Faldbakken has received great attention and critical acclaim on the international art scene. While he has established a central position in the national and international art world, he remains engaged in a process of great creativity and continuous renewal.
A visual artist and a writer, Faldbakken references both modern and contemporary art history, as well as literature in his work. Deconstructing and undermining forms, altering ready-made objects, finding new configurations in collages, and experimenting with the use of words and the alphabet in his works, he invents his own artistic languages.
This exhibition, entitled Effects of Good Government in the Pit, presents Faldbakken’s works and preoccupations from the last decade, during which he has developed his project of questioning the function of objects and images in contemporary art and society. Conceived by the artist as a coherent installation, the constellation of videos, sculptures, collages, paintings and installations showcases his research and experimentation within different media.
Photos by Christian Øen.
Matias Faldbakken - Effects of Good Government in the Pit
Astrup Fearnley Museet, September 22 - January 28
Contirbution by Marialuisa Pastò.