For the first time since the Retrospective at the Astrup Fearnley Museum in 1998, an Odd Nerdrum solo exhibition will be on display in Norway. Forty to fifty paintings made in the past twenty years are soon to be hung on the walls of the Fineart Oslo gallery where the opening remarks will be held by the businessman and collector Christian Ringnes.
The title of the exhibition is “You see we are blind” and will run from 17th March – 13th April.
A selection of the paintings will move on to the second part of the exhibition in Stavanger at BGE Contemporary Art where the paintings will hang from 27th April – 25th May. This show will also include a handful of new paintings, such as “The Back”.
Odd Nerdrum and ten selected students will exhibit paintings at Horten Kunstforening’s summer exhibition in Kihlegalleriet. The exhibition is titled “Alone in the World” and opens on the 25th of June at 1 pm. A selection of prints by Odd Nerdrum will also be on display in the side building. Exhibitors:Melisa CalabriaCassander André StraumsgaardSiri Balke HveemWilliam HeimdalTurid SpildoOdd NerdrumSebastian SalvoJan Ove TuvKaja NorumGunnar HaslundKristine Onsrud Exhibition Address:KihlegallerietFalkenstensveien 293189 HortenNorway Exhibition duration:25th June – 31st July 2022The gallery is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12 pm – 3 pm.
Tonight at 6pm, the solo exhibition You see we are blind, part II opens at BGE Contemporary Art in Stavanger. This is the second solo exhibition by Odd Nerdrum in Norway in almost twenty four years, and follows after the recent retrospective at Fineart Gallery in Oslo. The exhibition includes a handful of paintings from You see we are blind, part I, as well as new paintings. It will be on view from the 27th of April until the 25th of May. “The Back” is one of several paintings that will be on dispay at BGE Contemporary Art in Stavanger, Norway.
A new book by Carl Korsnes, the editor of Sivilisasjonen magazine, will be launched on Thursday 31st of March at Bakgården på Løkken in Oslo. The title of the Norwegian publication is “Samtaler fra Memorosa” and consists of thirteen philosophical dialogues between Korsnes and Odd Nerdrum. Carl Korsnes and Öde Nerdrum (Odd’s son) will both speek at the event. Reviews The philosopher Einar Duenger Bøhn, who wrote a foreword to Odd Nerdrum’s recent painting book published by Fineart Gallery, says the following about Sivilisasjonen’s first book: Korsnes presents a collection of short and beautiful conversations with Nerdrum, which calls for hope that beauty can actually save the world. Einar Duenger Bøhn The poet and model for Odd Nerdrum’s painting Transfiguration wrote with pathos: The dialogues are a tribute to taking pride in one’s craftsmanship. To the intoxication of beauty. To the nobility of creation. Glittering with blink shot anecdotes. Reading through it arouse both the urge to create and the urge to live. Viva Nerdrum. Viva Korsnes.Bertrand Besigye