Bård Breivik

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Bård Breivik
Born (1948-11-23)23 November 1948
Bergen, Norway
Died 10 January 2016(2016-01-10) (aged 67)
Oslo
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation Sculptor
Klosterenga Sculpturpark in Oslo
Gulatinget monument by Bård Breivik erected August 2005 in Flolid, Gulen

Bård Breivik (23 November 1948 – 10 January 2016) was a Norwegian sculptor. He was born in Bergen, and raised in Laksevåg. Breivik held a professorship at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm from 1982 to 1985 and worked actively as an artist throughout his life.

In the autumn 1981, the ‘Fibre’ exhibition opened with great success. At the same time, he did the scenography for the performance ‘Pyramider’ at the Henie-Onstad Art Centre. Following year Breivik took part in the group exhibition ‘The Sleeping Beauty – Art Now, Scandinavia Today’, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. In 1984, Breivik took part in an international group exhibition at the Toyama Modern Art Museum in Tokyo, and he exhibited at the Nordic pavilion during the biennale in Venice in 1985. The exhibition at the Nordic pavilion was curated by Mats B. In 1991 he was invited to exhibit at The São Paulo Art Biennial. The following year he completed the decoration with stone and water called ‘Kunsthagen’ outside the newly opened art museum in Lillehammer, designed by the architects’ office Snøhetta. One of his most high-profile projects was the erection of new decorative columns at Torgallmenningen square in his hometown of Bergen, unveiled on 17 May 1999.

Klosterenga Sculpture Park in Oslo was created by Bård Breivik over several years, as an alternative to Vigeland park, and a common place for people coming from distant cultures, where they can meet and merge into one peaceful neighborhood. The intention of the multicultural space is to provide a global culture image, consisting of stone traditions from different parts of the world.

[1][2] IBård Breivik died on 10 January 2016, at Lovisenberg Diakonale Sykehus in Oslo after having fought an aggressive form of cancer for a year. Funeral service at Vestre Gravlund kapell on 21 January. [3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Bård Breivik". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Strømodden, Jarle. "Bård Breivik". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bård Breivik er død" (in Norwegian). Bergens Tidende. 10 January 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 

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