The Positive Void - ten new print commissions - Friday 4th April 7pm in Møllergata

The Positive Void flyer image
The Positive Void
Prints by Azar Alsharif, Gardar Eide Einarsson and Matias Faldbakken, Ida Ekblad, Mohamed Ali Fadlabi, FRANK, Kim André Hagen, Lars Laumann, Lotte Konow Lund, Jon Benjamin Tallerås, and Fredrik Værslev

Launch event
Friday 4th April 7-7.30pm
On the corner of Møllergata 37, Oslo

Refreshments will be served

To celebrate Morten Krohg's retrospective and his work with the GRAS group, Kunsthall Oslo is pleased to announce The Positive Void, a series of ten new screenprint commissions from Norwegian artists. The prints are being produced at Fellesverkstedet, and the project will be launched with a temporary flyposted exhibition on the side wall of Møllergata 37 (alongside the shop Flirt, on the pedestrian path between Møllergata and Grubbegata). There will be an open air reception from 7-7.30pm on Friday 4th April, all welcome, refreshments will be served. Afterwards we suggest going to Gardar Eide Einarsson's opening at Standard, Tora Dalseng at Podium and Michael O'Donnell at NoPlace.

The title of the project, The Positive Void, is taken from Katanyi and Vaneigem's 1961 Basic Program of the Bureau of Unitary Urbanism, Section Six, 'All space is already occupied by the enemy...'. It also describes the process of screenprinting, in which a void on the screen produces a positive imprint.

Print sales:
Images of the prints will be available to view on the Kunsthall Oslo website from 4th April. The edition is 23; most of the prints are 900x640mm. Two sets of the edition are reserved by Kunsthall Oslo for archiving and future exhibition. One set will be pasted up outdoors.

A limited number of prints (three of each print, 30 in total, numbered and signed or stamped) will be available for sale from Kunsthall Oslo at a fixed price of 800kr (€90) per print. To reserve a print at this price, limited to one print per person, send an email to with 'reservation' as the subject, including the name of the artist and your name and contact information, any time after kl12 noon on Friday 4th April. We will then reserve prints according to the order in which we receive emails, until all 30 prints have been spoken for (this may take days or years; we will post a note on our website when or if we have no more available. Prints may still be available from the artists themselves, but not necessarily at this fixed price). If you are interested in more than one artist's work, please list all of the artists' names in order of preference; we will then reserve the first available work. If the print you wish to reserve is available we will contact you to arrange payment, and collection or postage at cost.

One complete set of all ten prints will also be auctioned online later in April. This will likely be the only way to acquire the complete portfolio of prints. For advance information on the auction, send an email to with 'auction' as the subject or call Kunsthall Oslo +47 24047202.

All remaining copies of the edition will go to the artists themselves. This is an unfunded, non-profit project, not a general fundraiser for Kunsthall Oslo; all revenue from sales of these first four sets of prints will go towards the costs of the print project itself. Kunsthall Oslo would like to thank the artists and Linn Horntvedt at Fellesverkstedet.

For more information see
Kunsthall Oslo
Trelastgata 3 0191 Oslo
+47 24047202

Kunsthall Oslo is supported by The Norwegian Arts Council, OSU, HAV and the City of Oslo.