NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

The Drawing Triennial of 2019, Human Touch is a collaboration between Tegnerforbundet and Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo. Tegnerforbundet (The Norwegian Drawing Association) is an artist-run centre for drawing-based art. This year’s triennial is a big group exhibition curated by freelance curator Helga-Marie Nordby. In this exhibition we are presented with 35 different artists´ approaches to drawing as basic means for human expression.

With this exhibition Kunstnernes Hus and Tegnerforbudet are proposing a way of looking at drawing as a means to express and understand human emotions. Human Touch offers suggestions on how we can approach an understanding of drawing not only as an artistic practice, but also as language in itself. With this focus the triennial also makes the connections to prehistoric expressions, where drawing was one of the primary forms of human communication.

The Drawing Triennial of 2019 is filled with works that through drawing investigate the multifaceted ways which we use to interact and express ourselves. With this triennial, The Norwegian Drawing Association wishes to start a conversation on how drawing can be used as a tool for better understanding of the world, as well as ourselves.


Address: Wergelandsveien 17, Oslo

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

Open: 09.11.2019 - 19.01.2020