NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

The 90th anniversary exhibition presents a timeline of Kunstnernes Hus’ exhibition history in dialogue with a brand new monumental work by Norwegian-Sudanese artist Fadlabi (b. 1975). As an artist-owned institution, the desire was to let an artist cast his personal look on our institution. The work is inspired by the history of the institution and by Per Krohg’s iconic ceiling painting in the staircase.

In addition, the exhibition will present a comprehensive video material from NRK’s archive. The film material reflects on how state media has covered Kunstnernes Hus over the decades. The film clips, many made digital for the first time on this occasion, show vivid pictures of some of the most renowned exhibitions – from the Etruscan Exhibition to Paul Klee, Barbara Hepworth, Andy Warhol, Siri Aurdal and Pushwagner. This exhibition is curated by Gilda Axelroud, Ida Kierulf, Lars Mørch Finborud and Anne Hilde Neset.

Click here for a digital tour of Fadlabi’s monumental work.


Address: Wergelandsveien 17, Oslo

Opening hours: Tue, Fri-Sun 11:00 - 17:00, Thu 11:00 - 19:00

Open: 05.06.2020 - 26.08.2020