An Appetite for painting. Contemporary painting 2000–2014
Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art \ Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo, Norway, until 4 January 2015.
Painting was the dominant medium in the museum’s exhibitions during the first half of the 20th century. As postmodernism gained ground in the latter half, painting steadily became more marginalised. In contemporary art discourse it was sometimes claimed that it had become an obsolete medium. Since the turn of the millennium, however, interest in this much-maligned art form was revived, and various indicators suggest that contemporary artists are once again embracing painting on its own terms. This exhibition is devoted to new contemporary painting, exploring a range of expressive styles that is broader now than ever before. The new interest is global.