Rachel Harrison: Sitting in a Room | Opening 30 September
Exhibition period: 30.09.2022–12.02.2023
On September 30, the Astrup Fearnley Museet will open an exhibition by American artist Rachel Harrison, her largest in Scandinavia to date. Spanning mediums that include sculpture, drawing, photography, and painting, Sitting in a Room has an emphasis on recent practice.
Harrison’s nimble, layered method of artmaking escapes easy categorization. Abstra
Synnøve Anker Aurdal | Opening 21 May
Exhibition period: 21.05.–04.09.2022
This year’s summer exhibition is devoted to Synnøve Anker Aurdal (1908–2000), one of Norway’s foremost textile artists. The presentation features works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection alongside key pieces loaned from other collections in Norway, a number of which have rarely or never before been shown in public. Together, these works illustrate the f
Nora Adwan – Sang i et fremmed land
Nora Adwan – Sang i et fremmed land opening Saturday, 23 April at 14:00
Exhibition period: 23 April – 7 August 2022
As part of the exhibition program 2022, Nora Adwan has been invited to produce a commissioned work especially for the Astrup Fearnley Museet. Adwan works with sculpture, film, sound, and technology. In her works she draws on different geographical contexts and her own, personal
Like it or not, we are surrounded. There is no escape from the incessant flow of information that drives this twenty-first-century, data-based capitalism. Encrypted networks, digital currencies, artificial intelligence, data harvesting, algorithmic biases, sentient machines: these are just some of its effects. The proliferation of information, and data’s nebulous modes of circulating now fundament
The Astrup Fearnley Museet presents its exhibition program for 2022
Welcome to a new year at the museum! The program ranges from a thematic group exhibition to a retrospective presentation and new productions. In 2022 the spaces at the institution will be used in different ways, and we have, among others, invited a young artist to develop a temporary installation in our permanent collection building. Furthermore, we will launch a series of lectures in the fall, wh
SISSEL TOLAAS RE________
Exhibition Period: October 08 — December 30, 2021
In the course of a single day, each of us breathes in and out around 24,000 times. With every breath, irresistible signals are sent straight to the brain – smells, which in a matter of nanoseconds trigger emotions and memories, stirring up the subconscious in turn. For Sissel Tolaas, smell is a vital yet often overlooked tool for communication.
Vibeke Tandberg’s newest film, Old Man Dancing, premieres Saturday 25 September
Norwegian artist and author Vibeke Tandberg’s newest film, Old Man Dancing, premieres Saturday 25 September at 20:00. The premiere is a collaboration between the Astrup Fearnley Museet and the Norwegian Opera & Ballet. In addition to the screening there will be a live performance at the Astrup Fearnley Museet and a digital film premiere on the Opera’s website that same evening.
Old Man Dan
INFORMATION (Today) opens today at Kunsthalle Basel
The exhibition is produced by Kunsthalle Basel in collaboration with the Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, where it will be on view from January 27 – May 1, 2022.
Encrypted networks, digital currencies, artificial intelligence, data harvesting, algorithmic biases, sentient machines—all are products of twenty-first-century data-based capitalism. The proliferation of information, and data’s nebu
Astrup Fearnley Museet reopens with Nicole Eisenman – Giant Without a Body
The Astrup Fearnley Museet is delighted to announce that it will reopen on Friday 28 May. Originally scheduled to open in February 2021, Nicole Eisenman – Giant Without a Body has been extended through August 29, and we are thrilled to welcome visitors again throughout the summer.
Giant Without a Body is a major presentation of the work of Nicole Eisenman and her largest solo exhibition in Euro
Hans Rasmus Astrup, 1939–2021
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Hans Rasmus Astrup on 23 April 2021.
With his unique commitment to contemporary art, a desire to share his enthusiasm with others, and a clear philanthropic mission, Astrup has had a deep impact on the field of art both in Norway and internationally.
Hans Rasmus Astrup (b. 1939) held a Cand. Jur. degree in law from the Univer
Nicole Eisenman – Giant Without a Body is extended until August 29
We are very pleased to announce that the exhibition period of Nicole Eisenman – Giant Without a Body has been extended from the original closing date May 23, and will now be on view to August 29.
The opening of the exhibition was originally scheduled for February 5, but it was postponed due to the Norwegian authorities’ coronavirus measures. It is therefore gratifying that we are able to keep t
EXHIBITION PROGRAMME 2021
It is with pleasure that we announce Astrup Fearnley Museet’s exhibition programme for the full 2021. This is also the first year with director and chief curator Solveig Øvstebø in charge of the museum’s programme.
“In planning the exhibitions, I have considered the museum’s history and institutional position, which in recent years has had one foot firmly planted in the American contemporary ar
Josh Kline – Antibodies
Astrup Fearnley Museet is proud to present the first major museum exhibition of the American artist Josh Kline in Scandinavia. Kline has attracted attention in recent years with his thought-provoking artistic practice, which focuses on the technological, economic and biological changes affecting human life in the 21st Century.
The exhibition Antibodies addresses the precariousness of life and w
Alpha Crucis – Contemporary African Art
Alpha Crucis – Contemporary African Art represents the final instalment of a series of exhibitions launched by director Gunnar B. Kvaran in 2005, exploring the art scenes in different countries and on different continents. The previous exhibitions have presented contemporary art from USA, Brazil, India, China and Europe, and now the focus is on Africa.
Astrup Fearnley Museet in Oslo, Norway hires Solveig Øvstebø as Executive Director
Founded in 1993, the Astrup Fearnley Museet is one of Scandinavia´s most notable museums for contemporary art. The museum holds the extensive Astrup Fearnley Collection, which includes significant works by artists such as Matthew Barney, Paul Chan, Trisha Donnelly, Ida Ekblad, Matias Faldbakken, Félix González-Torres, Rachel Harrison, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Glenn Ligon, Bjarne Melgaard, Julie M
GILBERT & GEORGE THE GREAT EXHIBITION
Two individuals - one artist. For more than fifty years Gilbert & George has created art placing themselves as both subject and object. In THE GREAT EXHIBITION, the artists has selected pictures mirroring their art, just as captivating as it is prolific.
Gunnar B. Kvaran steps down as director of Astrup Fearnley Museet
Gunnar B. Kvaran (64), the director of Astrup Fearnley Museet, is resigning his position as of the beginning of 2020.
Kvaran has been director since 2001. Earlier this year he informed Hans Rasmus Astrup, who owns the Astrup Fearnley Collection and who established the museum in 1993, that he wished to leave at the end of 2019.
‘When Hans Rasmus Astrup stepped down as chairman of the museum
New exhibitions: Anselm Kiefer | Private Passion
Anselm Kiefer – Books and Woodcuts
Exhibition Period: May 30 — August 18, 2019
Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945) long hesitated between two practices, writing and painting. Although it was the latter he eventually chose, literature continues to play a preponderant role in his body of work. Through their materiality and aesthetic, books were the first support for his artmaking, and wri
25 years of Norwegian and international contemporary art
On 9 October, 1993, Astrup Fearnley Museet opened its doors at Dronningensgate 4, in the Kvadraturen district of Oslo. For 25 years the museum has promoted the internationalisation of the arts in Norway by inviting some of the most prominent actors in the international art community to present their works.