Renzo Piano-designed Astrup Fearnley Museum opens in Oslo
The private collection is one of the first cultural institutions to move into the city’s redeveloped waterfront
By Clemens Bomsdorf. Web only
Published online: 26 September 2012
Norway’s most well known private museum, the Astrup Fearnley in Oslo, opens in new Renzo Piano-designed premises on 29 September. “The [expanded] exhibition space finally gives us the ability to show a broad selection of our collection permanently”, says the museum’s director Gunnar Kvaran.
The opening show “To Be With Art Is All We Ask” is drawn entirely from the collection and includes works by Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Cindy Sherman and others. Starting next year, the permanent collection display will be accompanied by temporary solo shows.
The museum building is located on the Oslo waterfront, within walking distance of the city hall. It is fully financed by the developer of the Tjuvholmen area, Selvaag Gruppen AS and Aspelin-Ramm Gruppen AS.
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