Linn Pedersen Solo Exhibition at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

Published 2012/09/25

Linn Pedersen, Floor Arrangements (detail), 2012. Courtesy of the artist


‘Floor Arrangements’ by Linn Pedersen
at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

Exhibition Dates: 28 September–21 October 2012
Public Hours: Tue–Sun 14:00–19:00
Opening Reception: Thursday 27 September, 19:00–22:00

As part of Linn Pedersen's twelve-month residency in Berlin, Künstlerhaus Bethanien presents the exhibition 'Floor Arrangements' from 28 September to 21 October 2012. According to Künstlerhaus Bethanien, the exhibition 'combines black and white and colour photographs with sculptures, attempting to create a kind of "sculptural" photography, in which different motifs and materials interrelate'. The title is a reference to Bruce Nauman's work Flour Arrangements (1967), a photographic series for which Nauman created different compositions using flour on his studio floor every day for a month, subsequently taking photos of the arrangements. Reflecting this approach, Pedersen arranged clusters consisting primarily of dried clay, which she sprayed with lively, bright paints, re-arranged them continually over the course of the last six months, and photographed them in detail. The organisers further say that 'her microscopic perspective opens up new worlds reminiscent of brightly-coloured moon landscapes or flower arrangements. The artist contrasts these abstract clusters with concrete, "figurative" works such as her black and white photographs of stone figures, containers, abandoned vehicles or other objects and constructions found in nature'.

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About the artist
Linn Pedersen (b.1982 in Sortland, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) holds a BA from the Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Bergen, Norway and an MA from Central Saint Martins in London, UK. 'De innbygde' in 2010 at Maria Veie Gallery was her first solo show in Norway, which included photography, sculpture, collage and video/film as well as the artist book Stub (Lord Jim Publishing). Other recent exhibitions include 'Scandinavian Forest', Akershus Kunstnersenter, Lillestrøm, Norway (2011); 'X Artworks in a straight line (Seeking the perfect sphere)', CRISP, London (2010); and 'Weird Science', Waterside project space, London (2010).

About OCA's Künstlerhaus Bethanien Residency Programme, Berlin
Linn Pedersen holds a fellowship from OCA as part of its International Studio Program at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, where OCA offers one annual twelve-month residency programme for an artist. Applications are accepted from Norwegian artists and international artists residing in Norway. During the residency the artist is offered an exhibition at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, directed by Christoph Tannert, and a presentation of the artist portfolio will be included within the BE-Magazine, published by the institution.