Double Bind is a travelling exhibition of new commissions from The Academy of Fine Art at Oslo National Academy of the Arts together with Rupert (Vilnius, Lithuania) and The Living Art Museum (Reykjavik, Iceland). Double Bind aims to restore a sense of political agency to private psychological practices associated with failure. Starting from depression and looking more widely into emotion economies, artists were invited to fail and be vulnerable. A confessional tone was assumed by works, architecture and curators alike; a tone regarded as an insurgent force rallying against congealed understandings of psychological pathology and illness and the language of seemingly dispassionate argument in which these are commonly expressed.

Artists: Valentina Desideri & Denise Ferreira da Silva, Morten Norbye Halvorsen, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, Berglind Jóna, Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen, Lina Lapelyte, Augustas Serapinas
Curated by: Maya Tounta, Juste Jonutytė 
Photo: Andrej Vasilenko