She Lies

Infos Artwork
  • Year: 2010
  • Place: Oslo Opera House
  • Land: Norway (59.907639,10.753224) -
  • Category: Ice/ Arctic/ Antarctic and Water/ Body of water
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SHE LIES is a sculpture located in Oslo Fjord, close to the opera building in Norway’s capital. Bonvicini’s work takes up the Romantic motive of Caspar David Friedrich’s Das Eismeer (1824) and transfers it to a new setting that is formed by the current development of the climate. >>

“The synthesis of structure/skin/ornament explore the interface between nature and culture, or that of a cultural artefact. While reconstructing a famous Romantic painting, the work represents in a visual striking way the shape of an iceberg, as if one would have, by circumstances due to the global warming, ended up in the fjord in front of the opera house. A built ruin in best modernistic style, the sculpture on water will stand for a permanent state of erection/construction.” (Monica Bonvicini) >>

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