Before Tomorrow - Astrup Fearnley Museet 30 Years | Opening 22 June
Exhibition period: 22 June - 8 October 2023
Astrup Fearnley Museet is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary in 2023. To mark this significant milestone, the museum is undertaking an extensive exhibition titled Before Tomorrow featuring works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, which will fill the museum’s two buildings designed by Renzo Piano.
With more than 100 works on display, Be
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
Sissel Tolaas: RE_________, 2022, at ICA Philadelphia
First major US exhibition of work by interdisciplinary Norwegian-born artist Sissel Tolaas opens at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania on September 16.
This exhibition is organized by Astrup Fearnley Museet in Oslo and curated by Solveig Øvstebø, Executive Director and Chief Curator. The presentation in Philadelphia has been specially configured for the IC
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