Off-space 24: Tidens Krav, Oslo

The Norwegian collective takes a gamble on the gallery model

By Oliver Basciano

Tidens Krav & Sverre Gullesen, Collection as Allocated Objects, 2014, poker game. Courtesy Tidens Krav, Oslo

Tidens Krav has closed its door for the final time. The four artists who ran the odd wood-panelled space in the centre of Oslo are off to concentrate on their own work and other projects. It wasn’t just the fact that the small social space that adjoined the gallery – a big table in the middle, and a bar to one corner seemingly constantly stocked with beers straight from the crate – looked like a sauna that made this artist-run initiative…

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