THE COMMONLY OWNED: The art collection of Oslo Municipality Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2 March-29 April 2018
For the first time in over 20 years, Oslo Municipality will be unveiling a comprehensive exhibition of some of the highlights of its art collection this spring.
The collection, which spans the period from late 18th century to our days, is one of the largest of its kind in Europe, counting 19,000 works of art placed in various institutions, schools, kindergartens, libraries, nursing homes, hospitals, parks etc.
The exhibition, dubbed by art magazine Kunstkritikk’s editor Jonas Ekeberg as ‘one of the two most interesting group exhibitions in Norway this spring’, was also picked by Visit Norway as one of their top three art events in Oslo for 2018.
The exhibition reflects the interaction between art, architecture, urban spaces and the city’s population, and tells a story about the development of Oslo as a modern capital. It sheds light on the significance of art in urban development and all that such a commonly owned collection implies: socially, politically and culturally.
The exhibition is a cooperation between Kulturetaten (the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Municipality of Oslo) and Kunstnernes Hus. It will run from 2 March to 29 April 2018.
See video of the exhibition opening at Kunstnernes hus, Oslo.
Media contact Marie Peyre, International media relations, Kulturetaten
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