Couldn’t everyone’s life become a work of art? Why should the lamp or the house be an art object, but not our life?
– Michel Foucault
I don’t think art is a conversation between the reader and the creator; it’s an intensely selfish obsession and a personal internal dialog, just exactly like experience. Art need to be honest and honest to the artist and judge backwards from that point of need, it’s exciting to see
– Peter Sotos
In the exhibition, a series of small Polaroid images are on show. The pictures are taken exactly where rape has taken place in and around Oslo in recent years. Finnerud has mainly focused on the man and the abuser’s choice of place of abuse. Why did it happen right here, and is there possibly a pattern?
Emil Finnerud (1983) lives and works in Oslo. He gained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, at the London Metropolitan University, as well as art studies under former professor of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo, Jan Valentin Sæther. He has since participated in Political Poetical – The 14th Tallinn Print Triennial, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Tallinn; New London Printmakers, Gallery J; Akebono so, Tokyo; as well as Høstutstillingen and Tegnebienallen. Recent solo exhibitions were at LYNX and The Boiler Room in Oslo, autumn 2014. Finnerud also works as an art editor at NATT&DAG.