Concrete life (Skedsmogata 25)

Hand woven textile from TC2 jacquard machine and concrete

150 x 75 cm
NOK 38,000.00
+ 5% art tax

Siren Elise Dversnes Dahle (b. 1986, NO) uses photographic starting points of collapsed buildings. These images of ruins are woven, and a fine-meshed interaction emerges between construction and the destructive collapse associated with warfare and crisis. The architecture is grim, apparently destroyed. Dahle’s work paints a picture of a more existential decay – distorted thoughts and feelings of discouragement. She places herself at an intersection of contrasts: between imperfect beauty, an aesthetics of decay, and the possibility of building something up.

Dahle is acquired by the National Museum of Norway and the National Museum for Decorative Arts and Design in Trondheim.

Concrete reflections (group), QB Gallery, Oslo, NO
Silent Drift (solo), Soft, Oslo, NO
Nascent State (solo), Kraft, Bergen, NO
The Earth, Current Way of Living (group), Galerie Emila Filly, Ústí nad Labem-město, CZ
Curio: Trans Acts! (group), Chart Design (art fair), Copenhagen, DK
Greenhouse (solo), Klubovna Gallery, CZ
Meander (solo), RAM Gallery, Oslo, NO

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