A big thank you to our guests!
“A work of art wastes away and becomes lustreless in surroundings where it has a price but not a value.
It radiates only when surrounded by love. It is bound to wilt in a world where the rich have no time and the cultivated no money.
But it never harmonizes with borrowed greatness.”
― Ernst Jünger, The Glass Bees
Our partner Bjørn Christian held a speech on art and its role in our society – and shared an optimistic vision on our common future.
SILENT AUCTION (completed)
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ARTWORKS BY KNYAZ RIKARD
ARTWORKS BY JOANNA MAEYENS
ARTWORKS BY MARKUS ANDERSSON
ARTWORK BY CYRIL FLAUTAT
ARTWORKS BY TANJA BLEKEN
ARTWORK BY RENATE MILUNE
ARTWORK BY BJØRN CHRISTIAN RØDAL
ARTWORK BY ERIK DAHL – SOLD
Venue: Oslo, TBA
Guests will receive a welcome drink included in the cover at the reception. Snacks will be provided. There will be a silent auction during the exhibition. The entrance fee is 200 NOK.
Buy tickets here.
Doors open at 15.00
Keynote speech at 16.00
Silent auction ends at 19.00
Doors close at 20.00
Bjørn Christian Rødal, exhibitor
Mobile: +47 456 94 003
The title “Vargtid”, means “Wolf Age”. Vargtid is the mythological time of change, conflict, strife and uncertainty; it is the name of the period before and during the death and rebirth of the world. It is a time of transfiguration; passing from one state to another.
Our present has entered its Wolf Age. Due to the acceleration of technology and alienation from our roots and history, our time is undergoing rapid change and increasing uncertainty. Many experience confusion and loss of meaning.
Peoples, cultures and individuals experience a radical reorientation, as they struggle and grasp for new ideals to orient themselves towards; in order to give their lives a transcendent purpose.
However this process is not without hope. For those brave and sensitive enough there are hidden treasures to be found. The dissolution of the old and sclerotic order releases energy. This liberated, albeit chaotic, energy is free to be harnessed by those who are willing to seize the moment and create a new image; a greater image.
Artists and pioneers harness this release of energy as they confront the unknown landscape of the future. We believe that the artist is the pioneer, leading the way and setting out to explore and conquer a new vast and unknown continent.
Artists are coming to express their transfiguration and their dreams of something new in this exhibition.
Here is a short presentation of some of the artist that are participating with their art at the Vargtid exhibition:
Andersson is a Swedish painter working with several materials, preferably oil color and some watercolour. He has presented his art at more than 40 exhibitions over the years.
He runs his own gallery Galleri Sörängen during the summers.
“I aspire to create pictorial poetry as I paint. To find images that for me brings clarity and helps me take in the relentless flow of life.” – Markus Andersson
Knyaz Rikard has been the Chairman of Stockholm Culture Awards since 1983, has written 20 books, speaks six languages and is known for his work in helping to preserve a set of 3500 year old rock carvings in Herrebro, Sweden.
Maeyens is a painter and illustrator. Her work is articulated between the line in ink or watercolor and the material of natural pigments such as ash, soot, vegetable macerates. The notion of experimentation is important to her creation process.
“In the twilight of a long night haunted by ravenous ghosts, the wolf Fenris and his offspring wrap the world in a cloak of mist and smoke before depriving it of light. The vigil of the silent warrior begins.” – Joanna Maeyens
Flautat is passionate about history and the great European myths, archeology and the world of art, he creates images to go back in time using his digital brushes and photographic images that he brings back from his numerous vertical excursions.
Bleken is an artist, art educator and illustrator. She has illustrated a number of books for kids and adults. Exhibiting and curating internationally, Bleken’s artwork has been shown in Europe and the USA. In 2013, she started her own educational art course in Bergen, Norway. Tanja Bleken works with different media such as oil, acryl, watercolor, different types of graphics and digital media. Tanja Bleken artworks are used to question our making of the world through language and knowledge. She relies on the subconscious and inner feelings.
“In any dark and difficult time there is hope and faith. And it keeps us going. After darkest night always comes day, and after pain comes joy. Light always conquers darkness – is the main rule of pure bright hearts.” – Tanja Bleken
BJØRN CHRISTIAN RØDAL
In addition to being the organizer of this exhibition, Rødal is also a partner at Legatum Publishing and will exhibit one of his own artworks; “Man on glowing background” as his debut.
Vargtid is a Legatum Art exhibition. All rights reserved Legatum Publishing AS 2023.