Bjarne Melgaard

 Photo: Johannes Worsøe Berg

Photo: Johannes Worsøe Berg

The New York-based Norwegian artist is drawn to big subjects – violence, sexuality, destruction, aging, self-expression. His exhibitions are dense installations packed with paintings, sculptures, readymades, photographs, and contributions from friends working with art, design, or literature. Jennifer Krasinski speaks to him about the visual dimension of writing, the death drive in homosexuality, and the irrelevance of cultural relevance.

 Bjarne Melgaard, »Ignorant Transparencies«, 2013 Installation view at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

Bjarne Melgaard, »Ignorant Transparencies«, 2013
Installation view at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York