Exhibition view, On Dry Things (2017) performance in collaboration with Siri Hjorth. Photographer: Susann Jamtøy

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WORKS

THE MISTLETOE PROMISE

October 21st, 2017

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The Mistletoe Promise (2017) performance in collaboration with Siri Hjorth (exhibition view). Photographer: Susann Jamtøy

2017
On Dry Things V
Trondheim Fine Art Society

(NO)

In connection to the traveling solo exhibition
On Dry Things, a series of performances in
collaboration with Siri Hjorth was presented
at the opening nights. The Mistletoe Promise
was the last act in this series at Trondheim
Fine Art Society in 2017.



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The Mistletoe Promise (2017) performance in collaboration with Siri Hjorth (exhibition view). Photographer: Susann Jamtøy

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The Mistletoe Promise (2017) performance in collaboration with Siri Hjorth (exhibition view). Photographer: Susann Jamtøy

SebastianKjølaas06The Mistletoe Promise (2017) performance in collaboration with Siri Hjorth (detail). Photographer: Susann Jamtøy

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THE MASTER BUILDERS RELIEF

July 6th, 2017

Byggmesterens lettelse / The Master Builders Relief (2017), electro-magnetic field, aquarelle, paper, wood, 4 x 4 m (detail). Video: Susann Jamtøy

2017
On Dry Things V
Trondheim Fine Art Society

(NO)

The Master Builders Relief (2017) was part of
On Dry Things, a solo exhibition organised by
The Association of Norwegian Art Societies,
traveling between Hammerfest, Eidsberg,
Haugesund, Volda and Trondheim. Exhibition
catalog designed by Yokoland, with text by
Line Ulekleiv and supported by Art Council
Norway.

Byggmesterens lettelse / The Master Builders Relief (2017) electro-magnetic field, aquarelle, paper, wood, bread, 4 x 4 cm (exhibition view). Photographer: Susann Jamtøy


Byggmesterens lettelse / The Master Builders Relief (2017), electro-magnetic field, aquarelle, paper, wood, 4 x 4 m (detail). Photographer: Susann Jamtøy


Byggmesterens lettelse / The Master Builders Relief (2017), electro-magnetic field, aquarelle, paper, wood, 4 x 4 m (detail). Photographer: Susann Jamtøy


Byggmesterens lettelse / The Master Builders Relief (2017) electro-magnetic field, aquarelle, paper, wood, bread, 4 x 4 m (exhibition view). Photographer: Susann Jamtøy



Byggmesterens lettelse / The Master Builders Relief (2017) electro-magnetic field, aquarelle, paper, wood, bread, 4 x 4 cm (exhibition view). Photographer: Susann Jamtøy

Byggmesterens lettelse / The Master Builders Relief (2017) electro-magnetic field, aquarelle, paper, wood, bread, 4 x 4 cm (detail). Photographer: Susann Jamtøy 

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MORE GRAVY

July 6th, 2017

More Gravy / Huldergrøt (2017) oil on canvas, wood, ceramic, leather, 10 x 9,5 x 1 m (detail). Photographer: Ma Ortiz

2017
On Dry Things III
Volda & Ørsta Fine Art Society
(NO)

More Gravy / Huldergrøt (2017), oil on canvas, wood, ceramic, leather, 10 x 9,5 x 1 m. Photographer: Ma Ortiz

More Gravy / Huldergrøt (2017), oil on canvas, wood, ceramic, leather, 10 x 9,5 x 1 m (detail). Photographer: Ma Ortiz

More Gravy / Huldergrøt (2017), oil on canvas, wood, ceramic, leather, 10 x 9,5 x 1 m (exhibition view). Photographer: Ma Ortiz

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LUMPS OF ORGANIC PANIC

February 26th, 2017


Lagnad til Bry / Lumps of Organic Panic (2016), aquarelle and ceramic, 76,5 x 57 cm / 15 x 8 cm. Photographer: Ma Ortiz

2017
On Dry Things III
Volda & Ørsta Fine Art Society
(NO)



Lagnad til Bry / Lumps of Organic Panic (2016), aquarelle and ceramic,76,5 x 57 cm / 15 x 8 cm. Photographer: Ma Ortiz


Toppoengtoppen / Oily Boily (2016), aquarelle, 76,5 x 57 cm. Photographer: Ma Ortiz

Fører av en Fjernstyrt FjordSeductive Fusion Baby (2016) aquarelle, 76,5 x 57 cm. Photographer: Ma Ortiz


Suttungsmjød / Master Blaster (2016), aquarelle, 76,5 x 57 cm. Photographer: Ma Ortiz


Lagnad til Bry / Lumps of Organic Panic (2016), aquarelle and ceramic, 15 x 8 cm (detail). Photographer: Ma Ortiz


Lagnad til Bry / Lumps of Organic Panic (2016), ceramic, 15 x 8 cm (detail). Photographer: Ma Ortiz 

Fører av en Fjernstyrt FjordSeductive Fusion Baby (2016), ceramic, 15 x 8 cm (detail). Photographer: Ma Ortiz 

Suttungsmjød / Master Blaster (2016), ceramic, 15 x 8 cm (detail). Photographer: Ma Ortiz 

 

More Gravy / Huldergrøt (2017), oil on canvas, wood, ceramic, leather, 10 x 9,5 x 1 m (exhibition view). Photographer: Ma Ortiz

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HORSE OF THE NORSE

February 26th, 2017


Horse of the Norse / Hoppen som skiftet bane (2016), wood, bottle, ink on paper, 44 x 14 x 14 cm. Photographer: Ma Ortiz

2017
On Dry Things IV
Haugesund Fine Art Society
(NO)


Horse of the Norse / Hoppen som skiftet bane (2016), wood, bottle, ink on paper, 44 x 14 x 14 cm. Photographer: Ma Ortiz

Horse of the Norse / Hoppen som skiftet bane (2016), wood, bottle, ink on paper, 44 x 14 x 14 cm. Photographer: Ma Ortiz

Horse of the Norse / Hoppen som skiftet bane (2016), wood, bottle, ink on paper, 44 x 14 x 14 cm. Photographer: Ma Ortiz

Horse of the Norse / Hoppen som skiftet bane (2016), textile, bread, ceramic, 160 x 103 x 80 cm. Photographer: Ma Ortiz

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A DINNER IN DEBATE

February 26th, 2017


Av skog og by / A Dinner In Debate (2016), wood, aquarelle, ceramic, ink, 89 x 50 x 5 cm / 15 x 8 cm. Photographer: Zbigniew Ziggi Wantuch

2016
On Dry Things I
Hammerfest Fine Art Society
(NO)



Loker og Luker Litt i Hagen / One After the Other They Nailed Each Other (2016), ink, ceramic, wood, 102 x 70 cm / 15 x 8 cm. Photographer: Zbigniew Ziggi Wantuch


Loker og Luker Litt i Hagen / One After the Other They Nailed Each Other (2016), ink, 102 x 70 cm. Photographer: Zbigniew Ziggi Wantuch


Loker og Luker Litt i Hagen / One After the Other They Nailed Each Other (2016), ink, 102 x 70 cm. Photographer: Zbigniew Ziggi Wantuch


Loker og Luker Litt i Hagen / One After the Other They Nailed Each Other (2016), ink, 102 x 70 cm (detail). Photographer: Zbigniew Ziggi Wantuch


Loker og Luker Litt i Hagen / One After the Other They Nailed Each Other (2016), 102 x 70 cm, ink (detail). Photographer: Zbigniew Ziggi Wantuch



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INTROVERTED LISTENER

February 26th, 2017

Så inderlig vel / Introverted Listener (2017), wood, ceramic, bread, aquarelle, snakeskin, 40 x 60 cm. Ma Ortiz

2017
On Dry Things IV
Haugesund Fine Art Society
(NO)

Så inderlig vel / Introverted Listener (2017), wood, ceramic, bread, aquarelle, snakeskin, 40 x 60 cm. Photographer: Ma Ortiz

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THE ALGORITHM GRAVY

May 24th, 2016


Cyber-fun in the Algorithm Gravy / Powerhouse on the Rooftop (2015), ink, aquarelle, pastel, 50 x 65 cm.

2015
Høstutstillingen

The 128th State Exhibition

Oslo (NO)

Part of the 128th State Autumn Exhibition at
Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo. Received The
Association of Norwegian Art Societies
Debutant Prize 2015.

Cyber-fun in the Algorithm Gravy / Powerhouse on the Rooftop (2015), ink, aquarelle, pastel, 50 x 65 cm.

 It’s Mega-personal / A Puzzle Building Muscle (2015), ink, aquarelle, pastel, 50 x 65 cm.

It’s Mega-personal / A Puzzle Building Muscle (2015), ink, aquarelle, pastel,  50 x 65 cm.

I’m So Oily / Training to Become a Train (2015), ink, aquarelle, pastel, 50 x 65 cm.

I’m So Oily / Training to Become a Train (2015), ink, aquarelle, pastel, 50 x 65 cm.

Prize Ceremony 2015, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (NO) 


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THE INSTITUTE OF ART AND CRIME

November 14th, 2015


The Curator is Dead (2014), tableau vivant in collaboration with Siri Hjorth. Photographer: Karoline Hjorth

2014
The Institute of Art and Crime
Book launch and exhibition
Kunstnernes Hus
Published by Torpedo Press
Oslo (NO)

THE INSTITUTE OF ART AND CRIME  is an illustrated dialog
between four characters; the Artist, the Curator, the Psychopath
and the Junkie.  (for the book go here)

ARTISTS REPRESENTED IN THE EXHIBITION

DONNY JOHNSON – Born 1960, abstract painter. Incarcerated after
killing a man and then attacking a prison guard. Now serving three life
sentences at the Pelican Bay State Prison in California, where he’s
subjected to 23 hour lock down in a solitary cell with no windows.
Represented by four paintings on postcards provided by Stephen Kurtz,
which is responsible for Donny Johnson’s collection.The paintings are
made with the coating of M&M’s, water, and a paintbrush made of
Johnson’s own heir, as there is strict regulations for what he’s allowed to
keep in his cell. 

ELMYR de HORY – born 1905, was a famous Hungarian forger. Lived
in France, Mexico and Ibiza before committing suicide in 1976, fearing
incarceration after his massive forging enterprise started to crumble.
He mainly forged Picasso, Renoir, Matisse and Modigliani. He is one of
the main protagonists in Orson Wells film F for Fake.

ERIC GILL – born in 1882, was one of Britain’s most respected artists.
His sculpture Prospero & Ariel is to be found in BBC’s Broadcasting
House, and the Creation of Adam is in the lobby of Palais des Nations,
now the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva. He
also created a widely used font, Gill Sans.After his death it was revealed
that he had a sexual relationship to his daughters, his sister, and the
family dog. Not quite as respected anymore, he has entered the realm of
obscurity.

SIRI HJORTH – born 1986, live and work in Oslo, Norway, with sculpture,
performance, installation and textile. She showcased a constructed
Tableau Vivant in collaboration with Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas 
relating to one of the protagonists of the book. It was to be found in the center
of the exhibition hall and mirrored a pivotal scene from the narrative.
The sculpture is a pastiche of Ernst Barlach’s The Avanger (1914). Barlach
was in his youth a war enthusiast, but became a pacifist after the atrocity
of World War I. This was the reason why he was exhibited at the infamous
Degenerate art exhibition in Germany (1937) organized by Adolf Ziegler
and the Nazi Party.

MOM & JERRY – The multi-faceted Mom, and her dirty son Jerry have
a passion for art, music, parties, glitter and fashion. In addition to being
artists, they consider themselves rebels, outlaws, Djs, living sculptures,
talk show hosts,TV personalities, movie stars, and progressive Broadway
dancers. Mom and Jerry can be seen as recycling machines in the
monstrous, virtual city of garbage. They showcased the video The world
is a cruise (9 min 34 sec, 2014) and a piece titled Line up your fun (2014).


The Curator is Dead (2014), tableau vivant in collaboration with Siri Hjorth. Photographer: Karoline Hjorth

The Curator is Dead (2014), tableau vivant in collaboration with Siri Hjorth. Photographer: Karoline Hjorth


The Curator is Dead (2014), tableau vivant in collaboration with Siri Hjorth . Photographer: Karoline Hjorth


Donny Johnson, Me neither (2011), non-stop paint on postcard (made in Pelican Bay correctional facility) 16 x 9 cm. Photographer: Karoline Hjorth


Donny Johnson, Bird of Paradise (2012), non-stop paint on post card (made in Pelican Bay correctional facility), 16 x 9 cm. Photographer: Karoline Hjorth


Elmyr de Hory, A preliminary sketch for a forgery of Modigliani (1968), pencil on paper, 77 x 48 cm. Photographer: Karoline Hjorth


Eric Gill, Performer on Stage (1920), graphic print, 30 x 30 cm. Photographer: Karoline Hjorth


Bach Cello Suite Nr. 3, concert by Malin Mertens (exhibition view). Photographer: Karoline Hjorth


Bach Cello Suite Nr. 3, concert by Malin Mertens (exhibition view). Photographer: Karoline Hjorth


The Artist with the Police (2014), laser print, 30 x 20 cm. Photographer: Eva Rosa Hollup

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TAB ME IN THE BACK

November 12th, 2015

 

DSC_9248Tilbakefall (2013), steel, print, plaster, 2.41 x 32.5 x 24.9 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

2013
Tab Me In the Back

Kunstnerforbundet
Punktutstilling
Oslo (NO)

fjhgjshdjsaTilbakefall (2013) steel, print, plaster, 2.41 x 32.5 x 24.9 cm (detail). Photographer: Thomas Tveter

DSC_9266Achilles (2013) plast, plastelina, lakk, 6 x 8 x 16 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

DSC_0366Tablå I, berøringsskjerm (2013) ceramic, 25 x 10 x 10 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

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Tablå II, dødtast (2013) ceramic, 17 x 23 x 5 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

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Tablå III, Kidnapped in space (2013) ceramic, 24 x 18×6 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

DSC_0365Tablå IV, The Lawnmower Man 1992 (2012) ceramic, 17 x 19×6 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

DSC_9298Tablå V, Nå blir det LAN-party (2013) ceramic, 24 x 24 x 16 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

DSC_9257Nostalgi var mye bedre før (2013) ceramic, linoleum, glas, epoxy, 30 x 19 x 19 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

DSC_9252Error 404 (2013) ceramic, 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

DSC_9259Sacrificial Hammertime I (2013) ceramic, 31 x 15 x 10 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

DSC_9296Melancholic Hammertime II (2013) ceramic, 31 x 15 x 10 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

DSC_9264I fremtiden er det alltid dekning (2013) plaster, ceramic 23 x 13 x 8cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

DSC_9268My little multi-polyopticon looking for his hat (2013) plaster, ceramic, 30 x 32 x 10 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

DSC_9294Foxconn 鴻海科技 (2013) plastic, aluminum, linoleum, 155 x 83 x 135 x 19 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

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PROTEINFABRIKKEN

April 9th, 2014


Proteinfabrikken (2013), ceramic, Cell Max protein, 35 x 46 cm.

2013
Juleutstillingen 2013

Kunstnerforbundet
Oslo (NO) 



Proteinfabrikken (2013) ceramic, Cell Max protein,35 x 46 cm (detail).

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IT’S ME NORWAY

September 6th, 2013

It’s Me Norway (2017), ink drawing transfered to Mash banner, 5 x 3 m, Photographer: Marianne Bredesen

2017
It’s Me Norway

Sommerøya
Music & Art Festival
Curated by
Marianne Bredesen
SALT Oslo
(NO)

It’s Me Norway (2017), ink drawing transfered to Mash banner, 5 x 3 m, Photographer: Marianne Bredesen

It’s Me Norway (2017), ink drawing transfered to Mash banner, 5 x 3 m, Photographer: Marianne Bredesen

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DØDEN PÅ UKS

May 29th, 2013

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Death at UKS (2011) 11 models, mirroring themselves in a hearse, 5 x 3 m, One Night Only, UKS (exhibition view). Photographer: Martin Johansen

2011
Døden på UKS

One Night Only

UKS
Oslo (NO)

Death at UKS was an One Night Only
event, where a hearse was placed in
the foaje of the Young Artists’ Association,
in which 13 women mirrored themselves
throughout the opening night. With
support from the  Funeral home
M. Jacobsens.

Featuring:

Marianne Skjeldal /
Elin Sandvik /
Jorunn Kjersem Hildre /
Marte Reithaug Sterud /
Ida GudbrandsenJulie Skjønberg /
Silje Høgaas /
Sigrid Hirsch Kopperdal /
Ingjerd Heggem Nergaard /
Vilde von Krogh /
Hedvig Heggem Nergaard /



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Death at UKS (2011) 11 models, mirroring themselves in a hearse, 5 x 3 m (detail). Photographer: Martin Johansen

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Death at UKS (2011) 11 models, mirroring themselves in a hearse, 5 x 3 m (detail). Photographer: Martin Johansen

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Death at UKS (2011) 11 models, mirroring themselves in a hearse, 5 x 3 m (detail). Photographer: Martin Johansen

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Death at UKS (2011) 11 models, mirroring themselves in a hearse, 5 x 3 m (exhibition view). Photographer: Martin Johansen

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Death at UKS (2011) 11 models, mirroring themselves in a hearse, 5 x 3 m (exhibition view). Photographer: Martin Johansen

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Death at UKS (2011) 11 models, mirroring themselves in a hearse, 5 x 3 m (detail). Photographer: Martin Johansen

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Death at UKS (2011) 11 models mirroring themselves in a hearse, 5 x 3 m (detail). Photographer: Martin Johansen

15Death at UKS (2011) 11 models, mirroring themselves in a hearse, 5 x 3 m (detail) Photographer: Martin Johansen

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Death at UKS (2011) 11 models, mirroring themselves in a hearse, 5 x 3 m (detail) Photographer: Martin Johansen

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YES WE VATICAN

February 21st, 2013

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Yes We Vatican (2012), wood, plaster, LED light, 36 x 38 cm

2012
Yes We Vatican

Represented at Nordic Masters
Organised by ArtShortCut
Nordic Culture Point
and World Design Capital
Helsinki (FI)

yes we vaticancopyYes We Vatican (2012) wood, plaster, LED light, 36 x 38 cm (detail)

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3327 TESLA

February 21st, 2013

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3327 TESLA (2010) ceramic, copper, laser print, 94 x 40 cm. Photographer: Martin Johansen

2010
3327 TESLA

Galleri Darbu
Oslo (NO)

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3327 TESLA (2010) ceramic, copper, laser print, 94 x 40 cm (detail). Photographer: Martin Johansen

IMG_03883327 TESLA (2010) ceramic, copper, laser print, 94 x 40 cm (detail). Photographer: Martin Johansen

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NEXT DOOR WONDERWALL

February 21st, 2013

08Next Door Wonderwall I (2011) Disney book series (1984) Kellogs Honni-Korn, Donald Duck Cup (1968), 45 x 45 cm, . Photographer: Martin Johansen

2011
Next Door Wonderwall

Galleri Seilduken
In collaboration with Terje Nicolaisen
Curated by Maria Brinch
Oslo (NO) 

02Next Door Wonderwall II (2011), aquarelle, pamphlet Social Kunst (1932) glass pedestal, 69 x 23 cm (exhibition view). Photographer: Martin Johansen


Next Door Wonderwall III (2011) aquarelle, pamphlet Social Kunst (1932), 20 x14 cm. Photographer: Martin Johansen


Next Door Wonderwall IV (2011) aquarelle, pamphlet Social Kunst (1932), 20 x14 cm. Photographer: Martin Johansen


Next Door Wonderwall V (2011) laser print, 120 x 80 cm (1992). Photographer: Martin Johansen

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Next Door Wonderwall VI (2011) laser print, 120 x 130 cm (1992). Photographer: Martin Johansen


Next Door Wonderwall VII (2011), silver figurine from Indonesia (1929), 15 x 10 cm. Photographer: Martin Johansen


Next Door Wonderwall VIII (2011) Donald Duck collectors book, 15 x 20 cm (1998). Photographer: Martin Johansen


Next Door Wonderwall IX
 (2011), sketch for unrealised comic book (1998), 18 x 13 cm. Photographer: Martin Johansen

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PUBLICATIONS

ON DRY THINGS

September 2nd, 2017

Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas, On Dry Things (2016), cover. Costume and photography: Siri Hjorth

2016
Om tørre ting (On Dry Things)
Text by Line Ulekleiv
Design by Yokoland
Costume and photography
by Siri Hjorth 

Published by
Norwegian Art Societies

On Dry Things (2017), Costume and photography: Siri Hjorth

On Dry Things (2016), Costume and photography: Siri Hjorth

On Dry Things (2016), Costume and photography: Siri Hjorth

On Dry Things (2016), Costume and photography: Siri Hjorth

On Dry Things (2016), Costume and photography: Siri Hjorth

On Dry Things (2016), Costume and photography: Siri Hjorth

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THE INSTITUTE OF ART AND CRIME

April 3rd, 2015


The Institute of Art and Crime, 22 x 28,5 cm, 123 pages, 66 illustrations, black and white, hardcover, english. Published by Torpedo Press 2014

2014
The Institute of Art and Crime
Book launch and exhibition
Kunstnernes Hus
Published by Torpedo Press
Oslo (NO)

Represented at
NY art Book Fair MoMA PS1
New York (US)

THE INSTITUTE OF ART AND CRIME  is an illustrated dialog
between four characters; the Artist, the Curator, the Psychopath
and the Junkie. 

The Institute of Art and Crime has just opened, and the newly
acquired museum curator sets out to explore subversive themes
with a set of sensational and critical tools. The story unfolds as a
dramatized encounter between the artist, the psychopath, and
the junky, who by accident meet on a park bench.The subsequent
visit to the institute gradually degenerates. As the curator
presents a wide variety of criminal elements in art good taste
dissolves in the cold, contemptuous white cube
.

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The Institute of Art and Crime, 22 x 28,5 cm, 123 pages, 66 illustrations, black and white, hardcover, english. Published by Torpedo Press 2014

The Institute
The Institute of Art and Crime (illustrations). Published by Torpedo Press 2014

John Wayn Gacy
The Institute of Art and Crime (illustration). Published by Torpedo Press 2014
The Junky
The Institute of Art and Crime (illustration). Published by Torpedo Press 2014

Fake & Stolen ArtThe Institute of Art and Crime (illustration). Published by Torpedo Press 2014

Order hardcover here / Kindle E-reader here)

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INITIATIVES

WITTGENSTEIN ON VACATION

October 21st, 2017

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Wittgenstein on Vacation Part I, Little Austria (2015) web poster

Wittgenstein on Vacation was initiated
by Marianne Bredesen, Sebastian Makonnen
Kjølaas and Siri Hjorth, in collaboration with
KORO (URO), Art in Public Space Norway.

In August 2015 we arranged a holiday for 30 people
to Ludwig Wittgenstein’s cabin in Skjolden, Norway.
Here we did a performance at the ruin of his cabin,
as well as lectures on his life and thoughts. In January
2016 we held a lecture at KORO’s auditorium about
the trip, and our subsequent take on Wittgenstein’s
thoughts. This was part I of Wittgenstein on Vacation,
Little 
Austria. In August 2018 we will unveil the
worlds biggest monument to Wittgenstein –
and it speaks!

We take language as some kind of fundamental
reality, problematize death 
as an inevitable disaster,
and extend our middle finger to those dark forces in
the universe that is  the cause of all human problems,
namely nothingness.

In other words we battle that critical philosophical
paradox, which is exactly the reason why, we wonder
why, we do the things we do.


Siri Hjorth, Wittgenstein on Vacation (2015) performance at Wittgenstein’s Cabin, Skjolden (NO) video still


Siri Hjorth, Wittgenstein on Vacation (2015) performance at Wittgenstein’s Cabin, Skjolden (NO) video still

Kirstin Dirksen, Wittgenstein in Norway (2015), Open Culture Documentary

Wittgenstein on Vacation Part I, Little Austria (2015) trailer

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AAHHAA

February 21st, 2013

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2013
AAHHAA

With Vilde von Krogh Mikael D. Brkic
Initiated by Prosjektskolen AS
in conjunction with UKS
Oslo (NO) 

ART ART HISTORY HISTORY AGAIN AGAIN was an open forum
for dialectical discussion and interpretation of the historical
preconditions for art. During this forum we developed our main tool;
a timeline that manifested the discussed history. In the form of a
classical symposium the participants was encouraged to actively
involve themselves in the material as well as additional resources
available at UKS. With the idea of man’s separation from nature,
through the Dionysian return via utopian ecstasy, and up to heroic
materialism, we presented an eclectic array of narratives and action.

Covering 202 013 years, the symposium was held over three weeks,
and culminated in an exhibition at UKS. The participants was
assigned to unique artistic eras that they interpreted, both concept-
ually and stylistically.

Participants:

Alex Sander Fossøy / Markus Theodor Frossli Sundberg / Runa Gidske /
Catrine Constanse Gjelsnes / Luka Grbelja Fischer / Hedda Grevle Ottesen /
Ole Henry Halvorsen / Simen Halvorsen Tyse / Lise Hartvigsen /
Adrian Hidalgo Nygaard / Kristin Hovde / Ida Aurora Høiklev Ribu /
Petter Iversen / Marianne Knutsen / Solveig Aurora Lien Granberg /
Eirik Lyster / Caroline Løvhaug Harrison / Morten Magnus /
Anne Mari Mork Sletta / Sunniva Nilssen / Alexandra Nordfjeldmark /
Live Nornes Westli / Helle Pedersen / Tor Andreas Petterson /
Natalie Price Hafslund / Roger Robberstad / Tone Elizabeth Sabro /
Liam Seeland / Jan Eric Skevik / Katarina Skår Henriksen /
Sebastian Slaatten / Kristin Stangenes / Johannes Per Stockhausen Hektoen /
Sigrid Voll Bøyum / Frida Yggeseth

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AAHHAA (2013) exhibition view, UKS (NO). Photographer: Jon Benjamin Tallerås

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AAHHAA (2013) exhibition view, UKS (NO). Photographer: Jon Benjamin Tallerås

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AAHHAA (2013) exhibition view, UKS (NO). Photographer: Jon Benjamin Tallerås


AAHHAA (2013) exhibition view, UKS (NO). Photographer: Jon Benjamin Tallerås 


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AAHHAA (2013) exhibition view, UKS (NO). Photographer: Jon Benjamin Tallerås

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AAHHAA (2013) exhibition view, UKS (NO). Photographer: Jon Benjamin Tallerås

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AAHHAA (2013) exhibition view, UKS (NO). Photographer: Jon Benjamin Tallerås


AAHHAA (2013) Art history timeline, pastell on canvas, 35 x 2,5 m. Photographer: Jon Benjamin Tallerås

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AAHHAA (2013) Art history timeline, pastell on canvas, 35 x 2,5 m. Photographer: Jon Benjamin Tallerås

 
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AAHHAA (2013) Art history timeline, pastell on canvas, 35 x 2,5 m. Photographer: Jon Benjamin Tallerås 


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AAHHAA (2013) Art history timeline, pastell on canvas, 35 x 2,5 m. Photographer: Jon Benjamin Tallerås

screen-shot-2017-01-08-at-14-16-04AAHHAA (2013) Art history timeline, pastell on canvas, 35 x 2,5 m. Photographer: Jon Benjamin Tallerås

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SALT

February 21st, 2013

Sandro StegerSandro Steger (2012). Photographer: Martin Johansen

2011 – 2013
Saltarelli Salong (SALT)
Oslo (NO)

Saltarelli Salong (SALT) operated through weekend exhibitions,
happenings, screenings, concerts and workshops mainly focused
on exhibiting young artists based in Oslo – and named after
Jacopo Saltarelli – an apprentice goldsmith and notorious male
prostitute who lived in Firenze during the renaissance.
In 1476 Leonardo da Vinci was arrested, spending two month
in jail, along with several young companions, on the charge of
sodomy with the then 17-year-old Jacopo. He was in his own time
accused of being ‘party to many wretched affairs and consents
to please those persons who request such wickedness of him‘.
SALT believed this to be much the same service delivered
by the majority of contemporary art.

Run by Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas
Siri Hjorth, Jon Magnus Ohren, 
Morten Ising, Martin Johansen,
Vilde von Krogh, Luca Andreotti
Maren Aarbu Titterud and
Marianne Bredesen

Cecilie Lind 01Cecilie Lind (2012). Photographer: Martin Johansen

Espen T. Samuelsen 02Espen T. Samuelsen (2012). Photographer: Martin Johansen

espens T. Samuelsen 01Espen T. Samuelsen (2012). Photographer: Martin Johansen

Geir Backe AlternIllegal tree, Geir Backe Altern (2012). Photographer: Martin Johansen

Tito Frey 01Tito Frey (2011). Photographer: Martin Johansen

Tito Frey 02Tito Frey (2011). Photographer: Martin Johansen

Tito Frey 03Tito Frey (2011). Photographer: Martin Johansen

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GAGO

September 20th, 2012

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Galleri Godteri, exhibition space (2009). Photographer: Martin Johansen

2009 – 2011
 GAGO (Galleri Godteri)
Oslo (NO)

At GAGO, located in one of the oldest candy factory’s in Norway,
the desires of bourgeois consumer culture was personified.
The pictorial language of consumerism was distilled into fine art.
Instead of being primarily concerned with providing a space to
show works of art in the most neutral way, we made it evident
that surroundings and social setting is more than a prominent
part of any visual representation. The gallery white cube, the
impersonal, clinical art-space that is embraced by the
contemporary art world, gives the illusion that art should be seen
in a sterile environment, not contaminated by the outside world.
In the 1960’s a group of British scientists did an experiment.
They put a 4-year-old in a room with a marshmallow. They then
left the room, promising the child one more marshmallow, if he
could wait to eat it for 15 minutes. This experiment was tried out
all over the world, and always with the same result; Only one out
of three waited for the extra marshmallow. With this in mind we
made GAGO a gallery for instant satisfaction. As a marshmallow,
we’re not refined, only momentarily desirable.

Founded by Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas,
Morten Ising Siri Hjorth Can Bora Lundby
and Martin Johannsen.


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Galleri Godteri, exhibition space (2009). Photographer: Martin Johansen


Nr 9 Presents Galleri Godteri, Vilde von Krogh (2009). Photographer: Martin Johansen

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