Astrup Fearnley Collection
- 01.01.2018 – 31.12.2018
- Astrup Fearnley Museet
ASTRUP FEARNLEY MUSEET 25 YEARS!
In 2018 we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Astrup Fearnley Museet! In this regard, we wish to especially emphasize the Astrup Fearnley Collection and some of its most prominent artists.
The foundation of Astrup Fearnley Museet is the collection, which is one of Norway’s most comprehensive private collections of international contemporary art. The Astrup Fearnley Collection dates back to the 1960s and has since then focused on individual works and artists rather than ism’s or historic periods.
The collection’s particular focus is to acquire significant works by international contemporary artists who stretches the boundaries of the art historic canon. These artists have had great significance for the development of international contemporary art, either because they have created visual languages, objects and pictures of originality and quality, or because they have reinvented important aspects of cultural production.
To celebrate Astrup Fearnley Museet’s 25 years, we will throughout 2018 present a line of exhibitions with works by artists with a prominent presence in the collection. These exhibitions will accentuate the development, the connection and the significance of their oeuvre.
The anniversary exhibitions will be in the building of the collection. Besides the anniversary program, there are frequent new installations in the collection, so if you have visited the collection before, you will still be able to experience new works on your next visit.