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Friday 7pm: Apr 04, 2014
Public wall, Møllergata 37, 0179 Oslo


FRANK

Ancient Monument as part of :
The Positive Void 
 
A Kunsthall Oslo Project

Azar Alsharif, Gardar Eide Einarsson and Matias Faldbakken, Ida Ekblad, Mohamed Ali Fadlabi, FRANK, Kim André Hagen, Lars Laumann, Lotte Konow Lund, Jon Benjamin Tallerås, Fredrik Værslev


To celebrate Morten Krohg’s retrospective and his work with the GRAS group, Kunsthall Oslo invited FRANK to participate in The Positive Void, a series of ten new screenprint commissions from Norwegian artists. The prints are being produced at Fellesverkstedet, and the project was launched with a temporary flyposted exhibition on the side wall of Møllergata 37 in central Oslo.

The title of the project, ‘The Positive Void’, is taken from Katanyi and Vaneigem’s 1961 Basic Program of the Bureau of Unitary Urbanism, section 6, ‘All space is already occupied by the enemy…’. The title also describes the process of screenprinting, in which a void on the screen produces a positive imprint.

The screenprint Ancient Monument features an archival image of a public urinal in Kampen, Oslo. The graffiti reads “Fortidsminne” translated into “Ancient Monument.”