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Vanessa Baird – You are something else

  • Wergelandsveien 17, Oslo
  • 22 85 34 10
  • November 11, 2017 - December 22, 2017
  • (24 Upcoming Dates)
Overview

When Vanessa Baird’s largest exhibition yet – You Are Something Else – opens at Kunstnernes Hus this November, an entire skylit exhibition hall will be filled with a site-specific installation comprising her monumental chalk drawings. Baird’s art is mordant and unsentimental, and the exhibition dives straight into the heart of the most urgent political issue of the day, namely the refugee crisis in Europe. With its monumental dimensions, the installation seems both embracing and claustrophobic, both inclusive and confrontational. There is no escape for the spectator, but a dark, underlying humour is ever-present as a liberating and multifaceted element.

Baird weaves a sizable catalogue of figures, events, and narratives, both familiar and foreign, into the wider tapestry of current affairs. We recognize figures from the world of folk tales and fables, from the news and cultural scene, from the private sphere and the history of art. The installation bears a kinship with traditional public art, from Mexican murals and Munch’s friezes to the frescos at the Oslo City Hall. Personal matters become intertwined with political matters to form a composite portrait of the relationship between private and public life, between the present and the past.

  • Last Updated: 11/13/2017
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Dates

Sat, November 25, 2017 12:00 PM

Sun, November 26, 2017 12:00 PM

Tue, November 28, 2017 11:00 AM

Wed, November 29, 2017 11:00 AM

Thu, November 30, 2017 11:00 AM

Fri, December 1, 2017 11:00 AM

Sat, December 2, 2017 12:00 PM

Sun, December 3, 2017 12:00 PM

Tue, December 5, 2017 11:00 AM

Wed, December 6, 2017 11:00 AM

Thu, December 7, 2017 11:00 AM

Fri, December 8, 2017 11:00 AM

Sat, December 9, 2017 12:00 PM

Sun, December 10, 2017 12:00 PM

Tue, December 12, 2017 11:00 AM

Wed, December 13, 2017 11:00 AM

Thu, December 14, 2017 11:00 AM

Fri, December 15, 2017 11:00 AM

Sat, December 16, 2017 12:00 PM

Sun, December 17, 2017 12:00 PM

Tue, December 19, 2017 11:00 AM

Wed, December 20, 2017 11:00 AM

Thu, December 21, 2017 11:00 AM

Fri, December 22, 2017 11:00 AM

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