Callum Innes & Petter Snare

OSL series: In conversation

OSL series is pleased to present a filmed conversation between Callum Innes and Petter Snare, Director of KODE Art Museum, Bergen, focusing on Innes’s exhibition a pure land. The conversation took place at Innes’s Oslo studio, March 2021, during the Oslo lockdown. Currently closed to the public in Oslo, the exhibition is a collaboration between OSL contemporary and i8 gallery, Reykjavik. For a walk-through video of the show in Oslo, please visit OSL contemporary’s vimeo account. The exhibition will open in Iceland on April 15. In conjunction with the exhibitions, a publication also titled a pure land is published on Teknisk Industri. The book includes reproductions of the fifty watercolours in the show, and features a new poem by Thomas A. Clark, which was written in response to Innes’s works.

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Petter Snare (b. 1969) is the director of KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes in Bergen, one of the largest museums for art, craft, design and music in the Nordic countries. Snare has extensive experience from all sides of the visual art field as an art book publisher, art gallery founder and also being an avid art collector. Snare is a jurist, graduate in economics and business administration.

Callum Innes (born 1962, Edinburgh) is among the most significant abstract painters of his generation. His work can be found in major public collections worldwide, including that of The Albright- Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Deutsche Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt; Kunstmuseum Bern; The Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth; The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and Tate Modern, London. Recent critically acclaimed museum exhibitions include In Position at Château La Coste in Aix-en-Provence (2018); I’ll Close My Eyes at De Pont Museum in Tilburg (2016); Callum Innes at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester (2013); Callum Innes: Recent Work at the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh (2010); and From Memory, which travelled throughout Europe and Australia (2008-09). Innes lives and works between Edinburgh and Oslo.