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Ann Iren Buan – Around Us Surround Us

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This year’s autumn exhibition at the Vigeland Museum presents the artist Ann Iren Buan (b. 1984). Since she graduated from the Norwegian Academy of Art in 2011, she has established herself as one of Norway’s most interesting contemporary artists. The exhibition at the Vigeland Museum is her first large museum exhibition.

Buan’s works are located at the intersection of drawing and sculpture. She works with different kinds of paper and dry pastels. The paper is coloured, glued together, ripped and processed until it takes on a sculptural form, freestanding or hanging from the wall. In some of the works, she also uses plaster and armoring. Not, as one might think, to make the works stronger – to the contrary. The plaster covers the armoring only in part. It peels off and reveals the skeleton underneath,  thus showing a vulnerability that is characteristic of Buan’s works. The works are in ruins, in decay. At the same time, they are sensuous and tactile in an almost insisting manner. You get the urge to touch them.

The exhibition, with one exception, contains new works created with the Vigeland Museum’s exhibition spaces in mind. The colours on the walls, the architecture of the building and the spectators’ motion in the rooms are all part in shaping the exhibition. The dynamics that emerges in the relation between art and place is an important part of Buan’s artistic practice.

  • Last Updated: 09/17/2018
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Sat, December 15, 2018 12:00 PM 4:00 PM

Sun, December 16, 2018 12:00 PM 4:00 PM

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