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 art sc
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 work
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 board in
New exhibitions: Anselm Kiefer | Private Passion
_____________Anselm Kiefer – Books and WoodcutsExhibition Period: May 30 — August 18, 2019Anselm 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 writing every d
Olav Christopher Jenssen – Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection
New exhibition, Olav Christopher Jenssen – Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, May 3 — September 15 2019.
Sun and Spring in January – Next Generation in Norwegian Contemporary Art
In this exhibition, Astrup Fearnley Museet focuses on a new generation of Norwegian contemporary artists who represent a great diversity of conceptual premises and visual expressions. In addition to the artists, the project presents a new generation of Norwegian art writers, as well as drawing attention to the art collector as a constructive part of the Norwegian contemporary art scene. A unique l
We start 2019 with the first of three main exhibitions, Sun and Spring in January – The Next Generation in Norwegian Contemporary Art, an exhibition featuring six young Norwegian contemporary artists, and which has formed the basis for an interesting dialogue between artists, writers and art collectors. This year's summer exhibition will be of new acquisitions in the Astrup Fearnley Collection and
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.