THE BLACK FAWN - EXHIBITIONS
I WANNA BE ADORED, by CHRIS VON STEINER
MAY 08 - MAY 18, 2015 --- 12 A.M. - 5 P.M.
VERNISSAGE - MAY 08, 6 P.M.
THE BLACK FAWN - MARKVEIEN 20, OSLO
I WANNA BE ADORED
Facebook, Instagram, dating websites… We're all picking and choosing bits of our real selves to represent online an optimised, socially desirable, often hypersexualised, self-edited version of who we are. Since our digital lives are now just as impactful as what happens outside of them, our heart can skip a beat in an IM chat and we can get it broken on Facebook, because in the end, just like in real life, it's all about attention, recognition and love.
In his new series of works entitled 'I Wanna Be Adored', Chris von Steiner shares his personnal view on these virtual intimacies, sometimes in a quite self-referential way, including some themes and symbols taken from his previous series of works.
The Black Fawn (Oslo) will be the very first space to host 'I Wanna Be Adored' in May 2015.
CHRIS VON STEINER
Born in France in 1965, art director, graphic designer, writer and digital artist Chris von Steiner (aka Christophe Austruy) currently works and lives in Brussels. After several years of working for advertising in Paris, he has published two novels in France: 'Un panda dans l'escalier' (2001) and 'Je veux te voir nu' (2002) and one in USA : 'Switch' (2007) in a collection assembled by Dennis Cooper. Since 2000, his works have been exhibited throughout Europe (Paris, London, Berlin, Rome, Brussels, Oslo) and the United States (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco). His work has been featured internationally various publications, including Toh!(IT) , Kee Magazine (HK), Du&Ich (DE), Attitude (GB) and Last Gasp Publishing (US). In fall 2015, more than 40 of his works spanning 15 years will be shown for the first time in Rio De Janeiro.
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