The first monograph on Crispin Gurholt, one of Norway’s most prolific and interesting contemporary artists.
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Texts by Kari J. Brandtzaeg, Anders Eiebakke, Lorella Scacco,Selene Wendt Gurholt, born 1965 in Oslo where he lives and works, studied at the Norwegian National Academy of Fine Art and at the New York University/Film School SCE. With a background in the film industry—he works as a film and music video director in addition to his artistic practice—Gurholt works with professional specialists in relevant fields, including models, lighting technicians, stylists and special-effects technicians. Gurholt is renowned for his Live Photos, site-specific photography projects that challenge the boundaries between fiction and reality. His complex, staged scenes are strongly imbued with art historical, philosophical and sociological references. In his performances, subtle narratives slowly emerge that balance a fine line between fantasy and reality All the main phases of Crispin Gurholt’s highly personal style are retraced here from the first tableaux vivant to his last video production, concert performances, and live photo site-specific installation