Earlier exhibition

Works on Books
April 19– May 16, 2018

Works on Books wishes to examine the potential of the book as object and structure. The exhibition is not meant as a tribute to the book’s existence – nor as a wake for this old technology’s alleged fall – but wishes to open up for new observations, reflections and interpretations. Works on Books gathers different projects by artists, writers and designers – who, in addition to addressing individual thematic questions, is united by that they all, each in their own way, comments on the form of the book. What is it that makes this object so interesting, and why is it a recurrent theme across so many creative disciplines? The works in the exhibition varies from objects, drawings and video – to artist’s books, literary projects and site-specific works.

The exhibition presents works by Monica Aasprong, Esther Maria Bjørneboe, Hans Petter Blad, Lenka Clayton, Michael Dumontier, Daniel Eatock, Kim Hiorthøy, Ane Mette Hol, Aron Kullander-Östling, Michael Marriott, Jonathan Monk, Fraser Muggeridge, John Morgan, Miriam Myrstad, OK-RM and Åbäke.



Works on Books
is curated by Aslak Gurholt and Martin Asbjørnsen.

Installation view

Åbäke: Penguin Donkey (2017). Perspex, 340 x 380 x 250 mm. Photo: Aage A. Mikalsen

Fraser Muggeridge: Designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio (2010). An exhibition of 48 books, each unique and made up of 48 different publications. Two bookshelves, 360 x 1480 x 280 mm. Photo: Aage A. Mikalsen

Fraser Muggeridge: Designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio (2010). An exhibition of 48 books, each unique and made up of 48 different publications. Two bookshelves, 360 x 1480 x 280 mm. Photo: Aage A. Mikalsen

Lenka Clayton: Jaws (2014), Double page spread shown to me by Brett Yasko (2015) and Scanned Encyclopedia (2015). Drawings made with a portable 1957 Smith-Corona Skyriter typewriter, ink on paper. Approximately 280 x 210 mm. Photo: Aage A. Mikalsen

Hans Petter Blad & Esther Maria Bjørneboe: Mannen i teksten. Jules-Joseph Anthelme Maigret (2017). Photo: Aage A. Mikalsen

Hans Petter Blad & Esther Maria Bjørneboe: Mannen i teksten. Jules-Joseph Anthelme Maigret (2017), detail. Photo: Aage A. Mikalsen

John Morgan: Blank Dummy (2011). Video, 2.38 min. Directed by John Morgan and Michael Harvey. Photo: Aage A. Mikalsen

Works on Books. Installation view, 2018. Photo: Aage A. Mikalsen

In the front: Monica Aasprong & Aron Kullander-Östling: Sirkelsalme II (2013). In the back: Michael Dumontier: The Sky and the Ground (for Remy Charlip) (2012/2016). Photo: Aage A. Mikalsen

Kim Hiorthøy: Untitled (2013). Photo: Aage A. Mikalsen

Kim Hiorthøy: Untitled (2013), detail. Photo: Aage A. Mikalsen

Jonathan Monk & OK-RM: The Billboard Book Project (London) (2012). Published by Three Star Books. Photo: Aage A. Mikalsen

Jonathan Monk & OK-RM: The Billboard Book Project (London) (2012), detail. Published by Three Star Books. Photo: Aage A. Mikalsen

Daniel Eatock: Exhibition Catalogue (2017), detail. Photo: Aage A. Mikalsen

Ane Mette Hol: Untitled (After Charles Wood’s How to Draw Portraits) (2013) and Untitled (After Charles Wood’s How to Draw Figures in Action) (2014). Colored pencil and pen on paper, 297 x 210 mm. Photo: Aage A. Mikalsen

Michael Marriott: Book shelf (2014), detail. Approximately 225 x 610 x 205 mm. Photo: Aage A. Mikalsen

Miriam Myrstad: Soap on Disobedience (2017). Liquid soap made from the ashes of collected writings. Photo: Aage A. Mikalsen

Miriam Myrstad: Soap on Disobedience (2017). Liquid soap made from the ashes of collected writings. Photo: Aage A. Mikalsen