Past exhibition

Come Out!

24. May – 13. December 2020

For the first time, a sizable selection of works from the Christen Sveaas Art Foundation will be shown in a Norwegian museum. The exhibition Come Out! will be showing in The Twist from 24th May to 11th October.

Albert Oehlen Posen des Zorns 2004 olje pa lerret 280 x 340 cm c Albert Oehlen Christen Sveaas Kunstsamling

Albert Oehlen, Posen des Zorns, 2004, oil on canvas, 280 x 340 cm. © Albert Oehlen. Christen Sveaas' Art Foundation.

Sveaas has been a dedicated art collector of both Norwegian and international art since the '80s, and the collection comprises more than 1700 works.

"Come Out!" is an exhibition prompted by the unique situation in which we find ourselves, and invites the audience to reclaim public and cultural spaces. The exhibition spans widely, both artistically and thematically, and aims to relay a clear message while encouraging reflection on today's society and that of the future

Kurator William Flatmo
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The title of the exhibition is borrowed from one of the works in the exhibition: Come Out # 13 (2015), by American artist Glenn Ligon, that deals with the rights of the individual and the community, whilst also shining a light on a dark event in American history.

Glenn Ligon Come Out 13 2015 silketrykk pa lerret 2413 x 4877 cm c Glenn Ligon Christen Sveaas Kunstsamling

The exhibition is curated by William Flatmo, Director of Christen Sveaas Art Collection with help from Kate Smith, curator at Kistefos Museum and Anja Grøner Krogstad, ass. dir Christen Sveaas' Art Collection.

Artists: Marina Abramovic, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Sverre-Bjertnes, Ross Bleckner, Taner Ceylan, Dexter Dalwood, Theaster Gates, Isa Genzken, Douglas Gordon, Andreas Gursky, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Ilya Kabakov, Anish Kapoor, Martin Kippenberger, David LaChapelle, Glen Ligon, Robert Longo, Ibrahim Mahama, Vik Muniz, Jack Pierson, Pedro Reyes, Albert Oehlen, Neo Rauch, Steve Reich, Robin Rhode, Thomas Ruff, Wolfgang Tillmans, Mette Tronvoll, Kelly Walker, Lawrence Weiner, James White, Johannes Wohnseifer.

Martin Kippenberger Untitled Krieg Bose 1991199 5 x 239 8 cm olje og metallisk spray pa lerret c Martin Kippenberger Christen Sveaas Kunstsamling