Lina Viste Grønli at Entrée

Artist: Lina Viste Grønli

Exhibition title: New Sculptures

Venue: Entrée, Bergen, Norway

Date: June 14 – July 21, 2019

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Entrée, Bergen

Lina Viste Grønli’s new work is a selection of sculptural-cultural appropriation involving twigs and chewed gum. This is her first solo presentation in Norway in five years.

Lina Viste Grønli (b. 1976 in Bergen) grew up in Stavanger and currently lives and works on the East Coast of the United States. Her work engages language, semiotics, and sculptural strategies. She explores collective references and challenges conceptual understanding. Grønli has exhibited at a number of renowned institutions for contemporary art in Norway and internationally, including Sculpture Center, NYC; Marres Center for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht; WIELS Contemporary Art Center, Brussels; Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo; List Visual Art Center, Cambridge; Performa 09 and 13, NYC; Henie Onstad Art Center, Bærum; and Kunsthall Stavanger.

Lina Viste Grønli, Fig. V (2019), 44,5 cm x 4 cm x 2,5 cm, Twig, brass nails, chewing gum

Lina Viste Grønli, New Sculptures (2019) at Entrée, Installation view, All images by Bent René Synnevåg

Lina Viste Grønli, New Sculptures (2019) at Entrée, Installation view, All images by Bent René Synnevåg

Lina Viste Grønli, New Sculptures (2019) at Entrée, Installation view, All images by Bent René Synnevåg

Lina Viste Grønli, Fig. VII (2019), 39,5 cm x 2,5 cm x 4 cm, Twig, brass nails, chewing gum

Lina Viste Grønli, Fig. III (2019), 29,5 cm x 4 cm x 5 cm, Twig, brass nails, chewing gum

Lina Viste Grønli, Fig. X (2019), 28 cm x 4xm x 4 cm, Twig, brass nails, chewing gum

Lina Viste Grønli, Fig. IV (2019), 22,5 cm x 3 cm x 6 cm, Twig, brass nails, chewing gum

Lina Viste Grønli, Fig. IV (2019), 22,5 cm x 3 cm x 6 cm, Twig, brass nails, chewing gum

Lina Viste Grønli, New Sculptures (2019) at Entrée, Installation view, All images by Bent René Synnevåg

Lina Viste Grønli, Fig. IX (2019), 35 cm x 3,5 cmx 12,5 cm, Twig, brass nails, chewing gum

Lina Viste Grønli, New Sculptures (2019) at Entrée, Installation view, All images by Bent René Synnevåg

Lina Viste Grønli, New Sculptures (2019) at Entrée, Installation view, All images by Bent René Synnevåg

Lina Viste Grønli, Fig. II (2019), 31,5 cm x 4 cm x 6 cm, Twig, brass nails, chewing gum

Lina Viste Grønli, Fig. VIII (2019), 14,5 cm x 2,5 cm x 4 cm, Twig, brass nails, chewing gum

Lina Viste Grønli, New Sculptures (2019) at Entrée, Installation view, All images by Bent René Synnevåg

Lina Viste Grønli, Fig. VII (2019), 39,5 cm x 2,5 cm x 4 cm, Twig, brass nails, chewing gum

Lina Viste Grønli, Fig. I (2019), 34,5 cm x 3 cm x 3 cm, Twig, brass nails, chewing gum

Lina Viste Grønli, Fig. VI (2019), 25 cm x 3,5 cm x 5,5 cm, Twig, brass nails, chewing gum

Lina Viste Grønli, New Sculptures (2019) at Entrée, Installation view, All images by Bent René Synnevåg

Lina Viste Grønli, On An Essay on Liberation (2019), 22 cm x 15,5 cm x 14 cm, Book, chewing gum, pumps

Lina Viste Grønli, On Reason and Revolution (2019), 26,5 cm x 14,5 cm x 13,5 cm, Book, chewing gum, sneaker

Lina Viste Grønli, On Negations (2019), 26 cm x 18,5 cm x 13 cm, Book, chewing gum, boot, (installed in the Public Library, Bergen)

Lina Viste Grønli, On Negations (2019), 26 cm x 18,5 cm x 13 cm, Book, chewing gum, boot, (installed in the Public Library, Bergen)

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