Bjørn Melhus


In his videos and installations since the early 1990s, Bjørn Melhus (*1966 in Kirchheim unter Teck / Germany, lives in Berlin) has critiqued patterns of perception shaped by mass media. He belongs to Europe’s first generation to consume widespread private television. With his edition for Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Melhus reacts to the dominant role played by the news and entertainment media in our society. Gone Viral (2020) interprets “artistic representations” of the COVID-19 virus in news reports on the pandemic. Since 2003 Melhus has been Professor for Visual Arts/Virtual Reality at Kunsthochschule Kassel. Recent exhibitions of his work include at: Haus der Kunst, Munich (2020; 2017); KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin (2019); Max Liebermann House, Berlin (2019); Sprengel Museum, Hanover (2019; 2001); Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow (2016); Pera Museum, Istanbul (2015); Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2015; 2008); Daejeon Museum of Art, South Korea (2014); Akademie der Künste, Berlin (2014); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sao Paulo (2014); Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2014); National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung (2013); Denver Art Museum (2011; 2008); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2006).



Gone Viral #1
2020, drawing on paper, 29,7 × 21 cm, 5 single editions, signed and dated
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Gone Viral #2
2020, drawing on paper, 29,7 × 21 cm, 5 single editions, signed and dated

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Gone Viral #3
2020, drawing on paper, 29,7 × 21 cm, 5 single editions, signed and dated

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Gone Viral #4
2020, drawing on paper, 29,7 × 21 cm, 5 single editions, signed and dated
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Gone Viral #5
2020, drawing on paper, 29,7 × 21 cm, 5 single editions, signed and dated
900 euro member, 1.100 euro non-member
sold out