Børre Sæthre

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Børre Sæthre (b. 1967 in Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian artist whose exhibitions combine many skills, including those of the architect, the interior designer and the set dresser.[1] His installations comprise interconnected environments that take the visitor into a fantastic, dreamlike universe which is both aesthetically pleasing and psychologically disquieting.[according to whom?]

In 1996, he launched LUSTLUX,[1] under which his spatial environments (incorporating walls, furniture, light, sound, and different props) are produced. The rooms, corridors, pits and dark corners take you into another world, an enigmatic labyrinth populated by unlikely juxtapositions of stuffed animals, furniture and environmental sculptures, with carefully controlled lighting, recorded sound and music, video, living plants, motorized walls and sliding doors.

In the past, Sæthre has spoken of his fascination with Freud's concept of "the uncanny". So instead of trying to shock his media-saturated audience, he draws visitors into active participation in his synthetic dreamlike worlds and gives them a true taste of the uncanny.[2]

Sæthre lives and works in Berlin and Oslo. He is represented by Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris, France

Academic[edit]

His academic career has been:[3]

Solo exhibitions[edit]

  • 1997 - Double Fantasy The Pasolini Experience and some Paranormal Activities, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
  • 1997 - The Beautiful Ones Hurt You Every Time, Fotogalleriet, Oslo
  • 1997 - The Steps in Between, Hordaland Kunstnersentrum, Bergen, Norway
  • 1997 - (09-09 / 14-10) - Lustlux, Lustlux Corp, Oslo
  • 1999 - A million dreams, a million scars, Galerie Wang, Oslo
  • 2000 - (09-09 / 12-10) - Module for Mood, Theard Waxing Space, New York
  • 2001 - (31-03 / 24-06) - My Private Sky, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
  • 2003 - Catch Me and Let Me Die Wonderful, Quarantine Series, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2003 - The Lustlux Years - Galerie Wang, Oslo, Norway
  • 2003 - Untitled 5.0' (Selected Memories: Fragments, Sketches and Ideas From the Lustlux-years), Lydmar hotel, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2005 - (10-11 / 14-01) - Powered by zero (The end of the BAMBI cycle) - Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris
  • 2005 - (23-11 / 15-01) - Autonomic High (the things I can't control, no matter how I try) - FRAC Basse Normandie, Caen
  • 2006 - (11-09 / 15-10) - I've been guilty of hanging around - Participant Inc, New York
  • 2007 - (25-05 / 19-08) - For Someone Who Nearly Died But Survived - Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
  • 2008 - (01-01 / 25-05) - Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark
  • 2008 - Opening October 19 - P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA
  • 2009 - (07-05 / 20/06) - All Passion Spent (Death and Dark Forests) - Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris
  • 2010 - (19/06 / 26/06) - 2010 N.N (Nothing left // ) - Galleri NordNorge, Harstad, Norway

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Press release: Børre Sæthre". Quarantine Series. 2003. Retrieved 2007-11-22. 
  2. ^ Ken Pratt (November 2007). "Art Review - "This is what boys in their stained boxers run from"". Wound Magazine (London) 1 (1): 208–210. ISSN 1755-800X. 
  3. ^ "Børre Sæthre". Loevenbruck Gallery. 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-22. 

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