Portrait of an Image
—Intervention in public space
The intervention is sponsored by the city of Oslo and Peder Lund. Previously, it was shown in Frankfurt in conjunction with Roni Horn's exhibition at the SCHIRN in 2013/2014.
Installation view: Roni Horn, Portrait of an Image (with Isabelle Huppert), 2005/2013. Courtesy Roni Horn and Peder Lund © Roni Horn, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt. Photo: Norbert Miguletz.
Peder Lund is proud to present a new exhibition by the American artist Roni Horn. On display are a delicate gold sculpture and two series of drawings.
Image: Roni Horn, Double Mobius, v. 2, 2009 / 2018. ©2019 Roni Horn, Courtesy the artist and Peder Lund, Photo: Tom Powel
The exhibition Fiber Reinforcement presents a series of new, imposing paintings on straw rugs, smaller works on paper and a monograph on Ingrid Lønningdal's practice as an artist. For a ten-year period, Ingrid Lønningdal has worked with ordinary industrial areas. By studying the formal language associated with areas of rapid change, she analyzes the links between industrial architecture and the modernist canon.
Signe Marie Andersen
"My point of departure for this exhibition is an idea I have been contemplating about Mass as a constant entity. / Mass containing our existence, history and future, hopes and moments. As well as our time as visitors. / It's dark, then light, then dark again."
"The exhibition comprises 22 new photographs and a short film.
A small bronze figure is sitting inside a glass bell. Her name is Konstanse, and she embodies the Mass."
—Signe Marie Andersen, August 2019
Tiina Kivinen is interested in the balance between the forest planning and the natural development and growth of the forest. In this project she is not only making original graphics but also installation and documentary. In her prints, Kivinen masters old techniques of intaglio family such as mezzotint and drypoint. Using these time-consuming printmaking techniques can be seen as a quiet protest against the ever-quickening pace of life.
Where does the painting begin and end? In a series of window paintings, Fredrik Værslev intervenes in the history of Kunstnerforbundet. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the main hall, and in this connection Værslev makes an intervention in the exhibition room which reminds us of the various transformations during the time that has passed. The main hall, the art institution and its exhibition history provide a framework for Værselv's new paintings and exhibition architecture.
Anna Marie Sigmond Gudmundsdottir
Anna Marie Sigmond Gudmunddottir works with installation, photography, painting and drawing, and her expressions are reminiscent of traces and lines in landscape. "I am interested in drawing as an instrument for inner mental processes based on experienced memories and experiences, where what you do not see in a picture can be more important than what you see!"
Prosjekrom – Brannklipp
Guri Guri Henriksen
In the period from 31 August to 15 September, the project Brannklipp (Fire Clips) will be arranged with Guri Guri Henriksen in Tegnerforbundet’s project room. In this series she works with knife and scissors in cardboard. The project room will be an open workspace during the period, and the artist will be present in the project room on Thursday September 12th
Hanne Grieg Hermansen
"Time, manual work, shift of values, illusion and the tipping point between drawing and photography are important components of my artistic work. For this exhibition I discuss the main condition of photography, namely the light, both as a concrete form study and a study where the goal is to recreate the very effect light has on the perception apparatus. Imitating the eye and the camera as a visual and visual technology, respectively, is central to several parts of my project.”
Anselm Kiefer – Books and Woodcuts
Anselm Kiefer originally intended to be a poet, but as we know, he became a visual artist instead. Still, his works bear witness to the significant role words and literature have always played in his life. The exhibition Anselm Kiefer – Books and Woodcuts focuses on the connection between Kiefer’s art and literature in general, a dialogue that is present in a number of works from various periods in the form of paintings, sculptures, woodcuts and artist’s books.
Graphics from the collection
In Graphics from the collection, a number of graphic works from Kunstnerforbundets collection are presented. The graphic prints have been selected from hundreds of works that have been misplaced and forgotten in the gallery over the decades. More precisely, one can say that this artistic production stems from an accumulation rather than a collection. The project includes mapping and cataloging, as well as a contextualisation of artworks, artistry and exhibition history.
Olav Christopher Jenssen
– Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection
Olav Christopher Jenssen
Since the early 1980s, Olav Christopher Jenssen has been developing an abstract expressionist style in which he has systematically explored formal possibilities and colour expression. Jenssen is a key artist in the Astrup Fearnley Collection. The Collection includes a large number of his works from a variety of periods, giving a comprehensive picture of his artistic journey through the years.
Henrik Kleppe Worm-Müller
For a longer working period in the studio, Henrik Kleppe Worm-Müller has moved in and out of memories of his beloved, deceased father, Dag Worm-Müller. The exhibition Forever can, as one of many possibilities, be read as an attempt to create a new reality where the father lives on through the paintings. Alternately obscure memories of growing up and diverse vivid notions of who the father really was, form the basis for the production of all the paintings in the exhibition.
Per Maning, Elena Engelsen
Galleri Brandstrup presents a unique artistic meeting between sculptor Elena Engelsen and photographer Per Maning in the exhibition Fragile Lives. Despite different artistic expressions, their artistry has several common denominators, including their fascination with wildlife and nature. He has photographed her sculptures as motifs, while her sculptures has taken inspiration from Maning's earlier motifs.
Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan, Fredrik Berberg, Rachid Araeen, Jennie Bringaker, Biblo Tøyen
Rostockgata Skulpturpark presents works from Norwegian and international contemporary artists. For a limited time, Kunsthall Oslo takes the gallery space to the street between the skyscrapers of the Barcode area of Oslo. The sculpture park is part of Kunsthall Oslo’s project «How The Universe Works» – a year of contemporary art and culture for a younger audience.
SILVER SERIES 04: Ed Atkins
In his video works, Atkins plumbs the corporeal depths of digital moving imagery. Computer generated animation, emo musical theatre, collaged stock imagery, field recording, performance capture, disease, motion graphics and starless humour muster within his videos. Atkins’ unique visual language, both melancholic and absurd, confronts the viewer with intimate, arcane visions that seem caught in a purgatory of afterwards.
Luke Van Gelderen
Based on a two-hour online durational performance, the work Chatroulette by Luke van Gelderen, tests the relationship between social media users, within the masculine sphere. This video chat site pairs users at random with no shared context about where or whom the users are connected with. The interactions, whether positive or negative, ultimately confront users with themselves creating a situation where they unwittingly become the subject of the work.
Dag E. Thorenfeldt
Dag E. Thorenfeldt has an extensive photographic career as portrait photographer, advertising photographer and artist. In 2015, Thorenfeldt documented the abandoned factory Apothekernes Laboratorium at Hoff in Oslo. The factory produced, among other things. antibiotics for farm animals. Today most of the factory is demolished and replaced by new buildings for offices, shops and residences. Thorenfeldt's historical document is collected in an art book published by Press publishing house.
Support, n.d. Acrylic paint on barracks, German, Oslo, 1940-1945 Dimensions vary with installation.
What happens when something is painted a neutral color like grey or white? Gaylen Gerber’s oeuvre is very much about value. In brief, his long-term project entitled Supports, which will be ongoing during the biennial, involves identifying objects and painting them.
Fotobokfestival Oslo 2019
Fotobokfestival Oslo is a week-long event aiming to explore the photo book as an artistic medium and phenomenon. The festival was established by Forbundet Frie Fotografer in 2009 and continues to feature widely recognised artists working with photography and participants in the photo book genre, with publishing activity nationally and internationally. The festival and main exhibition will be at Arbeidersamfunnets plass in Oslo and is curated by artist Christina Leithe Hansen.
Kunst rett vest
Kunst rett vest is an annual presentation of local, juried visual artists from the Western Region in Norway. The artists invite the audience to their studios and workshops and at the same time, a joint exhibition is displayed. This year, this exhibition is presented at the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter.
Edvard Munch Studio, Ekely, Oslo
Exhibition in Edvard Munch's winter studio. What happens when something is painted a neutral color like grey or white? Gaylen Gerber’s oeuvre is very much about value. In brief, his long-term project entitled Supports, which will be ongoing during the biennial, involves identifying objects and painting them.
My Dream – Our Common Future?
Gelawesh Waledkhani, Iffit Qureshi, Thierry Geoffroy, Tomas Rafa
One of the most obvious contemporary structures are population migrations—from political refugees to labour migrants and family reunions. Regardless of the reasons, most people share the hope for a better life. On the other side we find xenophobia, stricter immigration rules, and strong far-right movements. How can one relate to these contemporary peculiarities, which obviously are not reconcilable?
Kunsthall Oslo presents Euronoize, an exhibition showcasing examples of avantgarde, alternative and DIY culture in video and sound. The aim of the project is to search for and lift up valid and worthwhile DIY art-music practices that would otherwise fall outside of the usual validated and funded genre boundaries. Euronoize 2019 is an inter-European collaboration between University of Reading (UK), A.R.E. (CZ) and Kunsthall Oslo.
Edvard Munch & Käthe Kollwitz
Munchmuseet on the Move – Kunsthall Oslo invites you to the first major presentation of Edvard Munch and Käthe Kollwitz side by side. Two artists whose lives and art encompassed momentous events in European history as well as personal tragedies. Munch and Kollwitz share an intensity, a concern with grief and loss. At the same time, they took different approaches to aesthetics, to politics, to life. Munch's concern is individualistic and existential; that of Kollwitz is personal and political.
For his exhibition in the Project Space, Dag Leversby will show works from his series Clumsy Stringency. The works are, as the title indicates, awkward, organic and in part physiological shapes linked up to stricter figures to a point where they constitute a stringent whole.
Who is privileged enough to forget and who is tasked to remember? Skin slathered in coconut oil laid out on psychedelic beach towels. Search: How to Turn a Sunburn into a Tan. Bright red skin blistering in the sun, boils popped and soothed with aloe, peeled skin reveals a shiny light brown (not TOO brown) complexion. All of the suffering has been worth it. The pain is forgotten.
Come after lunch, we’ve got to talk!
“They came with open eyes and their hearing wasn’t clogged! I just finished a 10 day intensive workshop on art and articulations using other methodologies outside western ideas and starting with ideas of logic based in local cultures. Our driving question through the process was: How do we raise consciousness relying on what is around us but has been ignored as a result of the systems that are in force?”
Que Vive! – An Exhibition Trilogy – Part I
Bente Sommerfeldt-Colberg, Maria Sundby, Vanna Bowles, Videoprogram kuratert av HÆRK, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner (Marshall øyene), Aka Niviâna (Grønland), Dan Lin (USA)
The French saying "Que vive!" can be translated directly to "what side are you on?". But the saying has evolved to have a broader meaning "Observe attentively to find the problem, solution or opportunity". In this exhibition trilogy artists and audiences are invited to be especially vigilant, keep an eye on what's happening with our globe and point out alternative directions and solutions.
Fredrik Berberg (1986) is educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bergen, and lives and works in Oslo. In Berberg's practice, he focuses on sculpture, where he develops strategies to explore the relationship between the physical and virtual, which he connects with his own surroundings.
The exhibition Screenshot is at the same time an interior and a kind of landscape, where recognizable materials and shapes (such as carpet tiles, laptops and wall mounted display racks) form both an open office landscape and a topographic map with rivers, land masses and buildings.
In the Habit of Hearing
Nina Roos has been one of the most prominent artists in the Nordic countries since her breakthrough in the 1990s. The Finnish artist has always painted, and insisted that the painting is a process that both houses recognitions and simultaneously is something in itself.
In the video work The Boat we see a person who has fallen overboard from a small boat and her attempts to save herself over and over again. The scene unfolds at night, during the full moon on the open sea, and continues into the morning hours. We follow the woman through various stages of panic, fear and hypothermia.
THE VILLAGE INCREDIBLES
Agatha Wara (b. 1983 in La Paz, Bolivia, lives and works in Oslo) is a American artist whose practice includes writing, party-throwing, and publishing. She is the editor of the eponymous magazine Agatha of which there exists only a singular issue.
The Strongest Girl in the World
Oslo Kunstforening is proud to present the first Scandinavian solo exhibition of artist Rona Yefman (b. 1972). Yefman works in photography, video and performance exploring identity through a range of human encounters and experiences. The exhibition juxtaposes work from two of Yefman’s iconic series from the last decades.
As part of a new installation created for Atelier Nord, Christina Kubisch will construct an electromagnetic grid that channels the invisible noise of the city. Wearing cordless headphones, visitors to the gallery will hear the normally inaudible noises of digital communications, wireless internet, security systems and other background noise. Effectively she builds a large antenna system that distils the background hum of the city into a piece of interactive music. Part of Ultima Festival.
A Late Night
Josefine Lyche, Anders Sletvold Moe, Lars Morell
The exhibition A Late Night can be seen as a performance, as a brief but explosive single event, a final step in a process that began eight years ago, in which the artists again demonstrates a form of self-curation characterized by a flexibility and a a willingness for an exhibition to not necessarily be something that needs dictation from the outside, but which also can occur almost spontaneously when three artists and their works meet in the same room.
Pasenau and the Devil
Fotogalleriet presents the first institutional solo exhibition of Maria Pasenau, who has been exhibiting nationally and internationally since 2016. Challenging the exhibitory space through installation, photography and publication, Pasenau wishes to explore ‘Darkness’ as the hidden side of humanity, with alternative representations of the self, sexuality and subcultural beliefs that escape the world of normality, often pushing the boundaries of societal acceptance.
Portals of Light
Mehdi Ghadyanloo is an Iranian artist known for his utopian paintings that interrogate universal human precepts such as fear, hope and loss. Through the portrayal of minimal heterotopic environments, surreal architectural arrangements, and the repeated use of symbolic elements such as stairs, balloons and airplanes, Ghadyanloo invites us to consider new realities and the shared universality of our existence.
The National Annual Autumn Exhibition
The Autumn Exhibition is an artist-juried group exhibition based on free submission. The exhibition mainly shows new works, ie works produced in the last two years. Norske Billedkunstnere (Association of Norwegian Visual Artists) has been the organizer of the exhibition since its inception in 1882.
Substance between cells
In the exhibition Substance between cells, Amanda Selinder is inspired by the behavior of bacteria in biofilm and their relationship to metals. Using the bacteria from her own body, Selinder cultivates the biofilm herself, and in the exhibition at SOFT she shows a comprehensive installation where this microbiological material meets indigo, blueberry, scab, copper, iron, salt and vinegar.
Fire and Forget
The exhibition departs from a study of the Norwegian anti-ship missile, “Penguin,” developed in the 1960s. Designed to navigate the Norwegian coastline, the missile pioneered a special infrared seeker named Janus after the ancient Roman myth of the God of all beginnings, gates, transitions, past, future, duality, thresholds, passages, and endings.
Postcards and renovation of public accessible toilets at Myntgata 2. How do we value the spaces in which our most private activities happen? Lisa Tan’s project for osloBIENNALEN involves refurbishing the old and chilly toilets at Myntgata 2, where about fifty artists have their studios and where the biennial has its headquarters.
Oslo Collected Works OSV.
Jan Freuchen, Jonas Høgli Major, Sigurd Tenningen
Ready to get stuck for a while at the interchange at Økern? No? Then I’ll tell you something that may encourage you to go there anyway. Oslo Collected Works OSV. has set up its own sculpture pavilion at Økern, and in the course of the spring and autumn they will fill it with sculptures taken from public art collections, including the Oslo City Council art collection.
The Great Exhibition (1971-2016)
Gilbert & George
At a time of reflection on Gilbert & George’s one-of-a-kind half century of creating art together, we present The Great Exhibition. The exhibition is curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Daniel Birnbaum that seeks to capture and revel in Gilbert & George’s unique universe. Featuring a selection of historical pictures deemed by the artists themselves as the most representative of their art and life together.
Hymn of Life
Hymn of Life is a great installation with changing and reflective surroundings, giving you a magical and infinity space you can mirror yourself into. The acquisition of the work was made possible through a gift from Sparebankstiftelsen DNB.