Paradoks. Posisjoner innen norsk videokunst 1980–2010

Exhibition catalogue
Contributors: Eva Klerck Gange and Jeremy Welsh
Editors: Eva Klerck Gange, Birgitte Sauge and Marianne Yvenes 1
60 pages
Norwegian and English text
ISBN 978-82-8154-071-2
Price: NOK 140

The exhibition and the catalogue represent a continuation of the National Museum’s series of medium-specific, collections-based exhibitions which have previously focused on sculpture, installations and drawings. At the same time, the exhibition marked the 50-year anniversary of video art.

The text focuses in particular on the years between 1980 and 2010, the period when video blossomed as a serious artform in Norway. The exhibition is divided into themes with an emphasis on time, the audiovisual element, composition and form, performance, self-reflection and identity, as well as documentary, fictional and poetic narratives.