Let the Exhibition be Filled by Love (La høstutstillingen)
(1997) is a brodery made for Høstutstillingen/Statens
Kunstutstilling in Kunstnernes
Hus, Oslo. The text says; "Let this exhibition be filled
The work is one out of several based on contrasts between living space
and gallery space. Bringing this pious wish, this prayer, from a traditional
home, into a gallery with it's distanced, analytic audience, refreshes
the awareness of both contexts. The irony produced is about seeing the
ambiguous, and does include seriousness, commitment and passion.
Another issue that the work deals with is how art works in exhibitions
comment on and influence each other. Could this little embroidery affect
the way one looked at the other 100+ works in «Høstutstillingen»?
Harald Flor, Dagbladet 06.09.1997: Veldressert høstutstilling
Tone Sandberg, Bergens Tidende Morgen 04.09.1997: Høsten er kommet
Helle Høiness, Dagbladet 03.09.1997: Pent og prektig på Høstutstillingen