Skaus is a nomadic art- and exhibition project, initiated by Håvard Sagen, Markus Bråten and Mari Kolbeinson.
Skaus is a hosting and occupying platform. It is a support structure that instigates encounters between sites, artists, institutions, social infrastructures and the audience. The first season consists of 5 parallel exhibitions at two contrasting sites in Stavanger, Norway. Running from February - September 2020 the project includes contributions from nine invited artists and artist collectives. Skaus embody all previous contributions and represent an ever-changing multi-authored artwork that is not geographically anchored.
The word Skaus comes from an ancient dish that was made in a large pot placed over the fire in a central location in the home. The pot was never cleaned nor completely emptied. Every day new ingredients was added to the existing content, boiled and served in an endless cycle. The skaus recipe traveled with sailors and spread across Europe and beyond.