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Eating or opening a window or just walking dully along
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Guttu Ane Hjort Eating or opening a window or just walking dully along
Edited by Martin Clark, Steinar Sekkingstad, Ane Hjort Guttu.
Contributions by Martin Clark, Ekaterina Degot, Ane Hjort Guttu, Pablo Lafuente, Steinar Sekkingstad, Kim West; interview with Halvor Haugen and Ane Hjort Guttu.
Graphic design: Blank Blank and Ane Hjort Guttu.
published in August 2015
bilingual edition (English / Norwegian)
21 x 26 cm (softcover)
224 pages (91 color and 27 b/w ill.)
€35.00
ISBN: 978-3-95679-148-2
EAN: 9783956791482
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This substantial monograph gathers reflections on Ane Hjort Guttu's recent film projects and offers insight into the artist's work and methodology, and the potential of art as a critical and political tool.
Ane Hjort Guttu's new film Time Passes (2015), commissioned by Bergen Kunsthall, debates the contradictory and complex issues around the uses of and rights to public space, urban poverty and inequality, and the responsibility of the artist to produce commentary. An essay by Kim West introduces Guttu's work as portraiture filmmaking crossing the gaze of the documentarian with a decidedly subjective point of view; Pablo Lafuente situates the work in relation to the responsibility of education and critical consciousness; and Ekaterina Degot draws out questions on the egalitarian character of contemporary art, particularly in light of the ideals highly present in the social imagination of Norway, “the last welfare state.”
Published on the occasion of Ane Hjort Guttu's 2015 Festival Artist exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, from May 28 to August 16, 2015.
Born 1971 in Norway, Ane Hjort Guttu lives and works in Oslo.