Snorre Ytterstad, “Squared Target,” 2010.
Photo: Snorre Ytterstad.

The National Museum of Norway
Museum of Contemporary Art
24 June–18 September 2011

Snorre Ytterstad’s work often starts off with something inconspicuous from everyday life, like a piece of reinforcement rod from the back yard, a pen, a drawing pin or a coin. By placing these familiar objects in unusual contexts, where they are alienated from their intended functions, they emerge in a new light, producing whole new chains of associations. The exhibition is one of a series showing key Norwegian contemporary artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The latest in this series was an exhibition of Marte Aas’ films and photographs.

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