23.—24. april

Artist Hanan Benammar recommends her favourites

Artist Hanan Benammar recommends her favourites to the visitors of Oslo Open!

15 april 2020
Asmundur asmundsson
Ásmundur Ásmundsson på sitt atelier på Ila pensjonat, foto: Ignat Wiig for Oslo Open 2020

Ásmundur Ásmundsson
Ásmundur Ásmundsson has a fascinating body of work, freely moving between large scale installations, media art and performances with always a very quirky sense of humor and an interest for politics at core. His latest piece was made in the context of Karnevalet, where he carried along in the parade panels with disfigured faces of some of our most populist and neo-liberal politicians of the time, including Sylvi Listhaug and Geert Wilders. A make-up point was available prior to the parade. I warmly recommend visiting Ásmundur!

5.asbjoern blokkum floe anbefalingssak
Asbjørn Blokkum Flø, Elektrisk regn, lydinstallasjon, 2018, på Atelier Nord i Oslo, foto: Ivan Brodey

Asbjørn Blokkum Flø
Asbjørn Blokkum Flø has a very broad practice within the sonic realm, going from music chamber composition to improvisational and electronic music and sound art installation. He had an impressive and large scale installation at Atelier Nord two years ago called Electric Rain, where he focused on the materiality of rain. It gave an hyperrealist perception of the rain as a natural phenomenon, so detailed that each drop could be sensed with a surgical precision. I warmly recommend visiting Asbjørn!

5.anja malec anbefalingssak
Anja Malec, No Strings Attached, interaktiv installasjon, 2019, foto: Zane Cerpina

Anja Malec
Anja Malec works extensively within the field of media art, from animation to video art and installation. She is interested in the “post-digital”, or recycling found footage and internet trash, the immaterial waste-land. Her works revisit the human condition and interaction with technology in the context of our consumer culture. Her latest piece “No Strings Attached—Kneel in the Quest for Love” suggests precisely that the digital dating culture is yet another form of consumerism. I warmly recommend visiting Anja!
Visit Anja’s atelier here

Find the artists’ profiles on osloopen.no and atelier.as

Hanan Benammar (b. 1989) is an Algerian/French artist, based in Oslo. She works conceptually in the field between geopolitical, environmental, and social relations. She also organizes and curates art project as a part of her praxis. Benammar is educated at the Academy of Fine Art Oslo (MFA) and the Dutch Art Institute (MFA) in the Netherlands. She has exhibited and performed in various locations; recent venues include Black Box Theater (Oslo), Le Cube (Rabat), Kunstnerforbundet (Oslo), Lofoten Sound Art Symposium (Svolvær) and Radikal Unsichtbar (Hamburg).