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Modern paintings feature in Oslo. Norway’s Museum of Contemporary Art is geared up to open an exhibition on the showing works just from the 21st Century. Called An Appetite for Painting: Contemporary Painting 2000–2014, this exhibition will allow the public to see the contemporary art of thirteen leading international and Norwegian artists. Nearly fifty paintings will be put on display, most of which have been created in the last three years. The last time the Museum of Contemporary Art held a major group exhibition that focused solely on contemporary paintings was over a decade ago. It has been speculated that this exhibition may start a debate as to whether or not painting has returned to its place within contemporary art, which was dominated by photography, videos, and performances up till now.          

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Modern paintings feature in Oslo

Published on Monday, 1st September, 2014 at 21:24 under the news category, by Manisha Choudhari.

Norway’s Museum of Contemporary Art is geared up to open an exhibition on the showing works just from the 21st Century.

Gordon Bennett's Suburbia, 2013
This is one of the works that will be on display at the exhibition. Photo Courtesy of the artist’s estate and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne; photograph by Andrew Curtis.Gordon Bennett's Suburbia, 2013
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Called An Appetite for Painting: Contemporary Painting 2000–2014, this exhibition will allow the public to see the contemporary art of thirteen leading international and Norwegian artists. Nearly fifty paintings will be put on display, most of which have been created in the last three years.

The last time the Museum of Contemporary Art held a major group exhibition that focused solely on contemporary paintings was over a decade ago. It has been speculated that this exhibition may start a debate as to whether or not painting has returned to its place within contemporary art, which was dominated by photography, videos, and performances up till now.          

Oslo’s National Museum also organised two conferences on contemporary paintings during the autumns of 2012 and 2013. Many of the conference papers have been published on the museum’s website, and are going to be available as podcasts in a room at the exhibition until it closes at the beginning of 2015.

The works displayed in the exhibition are not restricted to a single motif, style, or theme, but instead display a wide range in art today.

This upcoming exhibition will feature the following artists:

  • Analia Saban (Argentina/USA)
  • Andreas Eriksson (Sweden)
  • Brian Blanchflower (Australia)
  • Chris Ofili (United Kingdom/Trinidad)
  • Dag Erik Elgin (Norway)
  • Dorothy Napangardi (Australia)
  • Gordon Bennett (Australia)
  • Jitish Kallat (India)
  • Kerry James Marshall (USA)
  • Mari Slaattelid (Norway)
  • Marlene Dumas (South Africa/The Netherlands)
  • Olav Christopher Jenssen (Norway)
  • Tomory Dodge (USA)

Several of the foreign artists, such as Chris Ofili, Kerry James Marshall, and Marlene Dumas, are already renowned on the international art scene. Nevertheless, this is the first time the Norwegian public will have the chance to see the work of artists such as Tomory Dodge, Analia Saban, and Brian Blanchflower, according to the Museum.

Moreover, South African artist Gavin Jantjes will be curating this exhibition. It will be his last exhibition at the National Museum, after having curated around fifty ones in Norway and abroad.

The exhibition will also be supplemented by a comprehensive catalogue, which will contain essays by Gavin Jantjes and Robert Storr (formerly a curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and now the dean of the Yale University School of Art).

An Appetite for Painting: Contemporary Painting 2000–2014 opens to the general public on the 12th of September and lasts until 4th January 2015.



Published on Monday, 1st September, 2014 at 21:24 under the news category, by Manisha Choudhari.

This post has the following tags: art, oslo, norway, exhibition.





  
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