STANDARD (OSLO)
PRESS RELEASE

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NINA BEIER
MAN”
02.06.-01.07.2017 / Preview: Friday 02.06.2017 / 19.00-21.00

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STANDARD (OSLO) is proud to present an exhibition of new works by Nina Beier entitled “Man”.

Look down upon my shame,
The cruel wrong that racks my frame,
The grinding anguish that shall waste my strength,
Till time's ten thousand years have measured out their length!
He hath devised these chains,
The new throned potentate who reigns,
Chief of the chieftains of the Blest. Ah me!
The woe which is and that which yet shall be
I wail; and question make of these wide skies
When shall the star of my deliverance rise.
And yet-and yet-exactly I foresee
All that shall come to pass; no sharp surprise
Of pain shall overtake me; what's determined
Bear, as I can, I must, knowing the might
Of strong Necessity is unconquerable.
But touching my fate silence and speech alike

Are unsupportable. For boons bestowed
On mortal men I am straitened in these bonds.
I sought the fount of fire in hollow reed
Hid privily, a measureless resource
For man, and mighty teacher of all arts.
This is the crime that I must expiate
Hung here in chains, nailed 'neath the open sky. Ha! Ha!”

- Aeschylus: “Prometheus Bound”, ca. 430 B.C.E


Nina Beier (b. 1975, Aarhus, Denmark) lives and works in Berlin. This is her fourth exhibition with the gallery. Recent solo exhibitions include “Cash for Gold” at Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany; “Nina Beier” at Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania; “Rocky” at Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland; “Razor Chain Mineral” at Nottingham Contemporary, UK; “Sweat no Sweat” at Mostyn, Llandudno, UK; “Nina Beier” at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; and “What Follows Will Follow II” at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Her work has been included in group shows at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London; CCA Wattis, San Francisco; Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; The Artists Institute, New York; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Swiss Institute, New York; and the Power Station, Shanghai. Her works will be included in the upcoming exhibition “Action!” at Kunsthaus Zürich later next month.

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


Next exhibition projects:

Art Basel
14.06.-18.06.2017

Marius Engh
18.08.-16.09.2017

Matias Faldbakken
22.09.-21.10.2017

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    SONB-IV-2017_002
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    Nina Beier
    Man
    2017
    Installation view, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    02.06.-01.07.2017
    SONB/IV 2017-001/2
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    SONB-IV-2017_005
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    Nina Beier
    Man
    2017
    Installation view, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    02.06.-01.07.2017
    SONB/IV 2017-001/5
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    SONB-IV-2017_007
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    Nina Beier
    Man
    2017
    Installation view, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    02.06.-01.07.2017
    SONB/IV 2017-001/7
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    SONB-IV-2017_006
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    Nina Beier
    Man
    2017
    Installation view, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    02.06.-01.07.2017
    SONB/IV 2017-001/6
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    SONB-IV-2017_011
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    Nina Beier
    Man
    2017
    Installation view, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    02.06.-01.07.2017
    SONB/IV 2017-001/11
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    Double2
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    Nina Beier
    Automobile
    2017
    Two remote control vehicles (black Range Rover) and human hair
    Overall dimensions variable. Each vehicle: 17 x 21 x 43 cm / 6 2/3 x 8 1/4 x 17 in
    Unique / SONB/S 2017-001
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    _VK_0046
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    Nina Beier
    Automobile
    2017
    Two remote control vehicles (black Range Rover) and human hair
    Overall dimensions variable. Each vehicle: 17 x 21 x 43 cm / 6 2/3 x 8 1/4 x 17 in
    Unique / SONB/S 2017-001
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    _VK_0015
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    Nina Beier
    Automobile
    2017
    Two remote control vehicles (black Range Rover) and human hair
    Overall dimensions variable. Each vehicle: 17 x 21 x 43 cm / 6 2/3 x 8 1/4 x 17 in
    Unique / SONB/S 2017-001
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    _VK_0031
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    Nina Beier
    Automobile
    2017
    Remote control vehicle (white Lamborghini) and human hair
    12 x 23 x 78 cm / 5 x 9 x 31"
    Unique / SONB/S 2017-003
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    _VK_0039
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    Nina Beier
    Automobile
    2017
    Remote control vehicle (white Lamborghini) and human hair
    12 x 23 x 78 cm / 5 x 9 x 31"
    Unique / SONB/S 2017-003
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    _VK_2372-HDR
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    Nina Beier
    Man
    2017
    Set of three burnt rye bread walls
    Unique / SONB/S 2017-005
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    _VK_2363-HDR
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    Nina Beier
    Man
    2017
    Set of three burnt rye bread walls
    Unique / SONB/S 2017-005
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    SONB-IV-2017_012
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    Nina Beier
    Man
    2017
    Installation view, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    02.06.-01.07.2017
    SONB/IV 2017-001/12
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    SONB-IV-2017_017
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    Nina Beier
    Man
    2017
    Installation view, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    02.06.-01.07.2017
    SONB/IV 2017-001/17
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    SONB-IV-2017_013
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    Nina Beier
    Man
    2017
    Installation view, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
    02.06.-01.07.2017
    SONB/IV 2017-001/13
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    _VK_9992
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    Nina Beier
    Automobile
    2017
    Remote control vehicle (silver Range Rover) and human hair
    17 x 26 x 61 cm / 7 x 10 x 24"
    Unique / SONB/S 2017-002
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    _VK_0001
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    Nina Beier
    Automobile
    2017
    Remote control vehicle (silver Range Rover) and human hair
    17 x 26 x 61 cm / 7 x 10 x 24"
    Unique / SONB/S 2017-002
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    Nina Beier
    Automobile
    2017
    Remote control vehicle (silver Mercedes) and human hair
    13 x 37 x 52 cm / 5 x 15 x 20"
    Unique / SONB/S 2017-004
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    Nina Beier
    Automobile
    2017
    Remote control vehicle (silver Mercedes) and human hair
    13 x 37 x 52 cm / 5 x 15 x 20"
    Unique / SONB/S 2017-004
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    _VK_2390-HDR
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    Nina Beier
    Man
    2017
    Set of five burnt baguette bonfires
    Unique / SONB/S 2017-006
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    _VK_2393-HDR
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    Nina Beier
    Man
    2017
    Set of five burnt baguette bonfires
    Unique / SONB/S 2017-006
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