Another exhibition P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City opened as part of the Opening Fall Celebration is a show with a highly aestheticized environment by Norwegian artist Børre Sæthre. The visitor is guided through futuristic sound and design until he finally reaches a white box with a unicorn inside.
“Each room transports the viewer into otherworldly scenarios in which Sí¦thre’s use of materials divorced from their previous contexts, such as acoustic tiles, and LED lights, function as compositional elements within this totalizing installation.” (excerpt from the press release).
Børre Sæthre lives and works in Oslo and New York. He has had solo exhibitions including From Someone Who Nearly Died But Survived, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway (2007); I’ve Been Guilty of Hanging Around, Participant Inc, NY (2006); Powered by Zero, Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris (2005); and Module for Mood, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY (2000). Børre Sæthre is currently a resident at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Opening Fall Celebration. New York, October 19, 2008. Børre Sæthre is on view through January 26, 2009.
PS: Article in P.S.1 Newspaper: Børre Sæthre: Greetings to Futures Past. Links: Frieze Magazine, Norway.or.jp, Ravishing Beasts.