chashama, NYC

Norwegian Art Now

Thora Dolven Balke, Ole Martin Lund Bø, Halvor Bodin, Marianne Hurum, Anki King, Ingvild Langgürd, Sverre Malling, Are Mokkelbost, Trine Lise Nedreaas, Rune Olsen, Alexander Rishaug, Elise Storsveen, Kjersti Vetterstad, Kira Wager, Marius Watz, Jana Winderen, Monica Winther, Munan Øvrelid

DARKNESS DESCENDS: Norwegian Art Now delves into the uniquely Norwegian style of neo-romanticism in contemporary art. The exhibition will bring together a multi-generational group of visual, performance, sound, and video artists to explore a fascination with darkness that is inspired by mythology and a close relationship to nature. Curated by Christina Vassallo, the exhibition will take place during The Armory Show, March 5 – 8, 2009. DARKNESS DESCENDS is the fourth installment in a series of M*A*S*H shows produced by Cottelston Advisors in conjunction with major art fairs.

The sound art program of DARKNESS DESCENDS will be presented simultaneously at PULSE New York, Pier 40 / 353 West Side Highway @ West Houston Street, NYC. Are Mokkelbost will be in conversation with curator Christina Vassallo about his sound work, OK, Bear Hymn #1 at the PULSE art fair on Saturday, March 7 at 3 pm.

Generous support for the exhibition has been provided by the Royal Norwegian Consulate General.




Opening & Installation


  • Dates: March 5 – 8, 2009
  • Hours: March 5, 10 am – 10 pm; March 6 – 8, 10 am – 6 pm
  • Opening reception: Thursday, March 5, 7pm-10pm
  • Performances by Rishaug vs. Watz, Kjersti Vetterstad & Monica Winther
  • Location: 217 East 42nd Street, NYC (between 2nd & 3rd Aves)