FLAGGFABRIKKEN – CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND CONTEMPORARY ART is a non-profit organization run by artists in Bergen, Norway.
Flaggfabrikken was initiated in 2003 by ten former students from Department of Photography at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts, who decided to pursue their careers as artists in Bergen. They came across an old flag factory in Møllendalsveien, which they renovated with the ambition to create individual working spaces and to set up a local base of competence for contemporary art and photography. Since then Flaggfabrikken has housed several Bergen based artists and international guests.
Flaggfabrikken has also generated several external projects such as Flaggfabrikken Presenterer, which was established in 2005 as a public one-night event for contemporary art projects that embraced a wide range of presentations such as video screenings, performances, site specific art works, art talk shows, debates, concerts, street art, slide shows, lectures and self presentations. This took place in a downtown cultural venue called Landmark within Bergen Kunsthall. The event-series is now under evaluation and will hopefully get back on track during the next year!
In 2006 an International Artist in Residence Program was carried out with kind support from the municipality of Bergen. This program has brought several international guest artists to live and work in Bergen for periods of one to three months. Today this program is under reconstruction and will be released by the autumn of 2012!
Flaggfabrikken’s total premise consists of eight to ten permanent working spaces, one guest studio and a digital workshop for advanced printing and scanning. During 2012 we’ve got three new members, eleven in total, and the workshop is developing to become a professional alternative for external artists and photographers in Bergen.
Apart from being professional artists, Flaggfabrikken´s members are also active as curators, tutors, photographers and writers.
Need something printed or scanned?
Flaggfabrikken has a workshop with a digital darkroom that includes a Imacon scanner and Epson 9900 printer that is open for the public to use after appointment.
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