STANDARD (OSLO)
PRESS RELEASE

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”DOMESTIQUE”
KNUT H. HENRIKSEN / KIM HIORTHØY / MICHAELA MEISE / CHARLOTTE WANKEL / PAE WHITE
Curated by Eivind Furnesvik and Salome Sommer
08.06.-08.07.2006 / Opening: Thursday 08.06.2006 / 19.00-21.00

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STANDARD (OSLO) is pleased to announce its summer exhibition “Domestique”, with contributions by the artists Knut Henrik Henriksen, Kim Hiorthøy, Michaela Meise, Charlotte Wankel and Pae White. Taking the term ‘domestique’ from the bicycle sport as a starting point, the exhibition revolves around notions of triumph and the suspension of self.


”Under whatever guise, team work is rooted in the efficacy of pacing. In the early days of bike racing, riders were artificially paced by other cyclists who were not taking part as competitors, and then by cars or motorbikes; later in the twentieth century, ’Derny-paced’ bike races enjoyed some popularity, with the cyclists following a little moped-like machine, a cross between bicycle and motorbike, a form of competition which had shocking results on one occasion involving Eddy Merckx. It team racing the pacing is both continuous and subtler. It can be seen in pure form in team time trials, of which there is now one in each Tour, when the lead endlessly rotates between riders, each setting th pace for no more than twenty seconds at a time. On road stages, the same thing happens in less structured form, with riders lending on behalf of their team, one rider pacing others, and domestiques serving their leaders like worker bees serving the queen. They literally wait on him, fetching and carrying bidons of water, they faithfully stay with him if he punctures to relay him back to the peloton, they accompany him if he attacks, and, if a rival rider attacks, they set off and stick to his wheel: all in the service of the team and its leader.”

Wheatcroft, Geoffrey: ”Le Tour: A History of the Tour De France ”
Simon & Schuster, London, 2005, p 82




For further information please visit our webpage: www.standardoslo.no or contact Eivind Furnesvik at eivind@standardoslo.no or +47 917 07 429 / +47 22 60 13 10. STANDARD (OSLO) is open Tuesday-Friday: 12.00-17.00 / Saturday-Sunday: 12.00-16.00. The curators would like to thank Galerie Johann König, Berlin, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, and Storebrand Art Collection, Oslo.

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    Domestique 03
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    Domestique
    2006
    Installation view
    IV/IV 2006-002/1
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    Domestique 05
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    Domestique
    2006
    Installation view
    IV/IV 2006-002/2
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    pw030008 ein anstrich...
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    Pae White
    Ein Anstrich Gebildet aus Wanzenkörpern
    2006
    Cochineal on Wood
    76 x 31 cm / 30 x 12"
    Unique / PW/MMC 2006-001
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    pw030009 eine zeichnung...
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    Pae White
    Ein Zeichnung Gebildet vom Betriebssaft
    2006
    Indigo on Wood
    76 x 31 cm / 30 x 12"
    Unique / PW/MMC 2006-002
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    Domestique 10
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    Kim Hiorthøy
    Untitled
    2005
    Mixed media on cardboard /presented on wooden ledge
    30 x 21 cm / 12 x 8"
    SOKH/MMC 2005-011
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    Domestique 09
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    Kim Hiorthøy
    What We Must
    2006
    Graphite on paper /framed, 10 panels /Artist's book, xerox copied pencil drawings
    Edition of 100, numbered and signed / SOKH/D 2004-023-A-J
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    SOKH, Nieves, 01
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    Kim Hiorthøy
    What We Must
    2006
    Graphite on paper /framed, 10 panels /Artist's book, xerox copied pencil drawings
    Edition of 100, numbered and signed / SOKH/D 2004-023-A-J
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    SOKH, Nieves, 08
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    Kim Hiorthøy
    What We Must
    2006
    Graphite on paper /framed, 10 panels /Artist's book, xerox copied pencil drawings
    Edition of 100, numbered and signed / SOKH/D 2004-023-A-J
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    SOKH, Nieves, 04
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    Kim Hiorthøy
    What We Must
    2006
    Graphite on paper /framed, 10 panels /Artist's book, xerox copied pencil drawings
    Edition of 100, numbered and signed / SOKH/D 2004-023-A-J
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    SOKH, Nieves, 10
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    Kim Hiorthøy
    What We Must
    2006
    Graphite on paper /framed, 10 panels /Artist's book, xerox copied pencil drawings
    Edition of 100, numbered and signed / SOKH/D 2004-023-A-J
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    SOKH, Nieves, 03
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    Kim Hiorthøy
    What We Must
    2006
    Graphite on paper /framed, 10 panels /Artist's book, xerox copied pencil drawings
    Edition of 100, numbered and signed / SOKH/D 2004-023-A-J
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    SOKH, Nieves, 02
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    Kim Hiorthøy
    What We Must
    2006
    Graphite on paper /framed, 10 panels /Artist's book, xerox copied pencil drawings
    Edition of 100, numbered and signed / SOKH/D 2004-023-A-J
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    SOKH, Nieves, 05
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    Kim Hiorthøy
    What We Must
    2006
    Graphite on paper /framed, 10 panels /Artist's book, xerox copied pencil drawings
    Edition of 100, numbered and signed / SOKH/D 2004-023-A-J
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    SOKH, Nieves, 11
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    Kim Hiorthøy
    What We Must
    2006
    Graphite on paper /framed, 10 panels /Artist's book, xerox copied pencil drawings
    Edition of 100, numbered and signed / SOKH/D 2004-023-A-J
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    SOKH, Nieves, 06
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    Kim Hiorthøy
    What We Must
    2006
    Graphite on paper /framed, 10 panels /Artist's book, xerox copied pencil drawings
    Edition of 100, numbered and signed / SOKH/D 2004-023-A-J
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    SOKH, Nieves, 09
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    Kim Hiorthøy
    What We Must
    2006
    Graphite on paper /framed, 10 panels /Artist's book, xerox copied pencil drawings
    Edition of 100, numbered and signed / SOKH/D 2004-023-A-J
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    Domestique 04
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    Domestique
    2006
    Installation view
    IV/IV 2006-002/3
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    Domestique 06
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    Domestique
    2006
    Installation view
    IV/IV 2006-002/4
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    Domestique 01
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    Knut Henrik Henriksen
    Untitled
    2006
    Diagonally cut clear pvc board
    69 x 399 x 70 cm / 27 x 157 x 28"
    Unique / KH/S 2005-005
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    Domestique 11
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    Charlotte Wankel
    Komposisjon i sort, grått og hvitt II
    1925
    Oil on canvas
    36 x 35 cm / 14 x 14"
    CW/P 2006-001
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    Domestique 02
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    Michaela Meise
    Thron
    2006
    Travertin, timber, stain, linseedoll and wax
    49 x 45 x 45 cm / 19 x 18 x 18"
    Unique / SOMM/S 2005-001
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