Morten Viskum self-portraits

Audun Eckhoff will NOT Make The Norwegian National Museum Great Again

Comments (0) Audun Eckhoff, Contemporary art, Demetrio Paparoni, Donald Trump, English, Morten Viskum, Morten Viskum self-portraits, Nasjonalmuseet, Unni Askeland

2017-01-20 Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the US, in spite of what many people thought was possible. In that context the Norwegian artist Morten Viskum offered Nasjonalmuseet (The Norwegian National Museum) to buy his well known self-portrait Make America Great Again for $ 1!!! But Audun Eckhoff, the director of Nasjonalmuseet didn't respond to the offer. If you are offering something, common courtesy is either to refuse or to accept. Of course Eckhoff can hide behind the fact that he didn't know about the offer, but the offer abounded in social media throughout 2017-01-20, and such a unique offer the director of the Nasjonalmuseet should know about. (mer…)

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«Make America Great Again» Morten Viskum as Donald Trump

Comments (0) Contemporary art, Donald Trump, English, Exhibition, Kunstnere, Morten Viskum, Morten Viskum self-portraits

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Morten Viskum and his self-portraits have got a new member; this year's edition is the disputed US presidential candidate Donald Trump. Again Viskum hits the nail on the head in this year's selection in terms of self-portraits. Tuesday the 19th of July, Trump was formally chosen as the Republican presidential candidate, something many people never thought possible. This means that this year's self-portrait is even more relevant than when Viskum made his choice, not even he could well anticipate such an outcome. (mer…)

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