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Art Belongs to Those Who See it
Norwegian Sculpture Biennial,
The Vigeland Museum
Oslo (NO)

In collaboration with Bror Sander Berg Størseth,
as Aurora Sander

group show with Gunvor Nervold Antonsen, Ingrid Askeland, Emma Brack, Nils Olav Bøe, Runa Carlsen, Leander Djønne  og Matias Faldbakken, Marius Engh, Mathijs van Geest, HC Gilje, Tarje Eikanger Gullaksen, Danuta Haremska, Anna Carin Hedberg og Ebba Moi, Johanne Hestvold, Steffen Håndlykken og Ingrid Lønningdal, Toril Johannessen, Omar Emanuel Johnsen og Magnhild Øen Nordahl, Janne Kruse, Yngvar Larsen, Josefine Lyche, Matthew Quentin Midtskau, Bjørn Mortensen, Suvi Nieminen, Eamon O’Kane, Pernille Rosfjord, Runa Sandnes, Nils Elvebakk Skalegård, Mikkel Wettre.

curated by Anne Szefer Karlsen

“Aurora Sander produce objects that circulate as art, but might take on purpose beyond the art world, often suggesting character traits and personal characteristics. These characters might appear confused, as if they were cooked up like a dough in a bakery oven, whose purpose is to be devoured by a hungry public, and instead of being served up for consumption, is forced to serve up herself. The characters might form from conversation and appear in public objects staged in a set up, perhaps like an actor on a stage, or merchandise in a show room. The characters might be acting out through crude mechanical set ups, such as the mechanized robotic butler which has appeared in several of Aurora Sander's set ups. It is a mix between the anthropomorphic crab Sebastian from Disney's animated spectacle The Little Mermaid and the General Utility NonT​heorizing Environmental Control Robot from Lost in Space, a fumbling and humouristic take on the servicem​inded butler, caught in his own anthropomorphic nightmare, serving drinks till his batteries run out.
-Geir Haraldseth

Read more on the website of Norwegian Sculpture Biennial
Images by Jon Benjamin Tallerås
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