Fall Program: Laure Prouvost and Grayson Perry – Announcements – E-Flux | Ad On Picture

The National Museum of Norway presents the first solo exhibitions in the Light Hall, the museum’s large space for temporary exhibitions. Laure Prouvost was commissioned to create a site-specific installation for the space. The exhibition Above front tears Oui Float is an immersive landscape and the artist’s largest project to date. The other individual presentation in the light room, Grayson Perry. fit in and stand out shows the full range of Grayson Perry’s work from the early 1980s to the present day.

Lauren Prouvost: Above front tears Oui Float
Nov. 5, 2022-12. February 2023

For the first site-specific installation for the Light Hall, Laure Prouvost created a universe of contrasts. One moment Prouvost confronts us with the effects of global warming and human and bird migration, and the next moment she invites us to soar unhindered above the clouds and break boundaries.

Above front tears Oui Float is an immersive installation of film, sound, performance, sculpture, textile and text that blurs the lines between fiction and reality. In two of the three huge halls, the artist’s installation tickles our senses and emotions, playing with our experience of gravity. Vibrant lights, hybrid glass birds and fountains are part of this landscape.

The exhibition has an underlying seriousness, but its reflections on nature, environmental challenges, migration and the pandemic are conveyed with warmth and absurd humor. The hybrid, both text and work, is important in Laure Prouvost’s work. In a monumental video installation, Grandma, one of the main characters in Prouvost’s artistic universe, has fulfilled her dream of floating in the air and seeing the world from a bird’s eye view. Grandma’s dreams and visions form the basis of the exhibition.

Laure Prouvost is the first artist to receive the Fredriksen Commission for Norway’s new national museum. The Fredriksen Commission is an ambitious procurement scheme. The series of five biennial commissions over 10 years will allow large-scale works by leading international artists to be seen in Norway. Each artist is invited to create a work or installation for the Light Hall and to explore the possibilities of this unique space.

Laure Prouvost received the MaxMara Art Prize for Women in 2011 and received the prestigious Turner Prize in 2013. In 2019 she represented France at the Venice Biennale.

Grayson Perry: Fit in and stand out
Nov. 11, 2022-26. March 2023

According to Grayson Perry, “Ceramic is my gimmick.” But like the artist himself, the exhibition is Grayson Perry: Fit in and stand out is broad and includes ceramics, wood and metal sculptures, prints, monumental tapestries and embroidery. A recurring theme is the provocatively humorous pictorial stories that are a trademark of Perry, who began experimenting with ceramics in the 1980s.

In the UK, Grayson Perry is equal parts celebrated artist and national treasure. As well as acclaimed exhibitions, he has written books, directed documentaries and award-winning television series and is considered one of Britain’s most influential cultural figures. Grayson Perry: Fit in and stand out gives an insight into the diverse artistic work of Grayson Perry from the 1980s to the present day.

Perry’s personal and compassionate view of society will be at the forefront of the exhibition. His works revolve around themes such as identity, class, gender roles and consumer society. His art uncovers and questions social norms, values ​​and taboos, structures that influence how we perceive ourselves and how we act – and how others see us.

Grayson Perry won the 2003 Turner Prize for his innovative visual stories and sharp, satirical view of English culture and society. He was decorated with the Commander of the Order of the British Empire and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Arts.

Other temporary exhibitions at the National Museum this fall:

come into the community
23 September 2022 – 29 January 2023

The exhibition come into the community It’s about inclusion and exclusion. How have community ideas influenced architecture and urban planning? Why do we feel safe in certain places? Can architecture help to cultivate interpersonal relationships? How important is community in LGBTQ+ circles?

Swedish art and architecture collective MYCKET have created an interactive installation, a queer and playful place with historical elements. The other part of the exhibition uses examples from the past 70 years to show how community ideas have influenced architecture and urban planning. What does urban planning look like from queer, feminist and other marginalized perspectives?

come into the community is part of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2022.

Piranesi and modernity
Sept. 9, 2022-8. January 2023

The exhibition presents the most famous works of Giovanni Battista Piranesi and explores his importance for art, architecture, film and photography in our time. Works by Piranesi from more than 250 years ago are on display alongside works by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Robert Delaunay and Julie Mehretu, architects Le Corbusier and Rem Koolhaas, and pioneering photographers and filmmakers such as Alvin Langdon Coburn and Sergei Eisenstein.

The National Museum was very fortunate to be able to loan the etching plates of Piranesi’s “Campo Marzio” (1762) for this exhibition. The plates have never been exhibited outside of Rome. The exhibition also includes architectural models and collages by Rem Koolhaas that have never been exhibited before.

About the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design
The National Museum houses Norway’s largest collection of art, architecture and design. The collection includes 400,000 objects from antiquity to the present day and includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, textiles, furniture and architectural models. A new museum building was inaugurated in June 2022. The museum presents art, architecture and design on three floors in almost 90 rooms and halls.

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