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Galleri Brandstrup: World-Renowned Artist Joseph Kosuth To Norway For A New Exhibition And Unveiling Of A Site-Specific Art Work

November 5, 2015 Destination Europe No Comments Print Print Email Email

-Internationally acclaimed artist Joseph Kosuth (b. 1945) travels to Norway in mid-November. The pioneer of conceptual art will open his first gallery exhibition in Norway “A Zoology of Thinking” at Galleri Brandstrup in Oslo Thursday 19th November 2015, in is his first ever gallery exhibition in Norway. In addition, Kosuth will reveal his large scale, public installation, “A Monument of Mines”, unveiled at Krona Cultural and Educational Centre in Kongsberg on November 20th.


Art icon Joseph Kosuht visited Kongsberg earlier this year. Here he studied strand silver from silver mines, together with gallery owner Kim Brandstrup (center) and museum educator Erik Engebretsen (right).

– Joseph Kosuth is one of today’s most important international artists. Welcoming Kosuth to Norway is a great honor and event, says gallery owner Kim Brandstrup of Galleri Brandstrup.

“A Monument of Mines” connects the modern architectural expression of the Krona Cultural and Educational Centre together with Kongsberg’s history. The installation is integrated in the walls of the atrium common area and consists of a total of 136 neon works with the names of all the silver mines that once were in Kongsberg, along with the year for each of their closure; a tribute to the mines and the city’s history.

– This national attraction becomes the most important international public commission work in Norway since Pablo Picasso’s mural on the government building, says gallery owner Kim Brandstrup.

The exhibition “A Zoology of Thinking” at Galleri Brandstrup consists of 47 works from 12 different series produced between 1965 and 2015.

Joseph Kosuth lives today in London and New York. He has received a number of prestigious awards and has been exhibited in renowned museums such as the Musée du Louvre, Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and The Brooklyn Museum. Kosuth is also in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Tate Modern in London and the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome.

Kosuth will be available for interviews in Oslo / Kongsberg, by appointment, between 13 and 20 November.

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