Wilse: The Humanist and his Lab
Pastor Jacob Nicolai Wilse (1735–1801) was a singularly gifted and inquisitive man. He was a natural scientist, ecologist, metereologist and linguist. He wrote books, travelled and corresponded with the thinkers of his time. At Spydeberg Parsonage, Wilse established a large garden. It would become his nature laboratory.Punkt Ø – Gallery F 15, The Great Hall (Storsalen)
Dag Alveng was strongly moved and inspired by Wilse’s life and research, as a Christian and a man of the Enlightenment, and spent a large amount of time in his natural surroundings at Spydeberg. A selection of Alveng’s photographs are shown in large format at Gallery F 15.
Dag Alveng (b. 9 September 1953 in Oslo) is a well-known Norwegian author and visual artist. He was educated at Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham, England (1976–1977). His works have been shown at many solo and collective exhibitions around the world since 1979. Among his activities during the last years we might mention a travelling exhibition in Brazil, a solo exhibition in New York, a film premiere in New York and participation at Paris Photo.
Curator: Dag Aak Sveinar