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The Henie Onstad Kunstsenter raises its institutional voice in order to save the Y-block in Oslo with murals by Picasso

The Henie Onstad Kunstsenter raises its institutional voice in order to save the Y-block in Oslo with murals by Picasso

Press releases   •   Sep 16, 2019 16:28 BST

Protestors, all dressed in Picasso-inspired striped shirts, joined a demonstration to protest against the Norwegian cabinet´s decision to demolish a key work within modernist architecture, Erling Viksjø´s Y-block (1969) with murals by Pablo Picasso. The decision has been met with massive protests from heritage organizations, architects, city planners, art historians and other professionals.

Norwegian Documentary Photography

Norwegian Documentary Photography

Press releases   •   Aug 08, 2019 07:12 BST

Freedom of speech and social engagement is presented by 35 photographers working in the intersection of art and documentary in a comprehensive exhibition at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Norway. The exhibition will be open for the audience 23. August 2019 through 12. January 2020.

The legendary photographer Richard Avedon captured the zeitgeist of modern America

Press releases   •   May 24, 2019 07:00 BST

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter’s summer exhibition is dedicated to the works of Richard Avedon (1923–2004). Avedon is one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, and his fashion photography and portraits have been fundamental in defining our conception of American style, culture and beauty. This exhibition, will be the first comprehensive presentation of this photographer in Norway.

The Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award Programme

The Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award Programme

Press releases   •   Mar 14, 2019 07:00 GMT

The Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway, announces a new bi-annual art programme and prize in Lise Wilhelmsen's name. With a prize amount of $ 100,000, it will be the largest of its kind in Norway and among the most significant art award programmes internationally. The first winner will be announced in autumn 2019, followed by an exhibition at the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in 2020.

Boyle Family and historical poster art at Henie Onstad in Norway this spring

Boyle Family and historical poster art at Henie Onstad in Norway this spring

Press releases   •   Apr 04, 2018 08:40 BST

April 19 Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Norway opens two new exhibitions: Boyle Family: “Nothing is more radical than the facts” presents Henie Onstads large collection of works by Boyle Family in addition to several loans. In conjunction to this the exhibition Fleeting Form - Poster Art presents the art centers historical collection of posters for the very first time.

Marina Abramović – The Cleaner Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Norway

Marina Abramović – The Cleaner Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Norway

Press releases   •   Oct 25, 2017 07:50 BST

The retrospective exhibition Marina Abramović – The Cleaner has been produced in close collaboration with the artist herself and is the most comprehensive presentation of Marina Abramović´s work in Europe. When the exhibition opens at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter November 24, it will also be venue for the new Community Event, The Abramović Method.

​The first retrospective of Catherine Opie’s works in Europe

​The first retrospective of Catherine Opie’s works in Europe

Press releases   •   Sep 19, 2017 07:45 BST

Henie Onstad introduces the autumn art season with the great retrospective Catherine Opie – Keeping an Eye on the World.

Four months change of name and architecture

Press releases   •   Apr 24, 2017 08:30 BST

For the summer’s major exhibition event, the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter will change its name to Henie Onstad Sanatorium, while characteristic installations will transform the building’s architecture.

Kåre Kivijärvi – Artist with a Camera

Press releases   •   Mar 21, 2017 07:00 GMT

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK) is devoting the upcoming exhibition of works from its collection to the photographic artist Kåre Kivijärvi. Kivijärvi is primarily known as a master of black and white photography, and was the first Norwegian photographer to win nationwide acclaim as a visual artist.

Unique accommodation at the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

Unique accommodation at the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

Press releases   •   Feb 17, 2017 11:28 GMT

From May 12th until September 10th, the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK) will be transformed into the Henie Onstad Sanatorium by internationally renowned artist Carsten Höller. -The installation "Two Roaming Beds" plays a central role in the exhibition, and we invite our guests to spend the night here, explains HOK director Tone Hansen.

MYTHS OF THE MARBLE

Press releases   •   Jan 16, 2017 08:00 GMT

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK) is pleased to present Myths of the Marble, a unique exhibition collaboration with The Institute of Contemporary (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia on view at HOK February 3 through April 2, 2017.

Yayoi Kusama, the Queen of Polka Dots, comes to the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK)

Yayoi Kusama, the Queen of Polka Dots, comes to the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK)

Press releases   •   Jan 13, 2016 15:18 GMT

The Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK) is busy preparing for a spectacular exhibition opening on February 19th. Visitors will be invited to enter into Japanse artist Yayoi Kusama's world of colours, patterns and movement. The enormously productive career of this Japanese artist spans over 70 years.

A new exhibition with highlights from HOK's collection

Press releases   •   Dec 10, 2015 13:33 GMT

On 24th November, the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK) opened a new exhibition featuring works from its own core collection. Visitors will encounter different thematic narratives and unusual constellations of artworks. The exhibition will be on show throughout the whole of 2016.

Blockbuster international exhibition is rewriting art history

Blockbuster international exhibition is rewriting art history

Press releases   •   Sep 24, 2015 13:42 BST

With the exhibition Hilma af Klint – A Pioneer of Abstraction, an international success seen by over one million people comes to Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK) at Høvikodden.

In Search of Matisse opens the fall season at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

Press releases   •   Sep 01, 2015 09:22 BST

Looting of cultural heritage and artworks is addressed in exhibition Famous artworks by Pablo Picasso, Pierre Bonnard, and Henri Matisse are juxtaposed with new work from such contemporary artists as Michael Rakowitz, Céline Condorelli, Dag Erik Elgin, Marianne Heier, and Matts Leiderstam when Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK) launches its fall exhibition season with In Search of Matisse.

POP Summer at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

POP Summer at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

Press releases   •   May 27, 2015 10:26 BST

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK) invites you to a grand art and design adventure, with the largest assembly of Pop Art in Norway to date. - We are pleased to kick off the summer season with a wonderful journey through Pop Art and design’s shared world, says HOK’s director, Tone Hansen.

Rickhard / Melgaard - Selected Works from the Christian Bjelland Collection

Rickhard / Melgaard - Selected Works from the Christian Bjelland Collection

Press releases   •   Feb 13, 2015 10:00 GMT

For the first time in the Oslo area a selection of works from Christian Bjelland’s private collection will be on public display in a new, major exhibition at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK).

Torbjørn Rødland: Sasquatch Century

Torbjørn Rødland: Sasquatch Century

Press releases   •   Jan 14, 2015 10:01 GMT

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK) presents Sasquatch Century, a mid-career survey of Norwegian artist Torbjørn Rødland. Since the mid-1990s, Rødland has interpreted visual culture in an entirely distinctive way. This exhibition takes viewers into Rødland’s enticing and ambiguous visual language through a broad selection of his photographic works from the past twenty years.

Christopher Nielsen: I’m Just a Simple Conceptualist from Ulsrud

Christopher Nielsen: I’m Just a Simple Conceptualist from Ulsrud

Press releases   •   Oct 07, 2014 09:00 BST

On 23 October Christopher Nielsen: I’m Just a Simple Conceptualist from Ulsrud, the first major retrospective dedicated to Christopher Nielsen’s satirical and boundary-transcending universe, will open at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter and continue through 8 February 2015.

Josef Albers – first solo exhibition in Norway

Josef Albers – first solo exhibition in Norway

Press releases   •   Sep 08, 2014 07:40 BST

Following the exhibition Human Space Machine: Stage Experiments at the Bauhaus, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK) in Norway is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Josef Albers, one of the most influential Bauhaus artists. Welcome to the press preview of Josef Albers: Minimal Means, Maximum Effect at HOK on Thursday 16 September at 10 am.