La Distinction

The temporary project La Distinction is developed as a relational project to the Edward Munch Museum in the eastern part of Oslo. The Museum is about to relocate to the former harbor area Bjørvika; from container harbor, to new financial district with stock marked, museums and Opera House.

The installation consists of 22 Safe boxes taken from local banks, standing on a line, with their back to the east and the door to the west. The ready mades are identical with colors significant for each bank.

The project La Distinction emphasizes Art used as tool for gentrification in the new-rich capital of Oslo, as well as the lack of authentic interest in culture.

After the period of 3 months, the safe boxes were returned to the banks, with the inscription of the title.