Jacques Butler – for all Occasions
Solo exhibition. Gallery IKM: Oslo Museum
June – August 2009
Focused by the artist’s investigations into the biography of Afro-American jazz soloist Jacques Butler (1909-2003) – the first artist of color to make a recording with Norwegian musicians in Norway – this montage of works draws a personal portrait. "After the Ball" was recorded in Oslo, February the 14th 1940, only few weeks before the German occupation of Norway.
Normalia – Lange's symbolic union between Norway and Somalia works as a backdrop, present both by the artist book "Normalia - featuring Jacques Butler" and trough the sound piece "The Great Normalia Mix". A filmed interview, with Butler's only son, Jean Jacques Butler, was conducted for the project.
Works in the exhibition: (Click to enlarge images)