On the occasion of Ane Mette Hol’s solo exhibition, 'Becoming (working title)', at Mumok Vienna, OSL series is proud to present a filmed artist portrait. Observing the artist at work, the film introduces Hol at her studio; her working process and allows a glimpse into the final exhibition in Austria. 'Becoming (working title)' is curated by Franz Thalmair and the film is a collaboration between Mumok and OSL contemporary. (The film can be found below the text.)
From the exhibition press release:
"Ane Mette Hol explores marginal phenomena of art production. Her eye locked on minor matter—items that fall on the ground while making art in the studio, for instance, or traces left in an exhibition space after installing the works—she sharpens the viewers’ awareness of the conditions surrounding artistic production.
The high level of precision on which Ane Mette Hol operates in her drawn objects, the meticulous rigor with which she imitates shades and color nuance, and the deliberate deceleration she applies to her own work process—all this contributes to her recalibrating the relationship between production and reproduction. Worthless objects like packaging materials, a shipping box, and stacks of paper are exhibited as photorealistic images and in reference to ostensibly anachronistic genres like the trompe l’oeil. Although Hol’s drawing and astute manipulation bespeak almost excessive affirmation, the objects themselves remain off-the-shelf commodities and disposable goods—elements of a throwaway society. In Hol’s artistic recycling process, however, the parameters of artmaking and the artist’s contemplations become visible via her own tools."
'Becoming (working title)' at Mumok Vienna is open until October 17
Ane Mette Hol (b. 1979, Bodø) is a Norwegian artist based in Oslo, Norway. She studied at Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Stockholm University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. She participated in the International Studio Program at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin and in WIELS Residency Programme in Brussels. Hol has exhibited widely in Norway and internationally at institutions such as La Kunsthalle Mulhouse; Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst; Trondheim kunstmuseum; Galerie im Taxispalais in Innsbruck; Kunstmuseen Krefeld; Ludwig Forum Aachen; Kunsthall Trondheim; La Centrale in Brussel; Mostyn in Wales; Tallinn Art Hall; Sørlandets kunstmuseum and the Astrup Fearnley Museet.
Hol ́s work is represented in the collections of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes in Bergen, Kistefos-museet, Trondheim kunstmuseum, Sørlandets kunstmuseum, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst and Le Centre Pompidou.