Peder Lund: Bringing the international art scene to Norway
By Hanna Margrethe Enger | Photos: Uli Holz
Peder Lund is an experienced art dealer, curator and gallerist whose career began in the 1990s. In 2009, after two decades of working in an art dealership, he decided to open his own gallery with the aim of expanding the conversation with the Norwegian and Scandinavian public, and elevating Oslo’s standing in the worldwide art scene by emphasising modern and contemporary art created by globally-renowned artists. The exhibition programme is meticulously planned and carried out in close partnership with the artists themselves, their primary galleries, and artist estates.
The exhibition programme at Peder Lund is diverse, comprising photography, installations, sculptures and paintings. The list of artists Lund has worked with is impressive: it includes Wolfgang Tillmans, Louise Bourgeoise, Isa Genzken, Roni Horn, Ed Ruscha, Catherine Opie, Paul McCarthy, Mike Kelley and Ida Ekblad, to name a few. With its broad selection of artists, Peder Lund aims to present a comprehensive and multifaceted perspective on contemporary art to a Scandinavian audience.
The gallery assists and supports the artists it represents in engaging in important projects outside of their exhibitions at the gallery. Upcoming events include Ida Ekblad’s exhibition at KODE – Art Museum and Composer Homes in Bergen, opening on 24 May 2023, and the inclusion of Catherine Opie’s outstanding abstract landscape photographs at CHART Art Fair in Copenhagen. The art fair will take place from 24-27 August 2023 at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.
Sculptures for spring and summer
The gallery’s spring exhibition is titled Robert Irwin: New Sculptures, and runs from 1 April 2023 until 3 June 2023. The exhibition marks Irwin’s second show at the gallery and consists of four works from his latest series of columnar sculptures, all of which were completed in 2021. The sculptures are created using translucent sheets of pigmented acrylic in various shades of grey, green and red – a colour that the artist had not previously used in this particular body of work.
An additional project that Peder Lund initiated is the installation of Louise Bourgeois’s world-famous sculpture Maman at the Palace Park of the Royal Palace in Oslo, which will be on display from 24 April until the end of August. This installation will be in dialogue with the major exhibition of the artist’s work at the National Museum, Oslo, which will open on the 6 May.
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