VISKUM / COLLECTION
Viskum bought his first art work in 1986 when he was 21 years old. He has collected art ever since and in the collection today the visitor can read the way his interests have shifted and his economic situation has altered. The collection consists of some 700 works by 226 artists, and is being shown in its entirety. It embraces renowned and unknown names, both Norwegian and international, and every conceivable artistic technique. The prime motivation for the exhibition is not, however, to show a collection per se, but rather to create a total installation made up of the works of other artists. This act of appropriation can be seen as a testament to one artist’s fascination with art, and to his fascination with the concept of the ultimate art work.