Previous Exhibitions

Mónica Bengoa, 'Einige Beobachtungen über Wildblumen: Bienen-Ragwurz (Ophrys apifera) und Schachblume (Fritillaria meleagris) or Some considerations on wild flowers: Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera) and Chess Flower (Fritillaria meleagris)', 2011

The exhibition is produced in coorporation with Transnational Art Production Mónica Bengoa, 'Einige Beobachtungen über Wildblumen: Bienen-Ragwurz (Ophrys apifera) und Schachblume (Fritillaria meleagris) or Some considerations on wild flowers: Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera) and Chess Flower (Fritillaria meleagris)', 2011 The exhibition is produced in coorporation with Transnational Art Production

The Storytellers: Narratives in International Contemporary Art

August 30 - November 4 
Curated by Selene Wendt in collaboration with Gerardo Mosquera


The exhibition title is inspired by Mario Vargas Llosa’s book The Storyteller. The unique storytelling tradition which characterizes Latin American literature has also inspired many contemporary artists around the world. Within this context, it is interesting to investigate the work of contemporary artists from around the world who are inspired not only by these authors, but by literature and poetry in general, as seen in works that are typically highly narrative. Naturally, there will be a strong emphasis on artists from Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Colombia, but the exhibition will not be limited to Latin American artists.

Artists: Georges Adéagbo, Liliana Angulo, Mónica Bengoa, Milena Bonilla, Milena Bonilla, Monika Bravo, Ryan Brown, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Eloisa Cartonera, William Cordova, Marilá Dardot, Lobato & Guimarães, Alfredo Jaar, William Kentridge, Cristina Lucas, Fabio Morais, Ernesto Neto, Ulf Nilsen, Rosana Ricalde, Eder Santos, Tracey Snelling, Valeska Soares, Elida Tessler, YOUNG HAE-CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, Nina Yuen, Sergio Vega.

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Gregory Crewdson, Untitled (Brief Encounter), 'Beneath the Roses', 2006 Gregory Crewdson, Untitled (Brief Encounter), 'Beneath the Roses', 2006

Gregory Crewdson 'In a Lonely Place'

April 26 - August 5 
Photography

Gregory Crewdson's photographs usually take place in small town America, but are dramatic and cinematic. They feature often disturbing, surreal events. The photographs in the series 'Beneath the Roses' are shot using a large crew, and are elaborately staged and lighted. 

This exhibition consists of three series, 'Beneath the Roses' (2003-2007), 'Sanctuary series' (2010) and 'Fireflies series' (1996). 

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Gregory Crewdson


Ole Jørgen Ness, 'XYZ' Ole Jørgen Ness, 'XYZ'

Ole Jørgen Ness 'XYZ'

May 11 - August 5 

Ole Jørgen Ness has become one of the most interesting and respected artists on the art scene in Norway the last couple of decades. There is hardly any technique, medium or style Ole Jørgen Ness has not explored. Mainly this show was retrospective, but also some new works of the artist were presented.




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Kjetil Skøien, video still, 'Paris January 1' Kjetil Skøien, video still, 'Paris January 1'

Kjetil Skøien 'A Place for Living with the Other'

March 8 - April 29
Video

Kjetil Skøien presented video works that has been made over the last decade. These works might question aspects of the look as a psycologic, social and culturel phenomenon. Skøien intends to ask some fundamental questions, how you meet other people with an individual, social, cultural and idelogical picture depended on expectations and prejudices.


Cig Harvey, 'The Cut Apple And The Gingham Dress', 2003 Cig Harvey, 'The Cut Apple And The Gingham Dress', 2003

Cig Harvey 'You Look at Me Like an Emergency'

March 8 - April 29
Photography

British photographer Cig Harvey, 1973, lives in Boston and on the coast of Maine. She uses photography as a means to tell stories. Often her work is a reflection of her own life and the things she has experienced. This is why she often uses herself as the subject in her images. She is also fascinated by vintage dresses which often end up being used in her photographs. Cig has exhibited extensively throughout the USA and several European cities.


Rodrigo Petrella, 'Portrait Kulina' Rodrigo Petrella, 'Portrait Kulina'

Rodrigo Petrella 'Give Me Your Eyes'

February 16 - April 9
Photography

Rodrigo Petrella is a Brazilian photographer. After several years in New York he returned to Brazil in 2001. Since then he has focused on two main subjects: a personal project exploring the symbols and images of our unconscious, and a photographic record of the daily life of indigenous communities in the Amazon. The pictures in this exhibition are the result of his many trips to the hidden tribes of Amazon. 


Heikki Marila, 'Flowers XXVII' Heikki Marila, 'Flowers XXVII'

Carnegie Art Award 2011

November 18, 2011 - January 29, 2012 

Participant artists:

Finland: Heikki Marila, Jarmo Mäkilä, Heli Rekula,

Stig Baumgartner

Denmark: Ditte Ejlerskov, Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen, Henriette Heise

Sweden: Klara Lidén, Ann Edholm, Cecilia Edefalk,

Andreas Eriksson

Iceland: Hildur Bjarnadóttir, Ragna Róbertsdóttir,

Heimir Björgúlfsson

Norway: Stein Rønning, Per Inge Bjørlo, Kjell Torriset

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Carnegie Art Award


Farhad Kalantary A New Beginning

November 3 - December 30, 2011
video, installation

'A New Beginning' was a major solo exhibition of Farhad Kalantary at the Stenersen museum in Oslo. This was a large-scale video installation comprised of more than 20 individual projections and screens. The videos were assembled as several smaller multi-screen pieces and at the same time they created a large single work. Recorded in remote parts of Iran and composed with ordinary images, ideas and sound 'A New Beginning' was a journey through the poetics of everyday life.


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Farhad Kalantary


William Ropp, 'Dreamt Memories of Africa' William Ropp, 'Dreamt Memories of Africa'

William Ropp Dreamt Memories of Africa

September 8 - November 6, 2011

Photography

 

 

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William Ropp


Markus Brendmoe, 'E.M' Markus Brendmoe, 'E.M'

Markus Brendmoe 'Munch etc.'

August 25 - October 16, 2011

Paintings, drawings

Through the exhibition ”Munch etc.” Brendmoe's artistic development seemed to be articulated.  One central theme in his career as a painter has been circling around one question; what is actually art about? He is also questioning what is artistic originality?

 

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Markus Brendmoe


The Graduate Show 2011 The Academy, Faculty of Visual Art, Oslo

May 20 - June 12, 2011

The Stenersen Museum will also this spring host the Graduate show for Master students at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo.


Arild Kristo
'Kristoball', still, 1967 Arild Kristo 'Kristoball', still, 1967

Retrospective: Film and Video Art in Norway, 1960-90

April 1 - April 30 2011

'Retrospective: Film & Video Art in Norway' has been a long-term research project of Atopia, which aimed for comprehensive examination of artists’ film and video works since the 1960s. This project intended to develop and explore the historical context of experimental film and video art in Norway. The first part of this trilogy focused on the works produced between 1960 and 1990.

Curator: Farhad Kalantary


Skaters' (1998), Berlin
(c) Just Loomis Skaters' (1998), Berlin (c) Just Loomis

Just Loomis As We Are

February 10 - April 3, 2011 
Photography

Loomis’ pictures provide an honest view of everyday life in America. He photographs waitresses, strippers, models, lonely strangers, couples in love, old and young folk, his family, and people met by chance; vast, open landscapes and densely packed cities. With a sense of curiosity and sympathy, his photos narrate the lives of people around him.


Ori Gersht, A Falling Bird (2008), HD film. Courtesy:
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico Ori Gersht, A Falling Bird (2008), HD film. Courtesy: Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

When a Painting Moves... Something Must be Rotten

January 13 - March 13, 2011

Video, installation

When does a painting stop being a painting? How can we contruct a painting that informs itself through analogue and digital realms? These are among the questions that were raised in the exhibition.  

Participating artists: Monika Bravo, Alexey Buldakov, Ivan Candeo, Myritza Castillo, Raúl Cordero, Raphael DiLuzio, Chus García-Fraile, Ori Gersht, José Maçãs de Carvalho, Fabián Marcaccio, Enrique Marty, Krisdy Shindler, Sam Taylor-Wood, Mariana Vassileva, Bill Viola, Tim White Sobieski, AK Dolven og Crispin Gurholt


Roger Ballen, 'Twirling Wires', 2001 Roger Ballen, 'Twirling Wires', 2001

Roger Ballen

October 14 - January 23, 2011
Photography


Roger Ballen was born in New York, USA, in 1950. He has lived in Johannesburg, South Africa, since the 1970s. Beginning by documenting the small dorps or villages of rural South Africa, Ballen’s photography moved on in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s to their inhabitants; through the late 1990’s Ballen’s work progressed. By the mid 1990’s his subjects began to act where previously his pictures, however troubling, fell firmly into the category of documentary photography, his work then moved into the realms of fiction.


Marianne Heske, 'Global Groove' Marianne Heske, 'Global Groove'

Marianne Heske + - 0

November 4 - January 2, 2011

Video paintings, installation

A main theme in this exhibition could be explained by the term of 'groove'. The open field of movement and communication; an 'organic prosject of time', is similar to   Marianne Heske's ongoing - over many years -  project of producing doll heads, where she gets local artists world wide to produce them in different materials. These were brought to Norway for this occasion and partisipated in a large installation.

Marianne Heske also showed new video paintings


Lee Miller, 'Nude bent forward', Paris, ca. 1930
© Lee Miller Archives, England 2008. All rights reserved Lee Miller, 'Nude bent forward', Paris, ca. 1930 © Lee Miller Archives, England 2008. All rights reserved

Lee Miller and the Surrealist Eye

June 19 - October 17, 2010

Photography

The exhibition presented nearly 100 photographies which showed Lee Miller's surrealistic eye upon her surroundings. The photographs were taken in the periode of 1929-1964. 



 

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Hedevig Anker, 'Villa Stenersen', 2009 Hedevig Anker, 'Villa Stenersen', 2009

Hedevig Anker - Perspective

September 2 - October 17, 2010

Photography

The Stenersen Museum is proud to have presented Hedevig Anker's first solo exhibition at the museum.  Since her debut at the Autumn Exhibition in 1998, she has established herself as one of the leading contemporary artists in Norway. The exhibition showed some of the main aspects of her development as an artist the last decade. Hedevig Anker's motives are taken partly from the private and partly from the puplic sphare, but the artist has not a documentary approach. Her spesific use of abstraction gives the pictures a subjective attitude and an abstract character.


Olav Strømme, 'Dead Flower', 1935 Olav Strømme, 'Dead Flower', 1935

Olav Strømme - Retrospective

June 5 - September 19, 2010

Olav Strømme (1909-1978) belonged to the rather limited avantgarde group of Norwegian painters during the 1930's. Rolf Nesch, and for a short while Kurt Schwitters inspired these artists to perform formal and expressive experimentations. Rolf Stenersen was one who discovered the talented Strømme. That is why the Stenersen Collection has got several of the key works from his earlier career. The exhibition was extended with substantial loans from his entire ouvre.

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Joyce Tenneson, 'Self Portrait', 1971 Joyce Tenneson, 'Self Portrait', 1971

Joyce Tenneson

June 19 -  August 15, 2010

Photography

Joyce Tenneson is one of the most respected photographers in our time and has been recognized as "one of the most interesting in USA when we talk about portraiting the human caracter." The pictures are a combination of portrait and mythology - she is interested in exploring the achetypes of our time.


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The Graduate Show 2010 The Academy, Faculty of Visual Art, Oslo

May 21 - June 13, 2010


Photo: Knut Bry Photo: Knut Bry

Camilla Prytz Friends of Glass

March 24 - May 9

Camilla Prytz presented some quite new aspects of her artistic production, such as sculptural objects of glass and other materials. The exhibition was accompanied of pictures by Knut Bry and soundtrack by Bendik Giske. 


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Anna-Eva Bergman, 'Composition', 1950 Anna-Eva Bergman, 'Composition', 1950

Good night then... Surrealism in Norwegian Art 1930-2010

February 5 - May 2

The exhibition showed a broad variety of surrealistic influences among Norwegian artists through the 1930's and up to this day. 



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Marianne Heier, 'Jamais - Toujours', videostill Marianne Heier, 'Jamais - Toujours', videostill

Marianne Heier JAMAIS - TOUJOURS

January 14 - March 14, 2010

Video, photography

Marianne Heier's exhibition title means never - always. The title indicates how the relation between labour and investments has changed since the last huge radical revolts through the 1960s in western European countries. Heier is perhaps foremost known for architectual interventions in public institutions. 

Please download Marianne Heier's speach at the opening ceremony.

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Andrea Lange, 'Fallujah Meditations', 2008, videostill Andrea Lange, 'Fallujah Meditations', 2008, videostill

Andrea Lange RITURNELLA

January 14 - March 14, 2010

Video, photography, installation

The title of the exhibition is referring to a folk tune from the south of Italy. The song expresses the hope for a better future among emigrants. Through the exhibition the audience found works which are related to issues consering the victims of the wellfare state and the many 'illegal' refugees. As an artist Andrea Lange has achieved a reputation as a video maker and making installations in public.

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Ulf Nilsen, 'The Sun', 2009, oil on canvas Ulf Nilsen, 'The Sun', 2009, oil on canvas

Ulf Nilsen Inside Out

October 17, 2009 - January 3, 2010

Painting, installation

Ulf Nilsen showed new painings at the museum. The paintings were organized more conseptually within the frame of an installation.



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Please visit the photo documentation of Live Photo Please visit the photo documentation of Live Photo

Crispin Gurholt Live Photo A Brief History of the Western World

October 29, 2009 - January 3, 2010

Photography, video, installation 

Gurholt is renowned for his Live Photos, site-specific photography projects that challenge the boundaries between fiction and reality. His complex, staged scenes are strongly imbued with art historical, philosophical and sociological references. In his performances, subtle narratives slowly emerge that balance a fine line between fantasy and reality.

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Nguyen Minh Phuoc, "A Little Red Etud", videostill Nguyen Minh Phuoc, "A Little Red Etud", videostill

Lim Dim - Young Vietnamese Artists

August 27 - October 4, 2009

Lim Dim was first and foremost an exhibition of Vietnamese art, but more importantly it was an exhibition that presented a new generation whose work has rarely been shown in Europe. More specifically, the exhibition presenteded a group of artists who are socially interconnected, they meet regularly, exhibit in outsider venues such as the cutting-edge Nha San Duc Studio, share the outsider status of official non-recognition, and closely observe and consistently challenge quiet everyday order while they are constantly subject to quiet scrutiny.


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Bjørn Opsahl, "Suicide Mercedes", 2009 Bjørn Opsahl, "Suicide Mercedes", 2009

Bjørn Opsahl - Ask the Dust

June 26 - September 27, 2009

Photography

Bjørn Opsahl lives and works in Los Angeles as a fashion photographer and director. But he is also recognized as an art photograper. At The Stenersen Museum he showed pictures with motives both from Norway and US. The ambigous exhibition title is also the novel title of the Italian-American author John Fante, and reflects the complex underlying themes in the pictures. The way his pictures captures the emptiness and beauty the title also points at something that seems vague as well as poetical.



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Yoko Inoue, "Untitled", photograph of a performance

Please visit the photo documentation of Off the Beaten Path Yoko Inoue, "Untitled", photograph of a performance Please visit the photo documentation of Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Woman and Art

June 20 - August 9, 2009 

Artist list: Marina Abramovic, Yoko Ono, Jung Jungyeob, Miri Nishri, Yoko Inoue,, Luciana Fina, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Cecilia Parades, Icelandic Love Corperation, Myung-Jin Kim, Lucy og Jorge Orta, Almagul Menlibayeva, Wangechi Mutu, Amal Kenawy, Layla Ali, A Global Crescendo Project and Lise Bjørne Linnert
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Women and girls around the world are victims of countless and senseless acts of violence. Each of the artists in this show, coming from different parts of the world, brought a unique set of ideas and experiences about gender-based violence, tapping not just their artistic talent but also their artistic process to engage the audience.

The exhibition was curated by Randy Rosenburg in collaboration with Art Works For Change


Hanoi, Vietnam, 2007-08 ©
Steve McCurry / Magnum Photos Hanoi, Vietnam, 2007-08 © Steve McCurry / Magnum Photos

Access to Life

June 20 - August 9, 2009 

Artist list: Jonas Bendiksen, Jim Goldberg, Alex Majoli, Steve McCurry, Paolo Pellegrin, Gilles Peress, Eli Reed and Larry Towell

In 'Access to Life', eight Magnum photographers portrayed people in nine countries around the world before and four months after they began antiretroviral treatment for AIDS. Here were faces, voices, and stories representing those millions of people who by now would be dead if not for access to free antiretroviral drugs. But there are also the stories of those for whom treatment came too late or where tuberculosis or other diseases brought their lives to an end – showing how the fight for access to AIDS treatment is a difficult one, filled with set-backs as well as success.


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The Graduate Show 2009 The Academy, Faculty of Visual Art, Oslo

May 23 - June 11

The Stenersen Museum hosted this year the Graduate show for both Bachelor and Master students at the Academy.

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Beauty and Pleasure in South African Contemporary Art


Nontsikeleo Veleko, "Beauty Is in the Eyes of the Beholder", photography Nontsikeleo Veleko, "Beauty Is in the Eyes of the Beholder", photography

Beauty and Pleasure in South African Contemporary Art

February 5 - May 10, 2009 

The wide variety of works in the exhibition included photography, installation, video, works on paper, textile works, performance and sculptures. The highly aesthetic forms of expression conveyed a celebration of identity issues, individuality, sensuality, sexuality and gender issues. The selected artists shared a unique ability for expressing provocative themes within highly tactile and formally orientated works. The works in this exhibition were not only decorative and visually appealing, but did also speak on a very poetic level about the beauty that is found in everyday life not only in Africa but all over the world. As a strong counterpoint to the socially engaged, politically entrenched art often featured in exhibitions of contemporary art from Africa, the theme of this exhibition was linked to notions of beauty and pleasure.

Participating artists: Kay Hassan, Lawrence Lemoana, Ahti Patra Ruga, Andries Botha, Langa Magwa, Berni Searle, Nontsikeleo Veleko, Nandipha Mntambo, Senzeni Marasela, Frances Goodman, Nicholas Hlobo og Dineo Bopape.

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ké Udé, "Paris Hilton Portrait: An Ideal Heiress", photography, 2008

 
Please visit the photo documentation of Paris Hilton ké Udé, "Paris Hilton Portrait: An Ideal Heiress", photography, 2008 Please visit the photo documentation of Paris Hilton

Iké Udé Paris Hilton: Fantasy and Simulacrum

March 19 - May 10 
Mixed media

The premise of "Fantasy and Simulacrum" was a saucy, sexual, erotic conversation and engagement between the artist's alter ego, Visconti, and Paris Hilton and was both a reference and departure to "Beyond Decorum," Udé's seminal conceptual photographic series of clothing and shoes paired with titillating text appropriated from adult personal advertisements. Utilizing a cacophony of visual material culled from gossip blogs, porn sites, wallpaper samples, fashion/lifestyle magazines and film, Udé employed free association and an absurd sense of humor in rendering works that manage to be both whimsical and monumental, confusing our conception of historical fact with salacious artistic interpretation. 

Iké Udé was born in Lagos, Nigeria and moved to the States in the 1980s.


Pierre Gonnord, "Bernardo", 2006 Pierre Gonnord, "Bernardo", 2006

Nuevas Historias - Spanish Photography and Video Art

February 26 - May 3


The exhibition “Nuevas Historias - Spanish Photography and Video Art” includes works by 25 Spanish artists with the aim to put the spotlight on an area of contemporary photography that is still largely unknown to many people but deserves all attention. The exhibition is the most extensive presentation of contemporary Spanish photography outside Spain.

Participating artists: 
Eugenio Ampudia, Ignasi Aballí, José Manuel Ballester, Isidro Blasco, Bleda y Rosa, Cabello y Carceller, Daniel Canogar, Naia del Castillo, Jordi Colomer, Germán Gómez, Pierre Gonnord, Dionisio González, Cristina Lúcas, Chema Madoz, Anna Malagrida, Ángel Marcos, Alicia Martin. José Maria Mellado, Rosell Messeguer, Aitor Ortiz, Gonzalo Puch, Valentin Vallhonrat.



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Per Formo, "Reseptorfelt", 2008 Per Formo, "Reseptorfelt", 2008

40/40

October 18 - January 4 2009 
Painting

Due to the 40th anniversary of Landsforeningen Norske Malere in 2008, LNM, in cooperation with The Stenersen Museum, presented fourty Norwegian painters from the last four decades.


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Birgitte Sigmundstad, "The Fall of Rome", 2008, videostill Birgitte Sigmundstad, "The Fall of Rome", 2008, videostill

Birgitte Sigmundstad

August 14 - October 5

Video 

Birgitte Sigmundstad showed 6 videoes mostly from 2008. The videoes were produced within a category we might call staged filmatic tableaus.

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Birgitte Sigmundstad
 


Øystein Tømmerås, "IMG20080814_02", 2008, 150x250cm Øystein Tømmerås, "IMG20080814_02", 2008, 150x250cm

Øystein Tømmerås

August 14 - October 5

Paintings



Øystein Tømmerås is a young Norwegian artist. He showed new paintings particulary made for this show. One of the pictures was constructed of 11 canvases, 16 m in width. The motive was a landscape far north in Norway. The other motives were mostly cityscapes and interiors, except from a picture produced as a puzzle, made of 3000 totally white pieces, which is rather close to an impossible or utopian picture. A lot of photographies are always the starting point for Tømmerås' paintings. They go through a digital processing before he finally paints the pictures in a classic manner.

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Øystein Tømmerås


Claudia Losi, "For Ryökan Project", 1999. 
Balls of thread and silk embroidery Claudia Losi, "For Ryökan Project", 1999. Balls of thread and silk embroidery

Claudia Losi - "Patterns of Identity"

August 28 - October 5

Objects, installation, video, textile, photography 
This was the first solo show in Norway for the well known Italian contemporary artist Claudia Losi. Her works are often poetic reflections of time and place. She has a profound interest in nature, which is reflected in her artistic production. Interesting is how she combines a conceptual content with stress on craftmanship, which results in visually and suggestive interesting works. Losi expresses herself through different media; video and photography, sculpturel objects and installions, embroidery and sewing.

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The Graduate Show The Academy, Faculty of Visual Art, Oslo

May 24-June 11

This was the second time The Stenersen Museum hosted the graduate show for both Bachelor and Master students. 39 graduates in total exhibited this year at the Museum.


William Kentridge, "Shadow Procession", video still



William Kentridge, "Shadow Procession", video still

2MOVE / Migratory Aesthetics

March 27 -  May 11

Video 
Migratory Aesthetics concerns the movement of people and the movement of images and how both movements, real and imaginary, provoke 'movements of sprit' or 'emotions'. It is, then, a double movement: images which move and which move us. The aesthetic dimension of the exhibition develops in two directions: the influence of immigrants in the culture of host countries, especially in the public space; and the influence of these countries in the subjective relationships of immigrants with their homelands.

Artist list:

The Atlas Group - Walid Raad, Mieke Bal, Gonzalo Ballester, Ursula Biemann, Célio Braga, Cinema Suitcase, Conce Codina, Keren Cytter, Wojtek Doroszuk, Olafur Eliasson, Mona Hatoum, Samira Jamouchi, Liza Johnson, Farhad Kalantary, William Kentridge, Daniel Lupión, Zen Marie, Melvin Moti, Pedro Ortuño, Javier Pividal, Jesus Segura, Thomas Sykora, Roos Theuws, Gary Ward

Exhibition curators: Mieke Bal and Miguel Á. Hernández-Navarro

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Henrik Saxgren, "Hakikta lives in Gentofte"
   © Henrik Saxgren Henrik Saxgren, "Hakikta lives in Gentofte" © Henrik Saxgren

Henrik Saxgren War and Love

February 7 - April 27

Photography - About immigration to the Nordic countries


War and love has literally brought these people to the remote cold north. Why did they wish to settle that far north, many of them close to the Polar Circle? The Danish photographer Henrik Saxgren has potraited more than 80 immigrated families in their new homes.


Jan Christensen, elements from the installation 
    Photo: Richard Jeffries Jan Christensen, elements from the installation Photo: Richard Jeffries

Jan Christensen All Those Moments Will Be Lost

January 17 - March 9 2008


Objects, installation

Sound elements by Johnny Skalleberg and Rolf-Yngve Uggen, Melodious Ether No 3


Jan Christensen, a young Norwegian artist living in Berlin, is quite known from different exhibtions world wide. His works are often related to important discourses conserning contempory art, its values and goals. For this exhibition he had collected lamps from the Bauhaus-period up to now. Chosen objects constructed installations which interacedt with the sound made by Skalleberg and Uggen.


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Anna de Manincor, Anna Rispoli, Simeone Crispino,    

    "Z immerFrei, Teenage Lightning", 2006 Anna de Manincor, Anna Rispoli, Simeone Crispino, "Z immerFrei, Teenage Lightning", 2006

The Hot Season Italian Art Now

January 17 - March 9 2008


Curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi og Lorella Scacco

This was first time we presented the new generation of Italian video artists in Norway. Among the themes presented, the artists specially focused upon social and fictional issues. The participating artists were: Rä Di Martino, Lorenzo Scotto Di Luzio, Elisabetta Benassi, the artist groups ZimmerFrei and Vedovamazzei.

This exhibition is a cooperation between Fondazione Adriano Olivetti, Roma, and The Stenersen Museum, Oslo.


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Ole John Aandal, "Michael", 1994 Ole John Aandal, "Michael", 1994

Modern Norwegian Art Photography

October 11, 2007 - January 27, 2008

This exhibtion presented the development of Norwegian art photography the last thirty years. The relatively long period was partly presented historically. Central works from the period were put on the show. A presentation of modern Norwegian art photographers from the 1970's until today has never been done.  Some of the artists partisipating are; A K Dolven, Per Maning, Tom Sandberg, Per Berntsen, Ole John Aandal, Vibeke Tandberg, Mette Tronvoll, Mikkel McAlinden, Per Barclay, Mari Slaattelid, Knut Åsdam, Jenny Rydhagen og Torbjørn Rødland.


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Equatorial Rhythms

September 28 – December 30, 2007

Curator: Selene Wendt 

Equatorial Rhythms focused on the art and music of countries that have deep-rooted, indigenous musical traditions that are unique to each participating country – musical traditions that are anchored in the national identities and daily lives of the people of these countries. 
By presenting both art and music by artists from the selected countries, and in many instances a crossover between art and music, the synergy between art and music came to the fore. All in all, the complex cultural issues addressed throughout the exhibition contributed to an extensive, interdisciplinary, cross-cultural dialogue – one that runs both North/South and East/West. 
There was a focus on art from the Caribbean/South America, Africa and Asia; through art and music from Jamaica, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico,  Brazil, Nigeria, Trinidad, Ethiopia, Morocco, Korea, Vietnam and Indonesia.

Artist list: Kader Attia, Kristin Bergaust/Alexis Parra, Kjetil Berge, Sergio Bernardes/Guilherme Vaz, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Albert Chong, Christopher Cozier, Heri Dono/Jompe, Andrew Dosunmu, Theo Eshetu, Satch Hoyt, Alfredo Jaar, Kimsooja, Yvette Mattern, Salem Mekuria, Lamia Naji, Olu Oguibe, Eder Santos, Paulo Vivacqua, Vu Nhat Tan 

 

The Stenersen Museum and Du store verden!collaborate on this exhibition



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Sally Mann, "Shiva At Whistle Creek", 1992
   Courtesy Gagosian Gallery and Sally Mann Sally Mann, "Shiva At Whistle Creek", 1992 Courtesy Gagosian Gallery and Sally Mann

Sally Mann

June 21 – September 30,  2007

This exhibition focused on three of Sally Mann’s art projects, starting with her breakthrough as an artist, the photographic suite “Immediate Family” (1992), in which she portrays her children in an intimate and naked manner. Next are her mythical landscapes, “Deep South” from 1997, and the exhibition ends with her controversial portraits of her now grown-up children, in the project “What Remains”, from 2003.


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Lotte Konow Lund, "Iliona Series ", photography Lotte Konow Lund, "Iliona Series ", photography

Lotte Konow Lund "What Has Been Shown Cannot Be Said"

August 10 - September 16,  2007

Drawings, photography and video

Lotte Konow Lund’s exhibition was an extensive presentation of her drawings, photography and video. The exhibition provided a comprehensive overview of the development of Lotte Konow Lund’s career as an artist, from completion at the Fine Arts Academy in 1997, up until today. As is often the case with Konow Lund’s work, she manages to point her finger – with the precision of a perfectly sharpened pencil – at issues that are both highly personal and collectively relevant.

Please visit the photo documentation of Lotte Konow Lund 


Rolf M. Aagaard, Dolk i Landsberger Alle, Berlin Rolf M. Aagaard, Dolk i Landsberger Alle, Berlin

Rolf M. Aagaard - "Street Art"

August 16 - September 16, 2007
Photography

Street Art, art or vandalism? This exhibition by Rolf M. Aagaard, photographer for the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, was the result of his genuine interest for this particular expression. For years he has been walking in the streets of main cities in Norway and elsewhere to sample examples of Street Art. Making Street Art is restricted and therefore executed anonymously. Street Art pops up unannounced, and disappears without anybody’s knowledge. The most celebrated artists who started as a Street Artist in the 1980’s are Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. The particular formal language developed in the streets of New York before it was accepted by the international art scene.

Please visit the photo documentation of Rolf M. Aagaard


The Graduate Show The Academy, Faculty of Visual Art, Oslo

19 May - 13 June

This was the first time The Stenersen Museum hosted the graduate show for both Bachelor and Master sudents. 41 graduates in total exhibited this year at the Museum.


Ole Lislerud, ceramic panels, mixed media, 2006 Ole Lislerud, ceramic panels, mixed media, 2006

Ole Lislerud " I Shop Therefore I Am"

24 March - 6 May

Ole Lislerud exhibited large ceramic panels with picture collages and powerful paint strokes. The pictures reflect the aesthetics of advertising. They are a commentary on ideals of beauty as seen in advertising and the media. Ole Lislerud also uses platinum and silver on his panels. This produced a shiny finish, in which beautiful young women can observe themselves in a narcissistic dream world.

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Susanna Majuri, "Elskar. Fyr, High Tide ", 2006
Series You Nordic Susanna Majuri, "Elskar. Fyr, High Tide ", 2006 Series You Nordic

Photo Finnish - The Helsinki School

February 8 - April 29, 2007

The exhibition focuses upon the contemporary art scene of Finnish photographers. The presentation is among the important ones shown in Norway of international photography. Among the about 30 participant artists we recognize Ilkka Halso, Nanna Hänninen, Sanna Kannisto, Sandra Kantanen, Pertti Kekarainen, Ola Kolehmainen, Riitta Päiväläinen och Santeri Tuori, who have already achived their international fame. 

Most of the artists are showed for the first time in Norway.

If you want more information about the artists:

www.helsinkischool.fi


Please visit the photo documentation of Helsinki School


Astrid Johannessen, "Ricordare", still from video Astrid Johannessen, "Ricordare", still from video

"Where the Railroad Leaves the Sea" Astrid Johannessen

January 25 - April 22, 2007

Photography, video, sound collage 

In Astrid Johannessen's videoworks the artist does every part of the production herself; she embodies chosen characters, the locations take place where the original music comes from, like Russia, Romania, Italy and France. Music plays a key role in her work because she is dealing with emotions that lies within the music. The music is either classical, folk tunes or chansons. We are in past time through costumes and visual effects.

Her motives are landscapes, interiors and portraits. Her works are dealing with history, memory, sites and personal experiences both individually and universally.

Please visit the photo documentation of Astrid Johannessen 


Bjarne Melgaard, without title, mixed media on paper Bjarne Melgaard, without title, mixed media on paper

"Daydreams and Nightmares " Works from the Collection of Tor Juul

January 11 - February  25, 2007
Paniting, photography, drawing 

When this collection was presented for the very first time at The Stenersen Museum, it involved a presentation of established Norwegian artists as well as younger ones. Above all, it was the unique combination of various works, and his specific choices that make Tor Juul’s collection exemplary. From Sverre Wyller to Harald Fenn, Bjarne Melgaard, and Vanessa Baird, the artists in Tor Juul’s collection are, for the most part, well known Norwegian artists.

Please visit the photo documentation of Tor Juul 


Knut Bry "Alpha Omega"

November 4 - December 31, 2006

The Norwegian photographer Knut Bry has for some decades received international reputation for his works for magazines and international companies. At The Stenersen Museum he exhibited two series of photographies, one of which was printed upon glass panels due to quite recently developed technology.

The first series was inspired after a visit to the Cemetery of Staglieno, just outside Genova in Italy. The 18 pictures express a sort of decadence, and pass on a feeling of memento mori. 
The other series focused upon another kind of decadence, commenting the consumption in the western world, specially the large volumes of food waste.

Please visit the photo documentation of Knut Bry 


Elisabeth Werp, 2006 Elisabeth Werp, 2006

Elisabeth Werp "Echo"

October 19 – December 31, 2006

Elisabeth Werp presented more than 25 paintings within an installation context. This was her first separate exhibtion at The Stenersen Museum. A central theme of these new works is the balance and tension between past and present, as related to memory and the evanescence of time. The artistic process itself results in an interesting play of opposites, ranging from relatively uncontrolled patterns to the highly detailed.

Please visit the photo documentation of Elisabeth Werp


Abbas Kiarostami, From the Untitled-series Abbas Kiarostami, From the Untitled-series

Abbas Kiarostami "Shadows in the Snow"

October 6 – November 26, 2006

The well known filmmaker, poet and photographer Abbas Kiarostami was the celeber guest during this year's Film from the South-Festival in Oslo. The exhibition ”Shadows in the Snow”  is composed by a series of larger and smaller formats of photography. A clear thread running through Kiarostami’s photographs is a true reverence for nature. His photographs lead us on a meditative path, exposing us to the wonder of nature along the way. The carefully composed images reveal the balance of form and composition, accented by stark contrasts between light and dark.

Please visit the photo documentation of Shadows in the Snow


Marian Heyerdahl "Bodies"

August 24 – October 8, 2006 

Nine huge sculptures in porcelain, produced in China, were placed on the terrace just outside the museum's entrance door. As big size bodies or male sexual symbols they might give assosiations to some fertility cult, or to public, classical sculptures.


ngrid Togood Hovland, "Tomorrow it might be gone" ngrid Togood Hovland, "Tomorrow it might be gone"

The Drawing Biennial 2006

August 17 – Octobe8

Stenersenmuseet - in cooperation with Tegnerforbundet - arranged the Drawing Biennial this year. 21 artists - the audience know quite well many of them - were chosen to participate in the show. Participants are Per Inge Bjørlo, Kristina Bræin, Markus Brendmoe, Ingun Bøhn, Per Dybvig, Anna S. Gudmundsdottir, Jon Gundersen, Kim Hiorthøy, Ingrid Togood Hovland, Roald Kyllingstad, Lotte Konow Lund, Tor-Magnus Lundeby, Ole Jørgen Ness/Marit Følstad, Terje Nicolaisen, Hanne Nielsen, Ulf Nilsen, Hege Nyberg, Kjell Erik Killi Olsen, Tiril Schrøder, Geza Toth, Karin Valum.

Please visit the photo documentation of The Drawing Biennial


Marita Dingus, "Indigo Children", 2005 Marita Dingus, "Indigo Children", 2005

Marita Dingus, ”Look Again”

February 2 - May 7, 2006

The African-American artist Marita Dingus exhibited both recent and older works in her solo exhibition "Look Again". Trash transformed into art; the relationship between art and handicraft, her experience as an African-American woman and her strong ties to Africa are some of the themes which run throughout her works. The exhibition showed both installations and sculptural pieces in textile and glass.

Please visit the photo documentation of Look Again


Siri Hermansen, "Harbour", 2005 Siri Hermansen, "Harbour", 2005

Siri Hermansen, ”Bipolar Horizon”

January 13 - April 30, 2006

In her first solo exhibition at The Stenersen Museum, "Bipolar Horizon", Siri Hermansen introduced the viewer to Pyramiden, the bleak and abandoned settlement on Svalbard, through a series of photographs and instal-lations. The artistic project deals with social issues and political downfall, while focussing on the negative consequences of consumer society.

Please visit the photo documentation of Bipolar Horizon 


Diana Fonseca Quiñones, "Pasatiempos" Diana Fonseca Quiñones, "Pasatiempos"

Heartbeat

March 16 - April 30, 2006

Heartbeat consisted of a group of young Cuban artists. They belonged to a phenomenon some people call Generación 00; - a generation whose future is uncertain. The disillusionment with the power of art to change society in the aftermath of the chaotic 90's has produced a generation of artists focusing on the individual and the needs of the individual. Eight young Cubans were presented in this exhibition: Duvier del Dago Fernandez, Diana Fonseca Quiñones, Irving Vera Chirino, Yuri Santana Garcia, Yoel Hugo Díaz Vázquez, René Rodríguez Hernández, Marianela Orozco Rodriguez, Walter Ernesto Velásques Chaviano.

Please visit the photo documentation of Heartbeat


Peter Marlow / Magnum Photos
"The Art of Sunbathing", France, 1992 Peter Marlow / Magnum Photos "The Art of Sunbathing", France, 1992

Weltsprache Fussball - Planet Football

March 4 - April 15, 2006

This exhibition displayed more and less well-known Magnum photographers, who have traveled the world with their cameras. The images present the joy of football first and foremost, but also touch on other themes, such as fair play, gender roles, commercialisation, religion, etc. This exhibition is on tour around the world, and is produced by the Goethe Institute in connection with the World Championship of Football in Germany in 2006.

Please visit the photo documentation of Planet Football


Stein Koksvik, 2005 Stein Koksvik, 2005

Stein Koksvik

January 13 - February 26, 2006

This exhibition was composed of drawings, paintings, objects/installations. The installations are made from pvc, fluorescent tubes, plexiglass and paintings/drawings. The rapid, associative hand of Stein Koksvik’s drawings are carried into the paintings, creating a fundamental tone of frequent breaks and whims. The objects have a distinct material concept and balance between stolid asceticism and expressive fragility.

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Mounir Fatmi,
"L'évolution ou la mort", 2004, photo Mounir Fatmi, "L'évolution ou la mort", 2004, photo

"[59º54'49"N - 10º43'44"E] Meeting Point" (Point de rencontre)

October 14, 2005 - January 1, 2006

Eight contemporary artists originated from the Maghreb region will be presented: Kader Attia, Ammar Bouras, Yto Barrada, Ben Benaouisse Mohamed, Nadia Benbouta, Mounir Fatmi, Zineb Sedira, Hans Hamid Rasmussen.

They are Europeans with African descent living in Belgium, France, Germany and Norway.  Their works are mostly unknown in Norway. We meet a new generation of artists. Some of them have been represented in the international Biennials while others are less known, but surely will be more exposed on the art scene.

The exhibition  "Meeting Point" is in cooperation with the organisation Du store verden!



Please visit the photo documentation of Meeting Point


Snorre Ytterstad, "Me in a nutshell", 2005, installation Snorre Ytterstad, "Me in a nutshell", 2005, installation

"Home at last"

November 24, 2005 - January 1, 2006

Artists: Knut Åsdam, Bo Melin/Peter Geschwind, Elin Wikström, Josephine Lyche, Mette Tronvoll og Snorre Ytterstad.
The exhibition includes a workshop situation where the works are presented in a semi-finished state. Visitors choose themeselves which works they wish to produce, put together the parts according to DIY principle and thus take part in the design of the works.

Produced by The National Museum of Arts,  Architecture and Design


Graham Nash,"Steps", Greenwich Village, New York, 1973




Graham Nash,"Steps", Greenwich Village, New York, 1973

Graham Nash, "Eye to Eye"

June 2 - July 3, 2005

From the artist's statement: 

"I was fortunate to have achieved early success through my music career, first with The Hollies, and then with my partners David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Neil Young. I have always had a voracious appetite for imagery, and even before I came to America I had started collecting the works of graphic artists such as MC Escher, Frans Masereel, and Lynd Ward. Being on the road gave me the opportunity to look for art in many different places. I have always enjoyed observing life around me, and I had a camera before I owned a guitar. But learning how to really see is a lifelong journey. Seeing is something that most of us take for granted. We know how to look, and not bump into things, but really seeing is the absorption of all the visual and tactile information available to us at a particular moment. So much of seeing involves feeling, feeling the very essence of life as it passes before our eyes. I strive for that level of participation in my daily life. And like any photographer, many of my most important lessons in learning how to see have come from studying the work of other photographers, from trying to understand how other artists see the world and experience life."

Please visit the photo documentation of Graham Nash


Guri Guri Henriksen, "Clammy Room", video animation, 2005 Guri Guri Henriksen, "Clammy Room", video animation, 2005

Bound less

February 18 - April 17, 2005

From the curators statement:

GrenseLøs is a touring exhibition, arranged by the Riksutstillinger and DSV and curated by Henry Meyrich Hughes, London.

Representing the subjective view of an outsider to the Norwegian art scene, it comprises mostly new works by twelve individual artists or artists’ collectives, who are largerly unfamiliar to the public in Norway, as follows; Øystein Aasan, Robert Alda, Jan Braar Christensen, Camilla Dahl, Danger Museum (Øyvind Renberg og Miho Shimizu), Guri Guri Henriksen, Samira Jamouchi, Farhad Kalantary, Tone-Lise Magnussen, Eline McGeorge, Samir M’kadmi, Maria Vagle og Hege Vadstein.

The artists, all of whom were born, or are active, in Norway, share in common a degree of isolation form the main structures of the local art scene and  correspondingly strong sense of identification with other cultures and different types of sociological reality. They push beyond the boundaries of their own education and enlightenment.


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Mikkel McAlinden, "Un petit Déjeuner sur l'herbe", 1997 Mikkel McAlinden, "Un petit Déjeuner sur l'herbe", 1997

Mikkel McAlinden

January 14 - March 27, 2005

In this exhibition Mikkel McAlinden presents his sensual and ambiguous photographs, the largest presentation of his works ever shown. He is one of Norway's most prominent contemporary artists and has achieved

remarkable recognition both in artistic circles and among the public. Mikkel McAlinden invites us to enter his art works, deceiving  the viewer, playing with perspective and showing us photographs that appear more real than reality itself.



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'Miming the Mothertounge'
Siri Hermansen © 2010
'Miming the Mothertounge' Siri Hermansen © 2010

Siri Hermansen THE ECONOMY OF SURVIVAL Chernobyl Mon Amour & Land of Freedom

November 29, 2012 - January 20, 2013

Video, photography, sculpture

The exhibition is the result of Hermansen’s extensive research in Chernobyl and Detroit, where she succeeded in delving beneath the surface to reveal microperspectives related to survival tactics within postindustrial communities. As such, the exhibtion provides an alternate perspective to the widely familiar scientific interpretations of the social, economic and environmental aspects of Chernobyl and Detroit as presented in the media today.


Pia MYrvoLD
'Video Spiral' 
7 LED screens, aluminium frame, PC, wires, security glass
Pia MYrvoLD 'Video Spiral' 7 LED screens, aluminium frame, PC, wires, security glass

Pia MYrvoLD works in motion - new parameters in painting and sculpture

November 22, 2012 - February 3, 2013

The Norwegian, Paris based artist Pia MYrvoLD – has been a perpetrator of new media art since the early 90ies, exploring interface design, wearable sensor technology and interactive parameters through internet, making her one of the pioneers in the international digital art world.

The last decade, her research have focused on?explorations through 3D tools, and have culminated in two distinct fields, that MYrvoLD combines in different immersive exhibition strategies.


Weerasethakul Photophobia – Apichatpong Weerasethakul

10.10.–15.12. 2013 The exhibition Photophobia shows Apichatpong Weerasethakul as a video artist in a selection of six films, with corresponding photos, drawings and prints and invited contributions by comic artists Chris Ware, Freddy Nadolny and Daen Sudsakhon. The exhibition includes the new title work and the second public screening of the video installation Dilbar produced for the Sharjah biennale this March. Photophobia offers a journey into the artist's inner landscape, a dreamlike experience in a shadowy spirit world where every day experience mixes with illusion and memory.