orkdal og sendt over havet som byggesett.”

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NRK Østlandssendingen 8. september.


NRK Trøndelag 4. september: The Norway Building endelig hjemme.


Nasjonen 14. september: Bygda som rieser en stavkirke på dugnad 

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