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Tegneklubben in the flow
Three shows with Tegneklubben this year; Trondheim Kunstmuseum with Håkon Bleken, Kunstgarasjen in Bergen and Tegnerforbundet in Oslo

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As a curator, it has been my pleasure to be allowed to dig in the Tegneklubben archive. With a low threshold and compromise for the most part, the club has since 2004 created a safe space for freedom and absurdity. The club discusses, comments and focuses on a variety of topics and issues in the immediate vicinity, but also many other strange and absurd scratched pieces of text and oneliners, in the form of drawing, painting, collage - and always on A4 sheets.
The club's extensive practice has generated an archive of over 10,000 works, and a multitude of image worlds that undoubtedly strike something in everyone. Those that says anything else are lying. Meet sweaty yoga men, Trump, suggestions for art projects, logos and museums, disobedient objects and bananas, paint splotches, eggs and elephants, and not least illogical pieces of text that add meaning to an apparently meaningless universe.
Out from the dusty darkness of the boxes, I have selected works based on exhilarating subjective impulses, sometimes corrected by more intellectual reflexes. Some darlings have been sacrified along the way, but that's always the way.

Monica Holmen