Catherine Opie–Keeping an Eye on the World

October 6, 2017 through January 7 2018

Henie Onstad begins the autumn art season with a retrospective of Catherine Opie’s series, Keeping an Eye on the World.

-We are proud to be the first art institution in Europe to present the Los Angeles-based photographer Catherine Opie to the public in this retrospective exhibition. Opie is one of the greatest photographers of our time. Visitors can look forward to a very special encounter with great art, says Tone Hansen, Director at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter.

Opie has been presenting images of people, subcultures, landscapes and environments ever since the early 1990s. She is passionate about the rights of minorities, democracy and equality – and how people live their lives.

Through the eye of her camera, Catherine Opie has a unique ability to present areas of society that are rarely given a voice. She explores the concepts of gender and identity. Opie’s commitment to democracy and equality are evident in every one of her works, says Hansen.

Catherine Opie's photographs have been shown in previous exhibitions:

Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Photographers' Gallery in London. She currently lives in Los Angeles and is a professor of photography at the University of California in LA.

Photo:© Catherine Opie, Oliver & Mrs. Nibbles, 2012, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles & Peder Lund, Oslo

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