Magne has created a massive sculpture out of a steel H-beam for Kjell Inge Røkke, which will be installed outside Røkke’s cabin in Oppdal. This type of work has never been attempted before.
‘Norwegian Wood’ is an exhibition of ten new woodcut prints in large format, which will be presented by Paul Stolper in London from May 3 – June 1, 2013.
Together with students from across the country, Magne created a time capsule sculpture, which has been placed in the lobby of the Norwegian National Archives (Riksarkivet) and will remain sealed until 2031.
A retrospective exhibition at Galleri Trafo encompassing 25 years of Magne’s works, to coincide with his 50th birthday on November 1.
Magne and Håvard Vikhagen were chosen as this year’s artists for the annual Peer Gynt Festival, and had a joint exhibition in Vinstra which opened on August 2.
Magne designed the Code 1 artwork sail for the yacht ‘Aglaia’, which is the worldwide largest artwork on canvas. The yacht was launched in March 2011 and the sail debuted in July 2012.
Magne was chosen as ‘artist of the year’ for the annual Olsokdagene festival in the historic town of Stiklestad. The theme of the festival is ‘across borders’.
On May 19, a retrospective exhibition opened at the Blaafarveværket museum in Nyfossum, Norway. The Exhibition consists of works from different periods including ceramic jars, woodcuts and prints.
The works consist of four large monotypes on hospital sheets, originally intended for Futura Plus, and a selection of twelve smaller monotypes on sheets and paper.
Magne’s previously unseen ‘Futura Plus’ works were represented in a group exhibition called ‘Under stor press’ (‘under pressure’), which included over 800 works from 80 artists.
A large warehouse in Tjuvholmen was covered on two sides by six huge butterflies made by Damien Hirst.
Magne opened an exhibition of works from ‘Alpha Beta’ at Nils Aas Kunstverksted on the same day that SoddJazz 2010 opened with a concert by the Trygve Seim/Frode Haltli duo.
Date: April 29, 2010 Location: Friedrichstrasse 149, Berlin, Germany This commissioned work of foil on glass is on permanent display and features a motif of English anagrams based on the German word ‘umsteiger’,…
This Magne F portfolio ‘Alpha-Beta’ is published by Paul Stolper and consists of 30 individual prints – one for every letter in the alphabet, including the 3 specifically Norwegian characters æ, ø, å, and an exclamation mark.
Magne designed several of the permanent decorative elements in the BØLGEN & MOI restaurant in Tjuvholmen, including a white tile wall covered with black painted letters from the word ‘confusion’ in various configurations. He also created the designs on the glass windows of the restaurant.
This collection is marked by a return to color after several years of monochrome palettes. The key piece is a diptych entitled “Orpheus & Eurydice”, two paintings on hospital sheets; the oak frame is decorated with gold leaf.
In addition to works from ‘Monologues’, Magne’s exhibition at Porsgrunn included 200 hand-painted tiles with words and letters, which were rearranged in a new configuration for display in the gallery. Visitors could buy a tile straight from the wall.
‘ANTICLIMAX’ features prints of aluminium and black pigment on paper as well as an installation of unique temporary sculptures in snow and ice covered in aluminium. As the snow and ice melt, the changing pieces mirror the effects of global warming. (Hydro)
Magne’s second solo album was first offered as a limited edition of 300, the covers hand painted as part of a large canvas and dismantled into its parts – all of which was streamed on the web.
Magne was commissioned by Hydro to create a sculpture for the Nobel Peace Center, and the result was a reclaimed aluminum work, ‘Climax’. The sculpture was unveiled by Nobel Prize Award winners Al Gore and Rajendra Kumar Pachauri on December 11, 2007.