Gallery Funaki, Melbourne (AUS), 20.2.2018-25.3.2018
Gallery Esther Schipper, Berlin (DE), 16.03–14.04.2018
Gallery Schmuck Scheytt, Munich (DE), 7.3.-7.4.2018
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The work of the Norwegian artist Bård Breivik (1948-2016) unfolds over more than 1,000 pages in a stunning presentation of a career in sculpture and Conceptual art encompassing more than forty years. Thematically arranged source material, including interviews, sketches, anecdotes and reviews elucidate the phenomenon that is Bård Breivik.
The sheer volume of his oeuvre is also reflected in his choice of materials: he switches as if by sleight of hand between sand and snow, wood, rock and steel. In a series that has continued to evolve since 1986, he has persisted in working on vertically arranged forms 120 cm in length, which have been designed with the means of differing cultural traditions, thus retaining their uniqueness.
Book 1 with essays and contributions by Jan H. Landro, Mats B, Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Stig Holmaas, Ingvild Krogvig, Gerhard Stoltz, Arvid Pettersen, Jorunn Veiteberg, Lars Nittve, Jan Håfström, Ulf Rollof, Paul Osipow, Sune Nordgren, Bo Nilsson, Gerd Tinglum/Hilmar Fredriksen, Georg Morgenstern, Sverre Wyller, Martin Puryear, Jørgen Lund, Janne Stang Dahl, Wu Hong, Frode SandvikBook 2 with essays and contributions by Lars Nittve, Ika Kaminka, Cato Litangen, Henrik Roaldsnes, Aslaug Nyrnes
Bård Breivik created a monumental facade for the new building of the Lillehammer Art Museums. Making of.
Hardcover edition in 2 vols in a slip case