Johanne Nordby Wernų

“Nobody Can Tell the Why of It”

July 2011

This remarkable artist-run space confronts all who curate here with a peculiar two-part challenge: a main space—a huge, outdoor-feeling concrete hall that was formerly a lumberyard—and a smaller area that sports a bright orange 1970s … READ ON

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TheMoen

February 2011

The Kunsthall Oslo, located in the city’s new and much debated “cultural center” Bjørvika, has begun 2011 with something of a wild card: TheMoen’s first solo exhibition. Artist and musician Terje Moen’s quirky pseudonym is homonymous… READ ON

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Jumana Manna

July 2010

For Jumana Manna’s film Blessed Blessed Oblivion, 2010, the centerpiece of her exhibition at this gallery, the artist gained access to environments rarely seen by the female eye. The barbershop, gym, and mechanic’s garage in the film are… READ ON

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A. K. Dolven

April 2010

According to rumors in the Oslo art scene, A. K. Dolven’s Untuned Bell, 2010, was scheduled to have extended its stay in Tullinløkka, an open public space next to the National Gallery in central Oslo. But in spite of its heavy, permanent… READ ON

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Bjarne Melgaard

March 2010

Rarely does an artist have two separate but identically named museum exhibitions on view in the same country at the same time. This winter, Bjarne Melgaard’s opening of “Jealous” at Oslo’s Astrup Fearnley was swiftly followed by a … READ ON

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