With us against reality, or against us

With Us Against Reality, Or Against Us!

Willy Wonka Inc., Oslo.
26.08.05-25.09.05

Our first show was held in an old chocolate factory, hence the name Willy Wonka Inc. “With Us Against Reality, or Against Us!” was an exhibition bringing together 32 young American artists and artist groups, as well as artists from Sweden, Norway, Germany and Netherlands. The artists in the exhibition were dealing with issues of escapism and subcultures.

A catalogue was produced, with texts by Anders Eiebakke, Geir Haraldseth, Slava Mogutin, Hanne Mugaas & Cory Arcangel and Jonas Ohlsson, as well as an additional CD of music made by many of the participating artists.

Artists:

Olaf Breuning, Jonas Ohlsson, Erik van Lieshout, Bjarne Melgaard, Chris Johansson, Mike Kelley & Paul McCarthy, Jim Drain, Jocelyn Shipley, Dearraindrop, Paperrad, Slava Mogutin, Cory Arcangel, Brian Belott, Ryan McGinley, Michael Mahalchick, Terence Koh, Scott Hug, Michael Magnan, Amy Sarkisian, Scott Reeder, Tyson Reeder, Hanna Liden, Frankie Martin, Anna Sew Hoy, Oscar Nilsson, Takeshi Murata, Dash Snow, Francine Spiegel, Mike Paré and Matti Kallioinen.

• (A talk;) Cory Arcangel – Hanne Mugaas, published in the catalogue for the show. Read it here!

Cory Arcangel
Bjarne Melgaard
Matti Kallioinen
Bjarne Melgaard

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