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NEW PHOTO EDITION BY LINN PEDERSEN

We are proud to launch a new photo edition by Linn Pedersen in occasion to her current solo exhibition "

Omland".

The exhibition is a continuation of Pedersen's works of the past few years, as exhibited at venues such as Fotografie Forum Frankfurt and Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, with a combination of large prints from analogue medium photographs and sculptural installations.

The motifs vary from close-ups and interiors to landscapes but are all unified in their similar soft and grainy qualities. As in several of Pedersen’s previous photographic series, the motifs in this exhibition are a mixture of consumables, outlying settlements, and geological formations, with a sometimes intrusive atmosphere of snow, fog, or darkness.

LINN PEDERSEN

Solaris, 2021

Archival pigment print on 310g Baryth paper

Paper: 38 x 29,7 cm Motive: 35 x 27,7 cm Edition of 50

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SCULPTURE EDITION BY JOHANNE HESTVOLD

We are proud to announce two new sculpture editions by Johanne Hestvold in connection to her exhibition "Eating at Conjunction".

Generic containers have become a staple of modern life. Deeply enmeshed with our cultural fabric in everything from take away coffee cups, fast food, slow food, make up, hunting equipment, toys, stereo equipment, and the list goes on and on. In a way, our contemporary life comes in boxes. A container is an object that stores or transports fluids or smaller objects, as such a container contains. It protects the inside from the outside and vice versa. It is a sort of boundary between something and something else, between liquid and surface, between objects, between matter. It demarcates where something ends and something else begins. Mundane containers and mass produced objects have for the last couple of years occupied the imagination of Johanne Hestvold.

"Eating at Conjunction"

consists of a series of five sculptures, with titles referencing a specific park and its cultural function. In a way she is inquiring into what a park contains, and how it is inevitably linked to eating.

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CRITIC'S PICKS ARTFORUM: JOHANNE HESTVOLD

Johanne Hestvold

Eating at Conjunction

20/01/2021 — 21/02/2021

The five sculptures here are large, almost brutalist-looking vessels that stand on imposing concrete plinths. Together, they exude both ceremony and mystery, as if constructed by some long-gone civilization. Each shape is based on a discarded takeaway container, collected by Hestvold from public parks, which she redraws digitally and mills into oversized moulds. The artist fills the forms with Ganoderma, a type of fungi, and hemp shavings; the latter activates the fungi, causing it to grow. The resulting material, mycelium composite, is alive but in a state of hibernation. It has a rough and uneven texture, colored milk-white with blotches of grey. Hestvold has altered the forms’ internal recesses so that their lines render the cartographic layouts of famous parks and gardens. Most of her selections are from the modern era, like Oslo Botanical Garden, founded in 1814, but

Divination

(all works 2021) references Pasargadae Gardens, an archaeological site in southern Iran that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC.

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THE NATIONAL MUSEUM ACQUIRES TWO NEW WORKS BY LINN PEDERSEN

Congratulations to Linn Pedersen for becoming a part of The National Museums collection. The museum acquired two works by Linn Pedersen for their collection. Following Pedersen's participation in the exhibition

New Visions

at Henie Onstad, the museum acquired the two works

Hendelseshorisont

and

Vannvakt.

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ARTODAY: Erlend Grytbakk Wold

“You open yourself to judgement, the failures are on you, but so are the successes”- A interview with ARTODAY end Erlend Grytbakk Wold

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Gruppe Magazine: The New Is The Old Distress

A conversation between Laurie Rojas & Julian-Jakob Kneer on Darja Bajagić

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Kunstanmeldelse: «The Banned Exhibition» dyrker død, ødeleggelse og ubehag. Den er både vellykket og overraskende tilgjengelig.

Review of The Banned Exhibition in Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten by Yngve Sikko.

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Elephant: Urara Tsuchiya’s “Cute” Ceramics Challenge Sexual Norms

The Japanese artist uses clay to break down boundaries of acceptability in her humorous, often playful, work. She has found inspiration everywhere from a nude sauna to seedy hotel rooms, and creates immersive environments that are likely to surprise. Words by Louise Benson.