On Books

Lina Viste Grønli
On Books

’On Books’ is a first-time survey of an ongoing series of sculptures by norwegian-born artist Lina Viste Grønli, each work consisting of seemingly simple arrangements, a fruit, a vegetable or a glass of milk placed on top of a found book, with deadpan titles referencing the mundane of the objects, creating pairings of exposed paradoxes of representation and meaning. These works, often inserted as single pieces into the artist’s own shows or group exhibitions, comment on the inherit boundaries of language and semiotics as well as on their own sculptural practice, their field of action humorously coinciding with its own crisis.




Lina Viste Grønli
On Books

Edited by Tom Lingnau

60 pages, Offset, b/w, english, 20 x 15,3 cm
With a text by Alise Upitis
Weinspach, Cologne, January 2018
Edition of 400

ISBN 978-3-9819124-1-8
€ 18,00 (plus shipping)

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Lina Viste Grønli, born 1976 in Bergen, lives and works in Somerville, Massachusetts. Solo exhibitions include Saloon, Brussels, Christian Andersen, Copenhagen, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge and Kunsthall Stavanger. In 2016 Lina Viste Grønli inaugurated ’The Peace Clock’, a permanent sculpture for Trygve Lie Plaza in Manhattan, New York.

Interview with Lina Viste Grønli

Artist’s pages
Christian Andersen
Gaudel de Stampa

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