The Norwegian artist Børre Sæthre is known for his immersive installations that take the audience into sci-fi-like environments. In his solo exhibition at Loevenbruck gallery in Paris (France), Børre Sæthre shows a series of new works. The show is called Untitled (The Buran Program).
The title refers to the Buran, Snowstorm or Blizzard] Program of the former Soviet Union that was a response to the United States’ NASA Space Shuttle program. The Buran Program was started in 1974 and – after only one unmanned flight in 1988 – the program was formally suspended in 1993.
Børre Sæthre was born in Oslo, Norway, in 1967. He lives and works in New York and Oslo. He studied at Oslo Academy of Fine Art and was awarded residency’s on the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York (2000), followed by a residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin (2001). Among others, had solo shows at MoMA PS1 Long Island (video), and recently at Mudam Luxembourg (video) (both of which were covered by VernissageTV; to watch the videos, click the accompaying link). Soon Børre Sæthre will be presenting a new monumental installation in Fantastic 2012, an exhibition at the Tri Postal, Lille, from 6 October 2012 to 13 January 2013.
Børre Sæthre: Untitled (The Buran Program) at Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris. Opening reception, September 6, 2012. Video by Daniel Barney.
PS: See also the following videos:
- Børre Sæthre: Untitled (Wardenclyffe Tower). Installation at Mudam Luxembourg
- Børre Sæthre at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center / MoMA, New York
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