The Henie Onstad Triennial for Photography and New Media
Morten Andenæs » Viktoria Binschtok » Lucas Blalock » Lucile Boiron » Asger Carlsen » Louisa Clement » Sara Cwynar » Ingrid Eggen » Roe Ethridge » Espen Gleditsch » Andrea Grützner » Annette Kelm » Nico Krijno » Owen Kydd » B. Ingrid Olson » Linn Pedersen » Torbjørn Rødland » Maya Rochat » Johan Rosenmunthe » Viviane Sassen » Paul Mpagi Sepuya » Timur Si-Qin » Wolfgang Tillmans » Sara VanDerBeek » Hannah Whitaker » Letha Wilson » Carmen Winant » Daisuke Yokota » & others
Festival: – 16 May 2020
The inaugural Triennial for Photography and New Media brings together recent work of 31 international artists. Several works are exhibited for the first time and the Triennial is the first major international presentation of its kind in Norway.
The exhibition foregrounds practices that acknowledge the fluctuating and networked condition of contemporary photography and society more generally. It also articulates a keen sensitivity towards the history of photography and art. Abstraction, digital and manual collage, new configurations of still life and the human body are key tendencies. Produced within the scope of our digital culture, several of the works exemplifies the dissolution of the distinction between the still and moving image and the dimensional and material expansion of the image.
The first edition of the Triennale is titled New Visions, referring to the movement developed by László Moholy-Nagy in the interwar period. In line with the Bauhaus pedagogy, Moholy-Nagy and his peers aimed to employ the qualities intrinsic to the medium in order to transform photography from a reproductive medium into a productive one. And just as photography a century ago was a tool for new perceptions and conceptions of an increasingly mechanized world, today artists frequently use the medium to explore our increasingly computational, information-saturated, and automated surrounds.