Oscar Enberg

Troubles de la croissance (der ursprung des pendels)

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Troubles de la croissance (der ursprung des pendels) by New Zealand artist Oscar Enberg is the latest to occupy Auckland Art Gallery's Edmiston North Sculpture Terrace.

This site-specific work transforms the North Terrace into a kind of rooftop utility zone, with its double chimneys seeming to funnel out energy from the working Gallery below. Caught among Enberg’s chimneys are a cast of other objects, which appear in a state of suspension. Two of these are replicas of works once exhibited at the Gallery – Jean Arp’s Croissance (Growth), 1938 and Max Ernst’s Der Ursprung des Pendels (The Origin of the Pendulum), 1926 – and on the reverse of the far chimney a variety of clocks reference the Albert Park clock museum nearby. Working in this manner, reminiscent of the Surrealists’ evocative use of free association, Enberg constructs a fresh sculptural narrative.

Troubles de la croissance (der ursprung des pendels)
Oscar Enberg
Production date
mixed medium
9000 x 1200 x 2200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2018. Commissioned by the Auckland Art Gallery in 2016 with the support of the Chartwell Trust and the Contemporary Benefactors of the Auckland Art Gallery
Accession no
Other ID
X2016/100 Old Accession Number
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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