Immolation (Burning Men) #4

Three color risograph print with laser engraved walnut wood frame

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Immolation (Burning Men) is a series of risograph prints based on the concept of self immolation. The act of publicly setting fire to oneself has a documented history as far back as year 300 AD in China. Historically, self immolation has been used in religious rituals, as a self sacrifice. However, over the last 50 years, parallel with the rise of published and online media, this act has gotten increasingly political. Christian Tunge has selected four images that have been successful in the sense that they have been important to a specific cause and have created a lot of attention online, changing the cultural perception of the phenomenon.

The series was shown at Høstutstillingen 2022, where the artist won Norske Grafikeres Fonds Grafikkpris and the People's Choice Award.

47 x 35 x 4 cm
Edition: 5
NOK 16,000.00
+ 5% art tax

Christian Tunge (b. 1989, NO) holds a BFA in photography from the University of Gothenburg (2015). Tunge works primarily with photography, printing and art books. He is interested in how todays society relate to images, and several of his recent photo series deal with digital image sharing. Tunge has made a name for himself within the graphic medium and has in resent years produced several of his artworks as prints rather than traditional photo-prints. In 2022, Tunge was awarded the Norske Grafikeres Fonds graphics prize for a series of riso prints exhibited during the annual Autumn Exhibition. Several of his more recent works have ornamented frames, an element that plays on the historical and traditional design of frames, as well as the current use of signs and images in digital communication. Tunge explores photography as a medium and photography’s development in today’s society in a number of ways. In addition to his own artistry, he is the founder of the art book publisher Heavy Books, which specializes in printed publications from young artists. The publications are at the intersection between books and works of art, and come in limited editions. Tunge is also one of the people behind the artist-run photo gallery MELK, which opened its doors in 2009.

Tunges works has been a part of the Autumn Exhibition 2022 in Oslo, the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, and his works has been shown in numerous galleries in both Sweden and Norway.

Primrose Paths (solo), QB, Oslo, NO
Christian Tunge @ Oslo Negativ (solo), Den gamle veterinærhøgskolen, Oslo, NO
Høstutstillingen (group), Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO
Xs and Os (solo), QB, Oslo, NO
BOOKS, TABLES, COFFEE (group), Golsa, Oslo, NO
Den Siste Festen (group), QB, Oslo, NO
Pointed Consciousness (group), QB, Oslo, NO
Still Life (group), QB, Oslo, NO
Long Lust Love (solo), Golsa, Oslo, NO
Too Familiar to Ignore, Too Different to Tolerate (solo), NoPlace, Oslo, NO
Vårutstillingen (group), MELK, Oslo, NO
Lucia (group), QB, Oslo, NO
Fading Forms (group), Entrée, Bergen, NO
Felt (group), Röda Sten Konsthall, Gøteborg, SE
Go! Figure! (group exhibition), Telemark Kunstsenter, Oslo, NO
Gøteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (group), Gøteborg, SE

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