Lars Ø. Ramberg
Gallery TM51 (Thorvald Meyers Gate 51) 31.05.2013 – 30.06.2013
Lars Ø. Ramberg is one of the most internationally acclaimed Norwegian artists of today. His works have been shown at the Biennale di Venezia, the Bienal Internacional de Sao Paolo, he has made the German headlines with Palast des Zweifels and he is represented in important public collections and museums world wide. For the very first time, Ramberg leaves the international public scene and shows his works in a Gallery in Oslo.
Ramberg is well known for his large, contextual and critical installations in public space. Throughout his career he has mainly worked site specifically. His decision to show a selection of his works in a gallery gives us a rare opportunity to experience his art up-close.
Ramberg has often been referred to as a controversial artist, and his works are constantly creating public debate. The artist has realized major art works globally, while in Norway, as the only place to date, major planned works have been put on hold or cancelled.
With the exhibition SPEECHLESS, Ramberg´s art works are for the first time ever available for private collectors. He shows large scale photos documenting one of his major projects, the Berlin Ostbahnhof, an installation included in the collection of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design. Ramberg also shows other works such as massive paper sculptures and a neon work recently exhibited in Ontario, Canada.
"In all of his works, by collecting diverging stories about one topic, Ramberg brings light to the contradictions, instability, and crisis of historical development. In other words, by revealing the unsteadiness of the world and our lives, he opens up the horizon for imagining the other." - Andrea Kroksnes, Senior Curator at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.