Tone Hansen & Marit Paasche (Eds.)
On July 22, 2011, a politically motivated explosion took place in Oslo’s government “High-Rise” building and Hannah Ryggen’s tapestry We Are Living on a Star (1958) was partially destroyed. Only a slight scar remains after its meticulous reconstruction but the wound testifies to a brutal rent in the fabric of Norwegian society of recent terrorist actions. Ryggen’s tapestry serves as centerpiece for this compelling exhibition catalog curated by Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK) in which participating artists engaged public discourse on the nature of the normal and predictable—the normal being no longer familiar, and the abnormal no longer associated with the foreign. With ample color and black-and-white illustrations, introduction by art historian Marit Paasche and forword by theorist Tone Hansen, this evocative publication presents the work of 24 artists and writers contending with the interface of politics, art and the everyday.
Softcover / 8 x 10 1/4 inches
192 pp / 16 b&w and 76 color
Retail Price: $40.00
HENIE ONSTAD KUNSTSENTER, norway