During Marina Abramović's 2010 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, the woman who calls herself "the grandmother of performance art" spent more than 700 hours seated in the museum's atrium as visitors lined up, sat before her and often stared her down.
Hvor går grensen mellom installasjon, skulptur og arkitektur? Dette spørsmålet danner utgangspunktet for utstillingen Inside Outside Architecture, som i helgen åpnet på Museet for samtidskunst.
Fra 29. mars til 4. mai var han som første nordmann representert på en av verdens mest ettertraktede utstillingsvegger for kontemporær bildekunst, New Yorks Sean Kelly Gallery, og New York-begivenheten fulgte hakk i hæl med separatutstillingen «Samtidig — like i nærheten» i Galleri Brandstrup i Oslo.
One booth everyone’s been talking about at the Armory Show is the Bjarne Melgaard and Sverre Bjertne project at the Oslo-based Rod Bianco gallery.
The booth is a tribute to art dealer extraordinaire Mary Boone, who is represented by high-end women’s power suits and crude drawings, sometimes depicting her with Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose work she once showed.
Per Maning (b. 1943) is one of the most appreciated modern artists in Norway. He is particularly known for his animal-themed photography and video works. The exhibition at EMMA presents a wide selection of Maning’s art from the 1980s until today. It features a total of 23 large photographic and video works from 1983–2012.
As New York’s oldest non-profit arts space, White Columns is known for its refreshing approaches to making exhibitions. The latest, which opened Saturday, on the crest of Armory Arts Week, is “a projective identification” engineered by the well-loved New York-based Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard. Haven’t heard that term before? You’re not alone. “It’s a way of using another word than ‘curator,’ and it’s a structure through which one can read all the different constellations of meaning between me and Sverre”,” says Melgaard, referring to fellow Norseman Sverre Bjertnes, with whom he shares a studio in New York six months out of the year.
Curator Timo Valjakka at the Espoo Museum of Modern Art (EMMA) in Espoo, Finland, has invited artist Per Maning to present the solo exhibition ‘A Man Does Things: Photographs and video works 1983–2012', opening on Wednesday 6 March 2013.
Der findes ingen frelse i kunsten. For dens opgave er ikke at redde folk, men at skildre livet på godt og ondt, så kunst kan ret beset også føre til det onde, siger Michael Kvium, der selv er opvokset med syv søskende i en katolsk familie i Horsens: