Marie Høeg worked as a commercial photographer in the 1890s and early 1900s, taking souvenir portraits and landscape photos. She had a partner, Bolette Berg, certainly a professional partner and maybe also a romantic one; together they staged a number of fantastic portraits poking fun at Norwegian stereotypes, never meant for public view. Høeg would adopt perfectly stoic expressions and had a masculinely defiant affect. She posed as a polar explorer in one, the one Sille Storihle first saw when doing research on nationalism. Storihle and Liv Bugge – together, they make up the artist collective Frank – became fascinated by the work, and the way it reads now, as gender-bending experiments. They decided to exhibit the photos, currently on view at the One Archive along with mesmerizing video work by contemporary Norwegian artist Klara Lidén. 909 W. Adams Blvd., Exposition Park; through June 28. (213) 741-0094,

Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Feb. 21. Continues through June 28, 2014
(Expired: 06/28/14)

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