June 2, 2012 - National Museum of Norway - Museum of Contemporary Art - Camilla Løw
June 2, 2012

Camilla Løw

Camilla Løw, Stela, 2007.*

Camilla Løw
The Space of Shape-Time

10 June–26 August 2012

Opening: Saturday 9 June, 14

National Museum of Norway 
Museum of Contemporary Art
Bankplassen 4, Oslo
Hours: Tue, Wed, Fri 11–17
Thu 11–19; Sat, Sun 12–17

www.nasjonalmuseet.no

 

Camilla Løw’s exhibition The Space of Shape-Time draws us into a universe populated by abstract, module-based objects made of wood, concrete, and metal which display a proximity to the language of architecture. References to Minimal Art and Constructivism are visible, but Løw’s sculptures take on a different presence as they assume human scale, interacting with each other and their surroundings.

Mixing influences from modern design, popular culture, street art, and urban cityscapes, Camilla Løw uses the exhibition setting to propose new environments where form, place, and time play equal roles. She places and piles up, she layers and props the single components, playing with the idea of the fourth dimension in relativity theory, in which space and time are interpreted as one continuum. Løw treats the exhibition as a spatial and durational event, populated both by subtle anthropomorphic sculptures and the audience alike.

The Space of Shape-Time is part of the museum’s ongoing series of summer exhibitions bringing attention to mid-career Norwegian artists, previously featuring Matias Faldbakken, Marte Aas, and Snorre Ytterstad. For the summer exhibition of 2012 Camilla Løw will present a selection of works from the past six years, including several new commissions.

About the artist
Camilla Løw (b. 1976, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) has contributed to a renewed focus on sculpture within the contemporary art scene internationally and in Norway in recent years. A close dedication to the properties of materials, the absence of any use of adhesives, nails or screws, and an attention to space and kinetic qualities marks her practice. She is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art and has exhibited widely since 2004.

The exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual catalogue with essays by Dieter Roelstraete and curator Randi Godø.

Concurrent programme
Sunday 19 August, 15
Lecture by philosopher Graham Harman, American University of Cairo.

For images and further information please see www.nasjonalmuseet.no or contact Marthe Tveitan at marthe.tveitan@nasjonalmuseet.no.

This exhibition is made possible with the generous support of Cemex and Multiblokk.

*Image above:
Camilla Løw, Stela, 2007. Courtesy The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo.

 

 

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