THE DEATH OF THE FATHER

The Death of the Father, 2021. With Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas.
The Hour of Reckoning, Henie Onstad Art Center.
Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Art Center. 

The Death of the Father, 2021
with Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas
The Hour of Reckoning
Curated by Ana María Bresciani

Henie Onstad Art Center
Bærum, Norway

With: Karel Appel, Willi Baumeister, Jean Bazaine,
Ragna Bley, Pierre Bonnard, Anna Daniell, Jean Dubuffet,
Max Ernst, Sam Francis, Pedro Gómez-Egaña, Juan Gris,
Hans Hartung, Marianne Heier, Siri Hjorth,
Solveig Styve Holte, Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas,
Fernand Léger, Herman Mbamba, Alberto Magnelli,
Alfred Manessier, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Endre Nemes,
Germain Ngoma, Pablo Picasso, Jean-Paul Riopelle,
Gustave Singier, Pierre Soulages, Nicolas de Stäel,
Rufino Tamayo, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Jacques Villon,
Jacob Weidemann og Jorunn Hancke Øgstad.

The Death of the Father, 2021. With Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas.
The Hour of Reckoning, Henie Onstad Art Center.
Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Art Center. 

1. Retrieving the remains of Cézanne.
Or how the Montmartre robots commence their plan in a parallel Belle Époque Paris
Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Art Center.

2. Taking off on Montmartre 11.
Or the dawn of a grand scheme of creative renewal
Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Art Center. 

3. The cloning of Cézanne.
Or the Montmartre robots bid to gain artistic conscience,
and start a transhuman art-colony in the Andromeda Galaxy
Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Art Center.

4. The cloned Cézanne’s stage a Space Cabaret I
Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Art Center. 

4. The cloned Cézanne’s stage a Space Cabaret II
Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Art Center. 

4. The cloned Cézanne’s stage a Space Cabaret III
Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Art Center. 

7. The disembodied head of Legér.
Or meanwhile, orbiting Planet Earth,
a tubist worries about the state of Cézanne
Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Art Center. 

8. To the delight of all but one Cézanne.
Or the Alienation of Space Time and the Evil of Loneliness
Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Art Center.

9. There is only one Cézanne!
Or the dawn of Cézanne, the Devourer of Worlds

Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Art Center. 

10. Legér Assembles the Avant Garde!
Or how Legér calls upon the Modern Masters,
in their Man Cave, to fight the Mad Cézanne
(From left to right: Matisse, Tamayo, Rouault, Bonnard, Riopelle,
Estéve, Magnelli, Gris, Braque, Picasso, Francis, Ernst.)
Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Art Center.

11. The Avant Garde Prepare for the Final Battle I
(Tamayo, Max Ernst, Bonnard, Matisse)

Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Art Center. 

12. The Avant Garde Prepare for the Final Battle II
(Braque, Gris, Picasso)
Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Art Center. 


13. The Avant Garde Prepare for the Final Battle III
(Estéve, Riopelle, Magnelli, Francis)
Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Art Center. 

14. The Voyage.
Or the Brotherhood of the Brush

Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Art Center

15. The Return of Cézanne.
Or how a homesick Cézanne comes back to earth to clean his brush
in the Seine and deplete the world of pigments

Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Art Center. 

15. The Clash of the Avant Garde.
Or the Battle of the Space Men
Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Art Center. 

17. The Death of the Father.
Or forcefully penetrating the skull,
and thus, entering the mind of Cézanne

Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Art Center.