27 & 28 April 2019

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Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Art
Atelier Nord
Ekebergparken
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Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
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Norsk Billedhoggerforening (NBF)
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Norsk senter for teknologi i musikk og kunst (NOTAM)
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Tegnerforbundet (TF)
Young Artists Society (UKS)


Partners
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Subjekt


Supported by
Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Arts Council Norway
City of Oslo, Agency for Cultural Affairs
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Berg Gravningen, Christian

Painter

I am currently working on a group of oil paintings and gouaches based on the Sarajevo olympics and Cesare Zavattini, some ideas on the cinema

During my work on these pictures, I have been concerned with neorealism in film, the idea of ​​an action-free action movie and the criteria for a good rock’n’roll record. It is said that Rock ‘n’ roll is good when it feels like it can go wrong at any moment ..

Even before the tragic events in Sarajevo in connection with the division of Yugoslavia, the city had a name in world history as the site of which World War I was triggered. Now the city was housing the biggest winter games ever. A total of 49 nations with a total of 1274 participants had signed up.
In a historical perspective, we are well aware of the Olympic Games in Sarajevo and what happened afterwards. But I’ve been interested in going into that space and investigating a type of fictional tension that lies there. Thanks to the years gone by and what we now know, it may seem that everyone present at the Olympics knew what would happen a few years afterwards, like a blanket of fear that lies throughout the event. Of course, this was not the case. I am concerned with the metonymical qualities of images, and how to use a source material with such a rich and complicated historical context could create something dramatic out of the most everyday and basically enjoyable pictures.

Member of NBK, LNM

Gull i blikket olje og kull på lin 38x25cm 2018
Gull i blikket_Olje og kull på lin_38x25cm_2018
Alpint olje på lin 145x200cm 2018
Alpint_Olje på lin_145x200cm_2018
Rock'n'roll sarajevo  olje på lin 125x93cm 2018
Rock'n'roll Sarajevo_ Olje på lin_125x93cm_2018
Ski! olje på lin 40x65cm 2018
Ski!_Olje på lin_40x65cm_2018

CV

CV

Christian Berg Gravningen
Born 1989, Notodden Norway
Lives and works in Oslo Norway
www.christianberggravningen.com
cbgravningen@gmail.com

Education:

2012-2015 Oslo National Academy of the Arts, BFA

2010-2012 Einar Granum School of fine art

Solo exhibitions:

Super Sport, Galleri Ask, Åsgårdstrand. NO 2016

FLAKKENDE VOKSLYS, DÅRLIG HÅRSVEIS, Galleri Seilduken, Oslo. NO 2015

Group exhibitions:

UTSTILLING, Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Oslo. NO 2015

BFA Exhibition, Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Oslo. NO 2015

Grafikk og Maleri, Galleri Kunstgress, Oslo. NO 2014

Graduate show Einar Granum School of fine art, Oslo. NO 2012

Kunsthall hydro texaco, Notodden. NO 2011

Illustration:

Kjartan Fløgstad, Fladen Grunn. Ferdig snakka. 2015

Ørkenkjøtt, Et land i en sang. Fresh tea. 2013

Ørkenkjøtt, Ønskediktet. Nordic Records. 2012

Grants:

Arts Council Norway, Miscellaneous grant for recently graduated artists- 2016

Membership:

Landsforeningen Norske Malere (LNM)

Norske Billedkunstnere (NBK)

Open on: Saturday

Address

Atelier Økern Nord

Kabelgaten 19, 0580 Oslo
Økern (station)

www.christianberggravningen.com