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Professor Øivind Storm Bjerke commends private galleries for sparkling Norway exhibitions in 2014.

Norway is a small venue for international exhibitions, but also in this area there are some highlights: Bauhaus exhibition and Josef Albers at Henie Onstad and Cindy Sherman at Astrup Fearnley. Photography has argued strongly in the presentation of international art with a sensationally great exhibition of photographs of Contantin fire Cusi in Gallery Peder Lund Inertia, closely followed by the exhibition “Cowen, Minkkinen, Yamamoto” in Pop Up Gallery at Blomqvist art trade and “Daniel Malva» on Shoot Gallery. Among the many important exhibitions I missed in the past year, were Chinese Photography Rogaland Arts Museum. Asia is on the front marched on the international art scene. It’s something we notice little in Norway. For us, Asia is primarily a manufacturing country for Norwegian sculpture. Measured in volume, turnover of art in China outdistanced Europe and closing the gap USA. It is a question of the Asian art scene will retain a distinctive character or customize their artistic ideals to a European-American art appreciation.

Professor Øivind Storm Bjerke commends private galleries for sparkling Norway exhibitions in 2014. He writes that the show Gabinete de Curiosidades by Daniel Malva in Shoot Gallery in Oslo, highlighted in good company with Peder Lund and PUG for very good photography exhibitions.

Or about the rather narrow western art understanding will be changed through a global kunstnecentric dialogue. It is a strength of Norwegian art that the limited extent possible glare of stjernedyrkingene in the section of contemporary art that are most keen to produce luxury goods for the most affluent buyer groups. Instead, it is characterized by critical remarks and exploratory look at the social, cultural and political trends of the time. That makes it well positioned to take part in the global conversation about art.