Parlour Games – Galleri Format

As win­ter ar­ri­ves in Oslo, we wit­hdraw into the do­me­stic shel­ters of our own ho­mes. The cold and dark­ness of ou­tside is counte­red by warm­ly lit rooms and the com­forts of fa­mi­li­ar ob­jects. ”If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.”, wrote the French philosopher Gaston Bachelard in The Poetics of Space (1958). In the exhibition Parlour Games, Galleri Format is transformed into a domestic tableau filled with precious objects and furniture that create a fictional narrative of lived life. It is a space we can inhabit, but also observe from the outside. It is a doll’s house, a stage, a Christmas display – a fantasy home. The exhibition includes works by some of the foremost artists in Norway working in ceramics, glass and silver. Info:

The exhibition is curated by Joakim Borda-Pedreira.

      Photo: Thomas Tveter

Parlour Games 2.november–7.januar 2017 / Heidi Bjørgan, Ulla-Mari Brantenberg, Elin Hedberg, Vidar Koksvik, Torbjørn Kvasbø, Nina Malterud, Leif Stangbye-Nielsen, Benjamin Slotterøy, Marit Tingleff, Ragnhild Stuberg, Keisuke Ueno, Ingrid Aarset