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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
March 21 - June 21, 2014
Oslo, Norway

Gerhardsen Gerner
presents:

Do Not Disturb
A group exhibition featuring artists invited by Elmgreen & Dragset

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991)
Untitled (Preparatory drawing for Mounted Patrol), 1982
Graphite and colored pencil on paper, 11.5 x 16.57 inches (29.2 x 42.1 cm),
© 1982 Tom of Finland Foundation

Opening reception Friday March 21, 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

At the invitation of Elmgreen & Dragset

Cosima von Bonin, Cerith Wyn Evans, Tom of Finland,
Simon Fujiwara, Julian Göthe, Henrik Olai Kaarstein, Henrik Olesen,
Raymond Pettibon, Seth Pick, Ingegerd Råman, Prem Sahib,
Dirk Stewen, Sissel Tolaas, Elmar Vestner and others.

The works included in Do Not Disturb focus on the nocturnal, sleep, dreams, passion, sexual fantasies, and the last, long night that awaits us all. The gallery space is transformed into a gothic-style bedroom with dark red walls and an imposing black lacquered bed by Elmgreen & Dragset in the centre of the room. The bed, titled Omnes Una Manet Nox, which translates to One Night Awaits Us All, shows a sinister gold plated vulture perched on top of one of its bedposts.


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Each work in this group exhibition adds in different ways to the condensed domestic ambience of the space, as if they were all elements in a life sized, perverted doll house where “do not disturb” makes literal sense.

About the Curators:

Based in London and Berlin, Michael Elmgreen (b. 1961, Denmark) and Ingar Dragset (b. 1969, Norway) have worked as a collaborative duo since 1995. Most recently, the internationally renowned Victoria and Albert Museum in London commissioned Elmgreen & Dragset to create Tomorrow, an ambitious site-specific installation. Tomorrow transformed the Victoria and Albert’s former textile galleries into an apartment belonging to a fictional, elderly and disillusioned architect, continuing the artists' focus on staging twisted domestic interiors.

Do Not Disturb coincides with Biography, a survey exhibition of Elmgreen & Dragset’s work presented at the nearby Astrup Fearnley Museet.


Gerhardsen Gerner
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday 12 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 12 AM – 4PM
and by appointment.

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NAKED MEN
“I almost never draw a completely naked man. He has to have at least a pair of boots or something on. To me, a fully dressed man is more erotic than a naked one. A naked man is, of course beautiful, but dress him in black leather or a uniform — ah, then he is more than beautiful, then he is sexy!”
— Tom of Finland