Galleries at Tjuvholmen, Oslo:
-Damien Hirst and Magne Furuholmen and one more in Stolper+Friends
-Pushwagner in Galleri Pushwagner
-The Feast by Ingvild Kjær Tofte in Pushwagner Window Box
-Thomas Pihl in Galleri Brandstrup
-Construction of the new Astrup Fearnley art museum
The new epicenter of contemporary art on the upper west side of Oslo, in a slick, posh and slightly sterile area of new expensive housings, crowded outdoor serving areas and thoroughly organized outdoor spaces on the old docks of Aker Brygge / Tjuvholmen.
Damien Hirst and Magne Furuholmen and one more
Butterflies and typography
The exhibition guard knew the names of two of the artists, the last one remains unknown. This was supposedly a temporary exhibition of their collection, instead of a cancelled exhibition. Anyway great to see Damien Hirst's work, and the letters of Magne Furuholmen and the pin-up-ish works of the unknown were interesting as well.
Galleri Pushwagner, Oslo
Colourful futuristic prints
Always a thrill to step into the world of Pushwagner.
Ingvild Kjær Tofte
Pushwagner Window Box, Oslo
A very nice concept, where a window of Galleri Pushwagner is turned into a showcase gallery.
Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo
I came too late to get inside, but at least I got a peek through the window of Pihl's wonderful thick layers of monochrome painting, with only tiny variations of the colour, giving the paintings a very tactile look.
Jeff Koons mural
Astrup Fearnley museet (under construction)
- and I came too early for this one, the building is not finished yet.