Marte Aas

GROUP PORTRAIT 2007 (Norwegian Female Photo Artists)
In collaboration with Hedevig Anker

(Norwegian female photographers) Group Photo 2007 (Norwegian female photographers) consists of three photographs of a selection of Norwegian female contemporary artists, who work with photography. Over recent decades a number of formidable artistic practices, which primarily use the medium of photography, have developed on the Norwegian art scene. These artists are predominantly female. There is, however, not always a correlation between the strength of the artistic practice and its visibility in the landscape of contemporary art. Men are overrepresented in the commercial gallery sector, on the lists of museum acquisitions and in terms of participation in biennials and other large-scale exhibitions. Within the discipline of art history there is also a massive gender imbalance among the valorized artists; history seems to be written for and by men. How can female artists themselves set the premises for the arts and cultural sector? How can we challenge the notion of "the male canon" in the art world? By documenting our identities, can we also insist on the significance of our work being recorded - politically and historically? .

Marte Aas
Group Portrait 2007 (Norwegian Female Photo Artists) , c-print 100x130cm
from the left:Line Fasteraune, Anne Lise Stenseth, Anne-Grethe Thoresen, Tinna Lúdvíksdóttir, Katja Høst, Ane Hjort Guttu, Andrea Lange, Lene Ask, Thera Mjaaland, Jenny Rydhagen, Verena Winkelmann, Guri Dahl, Una Line Ree Hunderi
Marte Aas
Group Portrait 2007 (Norwegian Female Photo Artists) , c-print 100x130cm
from the left:Eline Mugaas, Herdis Maria Siegert, Lill-Ann Chepstow-Lusty, Vibeke Sjøvoll, Hedevig Anker, Mette Tronvoll, Heini Hölttä, Signe Marie Andersen, Margareta Bergman, Hilde Maisey, Helga Bu, Josephine Lindstrøm, Marianne Blankenberg.
Marte Aas
Group Portrait 2007 (Norwegian Female Photo Artists) , c-print 100x130cm
from the left:Vibeke Tandberg, Line Bøhmer Løkken, Heidi Sundby, Birgitte Sigmundstad, Marit Anna Evanger, Heidi Wexelsen Goksøyr, Katinka Maraz, Astrid Johannessen, Else Marie Hagen, Annette Sletnes, Camilla Sune, Marte Aas
Marte Aas
Group Portrait 2007 (Norwegian Female Photo Artists) , Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo