The exhibition sheds light on the pioneers who in the 1970s and 80s challenged the status of the work of art both as aesthetic object and commodity, and who with their silent revolt paved the way for today’s artistic practices.
The exhibition features 50 works by the artists Bård Breivik, Paul Brand, Marianne Heske, Gerd Tinglum, Viggo Andersen, Bente Stokke, Inghild Karlsen, Lars Paalgard, Oddvar I.N. Daren, Audun Sørsdal, Terje Munthe, Carina Hedén and Ingerid Book.
The works include a great range of mediums – from photographs and video works that document land art, via interventions, performances, graphic art and photomontages, to large sculptural works. Among the works presented in the exhibition is a reconstruction of an installation of mouldy bread that Bård Breivik created for his debut exhibition in 1974, and Inghild Karlsen's large breathing balloon made of felt and nearly four metres in diameter. Many of the works have never been shown to a large public before.
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