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Sverre Wyller

Welcome to the opening!

Vi open the exhibition of Sverre Wyller 28th September 2024, 1pm.

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    Sverre Wyller, Stilleben 2014. Painted steel 55x130x456 cm.

Sverre Wyller (Oslo, 1953) is one of Norway's leading visual artists. Since the 1980s, he has worked with various media, primarily focusing on sculpture and painting. 

The exhibition at Haugar Art Museum will be the artist's first retrospective survey and will present a wide range  of Wyller's works.   The exhibition will also include sculptural works presented in the museum’s courtyard and on the Haugar-hill where the museum is located. In connection with the exhibition, a sculpture by Wyller, already in the museum's collection, will find its permanent location in the museum’s emerging sculpture park.

Wyller has always worked with series of paintings with strong reference to specific geography, such as the early Red Hook-series from New York, and in later years Maridalen outside Oslo. With the sculpture-series Miramichi, the steel materials were sourced from a defunct factory in New Brunswick. Wyller hereby introduced an environmentally oriented theme and a political aspect in his works.

These social and political aspects of Wyller’s work have been an underexplored thus far and the topic will be given special attention in the exhibition catalogue essay by the exhibition’s curator Erlend Hammer and in an interview with Wyller carried out by Ana Bresciani (KORO). The publication will also include texts by Åsmund Thorkildsen and Øystein Ustvedt.

Museum24:Portal - 2024.05.16
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