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Features: Art by Maren Serine — 4 months ago
Personae profile — January 7th, 2017
Features: Art by Maren Serine — 4 months ago

The Munch Museum has been collaborating across borders for a while now in order to get the right pieces for their Munch + exhibition series. In the Munch + exhibitions, selected pieces by Edvard Munch are put together with pieces by fellow artists from their individual time periods. The juxtaposed artists have certain similarities in their artistries and perhaps also some kind of connection in their persona with the world-famous Norwegian artist. The Munch + Jorn exhibition marks the ending of the Munch + exhibition series and is the last time for now that Edvard Munch is juxtaposed with other artists.

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Recap: #AlexIsrael at Astrup Fearnley Museet

Features: Art by Maren Serine — 7 months ago
Personae profile — September 22nd, 2016
Features: Art by Maren Serine — 7 months ago

Photos Luca Sørheim

Big chill with ice cream, sunglasses, palm trees, sunsets and Spanish architecture. Early September in Barcelona was full of Alex Israel moments like these. Especially with the artist’s profile outline on my pastel colored bag that came with me almost everywhere. We spent long, lazy days at the beach, visited Samy the Parisienne in her sneaker shop and danced to a late night set by Sven Väth. Back in Norway the summer is over in the calendar, but Indian summer is in the air. Alex Israel’s exhibition of his Los Angeles portrait has closed, but here is the monDieu recap.

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An evening with Pasenau and Luksengard

Features: Art by Maren Serine — 11 months ago
Personae profile — June 7th, 2016
Features: Art by Maren Serine — 11 months ago

Maria Pasenau came smiling into the foyer dressed in a blue and white football shirt with delicate gold necklaces camouflaging the Italian flag on her chest. Maria’s dark hair was parted in the middle and drawn tight back in her neck, a hairstyle that made her look a little bit of Wednesday from The Adam’s Family. Her neck was piled with three tattoo chokers in black, brown and transparent. Maria ferociously hugged Maren Serine and explained that she had just sold an old camera to the guy that Maren Serine had seen her meet up with outside and now she really wanted them to celebrate with drinks.

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Matthew Barney – Bildungsroman

Features: Art by Maren Serine — 12 months ago
Personae profile — May 14th, 2016
Features: Art by Maren Serine — 12 months ago

Photos: Luca Sørheim

My aunt wrote and asked me if I wanted to go to an art exhibition. She was traveling from the south-west coast this weekend to spend some time in Oslo, and we had already planned to get together. I got curious immediately and asked her which exhibition she had in mind. She wanted to go to the Astrup Fearnley Museum, and the idea thrilled me right away knowing that this would be last day of the exhibition Bildungsroman by Mathew Barney and said yes.

At first I had been totally unaware of Mathew Barney’s ability of magnifying ideas and objects out of proportion, and the massive amount of details in his works transforming his imagination to materialize in reality.

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Happening: RUN RUN RUNWAY

Features: Art by Luca Sørheim and Maren Serine — 1 year ago
Personae profile — January 28th, 2016
Features: Art by Maren Serine — 1 year ago

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«All fashion victims have a right to die. Giorgio Moroder: “And the highest mountain is the one that you have climbed.” Sentiments of occasions were its just right here right now. The compulsion to repeat is the one that also constitutes really deep friendship. You have only one or two friends in your whole life. Nobody is perfect, but in a friendship you have to really set aside your contempt and fear for your friend to stay loyal and dignified». – From Bjarne Melgaard’s text for the exhibition.

The other day mon Dieu went by Gard Eiklid who is hosting the exhibition «Run Run Runway» that has its opening tonight at Rod Bianco Gallery in Oslo, Norway.

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Appropriation art

Features: Art by Maren Serine — 1 year ago
Personae profile — January 21st, 2016
Features: Art by Maren Serine — 1 year ago

The message Une catastrophe planétaire est certaine d’ici mille ans (A global catastrophe is certain to find place the next thousand years) is quite a straightforward heads-up of challenges that humanity seems to quite blindly strut towards within the limit of a millennium. Reading such a headline might cause immediate feelings of concern. But then again, a moment later a snapchat message or a notification on Facebook probably distracts the attention away from the unpleasant mood and everything is back to normal.

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Stephen Hawking, the man behind this warning is likely to be one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein.

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HONEYMOON REHERSAL : Part One

Features: Art by Maren Serine — 1 year ago
Personae profile — November 20th, 2015
Features: Art by Maren Serine — 1 year ago

It is quite possible to feel the urge of finding a bathroom shortly after entering the exhibition Honeymoon Rehersal that opens tonight in Oslo, Norway. At least if you are the empathic kind of person and if a specific photograph is in the same spot as it was on Wednesday evening, when mon Dieu left after an inspirational conversation with the artist, his fiancé and Gard Eiklid that invited us to the Rod Bianco Gallery for a visit. If the mentioned photograph is still right across the room from the entrance, visitors will be welcomed with an especially wet and intimate memory from a romantic vacation to Morocco.

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Damien Hirst – For the love of God

Features: Art by Maren Serine — 2 years ago
Personae profile — October 16th, 2015
Features: Art by Maren Serine — 2 years ago
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The Making of The Diamond Skull. Published by Other Criteria/White Cube.

Living legend and art rebel, Damien Hirst, first saw the light of day in Bristol, Great Britain, mid 1960’s. Like many others do, mon Dieu adores the southwestern Brit’s great aesthetic skills: A unique artistry that with utter precision beautifully communicate deeply philosophical reflections using elements like surgical instruments, formaldehyde solution, animal corpses cut in half and other peculiar stuff that few of us have ever laid eyes on. In addition to our admiration and great respect for Hirst’s art pieces, we also see him as an important inspiration in other ways;

Damien Hirst has been building his career since the end of the 1980’s when it all seriously took off for him being part of a loose group of British artists.

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