During her time at Capacete, artist and writer Ina Hagen (NO) sets out to learn about the residency’s long history and how it has maintained connected to its local and extended community over the years. Central to her inquiries is intimacy; how it is enacted across relations that have been forged in times of difficulty, how intimacy gives and takes, and how it eventually weaves or unravels a feeling of solidarity with others. With Capacete as a frame of reference, she is curious to discuss how such solidarity is maintained, and whether intimacy still remains a meaningful force in the current face of increasingly polarised public life.
Ina Hagen (b.1989, Norway) is an artist and writer based in Oslo. Her work explores layers of mediation between audiences, artwork and artists, in order to create instances of collective, critical reflection. She explores this through performative situations and platforms for social thinking. Hagen has been running one such platform; Louise Dany, together with artist Daisuke Kosugi, from their home and adjacent store-front since 2016. She writes regularly for the Scandinavian online art journal kunstkritikk.no, and is the deputy chair of the young artist’s membership organization and contemporary art institution, UKS (Young Artist’s Society). Hagen has exhibited at: INCA, Seattle (Solo); Kunsthall Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Podium, Oslo, among others. Upcoming exhibitions include the tenth Momentum biennale in Moss (The Emotional Exhibition, 2019) and INDEX – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm.