Book launch 'Mirror Falling from the Wall'

Sunday 8 December, 12.00-13.00

Free entrance

Dag Erik Elgin
Book launch 'Mirror Falling from the Wall'
Sunday 8 December, 12.00-13.00
Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter has, in collaboration with OSL contemporary, the pleasure of inviting to a conversation and book launch of ‘Mirror Falling from the Wall’. Henie Onstad Kunstsenter Director and Editor of the book, Tone Hansen will together with Mari Lending, Øystein Ustvedt and Dag Erik Elgin discuss the contemporary relationship between artist and museum.

‘Mirror Falling from the Wall’ was newly released by SNOECK Publishing Company, Germany. The book contains essays written by Uwe Fleckner, Professor of Art History at Hamburg University and co-director of the Warburg-Haus Hamburg and Øystein Ustvedt, Curator at The National Museum in Oslo, as well as a conversation between Dr. Gabriele Knapstein, Curator, Author and Head of Hamburger Bahnhof Museum for Contemporary Art in Berlin and Elgin, discussing the role and strategies of contemporary museums in an historical perspective.

Follow the link to see web presentation of 'Mirror falling from the Wall'

Mari Lending is a Professor in architectural theory and history, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Her latest publication is Plaster Monuments. Architecture and the Power of Reproduction (Princeton University Press, 2017), A Feeling of History (med Peter Zumthor) (Scheidegger & Spiess, 2018), and Images of Egypt (Pax, 2018). Currently, she is writing a book on the Nordic Pavilion in Venice, to be released at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2020 (Zürich: Lars Müller).

Øystein Ustvedt is a Curator at The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design. He has written the books 'Ny norsk kunst' (New Norwegian Art)(2011) and 'Edvard Munch. En introduksjon til bildene og livet' (Edvard Munch. An Introduction to Pictures and Life) (2018). Ustvedt was the curator of Dag Erik Elgin's exhibition project Museumsarbeid (Museum work) in the National Gallery in 2018.

Tone Hansen is Director of Henie Onstad Kunstsenter and Appointed Advisor for the Norwegian Arts Council. Hansen has curated and organized several large-scale separate and group exhibitions with international and Norwegian artists, as well as organize seminars, events and publications.

Dag Erik Elgin’s work is an ongoing investigation into the history of painting, modernist ideals, and contemporary visual culture. Recent projects like 'Museum Work', 'Originals' and 'La Collection Moderne' introduce text-based works and repetitive strategies as catalysts for exploring modernism's ongoing affair with current cultural and aesthetic representations. Recent exhibitions include The National Gallery, Oslo 2018; Museum Kunst der Westküste, Föhr 2018; Nordic Museum, Seattle 2018; Henie Onstad Kunstsenter 2015; and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin 2015. Upcoming solo exhibitions in 2020 include 'A Modernist Endpoint' at The Vigeland Museum Oslo, In 'Order of Appearance' at OSL contemporary and 'La Collection Moderne (Ciurlionis)‘ at Vartai Gallery, Vilnius.