Oslo could get a contemporary art space bigger than the Turbine Hall of London’s Tate Modern

A fortress's sewage works may soon become home to contemporary art installations

The Norwegian artist Hariton Pushwagner (right) and the architect Code’s proposal for a former sewage works within the Akershus fortress in the heart of the capital is one of three projects on a shortlist. An announcement by the Norwegian armed forces, which manages the site, is due in September. Henning Kaland, the project architect at Code, said: “There is a lot happening right now in Oslo and its cultural scene. We want to add something different.” Pushwagner, the artistic pseudonym of Terje Brofos, first attracted international attention with Soft City at the Berlin Biennale in 2008, which would go on permanent display in the vast, 3,500 sq. m Norwegian space. He has also pledged other large-scale works

Appeared in The Art Newspaper Archive, 226 July 2011