As Spaces Fold, Companions Meet – Oslo Kunstforening

As Spaces Fold, Companions Meet 21.01–21.02.2016

As Spaces Fold, Companions Meet
Oslo Kunstforening

In 2016 Oslo Kunstforening, Norway’s first art institution, celebrates 180 years.

We are proud to present the first artist in this anniversary year, Norwegian London-based Eline McGeorge, with the exhibition «As Spaces Fold, Companions Meet». This exhibition brings together works from the period 2003-2015.

In «As Spaces Fold, Companions Meet», folds are a visual and thematic motif. The exhibition also refers to science fiction inspired travel in time and space, where a number of fictional and real characters meet.

Eline McGeorge’s works span abstraction, concrete references and documentary. Democratic problems, environmental issues, feminist legacy and science fiction comprise McGeorge’s oeuvre. These themes emerge through drawing, animation, collage, weaving and artist books.

The book «As Spaces Fold, Companions Meet» will be produced after the exhibition. It will contain works from the exhibition and texts by Eline McGeorge and the art critics and historians Marcus Verhagen, Marit Paasche and Marianne Hultman. This will be the first time McGeorge works with a publication that presents her artistic activity over a period of time.

Internationally Eline McGeorge has had an extensive exhibition activity. In Norway she has most recently participated in «Vi lever på en stjerne», Henie Onstad kunstsenter (2014), Momentum, Moss (2009) and Fotogalleriet (2007). Her exhibition at Oslo Kunstforening is her most extensive presentation in Norway so far.

Eline McGeorge is represented by the gallery Hollybush Gardens, London. Oslo Kunstforening is supported by the Arts Council Norway and the City of Oslo.

Wednesday February 17th at 6pm there will be a conversation between Eline McGeorge and Maki Suzuki from the design collective åbäke, London.

«As Spaces Fold, Companions Meet» has been made possible by the generous support from the Norwegian Association of Art Societies, the Arts Council Norway, Statens utstillingsstipend and Billedkunstnernes vederlagsfond.

More info here.