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Artist lawsuit against the national Museum

(Mallorca): - I want to complete the exhibition, says Placht.

This week sets out the main work of his, "the Dream of the apocalypse", at the House of Artists. But he is still upset over what he believes is a violation from the Nasjonalmuseets page. The museum is housed is barely five minutes away, but moving soon to Vestbanen.

Binding agreement

Placht claim that the museum does not keep the agreement that was entered into, even if it is in his view is legally binding. It was only when press releases were kladdet, that the exhibition was stopped.

Artist thinks that there was a clear agreement that he was going to keep the exhibit as "the month's artist" on Nasjonalmuseets Intermediary on Vestbanetomten, and refers to the sms and other correspondence.

the Exhibition was to include art from when he was in North Korea.

I was in North Korea when they conducted prøvesprengning with nuclear weapons in the fall of 2017. I sat with my heart in my throat, " he says.

my Problem is that all the compilers my wonder what happened: Why the exhibit was canceled. But there have been zero answers, and zero dialogue from the Nasjonalmuseets page, he claims.

- What do you expect of them?

I will not appear as a grumpy type, but I believe that they should have offered to write something to the compilers, where they assume the blame. Not only that, I should have offered to carry out the exhibition after that they move into the new museum.

- What if they don't offer you a new display?

When I end probably up with a claim against the museum on 250-270.000, says Placht.

this includes travel costs, but also time, materials and man hours for the production of art. In addition, correspondence with the national museum, meetings, and phones.

Particles and storpolitikk

Plachts work has been referred to as the coloristic and abstract paintings, inspired by particle physics, international politics and architecture. He has among others had exhibitions in Portugal, Berlin and Korea.

" I have traveled in North Korea and Vietnam and made a movie that is set to have its premiere at Berlinalen next year, and an exhibition at the Gallery Sverre, which now starts in January 2019. Here are parts of it that should have been shown at the National gallery.

He questions the whole Nasjonalmuseets way to dispose of the funds on the.

- If you look at their numbers, they have around 350 million to the disposal in the year.

He counts up;

Of these there are less than 10 million used in investing in art. Very much of the money goes to rent and salaries, and they have over 200 employees.

Placht says that he is fully aware that the national Museum should move, and that it requires enormously:

- But why shut down the museum for Contemporary art already in the autumn of 2017? Look at the Munchmuseet. They should also move, but still have the exhibits. Or look at the Astrup Fearnley, which manages with as few employees as they do.

Much documentation

It is Sabrina van der Ley, who now have stopped at the museum - and the lawyer Line Nilsen in the law firm Hammervold Pind, who has had a dialogue with the Placht. When van der Ley joined, wrote the media that she "Goes from toppjobb at the national Museum to lead the Sør-Troms museum".

- There have been 170 e-mails and five meetings, counting Placht up.

In addition, many text messages in connection with the planned exhibition of his, which was cancelled.

He characterizes the behavior of the national Museum as uproff, and believe that they should show more respect for the artists.

the national Museum claims on their page that they have tried to get the artist in the meeting, including an oral offer of compensation of 25,000 kronor.

- It is not true. I have been offered 10.000 dollars, but the offer I have not been writing, " says Placht.

He has responded to Nasjonalmuseets methods earlier also.

They reserve the artwork in the exhibitions, so that we artists locks works in long periods, up to a whole year. But as it turns out, perhaps, that they should not have those anyway.

There is a lawyer who has helped him, without taking paid. He has also had the help of Johan C. Alstad-Øhren, who is very interested in art and writing about kunstinvesteringer in Your Money.

Relocation and security

the national Museum point of relocation and the need forsikkerhet, which causes that the exhibition was droppet.De claim that they have tried to find solutions.

- Henrik Placht was in 2017 in a dialogue about an exhibition at the Waypoint, but the plan was shelved because the museum's resources were directed towards relocation to the new national Museum, " says Rune Bjerkås, administrasjonsdirektør at the national Museum.

It also proved that it is for security reasons, it was not possible to tune out the art in the Waypoint, " he says.

- It is regrettable if there has been misunderstandings in the dialogue with the artist in this phase. Afterwards, we have, via his lawyer, offered Placht a financial compensation and a meeting with the national Museum.

the Offer shall have been oral, and of 25,000 crowns.

- the national Museum has also offered to explain why the exhibition was not any of the current partners or endorsers, if Placht has a need for this, so that the case did not fall back on the artist.

- Demanding phase

Bjerkås highlights that the national Museum is in a special phase right now.

- to prepare for and implement the relocation of over 110.000 artwork for the new national Museum in a proper way and prepare for opening in 2020, we have been forced to gradually nedjustere utstillingsaktiviteten.

- When the new museum opens in 2020, it should give an enormous boost to the dissemination, research and kunstinteresse the country over – in the many years to come.

He adds:

We are a museum with a collection of 400,000 works, several buildings and a variety of store management tasks. Large parts of our budget are thus tied up in operating expenses, as, for example, 80 million in rent, in 2017.

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