North Cape, 1845
Savings Bank Foundation. Long term loan Northern Norway Art Museum, Tromsø
‘A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN’
Thursday 5 September 2019, 3 – 6 pm
The Seminar Room, Oslo Biennial
In the 1920s, Virginia Woolf longed for ‘A Room of One’s Own’ – a space for women in literature. Half a century later, art historian Linda Nochlin asked rhetorically: ‘Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?’ Were there actually no women artists in the past – or have they just been pushed to the margins of the canon of art history? With two 20thcentury artists as case studies – Else Christie Kielland (1903–1993) and Eva Bull Holte (1922–1993) – will focus on Modernism. Who were these artists, why are so many women artists still little known, and which mechanisms are at play?
The discourse of the canon is highly relevant to the art field, and was the topic for a recent conference organised jointly by NIA – Nordic Institute of Art and OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway: ‘Canon No Canon: Rethinking Nordic Art’ at the Vigeland Museum. The conference’s programme included talks as well as a debate, with contributions by chief curator and senior researcher Dorthe Aagesen, SMK – National Gallery of Denmark; curator Christopher Riopelle, National Gallery of London (NIA Associate Fellow); curator Carl-Johan Olsson, National Museum of Stockholm (NIA Associate Fellow); ass. prof. Øystein Sjåstad, University of Oslo; independent scholar and curator Dr. Marit Paasche (NIA Associate Fellow); artists and independent curator Eline Mugaas; as well as OCA director Katya García-Antón and myself.
ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS, London, UK
July 20–October 27, 2019
Eva Bull Holte & Marthe Elise Stramrud
RAM GALLERI, Oslo, NO
August 22–September 22, 2019.
By Cecilie Høgsbro Østergaard (red.)
The exhibition catalogue The Danish Golden Age comprises the very best of Danish painting from 1800 to 1864 and constitutes the largest presentation yet seen of Danish Golden Age visual art. During the 19th century, art that combined equal parts magical and realistic imagery grew out of a society marked by great upheaval. In these works, a parallel universe emerged in which everyday misery was highlighted by its very absence.
Author: Cecilie Høgsbro Østergaard (red.)
Published: Nationalmuseum, SE, 2019
Price: NOK 422
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