• Lizzie Fitch / Ryan Trecartin

    23.02.18 - 20.05.18

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    The main hall of Astrup Fearnley Museet is transformed into an interior sculpture garden, framing artworks that address themes of identity and self-staging in today’s world of digital media.

  • Nate Lowman - Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection

    13.04.18 - 13.05.18

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    In 2018 we mark Astrup Fearnley Museet’s 25th anniversary with a series of smaller exhibitions of important artists from the Astrup Fearnley Collection. Nate Lowman - Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection is the third in our series of anniversary exhibitions.

  • Richard Prince - Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection

    02.03.18 - 08.04.18

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    In 2018 we mark Astrup Fearnley Museet’s 25th anniversary with a series of smaller exhibitions of important artists from the Astrup Fearnley Collection. Richard Prince - Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection is the second in our series of anniversary exhibitions.

  • Cindy Sherman - Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection

    19.01.18 - 25.02.18

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    In 2018 we mark Astrup Fearnley Museet’s 25th anniversary with a series of smaller exhibitions of important artists from the Astrup Fearnley Collection. Cindy Sherman - Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection is the first in our series of anniversary exhibitions.

  • Matias Faldbakken - Effects of Good Government in the Pit

    22.09.17 - 28.01.18

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Astrup Fearnley Museet is proud to present a solo exhibition with the Norwegian artist Matias Faldbakken (b. 1973).

  • The World is Made of Stories

    04.12.15 - 14.01.18

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection

  • Chinese Summer

    02.06.17 - 03.09.17

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    This summer, Astrup Fearnley Museet is delighted to present a large group exhibition of Chinese contemporary art.

  • Murakami by Murakami

    10.02.17 - 14.05.17

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Astrup Fearnley Museet is proud to be the first institution in Scandinavia to present a solo exhibition of the world-famous Japanese artist Takashi Murakami (b. 1962, Tokyo).

  • Los Angeles - A Fiction

    22.09.16 - 22.01.17

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Los Angeles is often referred to through clichés related to its climate, to Hollywood and to lifestyle in general, but there is another side to Los Angeles, a darker side, which has to do with the complexity of society in terms of race and class.

  • #AlexIsrael

    10.06.16 - 11.09.16

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    In recent years the American contemporary artist Alex Israel (b. 1982, Los Angeles, USA) has attracted considerable attention on the international art scene, for his paintings and sculptures and for his infamous interview show As It Lays.

  • Matthew Barney - Bildungsroman

    26.02.16 - 15.05.16

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Matthew Barney (b.1967, San Francisco, USA) is arguably the artist of the 1990s who most profoundly changed the language of sculpture.

  • Good Morning America

    16.10.15 - 24.01.16

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    The exhibition Good Morning America casts light on how, in the late 1970s and the 1980s, an important group of American artists invented a new form of artistic language, often referred to as ‘Appropriation art’, by borrowing existing photographs, objects, aesthetics, ideas and clichés found in American art and consumer culture.


    16.09.15 - 15.11.15

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Born in Bristol, UK in 1965, Damien Hirst is commonly acknowledged to be one of the most influential artists of his generation. Hirst holds a special position within the Astrup Fearnley Museet, which now boasts a significant collection of his works, starting with the acquisition of Mother and Child (Divided) (1993) in 1996. The museum’s entire collection of Hirst works has now been brought together for the first time, to coincide with the exhibition of one of the artist’s most iconic works: the diamond skull, For the Love of God (2007).

  • Love Story - Works from Erling Kagge's Collection

    22.05.15 - 27.09.15

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Erling Kagge is primarily known as one of the greatest adventurers of our time, but is also a dedicated art collector. The exhibition Love Story features a selection of works by 18 artists from his collection.

  • Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection

    21.04.15 - 16.08.15

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    The Astrup Fearnley Collection is one of Norway’s most important and most extensive private collection of contemporary art. The collection has always concentrated on individual artworks and artists rather than movements or historical periods, and is particularly focusing on contemporary art that pushes the boundaries of the artistic canon. It consists of many significant artists who has been central in the development of the international art scene for the past 50 years – either because they have created an individual visual language, works of great originality and quality, or because they have reinvented important aspects of cultural production.

  • NN-A NN-A NN-A – New Norwegian Abstraction

    13.02.15 - 03.05.15

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Astrup Fearnley Museet has the pleasure of presenting the exhibition NN-A NN-A NN-A – New Norwegian Abstraction.

  • Marianne Heske - tour – Retour

    29.10.14 - 05.04.15

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Marianne Heske’s Prosjekt Gjerdeløa (Project Gjerdeløa) is recognized as a key work in Norwegian Art history, especially within Norwegian conceptual art.

  • Europe, Europe

    18.09.14 - 01.02.15

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Over the last ten years, Astrup Fearnley Museet has initiated a number of exhibitions that map different art scenes in different countries. These shows, which include 'Uncertain States of America', 'China Power Station', 'Indian Highway' and 'Imagine Brazil', look at artistic languages, but also take into account the social and cultural context, the role of institutions, the critical discourses and the commercial art system in the countries in question. Now the museum turns its focus to Europe, with the exhibition 'Europe, Europe'.

  • Jens Johannessen - Collage / Décollage

    16.05.14 - 19.10.14

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    In the third part of our exhibition series where the Astrup Fearnley Museum presents some of the collection’s most central artists, we have the pleasure of presenting Jens Johannessen (b. 1934).

  • Elmgreen & Dragset - Biography

    21.03.14 - 24.08.14

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    'Biography' is the first major exhibition in Oslo by Elmgreen & Dragset. The exhibition presents a wide selection of works from the artist duo's complex universe, including sculpture, performance and interactive installations. Works from the late 1990s onwards are shown together with recent projects, and all together they creates a unique insight into the artists’ oeuvre.

  • R.B. Kitaj - Diaspora

    28.02.14 - 11.05.14

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    The decade following R.B. Kitaj’s death (1932-2007) has reinforced his art as a significant contribution to the history of figurative painting.

  • Imagine Brazil

    11.10.13 - 23.02.14

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    The exhibition 'Imagine Brazil' showcases Brazilian contemporary art, with particular focus on the young, emerging art scene.

  • Bjarne Melgaard in the Astrup Fearnley Collection

    20.11.13 - 16.02.14

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    The Astrup Fearnley Collection contain some of the most important works by artist Bjarne Melgaard. November 20th the museum opened an exhibition presenting all the works by Melgaard in the collection.

  • Cindy Sherman - Untitled Horrors

    04.05.13 - 22.09.13

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Cindy Sherman (born 1954) is one of the leading and most influential artists of our time. She belongs to a generation of postmodern artists who redefined the photograph and its place in an ever more visually oriented culture.

  • To Be With Art Is All We Ask

    29.09.12 - 21.04.13

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    With the new building for the Astrup Fearnley Museet designed by Renzo Piano, an architectural masterpiece, the Tjuvholmen neighborhood of Oslo has become a new destination. The museum is launched with “To be with art is all we ask”, an exhibition of selected works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection by some of the world’s most innovative contemporary artists. Amassed over the last thirty years, these more or less narrative works reveal the personal, social, and artistic engagement of artists who have broken new ground within the history of art.


    03.11.11 - 31.12.11

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    It is with both joy and sadness that the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art this autumn invites you to the last exhibition at its current premises. The exhibition VideoSpace is based on video art from the Astrup Fearnley Collection and will illustrate various aspects of international video art from 1976 till today.

  • Surrounding Bacon & Warhol

    05.05.11 - 23.10.11

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Francis Bacon (1909–1991) and Andy Warhol (1928–1987) were two great artists of the 20th century with very different approaches to creativity, to the processes of working, to the nature of images and to the notion of art in general.

  • Rotating Views #2

    17.09.09 - 30.04.11

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Rotating Views #2 belongs to a series of exhibitions seeking to open new connection and encounters between artworks in the Astrup Fearnley Collection. In this exhibition we ignore traditional art historical categories and present unexpected and aesthetic combinations. The artworks cover a wide range of pictorial expressions; from Asger Jorns’ Expressionism to Warhol’s Pop Art; from Gerhard Richter’s Photorealism to Jeff Koons’ Appropriationism.

  • Dan Colen - ‘Peanuts’

    20.04.11 - 24.04.11

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Dan Colen (b. 1979) is part of the new art scene on New York’s Lower East Side – the so-called ‘Bowery School’. He has gained recognition for creating personal and referential art. His work invites the spectator to enter an intimate, personal sphere, but also to go out in the streets, into an urban environment full of rude confrontations. The works are characterized by everything from graffiti and chewing gum to investigations of natural substances such as grass and dirt.

  • Ernesto Neto - Intimacy

    07.09.10 - 02.01.11

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    The art of Ernesto Neto may be described as sensory sculptures, spacious constructions that envelope the visitor and goes into dialogue with the architectonic surroundings. Transparent textiles, spices, Styrofoam, beans and plastic balls are included in abstracted installations that explore gravity and physical surroundings.

  • Gardar Eide Einarsson- Power has a Fragrance

    25.06.10 - 15.08.10

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    In the exhibition, “Power Has a Fragrance,” Gardar Eide Einarsson explores the principal structures of social conflict in modern society.The dual theme of authority and rebellion is a departure point for his visually hermetic, mostly black and white paintings, carefully constructed sculptures, photographs, videos, flags and flyers.

  • Bjarne Melgaard- Jealous

    21.01.10 - 25.04.10

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art is honoured to have the privilege and the pleasure to organize the first retrospective exhibition of works by Bjarne Melgaard (b. 1967). The exhibition includes a selection of older and new works to emphasize the quality of Melgaard’s artistic project.

  • Nate Lowman - The Natriot Act

    23.09.09 - 03.01.10

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art has the honour and privilege to be the first museum to present a solo exhibition of works by Nate Lowman (b. 1979). Lowman has, in the course of the last few years, distinguished himself as a significant international artist.

  • Indian Highway

    02.04.09 - 06.09.09

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Indian Highway is the second chapter in our focus on the arts of three major cultural regions, China, India and the Middle East, reflecting a shift from Western to emerging global economies, conceived and organised by the Serpentine Gallery and Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art.

  • Rotating Views #1 - Astrup Fearnley Collection

    17.01.09 - 22.03.09

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art houses an exceptional collection of international contemporary art. It is not a historical collection tracing a chronological development and it does not explore specific artistic movements or aspire to present an encyclopaedic overview of international art today.

  • Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol

    13.09.08 - 14.09.08

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    On Saturday September 13th, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art opens the exhibition Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol. The exhibition contains 44 masterpieces from 1962 - 84, some of which has not been exhibited for many years.

  • Meet Me Around the Corner - Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection

    14.06.08 - 31.08.08

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    This exhibition presents the diversity and high quality of the Astrup Fearnley Collection, which has developed into one of Scandinavia’s finest collections of international contemporary art. In this exhibition we present new acquisitions by younger artists, mainly Americans, who have entered the international art scene since 2000. You can also experience works by Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince, Bruce Nauman and others who established their artistic practice in the 1980s and ‘90s.

  • MORE THAN THE WORLD - Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection

    16.09.06 - 15.06.08

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    With the ambitious title “More than the World”, we welcome you to an exhibition of works by some of the foremost artists of our time. Several of them belong to an American art-milieu from the 1980’s that concerned itself particularly with the relationship between reality and representation.

  • Huang Yong Ping - Ping Pong

    12.04.08 - 01.06.08

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Huang Yong Ping (b. 1954) is one of the most outstanding Chinese artists from the ‘first generation’ to adopt a Western concept of art. As a post-conceptual artist, he creates idea-based works with clear references to Duchamp and the readymade tradition.

  • LIGHTS ON - Norwegian Contemporary Art

    12.01.08 - 23.03.08

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    After Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art first directed its attention towards up and coming American artists, through the exhibition ‘Uncertain States of America’ (2005), and this last autumn devoted an exhibition to some of the youngest Chinese contemporary artists, the time has come to look at things closer to home and to put together a presentation of Norwegian contemporary art.

  • China Power Station: Part II

    08.09.07 - 02.12.07

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Contemporary Chinese art has established itself in the international arena of art via certain key artists. In preparing this exhibition, three curators, Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Julia Peyton-Jones, have delved into the growing Chinese art scene, and chosen young artists who represent the new generation of contemporary Chinese art. The exhibition presents a multiplicity of styles and expressions, and underscores the versatility and quality of today’s Chinese art.

  • Ann Lislegaard - Science Fiction and other worlds

    26.06.07 - 26.08.07

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    In her art, Ann Lislegaard (b. 1962) examines phenomena related to time and space. Her works often take form as special constructions, and she frequently deploys subtle devices such as sound and light in order to reflect over how we orient ourselves in the physical and psychological environment we are surrounded with.

  • Richard Prince - Canaries in the Coal Mine

    20.01.07 - 29.04.07

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Richard Prince (b. 1949) is among the most well known and respected artists in the contemporary art world, and one of its most mysterious and enigmatic as well. He is a conceptual artist, a photographer, a writer, a painter, a sculptor, a collector, an actor, a graphic designer, a curator – simultaneously the other and himself. In this exhibition organized by the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, we have decided with the artist to concentrate on his paintings and to explore and present the multiplicity of his pictorial language and narrative structures as they have evolved over the last two decades.

  • Charles Ray - black & white

    16.09.06 - 17.12.06

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    With great pleasure Astrup Fearnely Museum of Modern Art presents the exhibition “black & white”, with works by American artist Charles Ray (b. 1953). Ray has had a unique position within contemporary art the last 30 years. His works are rich in art historical references, yet they also stand out as having an unmistakeable originality. Today there are few artists who enjoy greater respect in the artworld than Charles Ray.

  • Knut Åsdam - Retrospective

    06.05.06 - 03.09.06

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Knut Åsdam (b 1968) is one of Norway's most internationally distinguished young artists. He uses film, video, photography, text, sound and architecture to probe the borders between subject and setting. Life in the contemporary urban scene is one of the recurring themes in Åsdam's experimental work which seeks to exhume the subconscious layers of city life and their affect on people's individual personality.

  • Not all is visible - Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection

    06.05.06 - 27.08.06

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Matthew Barney - Janet Cardiff & Georges Bures Miller - Olafur Eliasson - Felix Gonzalez-Torres - Koo Jeong-A - Rirkrit Tiravanija

  • Tom Sachs: SURVEY - America - Modernism - Fashion

    14.01.06 - 23.04.06

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    The American artist Tom Sachs (b. 1966) has, in the course of the last ten years, distinguished himself as a significant artist with a remarkable visual language. In this exhibition we focus on his use of and reflections on the theme brands. The exhibition is divided into three main categories: America, Modernism and Fashion.

  • Astrup Fearnley Collection: Photo and Video

    14.01.06 - 23.04.06

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

  • Uncertain States of America - American Art in the 3rd Millennium

    08.10.05 - 11.12.05

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    The exhibition is curated by the museums director Gunnar B. Kvaran and the internationally acclaimed curators Daniel Birnbaum and Hans Ulrich Obrist.

  • Damien Hirst

    21.05.05 - 18.09.05

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    The controversial British artist Damien Hirst (b. 1965) has distinguished himself as one of the most influential artists of our time. Hirst is known for installations and objects that combine unusual materials and techniques, and his works exist often in the borderland between art, science, media culture and popular culture. In this exhibition, the museum presents Hirst's artistic achievement through a selection of his works from the early 1990's to today.

  • MO(NU)MENTS! Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection

    21.05.05 - 18.09.05

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    With the exhibition MO(NU)MENTS! Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection the museum wishes to emphasize certain moments and monuments in the contemporary art history.

  • Yoko Ono: Horizontal memories

    22.01.05 - 06.05.05

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Yoko Ono is one of the most renowned and significant artists living today. With her celebrated instructions, performances, installations, films, music, sculptures and photography she has remained at the vanguard of contemporary art since the 1960s. This exhibition will focus on Yoko Ono's impact on art as a concept and her critical vision.

  • Jeff Koons: Retrospective

    04.09.04 - 12.12.04

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Over the past twenty years or so, hardly any contemporary artist has attracted more widespread interest in both his life and work than Jeff Koons (b 1955). As one of the most highly profiled “appropriation artists” he works by recycling mass-made articles and images.

  • Everything is connected he, he, he

    29.05.04 - 15.08.04

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    This exhibition turns the spotlight on developments in contemporary art where art incorporates and activates the viewing public. Art becomes part of our social reality. The artists make a deliberate effort to actively involve the public in the process of creation of their work. Although approaches may differ, what unites these artists is the drive and adventurous nature of their chosen means of expression and the wide public appeal of their work. The items on display in this exhibition form part of the Astrup Fearnley Collection.

  • Jeff Wall: Tableaux

    20.05.04 - 23.05.04

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    The Canadian artist Jeff Wall (b.1946) has since the late 1970s worked with transparent photographs placed in illuminated advertisement display cases since1977. In this exhibition we focus on the art-historical connections in his work, where pointers to celebrated historical achievements in art are frequently in evidence.

  • Ólafur Eliasson: Colour memory and other informal shadows

    24.01.04 - 02.05.04

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    The works of the Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson hover on the threshold between nature and technology, between the organic and the industrial. Eliasson's art has been described as a sort of techno-romanticism, as he often includes modern technology in his art.

  • Vibeke Tandberg

    10.01.04 - 07.03.04

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    The works of the young Norwegian artist Vibeke Tandberg (b. 1967) focus largely upon her psychosocial relations with the world. She uses photography — often digitally manipulated — and film, in order to deal with themes such as identity and gendered roles, (female) beauty and its stereotypical reproduction in our culture, youthful dreams and ambitions of authority, all the while using herself as both subject and model.

  • Matthew Barney - The Cremaster Cycle.

    13.09.03 - 12.12.03

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    The art of Matthew Barney (b.1967) has been referred to as a paradigmatic example of the shift from the art scene of the 1980's to that of the 1990's. While 1980's artists played upon a glamorous and trendy rock-star image, Barney became a symbol for the “outsider” of art at the beginning of the 1990's.

  • Everyday Aesthetics - Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection

    27.09.03 - 30.11.03

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    In this exhibition we aim at highlighting art that relates in some fashion or other to reality. Simulation artists recycle artistic styles, and familiar artistic and formal conventions.

  • The Painting never dries... Reflections over paintings in the Astrup Fearnley Collection

    03.05.03 - 24.08.03

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    The Astrup Fearnley Collection was started during the 1960's, in a period of great transition within the artworld. There was an explosion of innovation in sculpture, installation, graphic art, photography and, not least, works constructed through a synthesis of various techniques and genres. The preeminence of painting began to crumble. Yet...

  • Torbjørn Rødland - Grave with a view

    15.03.03 - 04.05.03

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    The artist Torbjørn Rødland uses photography to express his reflections and feelings about nature, religion, romance and art. He does this by means of ironic compositions and overly sentimental depictions of nature – beautiful pictures that he decomposes and examines in relation to clichés and familiar references.

  • Robert Gober - Displacements

    02.02.03 - 21.04.03

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Slowly but surely, Robert Gober's art creeps in upon the spectator – as if one has picked up a secret message that warns of invasion. The message is so disquieting that it must be disguised to appear as ordinary, carefully handcrafted, seemingly ‘innocent' objects.

  • Janet Cardiff - Georges Bures Miller

    17.01.03 - 02.03.03

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller extend a welcome to a unique art experience in which the spectator is drawn into a fascinating world. With sound, film, objects and a cinema-interior installation they convey mysterious stories and moods that transform the viewer into an active participant.

  • Jens Johannessen - Allegory - Paintings

    20.10.02 - 05.01.03

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Jens Johannessen (b.1934) is one of post-World War II generation's most important artists, and a natural choice for the Museum's annual presentation of significant Norwegian contemporary artists. Jens Johannessen is an artist who is particularly aware of the painting's history and its possibilities.

  • Børre Larsen - Comments

    08.11.02 - 29.12.02

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    In the course of the last decade, Børre Larsen (b.1952) has created a considerable number of small sculptures that play on the connection between language, object and reality. Misprints and function obstacles open new aspects of the world - his objects affect the viewer with the suddenness of surprise; they reveal themselves with clarity and the speed of lightning, and arouse both laughter and astonishment.

  • - Not Picasso, Not Pollock, Not Warhol

    12.09.02 - 27.10.02

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    American contemporary artist Mike Bidlo (b.1953) first entered upon the New York art scene in the beginning of the 1980s. He belongs to the generation of appropriation artists who re-use well-known ideas, pictures and objects and place them in a new context. His artistic concept is to copy modernistic masterpieces from the 20th century, both paintings and sculptures of artists such as Picasso, Pollock, Warhol and others.

  • REALITY FANTASIES - Post-modern Art from the Astrup Fearnley Collection

    04.05.02 - 29.09.02

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    The exhibition REALITY FANTASIES - postmodern art from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, are concentrated on selected elements of the postmodernist art purchased by Astrup Fearnley Collection during the past years.

  • Mari Slaattelid - Concealing Redness

    19.04.02 - 23.06.01

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Mari Slaattelid (b.1960) already had aroused a great deal of attention before 2000, the year in which she won the Carnegie Art Award, the Nordic art world's most prestigious prize. Her most recent works are paintings on acrylic sheets and on aluminium, also adapted photographs. These are steps in her examination of the picture as a medium, of conventions and expectations in what we are seeing, of colours that are something other than they appear to be, of subjects that can be both completely innocent and filled with underlying meanings.

  • Passenger - The Viewer as Participant

    19.01.02 - 21.04.02

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Art to walk on? To help yourself from? To move around in?

    Taking as its basis the works of 26 international contemporary artists, the exhibition examines the viewer's role in relatively recent art. Frequently we are invited to touch the artwork, to move around in it, to help ourselves from it or in other ways play a part in relation to it. We are placed in the role of active participant or 'passenger'. In various ways, our traditional situation as a detached contemplative spectator is challenged. The exhibition seeks to clarify this aesthetic shift such as it finds expression in art from the 1960s until today.

  • Claude Rutault - The Painting in the same colour as the wall on which it is hung

    02.02.02 - 07.04.02

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    French artist Claude Rutault makes instructions for paintings that are the same colour as the wall. With simple means, he examines and develops the painting's bounds, and creates art that has an effect beyond the object itself.

  • Leonard Rickhard - Soft Whispers in the Birch Wood

    15.09.01 - 30.12.01

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    As a step in the museum's programme of annual large-scale presentations of important Norwegian contemporary artists, this year's choice is the painter Leonard Rickhard. It will be Leonard Rickhard's most extensive exhibition ever, and will cover his production from the mid-1970s until today.

  • Museum 2 - Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection

    20.04.01 - 02.09.01

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    MUSEUM is an ongoing series of exhibitions in which broad selections of well-known and lesser-known works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection are being presented from different angles and perspectives.

  • Børre Sæthre - My Private Sky

    31.03.01 - 26.08.01

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    In April, May and June a number of the museum's galleries will be filled with Børre Sæthre's elegant and surprising installations. Both internationally and here at home the young Sæthre has already made a name for himself as a creator of total environments that are psychologically disquieting and at the same time aesthetically extremely well designed and stylistically carried out. Environments that set in motion reactions and reflections.

  • Sigmar Polke - Alchimist

    14.01.01 - 18.03.01

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    With this exhibition the Astrup Fearnley Museum, in collaboration with Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark and with Sigmar Polke himself, will be showing the first large solo presentation in Scandinavia of the work of this world famous artist.

  • Museum - Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection

    20.06.00 - 24.09.00

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    The summer exhibition will be a presentation of selected items from the collection's principal and best known works. In doing this, the museum's new director, Åsmund Thorkildsen, wishes to show the Astrup Fearnley Collection as a museum and also present its latest acquisitions.

  • Tom Sandberg - Photographs

    30.03.00 - 04.06.00

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    Tom Sandberg stands as a classic among today's Norwegian photographers and is a central figure and reference point in contemporary art photography. Sandberg is one of Norway's most important modernistic photo artists and at present enjoys great international recognition.

  • Sincerely Yours

    16.01.00 - 19.03.00

    Astrup Fearnley Museet

    During the last decade young British art has attracted great international attention. It is particularly the art scene in London and Glasgow that has drawn interest and discussion, and with the title 'Sincerely yours' we are presenting six of the artists who are among the most outstanding: Douglas Gordon, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Rachel Whiteread and Sam Taylor-Wood.

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