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Image credit Bjørn Winsnes, Bakery building for Ditlef Martens, ca. 1965. Architect: Geir Grung
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PublishedOctober 1, 2017 at 07:15pm
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Bjørn Winsnes

FramedThe National Museum of Art, Photography, Oslo, Norway
Friday September 1, 2017 - Sunday January 14, 2018 - Event ended.

From the 1950s, an artistic trend emerged in European architectural photography. A number of photographers explored architectonic form as a means of artistic expression. In Norway, Bjørn Winsnes (1925–2012) was the foremost exponent of this movement. The photographs in this exhibition depict buildings by architects such as Erling Viksjø, Eliassen and Lambertz-Nilssen, Robert Esdaile and Geir Grung. Winsnes highlights the sculptural shapes and tactile surfaces of the architecture. Many of the photos appear as abstract compositions; others give insight into a social setting, as was typical of Nordic architectural photography of the period.

Bjørn Winsnes, Administration building for Rikstrygdeverket, 1961. Architect: Frithjof Stoud Platou
Bjørn Winsnes, Bakery building for Ditlef Martens, ca. 1965. Architect: Geir Grung
Bjørn Winsnes, Residential building at Bjørnekollen, ca.1957. Architect: Robert Esdaile
Bjørn Winsnes, Røldal-Suldal power plant, ca. 1967. Architect: Geir Grung
Bjørn Winsnes, Y-building, Government quarter, 1969. Architect: Erling Viksjø
Bjørn Winsnes, Y-building, Government quarter, 1969. Architect: Erling Viksjø
Bjørn Winsnes, Røldal-Suldal power plant, 1967. Architect: Geir Grung
Bjørn Winsnes, Apartments Stalsberg area, ca. 1965. Architects: Klippgen, Holm & Halvorsen arkitekter
Bjørn Winsnes, Office building for Gustav A. Ring, ca.1965. Architect: Geir Grung
Bjørn Winsnes, Residential building at Bjørnekollen, ca.1957. Architect: Robert Esdaile
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The exhibition also presents works by Winsnes that may be associated with the term “creative photography”.

As early as the mid-1950s, Winsnes joined a group of photographers, including Kjell Sten Tollefsen, Berit Pettersen, Liv Ellingsen and Ivar Øiesvold, working to promote photography as an independent art form. The artist Gunnar S. Gundersen was an important source of inspiration for the group, particularly his ideas on abstract composition.

In 1969, Winsnes was the first photographer to receive a grant for artists from Arts Council Norway. He also had a hand in establishing Forbundet Frie Fotografer, a national organisation for photographers and camera-based artists, in 1974.

His works as a photographer of architecture have received little attention in the context of both history of architecture and history of photography. This exhibition highlights how his experimental approach contrasted conventional architectural photography of the period, and sheds new light on Norwegian architectural photography as the 1950s gave way to the 1960s.

Many of Winsnes’s photographs from the collection are exhibited here for the first time. The exhibition also includes photographs on loan from Preus Museum by Winsnes and Kjell Sten Tollefsen.

Curator: Talette Rørvik Simonsen.

Project manager: Talette Rørvik Simonsen.

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