Where Performance Meets Theater

Where Performance Meets Theater

CATTON, PIA. “WHERE PERFORMANCE MEETS THEATER,” THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, DECEMBER 11, 2013

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.

Nasjonalmuseet sparker opp vidåpne dører

Nasjonalmuseet sparker opp vidåpne dører

BJERKE, MONA PAHLE. “NASJONALMUSEET SPARKER OPP VIDÅPNE DØRER,” NRK, OCTOBER 22, 2013.

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.

Marina Abramovic Gets Quiet Norway to Scream

Marina Abramovic Gets Quiet Norway to Scream

JERVELL, ELLEN EMMERENTZE, MARINA ABRAMOVIC GETS QUIET NORWAY TO SCREAM, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, AUGUST 27, 2013.

For her next act, Marina Abramovic is sending a massive shout-out to Edvard Munch.

Lars Elling – på korsbånd og tvers

Lars Elling – på korsbånd og tvers

MOSNES, TERJE. «LARS ELLING – PÅ KORSBÅND OG TVERS,» DAGBLADET, JUNE 16, 2013.

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.

Bjarne Melgaard and Sverre Bjertnes Offer Tribute to Mary Boone at Armory Show

Bjarne Melgaard and Sverre Bjertnes Offer Tribute to Mary Boone at Armory Show

DURAY, DAN. “BJARNE MELGAARD AND SVERRE BJERTNES OFFER TRIBUTE TO MARY BOONE AT ARMORY SHOW,” GALLERIST, MARCH 6, 2013.

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 (Norway) / A Man Does Things / Photographs and Video Works 1983- 2012

Per Maning (Norway) / A Man Does Things / Photographs and Video Works 1983- 2012

VALJAKKA, TIMO. “PER MANING (NORWAY) / A MAN DOES THINGS / PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEO WORKS 1983- 2012.” EMMA, ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, MARCH 2013.

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.

Sverre Bjertnes and Bjarne Melgaard team up at White Columns

Sverre Bjertnes and Bjarne Melgaard team up at White Columns

MCGARRY, KEVIN. “SVERRE BJERTNES AND BJARNE MELGAARD TEAM UP AT WHITE COLUMNS,” W MAGAZINE, MARCH, 2013. BACK

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.

Per Maning at the Espoo Museum of Modern Art

Per Maning at the Espoo Museum of Modern Art

“PER MANING AT THE ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART,” OCA, FEBRUARY 27, 2013.

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.

Michael Kvium: Jeg maler altid min egen blindhed

Michael Kvium: Jeg maler altid min egen blindhed

DANIEL OHRSTRØM. «MICHAEL KVIUM: JEG MALER ALTID MIN EGEN BLINDHED,» KRISTELIGT DAGBLAD, FEBRUAR 2, 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:

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