Oslo’s first Biennal

Renowned artists and curators Eva González-Sancho from Spain and Norway’s Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk are launch-ready for Oslo’s first Biennial, which opens in May.

Photo: afmuseet.no

Old-timer that never gets old

The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, which first opened in 1993, moved to a new Renzo Piano-designed building in 2012. Located right on the Oslo Fjord, the building perfectly suits this exemplary museum, housing the Astrup Fearnley Collection, which includes pieces by Damien Hirst, Anselm Kiefer and Jeff Koons, as well as rotating exhibitions by international artists.

The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art

Strandpromenaden 2, Oslo

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So good you want to scream!

Edvard Munch is perhaps Norway’s most famous artistic export and not many on the arts circuit would forgo a visit to the Munch Museum. Munch bequeathed his entire body of work to the City of Oslo, which built the first Munch Museum in 1963. For several years now, the museum premises have been bursting at the seams as visitor numbers have grown, but all will be accommodated with ease at the new Munch Museum set to open in the summer of 2020. Designed by the Spanish practice Herreros Arquitectos, the new building will rise majestically over 13 floors.

Munch Museum

Tøyengata 53, Oslo

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In the pipeline

Norway wants to show it means business when it comes to art, and iscurrently building a new national museum, which aims to become the Nordic region’s largest cultural center when it opens in 2020. It will display 5,000 works of art in its permanent exhibition and also showcase the best in architecture, design, craft and contemporary art. The discreet yet striking building, which is designed by German-Norwegian architects Kleihues + Schuwerk, is under construction at the former site of the western Oslo railway, an area that’s fast becoming a bustling corner of town.


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