A presentation of Norwegian contemporary art that has captivated the international art world with its vitality and inventiveness, many of the artists are already internationally acclaimed, others are destined to be. The book’s original and penetrating essays trace the phenomenon of the contemporary North European art scene. Among the artists: Jesper Alvær/Isabela Grosseová, Thora Dolven Balke, Siri Berqvam, Kyrre Bjørkås/Rune Andreassen, Ole Martin Lund Bø, Bjørn Båsen, Jan Christensen, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Ida Ekblad, Jan Hakon Erichsen, Matias Faldbakken, Jan Freuchen, Ivan Galuzin, , Hjørdis Kurås, Ingvild Langgård, Jørgen Craig Lello/Tobias Arnell, Trine Lise Nedreaas, Martin Skauen, Eirin Støen, Stian Ådlandsvik, and Øystein Aasan.
Born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1955, Gunnar B. Kvaran has a PhD in Art History from l´Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France, and is an author and a curator. Hanne Beate Ueland is curator at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art. Grete Arbu is head of collections at the museum.