Bedwyr Williams requires paramedics in Oslo
28th November 2010
Artist Bedwyr Williams' latest installation and performance - The Jynx - opened last Friday the 26th of November at the 1857 gallery in Oslo, Norway. 1857 is an artist-run gallery occupying a former lumberyard in Grønland, downtown Oslo.
Established in 2010 by Steffen Håndlykken and Stian Eide Kluge, 1857 aims to establish connections between the Norwegian art scene and young artists abroad. It is a place to convene and converge, receive, answer and honour contemporary art in Oslo.
The day before the opening, on the 25th, Bedwyr sent us this message -
The installation consists of a collapsed scaffold and the performance is the technician dangling from the roof. Drinks on the opening night were served from an ambulance by paramedics. We hope to have photographs of the installation and performance very soon.
Bedwyr Williams (b. 1974) lives and works in Caernarfon, Wales. His work includes performance, sculpture, installation and photography, frequently drawing on personal experiences and presented with both humour and great seriousness. Recent and upcoming shows include Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK; Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool, UK; STORE Gallery, London, UK; Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland; and Institute of Contemporary Arts London. He has performed at Tate Britain, London, UK; Artissima, Turin, Italy; and Hayward Gallery, London, UK. In 2005 he represented Wales in the Venice Biennale.
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE PERFORMANCE HAVE JUST ARRIVED -
Photographs courtesy of the 1857 gallery in Oslo.
Tuesday — Friday: 12 — 17
Saturday: 12 — 16
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