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Art Collection Eivind Aadland is a devoted collector of, and authority on, contemporary art. His private collection consists of more than 150 works by some 40 artists and encompasses works in the diverse media of painting, sculpture, photography and video. See below for images of works from the collection.

Introduction by Martin Clark 
Director, Bergen Kunsthall
Eivind Aadland’s collection of contemporary art contains important pieces by some of the most prominent and interesting international artists working today. Ranging from more established contemporary masters like Wolfgang Tillmans or Christopher Wool, to young emerging names like Anna Zacharoff and Avery Singer. What is apparent across his collection is the sensitivity and aesthetic coherence of his approach to the work he acquires.

Abstraction - and a kind of serial, often graphic, and at times almost musical sensibility - runs through works on paper, painting, print, sculpture and photography. From Tomma Abts delicate drawing in pencil and felt pen, through Tauba Auerbach’s dense geometric designs, to Michael Krebber's enigmatic, lyrical compositions. Space and form - often at their most pared down and simple - recur throughout the works, many of which recall a kind of score or text.

In fact fragments of text appear in some of the works - by Johannes Wohnseifer and Christopher Wool for example - and coupled with the modesty of many of the works materials and gesture - sheets of paper, simple signs and symbols, marks and graphic forms – they take on a dynamic, almost performative quality. In fact a number of them feel like they might have been performed, or that they should be ‘read’ in a way: visually, emotionally, intellectually, intuitively.

Norwegian artist Fredrik Værslev’s work is exemplary here - painting as a kind of process or performance; one that ends up fixed on the canvas but still resonating with the relative speed of its making, the gestures, the accidents, the unlikely tools and the mundane domestic references, all animated through the wit and intelligence of their operation; always uncertain, unstable, in play.

In a kind of contrast, perhaps, is a small work by Isa Genzken, one of the most important and celebrated contemporary artists working today. Aadland has one of her iconic concrete receivers – embryonic ‘radios’ tuned to the dumb materiality of their own substance. A simple block with aerials, they are like an image of an object - a fossil, surrogate, prototype or ghost. These beautiful blanks are both deaf and mute, but are tuned to the vibrations of another kind of transmission: the elegant, restless and lucid silence resonating throughout Aadland’s exquisite collection.

Martin Clark

Selected work

Some pictures, then, really have a light, metallic reflexivity especially when seen from the side – and for that reason ’Silver’ is the title of these pictures.
Wolfgang tillmans
Tillmans Silver
Wolfgang Tillmans
Silver 107, 2012
C-print mounted on Dibond in artist’s frame
181 x 237 x 6 cm (frame size)
Edition 1 + 1 AP
The Silver works, which Tillmans has been creating since 1998, reflect the reaction of the photographic paper to light, as well as mechanical and chemical processes. The name Silver arises from the dirt traces and silver salt stains that remain on the paper when the artist develops the photographs in a machine that is filled with water and has not been completely cleaned.

From the collection

IG2014_03_01
Isa Genzken
Weltempfänger, 2014
Concrete, antennae
Concrete block 25,5 x 37 x 9 cm
Total dimensions appr. 65 x 37 x 9 cm
NORA_SCHULTZ
Nora Schultz
Untitled, 2016
Concrete, metal, plastic
256 x 82 x 62 cm
Katja Novitskova 1
Katja Novitskova
Branching (birches), 2014
Digital print mounted on alu-dibond
250 x 69 cm
Edition 1 (+1AP)
Tauba 2
Christopher Wool
Black book, 1989
Set of 17 bound lithographs
58,4 x 41 cm
Published by Gisela Capitain, Cologne and Thea Westreich, New York
Værslev
Fredrik Værslev
Untitled (Canopy painting: Yellow/Green) 2012
Spray paint, acrylic paint, corrosion protective spray, and white spirit on canvas / wooden stretcher.
265 x 198 x 3,3 cm
TC162_P146
Tony Conrad
Yellow TV, February 3, 1973
Citron Yellow Daylight Fluorescent Naz-Dar Screen Process Ink, Naz-Dar No. 5594, and Scrink Transparent Base, Craftint No. 493, applied over Super White Process Color, Art-Brite No. 700,
on Saturated Felt
64.1 x 91.4 cm
Ny Krebber
Michael Krebber, 2015
Lacquer and acrylic on canvas
160 x 120 cm
artwork
Tauba Auerbach
”50/50 XV”
Indian ink pen on paper
131 x 99 cm
jochen schmith
Jochen Schmith
Picnic Blanket #1 (Rest and Relax), 2017
Shredded banknotes, fabric dye, cotton
200 x 140 cm
IG2014_03_01
Isa Genzken
Weltempfänger, 2014
Concrete, antennae
Concrete block 25,5 x 37 x 9 cm
Total dimensions appr. 65 x 37 x 9 cm
TC162_P146
Tony Conrad
Yellow TV, February 3, 1973
Citron Yellow Daylight Fluorescent Naz-Dar Screen Process Ink, Naz-Dar No. 5594, and Scrink Transparent Base, Craftint No. 493, applied over Super White Process Color, Art-Brite No. 700,
on Saturated Felt
64.1 x 91.4 cm
NORA_SCHULTZ
Nora Schultz
Untitled, 2016
Concrete, metal, plastic
256 x 82 x 62 cm
Ny Krebber
Michael Krebber, 2015
Lacquer and acrylic on canvas
160 x 120 cm
Katja Novitskova 1
Katja Novitskova
Branching (birches), 2014
Digital print mounted on alu-dibond
250 x 69 cm
Edition 1 (+1AP)
artwork
Tauba Auerbach
”50/50 XV”
Indian ink pen on paper
131 x 99 cm
Tauba 2
Christopher Wool
Black book, 1989
Set of 17 bound lithographs
58,4 x 41 cm
Published by Gisela Capitain, Cologne and Thea Westreich, New York
jochen schmith
Jochen Schmith
Picnic Blanket #1 (Rest and Relax), 2017
Shredded banknotes, fabric dye, cotton
200 x 140 cm
Værslev
Fredrik Værslev
Untitled (Canopy painting: Yellow/Green) 2012
Spray paint, acrylic paint, corrosion protective spray, and white spirit on canvas / wooden stretcher.
265 x 198 x 3,3 cm