Rammeservice, 2000, front view, Olav Kyrres Gate, Bergen, Norway

Rammeservice

Why would you show your artwork in a frame-makers store? As part of my graduation show from the Academy of Fine Arts Bergen in May 2000, I decided to make the exhibition context part of my work. This idea which initially was borne out of necessity – usually, every graduate was granted a space in the well-respected Bergen Art Association which was made impossible that year because of renovations – became a turning point for my practice at large. I decided to show my “Organblomster” series in the shop windows and wanted to know how my work would be perceived when exhibited in a location other than the professional art context. How would this context change the perception of my work? Duchamp in reverse, so to speak…

Rammeservice, front view, Olav Kyrres Gate, Bergen, Norway

Wirbelblomst, 2000, ball pen and felt pen on water color paper, 48 x 64 cm

Rammeservice, front view, Olav Kyrres Gate, Bergen, Norway

Lengsel, 2000, ball pen and felt pen on water color paper, 75 x 120 cm, installation view trough the window