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Daniel Hansen


  • Fotogalleriet 34B Møllergata Oslo, Oslo, 0179 Norway (map)

OPENING: 09.03.2017, 17:00
10.-26.03.2017

The History of Botany

”[…] The surf was too great to permit us with a single boat and that so small to attempt to land, so we were obliged to content ourselves with gazing from the boat at the productions of nature which we so much wished to enjoy a nearer acquaintance with. The trees were not very large and stood separate from each other without the least underwood; among them we could discern many cabbage trees but nothing else which we could call by any name. In the course of the night many fires were seen.”The Endeavour Journal of Sir Joseph Banks, 1770, April 27th

In the introduction to The Human Condition, Hannah Arendt describes how she felt militaristic and nationalistic interests overshadowed the moon landing. Therefore, it simply didn’t feel quite right to celebrate the occasion. Daniel Hansen believes something similar has happened to our own planet: different interests have come to shape our understanding of places – sometimes whole continents – to a point where we’re no longer able to dream of them freely.

Daniel Hansen (b. 1991, Sweden) is an artist based in Oslo, soon to finish his MA at the Oslo Academy of Fine Arts. Hansen is interested in ecology, historicity and issues arising from nationalism. Working across different media, Hansen wishes to create new ways of imagining the world – and ourselves.

LIST OF WORKS (clockwise from the left)

Daniel Solander #2, 2016
from the series The History of Botany (2016-17)
Inkjet print on satin paper, framed
50 x 40 cm

The Endeavour Journal of Sir Joseph Banks, 2016
from the series The History of Botany (2016-17)
Inkjet print on Munken Lynx paper
21 x 29,7 cm

Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World, 2016
from the series The History of Botany (2016-17)
Inkjet print on Munken Lynx paper
21 x 29,7 cm

The History of Botany #1, 2016
from the series The History of Botany (2016-17)
Inkjet print on satin paper, framed
40 x 30 cm

Jarrah #2, 2016
from the series The History of Botany (2016-17)
Inkjet print on satin paper, framed
40 x 30 cm

Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information No. 155-156, 2016
from the series The History of Botany (2016-17)
Inkjet print on Munken Lynx paper
21 x 29,7 cm

Daniel Solander #1, 2016
from the series The History of Botany (2016-17)
Inkjet print on satin paper, framed
40 x 30 cm

The History of Botany #2, 2016
from the series The History of Botany (2016-17)
Inkjet print on satin paper, framed
40 x 30 cm

Daniel Solander #3, 2016
from the series The History of Botany (2016-17)
Inkjet print on satin paper, framed
40 x 30 cm

Iceland Spar, 2016
from the series The History of Botany (2016-17)
Inkjet print on Munken Lynx paper
21 x 29,7 cm

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Earlier Event: February 24
Helle Siljeholm
Later Event: April 7
Anna Ihle