House of Norway

11 October 2019 to 26 January 2020

Press conference: Wed, 9 October 2019, 11 am
Opening: Thu, 10 October 2019, 7.30 pm

Starting in the autumn of 2019, the Museum Angewandte Kunst will devote its entire exhibition space to the Frankfurt Book Fair’s guest of honour 2019. As a House of Norway, it will assemble outstanding exponents of Norway’s art and culture, design, handicraft and architecture.

Still from the movie "I found you under earth, under blood"; Photo: Jonas Mailand; © Ingrid Torvund

One of the show’s main highlights will be drawings by Edvard Munch never before presented to the public. Also awaiting discovery will be works by contemporary artists such as Ingrid Torvund, Kari Steihaug, Frank Ekeberg, Tori Wrånes or Svein Flygari Johansen. A guest performance by the Sámi National Theatre Beaivváš and artworks by Britta Marakatt-Labba, Máret Ánne Sara, Jorn Are Keskitalo and others will provide insights into Sámi art and culture. Visitors will also encounter important designers, among them Tone Vigeland, Torbjørn Kvasbø, Regine Juhls, Grete Prytz and Peter Opsvik. Examples of modern Norwegian architecture, like that of Sverre Fehn or Joar Nango, and the area of social design as well as contemporary impulses in fashion and new Nordic cuisine will stand for a creative exploration of a changing world.

The exhibition is part of The Dream We Carry – Norway as Guest of Honour of the 2019 Frankfurt Book Fair. It is made possible by NORLA, Norwegian Literature Abroad, Visit Norway, the tourism department of Innovation Norway, and the furniture manufacturer Vestre. The exhibition was developed in cooperation with the Munch Museum (Oslo), the Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum (Tromsø), Norwegian Crafts, the Sámi National Theatre Beaivváš (Kautokeino), the Sámi University College (Kautokeino), the Sámi Center for Contemporary Art (Karasjok), the Riddo Duottar Museat (Karasjok), the Kunstnerforbundet (Oslo), the Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum (Trondheim) and many further institutions.

Idea and concept: Sabine Schirdewahn, Prof. Matthias Wagner K
Curator: Prof. Matthias Wagner K

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