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Jeff Koons – Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection

  • Strandpromenaden 2, Oslo
  • +47 22936060
  • 28 septembre 2018 - 29 novembre 2018
  • (9 Upcoming Dates)

The Astrup Fearnley Museum presents a selection of works by Jeff Koons, which shows his works the late 80s and the development of his groundbreaking oeuvre until recent years.

Jeff Koons belongs to a long tradition of artists who work with readymade objects and images. He was one of the main figures in the group of Appropriation artists in New York during the late 1970s, developing a highly conceptual art.

At first, he presented displays of appropriated everyday objects – domestic appliances, basketballs, diving equipment, plastic bath toys – and objects based on popular aesthetic references, often referred to as ‘kitsch’. By executing his objects and images with a high level of material perfection and blowing them up in scale, he elevated the humble originals to the level of high art.

Behind each series and object lies a story that operates on many different levels, including the artist’s personal narratives. Taken all together, they constitute a body of work expressing fundamental themes related to man and society. Repeatedly in Koon’s work, the viewer is confronted by reflections on social aesthetics, self-acceptance, willpower, sexuality, immortality and death.

Koons is highlighting in his art the need to reject all ideas of blame and culpability, which consciously or unconsciously determine our actions, and to break away from social and cultural taboos and intellectual oppression. 

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