A K Dolven
Mai Hofstad Gunnes
Lotte Konow Lund
Trine Lise Nedreaas
Ole Jorgen Ness
Eva Klerck Gange
Positions in Norwegian Video Art 1980-2010 traces the development of video art, from an innovative technique in the late 1970s through to its present-day incorporation in the field of digital art - from being a conceptual and technical idiom to a postmodern form of expression.
Participating artists include Kristin Bergaust, Kjell Bjørgeengen, Morten Børresen, A K Dolven, Unn Fahlstrøm, Matias Faldbakken, Bodil Furu, Marit Følstad, Mai Hofstad Gunnes, Jason Havneraas, Marianne Heske, Narve Hovdenakk, Lars Lauman, Lotte Konow Lund, Jannicke Låker, Per Maning, Elisabeth Mathisen, Trine Lise Nedreaas, Ole Jørgen Ness, Sven Påhlsson, Kjartan Slettemark, Per Teljer, Jeremy Welsh and Knut Åsdam.
Curated by Eva Klerck Gange
Since the 1980s, Norwegian video art has gone from being a marginal art form to a dominant discipline. PARADOX: Positions in Norwegian Video Art 1980–2010 traces the development of video art, from an innovative technique in the late 1970s through to its present-day incorporation in the field of digital art—from being a conceptual and technical idiom to a postmodern form of expression that is integrated digitally with related techniques such as film and photography. Are there identifiable qualities specific to video art that has endured despite rapid technological advances? In what areas has video as a medium had an impact on Norwegian art? How did the video medium evolve between 1980 and 2010 in Norwegian art?
The exhibition draws primarily on the National Museum's own collection. The exhibition is divided into eight thematic sub-categories, their headings referring to crucial intersections between technological and art-historical developments of relevance to video art: "A conceptual foundation – Self-reflexivity and time," "The material dimension – Sound and image," "The formal dimension – Composition and time," "The virtual – An expansive medium," "Performance – Time and context," "Identity –Staging and role-play," "A shift towards film – Documentary and fiction" and "Poetic narrative –The mediated image."
Opening concert by Vanilla Riot (N/NL/SI) at 18h.
Concurrent public programme:
Sunday, 24 February, 15–16h
Performance by video artist Kjell Bjørgeengen and musicians Keith Rowe and John Tilbury
Sunday, 10 March, 15–16h
Performance by Fine Art Union
Thursday, 11 April, 17–19h
"A Shift in Filmic Expression," Artists Bodil Furu and Jason Havneraas in discussion with art historian Susanne Østby Sæther
Thursday, 6 June 17.30–19h
From Image to Data
Lecture by Ingrid Hoelzl, Postdoctoral fellow at Department of Media and Communication, UiO
Eva Amine Engeset,
T +47 46 95 01 02.
Opening: Thursday 14 February, 18h
Featuring a concert by Vanilla Riot
National Museum of Contemporary Art
Bankplassen 4, Oslo
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 11–17h;
Saturday, Sunday 12–17h
Adults: NOK 50
Students: NOK 30
Pensioners/concessions: NOK 30
Children (under 18): Free entrance
Sundays: Free entrance for all