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Art In Oslo


Aimlessly strolling is one of my favourite ways to see a city as I always come across something completely unexpected. Oslo did not disappoint on this front.

Following a pink Christmas tree (as you do) I turned a corner to find a street with walls covered in varied styles of  art. You may have noticed from my Instagram and previous posts I am fascinated by graffiti so seeing work by artists such as Cha, Pez, Phlegm, Zosen, and Sean together in the one street was an absolute treat.

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The pink tree was explained when we turned the next corner to find a Christmas Market (Julemarked) selling handmade goods, there were so many interesting trinkets that I wanted to make my own but unfortunately flying Ryan Air meant I had zero baggage space, so I had to enjoy browsing instead.

I loved the contradicting images of stall owners selling hand knitted wooly jumpers, sweet cakes, jewellery and nik naks in amongst street art covered walls, a decadent outdoor chandelier,  all overlooked by  a couple of devilish characters sculpted from iron who seemed to be the guardians of this quirky space.

 

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Clambering up a metal staircase guarded by a goat we come across Gallery Brenneriet, a space for young contemporary artists to showcase their work. The space was housing Vandalism, an exhibition exploring  sex, violence and integrity by Maria Möhring a stylist and art student who is inspired by subcultures, sexual dynamics and power structures. Her work was dark and of an adult theme and though had a colourful, child like aesthetic made some hard hitting observations about society, especially concerning women’s status and sexuality.

WARNING! Do not scroll down if easily offended there is a pic of me with a giant pink penis and some sweary words.

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Unconventional Christmas, street art and a sprinkling of feminism, this was a perfect find for my personal tastes.

Have you guys come across any random discoveries whilst on holiday that you would recommend?

Blå
Brenneriveien 9
0182 Oslo
Norway

www.blaaoslo.no

4 comments

  1. Alice Young says:

    This looks awesome! I’ve never come across anything like this on holiday, would love too though! I really love your jacket as well

    1. Emma says:

      It was such a nice surprise. The jacket is from Forever 21 and was a complete bargain, I have hardly had it off since I got it.

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