OSLO Ø

The city of Oslo is rich with museums, galleries and various exhibition venues. I have recently discovered a new place for contemporary art located just beside the tourist info point at Østbanehallen in the city center.

Oslo Ø is a one-year pop-up project organized by Kulturbyrået Mesén. This cultural office, that was founded in 1999, is one of the leading agencies dealing with production and distribution of art in public spaces.

Oslo Ø is an exhibition space for local artists from the city whose works can be seen by locals or turists coming for information about the city. All works are for sale, if anyone is interested J

The exhibition, entitled Expended, rediscovered and reborn, brought together three educated artists who use already used materials recycling them in a playful and comic way. Using old, used, and often useless materials, Toril Bonsaksen, Kjetil Aschim and Rebecca Onstad create works that make us think about re-use and recycling, pointing out today’s extreme consumer society.

Old cutlery was turned into a “comfortable” chair, while gas tanks removed from an old motorcycles are now representing businessmens, and worn out floor coverings became a base for intricate carvings.

The main inspiration for Rebecca Onstads work are atmospheric elements from nature while she uses materials such as paper, wood, clay or linoleum. For the work represented at Oslo Ø gallery Onstad used bathroom floor coverings carving their surface by using traditional carving tools.

 

Kjetil Aschims sculptures made out of old engine parts are unusual and funny combination and a proof how much ones imagination can go.

My favorite at the exhibition was the work of Toril Bonsaksen. She works entirely with metal, often very sharp. For the past few years Toril has been working with the cutlery to create (non) usable home objects with a strong visual expression.

Toril Bonsaksen / Wake up, 2017
Toril Bonsaksen / Exhausted, 2017

Read more about the arguments here https://www.oslo-o.no/expended-rediscovered-and-reborn


 

OSLO Ø

Grad Oslo krcat je muzejima, galerijama i raznim izložbenim prostorima od kojih je neobično i ugodno iznenađenje bio nedavno otkriven Oslo Ø smješten tik uz turistički info punkt na Østbanehallen u centru grada.

Radi se o jednogodišnjem pop-up projektu koji organizira Kulturbyrået Mesén. Ovaj kulturni ured utemeljen 1999. godine i koji ima samo samo četiri zaposlenika jedna je od vodećih agencija u proizvodnji i distribuciji umjetnosti u javnim prostorima.

Oslo Ø zamišljen je kao izložbeni prostor za domaće umjetnike iz grada čije radove mogu vidjeti lokalci ili stranci koji dođu po informacije o gradu. Svi radovi su i na prodaju, ako nekoga zanima 🙂

Izložba pod nazivom Expended, rediscovered and reborn (Potrošeno, ponovno otkriveno i preporođeno) okupila je troje akademskih umjetnika kojima je zajedničko razigrani način uporabe već iskorištenih materijala. Koristeći stare, rabljene i često više neupotrebljive materijale Toril Bonsaksen, Kjetil Aschim i Rebecca Onstad stvaraju radove koji nas navode na razmišljanje o ponovnoj upotrebi i recikliranju, ukazujući na današnje ekstremno potrošačko društvo.

Stari pribor za jelo i priprema istog pretvoren je tako u ”udoban” naslonjač ili sat kucavica, dok su se istrošeni rezervoari skinuti s nekog prastarog motocikla sad našli u ulozi strogih biznismena, a ishabane podne obloge postale su podloga za zamršene rezbarije.

Glavna inspiracija za Rebeccu Onstad su atmosferilije iz prirode koristeći se tehnikama rezbarenja ili tiskanja na materijalima kao što su papir, drvo, glina ili linoleum. Ovaj puta Onstad je koristila podne obloge za kupaonicu rezbareći površinu materijala koristeći tradicionalne alate za rezbarenje.

Rebecca Onstad / A Change of Air, 2017
Rebecca Onstad / Last Spring, 2013/2017

 

Skulpture koje Kjetil Aschim radi od dijelova starih motora neobična su kombinacija neočekivanog i humorističnog oblika i sadržaja i dokaz koliko mašta može ići daleko.

Moj favorit na izložbi rad je umjetnice Toril Bonsaksen koja radi isključivo s metalom, često vrlo oštrim. Zadnjih nekoliko godina Toril radi s beštekom stvarajući (ne)upotrebljive kućne objekte snažnog vizualnog izraza.

Toril Bonsaksen / Wake up, 2017
Toril Bonsaksen / Exhausted, 2017

Više o izložbi pročitajte ovdje https://www.oslo-o.no/expended-rediscovered-and-reborn

 

 

 

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