Work by Snorre Ytterstad on View at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo


OSLO.- Snorre Ytterstad’s work often starts off with something inconspicuous from everyday life, like a piece of reinforcement rod from the back yard, a pen, a drawing pin or a coin. By placing these familiar objects in unusual contexts, where they are alienated from their intended functions, they emerge in a new light, producing whole new chains of associations. The exhibition is one of a series showing key Norwegian contemporary artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The latest in this series was an exhibition of Marte Aas’ films and photographs. The exhibition gives a comprehensive overview of Ytterstad’s work from 2000 onwards, and some entirely new works which have not been shown before. Ytterstad is fascinated by the range of meanings that language and words can take on depending on their context. Thus his titles often