The Other Skyline
Opening: Friday April 26th, 20:00
Open: April 27th – 28th, 2-5 PM
The exhibition The Other Skyline displays recent paintings from an ongoing series by Lina Norell, drawing inspiration from artificial landscapes and nature adapted to the gains and pleasure of humans. Norell’s scenery projects a mixed sense of triumph and melancholia, balancing the playful color codes of theme parks and the careful symmetry of garden installations with a sense of struggle and restraint. Mundane reality crashes into an idealized hyperreality as we have yet to decide whether these landscapes are under construction or desolate testaments to a loss of control.
Lina Norell (b. 1983) lives and works in Oslo. She holds a degree in Fine Art and Art History from Goldsmiths College in London. Her work has previously been shown in Kunsthall Oslo; Trondheim Bi-annual; North-South Galleries, San Francisco; Shoreditch Town Hall, London and most recently in a solo exhibition at Konstfrämjandet Värmlands Konstnärsförbund in Karlstad.
No, and other possibilities
Opening: Friday April 12th, 8 pm
Open: April 13-14th, 2 – 5 pm
”Dear Sir Bartleby
… You say you would prefer not to perform the tasks your employer asks you to carry out. Why? That I am not certain of, but one thing seems clear – precisely that you will not. It is this act of refusal and the questions it brings with it, which makes me write to you, Sir. Out of your negation emerges a question of potentiality to me, which is something I will attempt to unfold in this letter. …”
Excerpt from ‘Letter to Bartleby’ written by the artist.
At Holodeck Marie Thams shows the video installation No, and other possibilities. The work is an artistic investigation dealing with human potentiality in creative fields. By breaking with the expected and focusing on the possibility of Not using our potential and to Stop doing something Thams raises an urgent question in a time and field for endless possibilities and demands for productivity.
Marie Thams (b. 1982) lives in Copenhagen. She holds a MFA in Art Theory and Communication from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Visual Art (2011/12) and a BA in Fine Art and History of Art from Goldsmiths College, London University (2009). Thams has among other places exhibited in London, Trondheim, Barcelona, Copenhagen and San Francisco. Furthermore, she is currently Chair person in the professional organisation UKK, Unge kunstnere og Kunstformidlere (Young Art Workers).