Regress - Griegsamlingen - Oseana

11 March 2017 - 2 April 2017

Marit Victoria Wulff Andreassen

REGRESS

 

Opening on Saturday March 11 at 2pm

3pm-4pm: A conversation between Marit Victoria Wulff Andreassen and the art historian Sigrun Åsebø

 

At a first glimpse, Marit Victoria Wulff Andreassen’s excellent and skillfully executed drawings seem like pure beauty with fabulating lines winding their way as ornaments on the surface. This impression gets disturbed by further inspection; all is not as it should be, and definitely not as it uses to be. Body parts connect organically to plants, entrails or body orifices appear in unexpected places and gender identities are blurred. At the same time seductive and provocative, her works are often interpreted in a gender political context; but if the aesthetic is feminine or feminist remains unresolved. This unclarity might not be an opposition at all. Rather it is the result of a raw and direct experience coming from within, hiding in plain sight.

 

Wulff Andreassen graduated from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design in 2003, and she has since then participated in a row of exhibitions in Norway and abroad. She has done several public projects, for the Bergen University among others, and her works have been purchased by Haugesund Art Association, Stavanger Art Museum, The National Museum and others.

 

 

Sigrun Åsebø is an assistant professor at the University of Bergen. In her research she focuses on gender, body and sexuality in fine art, feministic theory and historiography as well as female artists in historical and contemporary perspective. Åsebø also works as an art critic and is one of the initiators of Network for Gender and Diversity in the Art Museums. She finished her phd in 2011 with the dissertation "Femininitetens rom og kvinnekroppens grenser. Å lese kunstens historie med A. K. Dolven og Mari Slaattelid".

 

Curator: Evelyn Holm

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Underway - Sørlandets Art Museum

8 October 2016 - 5 March 2017

First Meeting

First Meeting, 2005, pen and color pencil on paper, 48x38 cm, framed

Collection of the artist

Childhood and adolescence are decisive periods in each and every person’s life. The process of growing up, of exchanging a child’s existence for that of a teenager, involves physical, psychological, social and cultural change. Much of one’s identity takes shape, and this can mean a new experience of both the body and one’s gender. This phase in life has its own cultural expressions that are manifested through play and other activities. New digital media offer possibilities for a type of self-staging unknown to earlier generations. Life offers many challenges, and for some children and youths, there are major events, for instance today’s migrant and refugee crises, that have severe consequences.

 

Many artists today focus on issues related to this period of life. For Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, young people are an important focal group. With a wide approach to the exhibition’s theme, we seek to convey some of the aspects that mark this part of human existence.

 

Exhibition folder:

http://skmu.no/english/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Underveis-Underway-booklet-hefte-SKMU-2016.pdf

 

Participating artists (in alphabetical order):

 

Marit Victoria Wulff Andreassen (Norway), Rineke Dijkstra (Netherlands), Andrea Gjestvang (Norway), Annika von Hausswolff (Sweden), Preben Holst (Norway), Ove Kvavik (Norway), Peter Land (Denmark), Artist group Leo Gabin (Belgium), Sharon Lockhart (USA), Wynne Neilly (Canada), Mari Slaattelid (Norway), Fiona Tan (Netherlands).

 

Curator: Frank Falch

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Marit Victoria Wulff Andreassen - ONS Artist 2016

 

August 29. - September 1. 2016, Stavanger, Norway

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In our Nordic Year at Teckningsmuseet Laholm SE. Six contemporary artists has been selected to represent Norway:

 

Marit Victoria Wulff Andreassen, Ingri Haraldsen, John Høie, Rina Charlott Lindgren, Sverre Malling and Christian Messel.

 

A equilibristic generation of artists whose drawings are full of history, landscapes, destruction and sexuality. See epic shades of gray in elegant depictions with contemporary graphic finesse. Well-chosen characters form new stories that fascinate and deepen both at a visual and intellectual level. The artists’ enormous concentration and dedication is contagious and affects the viewer.

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Seksualitet, kjønn, kropp, identitet, tilhørighet, erindring…. Haugesund Kunstforening ønsker velkommen til vårens to siste salgsutstillinger. Vi har gleden av å presentere Marit Victoria Wulff Andreassen med tegninger i sal 1, og Trine Hovden med keramiske arbeider i sal 2.

 

Marit Victoria Wulff Andreassen (f. 1971, Harstad/Stavanger) er en av vår tids mest interessante og særpregede kunstnere. Med en billedverden som sentrerer rundt temaene kropp og kjønn samt problematisering av aspekter knyttet til identitet og seksualitet, tar hun tak i emner som berører helt sentrale menneskelige erfaringer. Arbeidene hennes kan oppleves både provoserende og pirrende, vakre og frastøtende på samme tid.

 

Andreassen er utdannet ved Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen (2003). Hun arbeider med tegning på papir, store veggtegninger og maleri. Andreassen har deltatt i en rekke internasjonale utstillinger og har gjort utsmykninger bla. for KORO og Gassco (Karmøy). Hun har mottatt en rekke stipender, er støttet av Norsk Kulturråd i flere omganger og presentert i flere tidsskrifter og bøker. I 2009 ble hun nominert til Carnegie Art Award.

 

Andreassens er bla. innkjøpt av Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design, Stavanger kunstmuseum, De Samiske samlinger og Haugesund Billedgalleri. Hun er omtalt i Gunnar Danbolts reviderte utgave av Norsk Kunsthistorie (Samlaget) og i Øystein Ustvedts : Ny Norsk Kunst - etter 1990 (Fagbokforlaget).

 

Andreassen viste sine arbeider i en omfattende utstilling i Stavanger kunstmuseum i 2015, og i år er hun oljemessens ONS kunstner i Stavanger. Natt & Dag i Stavanger kåret Marit Victoria Wulff Andreassens utstilling «Through the Woods» på Stavanger kunstmuseum, som fjorårets beste kunstopplevelse.

 

Utstillingen er støttet av Norske Kunstforeninger

2016 © Marit Victoria Wulff Andreassen

First Meeting