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Prism: Drawings from 1990 to 2012

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo

The discipline has expanded and evolved over the past two decades and currently includes several creative forms of expression. The exhibition features everything from digital drawings to drawing as performance, from sculptural paperwork to pictures made with needlework on fabric. Are also presented works that reveal a more conceptual approach to the medium.

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curated by Gavin Jantjes

with works by: Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh, Vanessa Baird, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Markus Brendmoe, Mariana Castillo Deball, Dag Erik Elgin, Roar Werner Eriksen, Bertil Greging, Jan Groth, Kalle Grude, Wenche Gulbransen, Ane Mette Hol, Zhang Chun Hong, Patrick Huse , Olav Christopher Jenssen, Anish Kapoor, William Kentridge, Richard Long, Lotte Konow Lund, Pierre Lionel Matte, Ian McKeever, Tony Cragg, Robin Rhode, Leonard Rickhard, Nancy Rubins, Hanns Schimansky, Tiril Schrøder, Karin M. Valum, Kjell Varvin, Jorinde Voigt, and Ryszard Warsinski.

Prism: drawing from 1990 to 2012 is the first large scale presentation of contemporary drawing in The National Museum. It continues the series of medium based exhibitions with roots in the museum’s collection with additional loans from international and local collections. Previous exhibitions have presented sculpture and installation art and this will be followed by presentations of video, painting and photography in the coming years.

Prism is concerned with recent developments within drawing’s figurative, conceptual and spatial vocabularies of the past two decades. It presents drawing as an autonomous media within contemporary art practice and offers insights to the rich diversity of styles and approaches used by Norwegian and international artists. Close to 400 individual drawing works by 37 artists, provide insights to how drawing is understood today. The exhibition is structured around five suppositions about drawing. These are; idea translation, spatial description, sequence and moment, fantasy and document and the monographic and mechanical techniques used in drawing.

Public participation
Prism is an opportunity for the whole family to engage in drawing. It offers visitors a number of opportunities to participate in the making, the discussion and the collecting of contemporary drawings. Numerous workshops, drawing classes, artist talks and a full day seminar are planned. A drawing wall for the visiting public provides a space where drawings made by visitors can be displayed.

Image: Zhang Chun Hong, "Life Strands", 2004. Courtesy of the artist and White Rabbit Collection, Sydney, Australia

Press contact:
Elise Lund, Media and Press Manager, Phone ++47 21 98 22 12, or Andrea Kroksnes, Phone ++47 93 48 97 93,

The press call for this exhibition will be held 12.00 on the 29th February
Opening: 29th February at 6 p.m.

The National Museum of Norway Museum of Contemporary Art
Bankplassen 4, Oslo
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 11.00–17.00
Thursday 11.00–19.00
Saturday and Sunday 12.00–17.00
Monday closed

Anna-Eva Bergman
dal 11/11/2015 al 27/2/2016

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