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5 February 2013

Pushwagner: Soft City

The artist Hariton Pushwagner was one of Norway’s best-kept secrets until he made his breakthrough at the Berlin Biennale in 2008. His work is on show at the museum from 23 February.

Photomontage, 2009, photography by L.P. Lorentzen, art direction by Pushwagner. Design: Thonik
Photomontage, 2009, photography by L.P. Lorentzen, art direction by Pushwagner. Design: Thonik

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen recently unveiled the ‘Extravagant, Shameless, Unlimited’ presentation with a new selection of drawings from the collection. The museum has a large collection of contemporary drawings with surrealistic traits, which dovetails well with the ‘Pushwagner: Soft City’ exhibition. Pushwagner’s work is a testament to his critical perspective on society and politics, and the three series that take centre stage in the presentation - Soft City, A Day in the Life of Family Man and Apocalypse Frieze - are raw, ominous and surrealistic.

This exhibition is the result of a collaboration with the MK Gallery in Milton Keynes and was made possible thanks to the support of Fritt Ord, Arts Council Norway and the Office for Contemporary Art Norway. ‘Pushwagner: Soft City’ opens on Sunday, 24 February at 16:00, an event you are warmly invited to attend.

You can read more about this exhibition on the website.

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