Robert Gober - Displacements
- 02.02.2003 – 21.04.2003
- Astrup Fearnley Museet (at Dronningensgate 4)
The Split-up Conflicted Sink, 1985. Plaster, wood, steel, wire lath, semi-gloss enamel paint
Slowly but surely, Robert Gober's art creeps in upon the spectator – as if one has picked up a secret message that warns of invasion. The message is so disquieting that it must be disguised to appear as ordinary, carefully handcrafted, seemingly ‘innocent' objects.
Representations having to do with the body, sex, sexuality, mortality and social injustice have been paramount in Gober's agenda. His works build a bridge between minimalist form, serial strategy and narrative content, and have had great influence on contemporary art.
Art Talk: Robert Gober and Hans Ulrich Obrist, curator at Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Saturday 1st February at 1:30 p.m