NORWAY / Oslo / Nasjonalmuseet: I call it Art
by Modem
© Modem

until Tuesday November 01 2022

T : +47 21 98 20 00
Pb. 7014 St. Olavs plass N–0130 Oslo

"I Call it Art" takes the pulse of contemporary art in Norway today, with works by almost 150 artists and groups of artists.

Personal and challenging

The exhibition shows works that concern you and me, and that address important topics in society, such as identity, belonging, nationality and democracy. You may be surprised, provoked, happy, angry or moved. Or none of the above.

Have you ever wondered why some works of art make it into museums and others do not? "I Call it Art" explores this boundary between who is inside and who is outside the art world, and weighs established art against the alternative, the sterile against the personal, and the abstract against the banal.

A different kind of exhibition

In search of new art and new artists, the National Museum's curators scoured the entire country. The museum also received contributions from over 1,000 artists through an open call.

The exhibition will fill the entire Light Hall, the new National Museum's large space for temporary exhibitions. The Light Hall's 2,400 square metres of floor space and seven metre-high ceiling will make it a unique experience.

The exhibition will also feature a separate mini-exhibition that will be changed halfway through the viewing period. The artists here are selected using an automated algorithm. In addition, a large video and performance programme and a series of events will be presented during the exhibition period.

© Modem