The World is Made of Stories

Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection

Nobody can see, perceive or apprehend the whole world on their own. We all learn about the world through others, through different kinds of stories told by the media or by individuals. The exhibition ‘The World is Made of Stories’ is a constellation of narrative works that tell private and public stories. Together, they make up a multi-layered narrative referring to different times and geographical places. It is a story about art history, urbanism, politics, memory, sexuality and violence, religion and aesthetics, to name just a few of the themes that the artists have addressed in their works using a variety of materials, techniques and narrative structures. ‘The World is Made of Stories’ offers a polyphony of voices, objects and images, which enlighten while also raising important questions.

The exhibition is dynamically organised and will continuously be in development. Artwork are changed and new ones will be presented. The stories that are told will change and one will through that experience the diversity of the Astrup Fearnley Collection.

Artists: Janine Antoni, Eduardo Arroyo, Peter Blake, Mike Bouchet, Lizzi Bougatsos, Bjørn Carlsen, Patrick Caulfield, Paul Chan, Dan Colen, Miodrag Djuric Dado, Trisha Donnelly, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Ida Ekblad, Tracey Emin, Erró, Öyvind Fahlström, Matias Faldbakken, Ivan Galuzin, Robert Gober, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Andreas Gursky, Karl Haendel, Rachel Harrison, Mona Hatoum, Johanne Hestvold, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Jörg Immendorff, Jens Johannessen, Rashid Johnson, Anselm Kiefer, Martin Kippenberger, R.B. Kitaj, Jeff Koons, Henrik Olai Kaarstein, Peter Land, Glenn Ligon, Nate Lowman, Markus Lüpertz, Helen Marten, Bjarne Melgaard, Thiago Martins de Melo, Malcolm Morley, Laura Owens, Paulo Nimer Pjota, Sigmar Polke, Richard Prince, Charles Ray, Paul Rebeyrolle, Matthew Ronay, Knut Rose, Sterling Ruby, Tom Sachs, Prem Sahib, Borna Sammak, Cindy Sherman, Ole Sjølie, Josh Smith, Fredrik Værslev, Rachel Whiteread, Jordan Wolfson, Christopher Wool, Aaron Young, Kan Xuan

Curators: Gunnar B. Kvaran og Therese Möllenhoff

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