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16/01/2020 — 16/02/2020
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Critic's picks Artforum: Johanne Hestvold
Eating at Conjunction
20/01/2021 — 21/02/2021
GALLERI GOLSA Waldemar Thranes gate 84C2 floor 2 floor January 20–February 21, 2021
The five sculptures here are large, almost brutalist-looking vessels that stand on imposing concrete plinths. Together, they exude both ceremony and mystery, as if constructed by some long-gone civilization. Each shape is based on a discarded takeaway container, collected by Hestvold from public parks, which she redraws digitally and mills into oversized moulds. The artist fills the forms with Ganoderma, a type of fungi, and hemp shavings; the latter activates the fungi, causing it to grow. The resulting material, mycelium composite, is alive but in a state of hibernation. It has a rough and uneven texture, colored milk-white with blotches of grey. Hestvold has altered the forms’ internal recesses so that their lines render the cartographic layouts of famous parks and gardens. Most of her selections are from the modern era, like Oslo Botanical Garden, founded in 1814, but
(all works 2021) references Pasargadae Gardens, an archaeological site in southern Iran that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC.
ARTODAY: Erlend Grytbakk Wold
“You open yourself to judgement, the failures are on you, but so are the successes”- A interview with ARTODAY end Erlend Grytbakk Wold