|White Spirit by Till Gerhard|
The Archaeology of Art is the 2012 exhibition at Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium(Art Laboratory). 33 artists have been carefully chosen amongst the Jack Helgesen Family Collection. A wide variety of artists and media are displayed over four stories in the charming old paper factory.
|Panic by Tom Allen|
Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium's vision is to make contemporary art available for everyone and not just for the elite. You don't have to have an art degree to understand and appreciate art. It's not about what the artist thought in the making, but what the spectator makes of it.
The exhibition's most provocative painter is Norwegian Morten Viskum. His large canvas covered in silver paint is plain uncomfortable. Instead of a brush Viskum uses a hand from a corpse to paint. Watching Viskum's art is like watching a train wreck, I don't want to watch it but it's hard not to.
|The Wig by Till Gerhard|
|The Stairway to heaven by Nicola Verlato|
|If you're hungry after an intense session of art interpreting, Café Cellulose by the gallery entrance has great food.|
Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium is open every day until 7th. October.