We are very excited to announce the opening of a new public art piece for the Oslo Central Station. The piece, which is temporary, is one of the biggest productions we have ever done, and we are greatly looking forward to its completion. TROJAN has been realized by Kulturbyrået Mesén.
Reflection has always been a key element in the artistic practice of Jørgen Craig Lello &Tobias Arnell. Through their work with the world view as concept, they have approached the fragmented brittleness of reality as a physical manifestation, where the viewer and space she occupies are subjected to a skewed quantum reality.
For TROJAN, the city is the viewer; deconstruced and reassembled in the 94 black, high-gloss facade panels mounted in varying angles onto the exterior of the building. It slips seamlessly into the arrays of new, shiny and “innovative” buildings occupying the area around the central station.
Oslo is a city experiencing rapid growth - it will increase its population by more than two hundred thousand inhabitants towards 2040. The questions arise: How is a great city built - and for whom? What world view, vision and priorities will dictate? And what are the concequences if it is done wrong? If only one could peer into the crystall ball to find the answers!