STANDARD (OSLO)
PRESS RELEASE


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MARIUS ENGH: "LYCANTHROPIC CHAMBER"
21.02.-29.03.2008 / PREVIEW: 21.02.2008 / 19.00-21.00 /

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SCENE I & SCENE II

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“Homo Sum; Nihil humani a me alienum puto”. [“I am a man; Nothing human is alien to me.”]
- Terentius (185 – 159 BC), “Heauton Timoroumenos”


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“In vain he attempted to speak; from that very instant?
His jaws were bespluttered with foam, and only he thirsted?
For blood, as he raged amongst flocks and panted for slaughter.?
His vesture was changed into hair, his limbs became crooked;?
A wolf, he retains yet large trace of his ancient expression,?
Hoary he is as afore, his countenance rabid,?
His eyes glitter savagely still, the picture of fury.”
- Ovid (43 BC – 17 AD), “Metamorphoses”


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“We have to distinguish two classes of instincts, one of which, the sexual instincts or Eros, is by far the more conspicuous and accessible to study.... The second class of instincts was not so easy to point to; in the end we came to recognize sadism as its representative. On the basis of theoretical considerations, supported by biology, we put forward the hypothesis of a death instinct, the task of which is to lead organic life back into the inanimate state; on the other hand, we supposed that Eros ... aims at complicating life and at the same time, of course, at preserving it. Acting in this way, both the instincts ... would be endeavouring to re-establish a state of things that was disturbed by the emergence of life. The emergence of life would thus be the cause of the continuance of life and also at the same time of the striving towards death; and life itself would be a conflict and compromise between these two trends.”
- Sigmund Freud, “The Ego and the Id”, 1923


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This is Marius Engh's second solo exhibition at STANDARD (OSLO). Other recent exhibitions include "Streets Beyond the Cliché" at Witte de With, "Villa Jelmini" at Kunsthalle Bern, "The Norwegian Sculpture Biennial" at the Vigeland Museum in Oslo and "Skate Culture" at Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen / Preus Museum, Horten. 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: 12.00-16.00. Sunday and Monday: Closed

STANDARD (OSLO) is proud to announce the representation of artist Alex Hubbard. Hubbard (born 1975, Toledo, Oregon) lives and works in Brooklyn. His recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, and Castillo/Corrales, Paris, as well as group exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; the Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris; and the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York.

Upcoming exhibition:
Emily Wardill: "Secs / Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck"/ 03.04.-03.05.2008

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    SOME-2008-IV-01
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    Marius Engh
    Lycanthropic Chamber
    2008
    Installation view
    SOME/IV 2008-001/1
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    SOME-2007-009-012-IV
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    Marius Engh
    Lycanthropic Chamber
    2008
    Installation view
    SOME/IV 2008-001/7
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    SOME_PH_2007_010.003
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    Marius Engh
    Gulfstream V (#01-#04)
    2007
    C-print on Fuji archival paper, signature on paper / Framed
    Four panels, each:8 x 12 cm / 3 1/4 x 4 3/4 in 37 x 26 x 3.2 cm (framed) / 14 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 1 1/4 in (framed)
    Unique / SOME/PH 2007-009
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    SOME_PH_2007_010
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    Marius Engh
    Gulfstream V (#2)
    2007
    C-print on Fuji archival paper, signature on paper /framed / 26 x 37 cm / 10.2 x 14.6"
    8 x 12 cm / 3 x 5"
    Unique / SOME/PH 2007-010
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    SOME_PH_2007_011
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    Marius Engh
    Gulfstream V (#3)
    2007
    C-print on Fuji archival paper, signature on paper /framed / 26 x 37 cm / 10.2 x 14.6"
    8 x 12 cm / 3 x 5"
    SOME/PH 2007-011
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    SOME_PH_2007_012
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    Marius Engh
    Gulfstream V (#4)
    2007
    C-print on Fuji archival paper, signature on paper /framed / 26 x 37 cm / 10.2 x 14.6"
    8 x 12 cm / 3 x 5"
    SOME/PH 2007-012
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    SOME-2008-IV-04
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    Marius Engh
    Lycanthropic Chamber
    2008
    Installation view
    SOME/IV 2008-001/2
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    SOME-2008-003
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    Marius Engh
    Saltire
    2008
    Oak wood
    228 x 120 x 5 cm / 90 x 47 x 2"
    Unique / SOME/S 2008-003
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    SOME-2008-004
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    Marius Engh
    Defender who shall not be seen
    2008
    Pine wood chair
    83 x 39 x 41 cm / 33 x 15 x 16"
    Unique / SOME/S 2008-004
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    SOME-2008-IV-02
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    Marius Engh
    Lycanthropic Chamber
    2008
    Installation view
    SOME/IV 2008-001/3
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    SOME-2008-001
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    Marius Engh
    Pinstripes
    2008
    Wielded steel and hinges
    2 x 240 x 208 cm / 1 x 94 x 82"
    Unique / SOME/S 2008-001
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    SOME-2008-IV-03
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    Marius Engh
    Lycanthropic Chamber
    2008
    Installation view
    SOME/IV 2008-001/4
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    SOME-2008-IV-08
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    Marius Engh
    Nightfall
    2008
    Ceramic tiles and car tires
    400 x 200 Ø 62 cm / 157 x 79"
    Unique / SOME/S 2008-005
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    SOME-2008-IV-05
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    Marius Engh
    Lycanthropic Chamber
    2008
    Installation view
    SOME/IV 2008-001/6
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    SOME-2008-IV-06
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    Marius Engh
    Hotel California
    2008
    Steel frame and aluminium sheets
    213 x 183 x 4 cm / 84 x 72 x 2"
    Unique / SOME/S 2008-006
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