Art Since the Summer of '69 in collaboration with Performa 09 presents Look Back: Nils Bech with Bendik Giske and Lina Viste Grønli

Look Back 1: Saturday, November 7, 6 – 9 p.m.
Art Since the Summer of ‘69
195 Chrystie Street, 3rd floor, dial 1253.
(between Stanton and Rivington)
New York

Look Back 2: Sunday, November 8, 7:15 p.m.
Performance Project @ University Settlement
184 Eldridge Street
New York

Art Since the Summer of ’69 is proud to present Look Back 1 & 2, two events as joint efforts between Norwegian musicians Nils Bech and Bendik Giske and artist Lina Viste Grønli.

Look Back is a performance in two parts, co-presented by Art Since the Summer of ’69 and Performa 09. Performing on stage with sculptures by Lina Viste Grønli, Nils Bech will combine sparse acapella versions of contemporary and classical music and well-crafted electronica in a conceptual stage show laced with cabaret and contemporary dance, involving a supersize pea and a Helvetica slash, in collaboration with saxofonist Bendik Giske.

Look Back 1 will take place at Art Since the Summer of '69, an intimate concert in-between Lina Viste Gronli's sculptures on the opening of her exhibition Effigies, which will be open throughout November 27. Look Back 2 will take place as part of a day of Performa 09 performances at Performance Space at University Settlement.


Nils Bech (b. Oslo, Norway, 1981) is a classically trained singer with a focus on performance. An integral part of the Norwegian art and music scenes, he has taken part in exhibitions in New York, Zürich, Basel, Berlin, London, Vienna, and Oslo, as well as performing with his own band, Nils Bech.

Bendik Giske (b. Oslo, Norway 1982) holds higher education in performing jazz-saxophone from Trondheim, Copenhagen and Oslo. He has worked as a producer and co-composer alongside Nils Bech, and his list of performances includes playing alongside musicians such as Arve Henriksen, Pat Metheny and Kleerup. He has performed worldwide with the award-winning trio Listen, on stages such as the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao. His jazz quintet BG-5 (Bendik Giske Quintet) recently toured all of the Nordic countries.

Lina Viste Grønli (b. 1976) lives and works in Oslo, Norway. She has exhibited at Gaudel de Stampa in Paris, Gallery Micky Schubert in Berlin, Jones Gallery in Cologne, Karma International in Zurich, Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, UKS in Oslo, Johan Berggren Gallery in Malmo, among many others.

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These events were made possible by the generous support of The Norwegian Consulate General in New York and Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA).