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Must-see art and culture in Oslo, from a Modernist colossus to a fjordside powerhouse

As Norway's new National Museum opens, we take a look at other highlights in the capital

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Artist Yto Barrada wins the $106,000 Queen Sonja Print Award

The prestigious printmaking prize was founded by the Norwegian monarch

Totally wired: Ruth Asawa's intricate sculptures come to Modern Art Oxford

The Japanese American artist’s first major exhibition in Europe will showcase her signature works in looped wire, as well as lesser-known paintings and drawings

Night at the museum? Norwegian architecture exhibition invites members of public to sleep over

Show at Kode Museums in Bergen address questions around communal living, hoping to prove that living together can make us happier and healthier

Sámi pavilion: the Nordic countries give their space to Indigenous artists from the European Arctic

The three exhibiting artists have dedicated themselves to “defending Sámi perspectives”

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Norwegian artist opens huge 'art space' near the Arctic Circle—which, despite appearances, is a commercial gallery

Kjell Erik Killi Olsen—one of Norway's richest artists— has funded Kjøpmannsgata Ung Kunst (KUK) in his hometown of Trondheim. But what exactly is its business model?

Blood, shit and Nazis: why, at 76, Paul McCarthy is still pissing people off and getting pissed on

The artist's solo exhibition in Bergen, Norway includes a performance piece in which McCarthy and his collaborator, dressed as Hitler and Eva Braun, ‘urinate’ and ‘defecate’ on each other

Momentum biennial in Norway fires curator weeks before opening, prompting artists to withdraw work in solidarity

Organisers of the exhibition in Moss claim curator Théo-Mario Coppola "irreparably damaged" their relationship with the team

Yacht rock art: prehistoric carvings found in Norway may be oldest nautical images in the world

Two life-size outlines of boats are thought to have been etched into the grey rock face 10,000 years ago—and more could still await discovery

Boat carvings found in Norway may be the oldest in Europe

Life-size examples of rock art could have served as signposts when early Scandinavians populated the Mesolithic seascape

After delays, Tracey Emin’s massive sculpture honouring her mother will head to Oslo's Munch Museum this summer

Production of The Mother monument took longer than expected due to its size and also because of how badly the UK was hit by the pandemic, city officials say

Munch vandalised own Scream painting, declaring himself a ‘madman’, new research finds

Infrared scans indicate that the phrase, "Can only have been painted by a madman", matches the artist’s handwriting

Saga of Picasso murals ripped from Oslo building continues as heirs head to court

Family of artist Carl Nesjar—who collaborated on the works with Picasso—say they have a copyright claim and should help decide where the pieces are relocated

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Where no one can hear him Scream—Norway buries digital copies of Munch and other treasures in Arctic shelter

The Norwegian National Museum is "futureproofing" its entire collection from natural disasters, hackers and war

Incredible 1,000-year-old Viking burial site found in Norway belonged to 'Iron Age elite'

Using radar technology, archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a 19m-long ship beneath a farmer's fields

Picasso murals ripped from Oslo building as legal battle intensifies

Daughter of the works' co-creator Carl Nesjar says safeguarding the sandblasted works is imperative

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With demolition of Oslo's Picasso-Nesjar murals imminent, Norwegian sculptor’s daughter speaks out

Carl Nesjar’s daughter talks about the Norwegian sculptor’s long collaboration with the Modern master and shares exclusive images of the pair

Battle to save concrete Picasso murals in Oslo intensifies after MoMA steps in

“Workers at the Y-Block site have started drilling, but it’s worrying as once they start moving the mural, it will crack,” says co-creator’s daughter

Opening of Oslo's new Munch Museum delayed until autumn

Tracey Emin says she is now “working out the logistics” for the inaugural exhibition which pairs her work with that of Munch

Not a fake: Van Gogh self-portrait is his only work painted while suffering psychosis, experts say

The newly attributed work is quite unlike Van Gogh’s other 35 self-portraits and reveals an intriguing insight into his mutilated ear

Cod’s country: the 2019 Lofoten International Art Festival in pictures

Biennial in northern Norway takes the “intertidal zone” as its theme, with artists rustling up cod fish dinners and recording the sounds of the sea

Work of art advertised on Airbnb lets visitors stay for free in the Arctic Circle—but there’s a twist

The installation by Czech artist Kateřina Šedá is part of the Lofoten International Art Festival in Norway

Norwegian sculpture park does the Twist with Bjarke Ingels extension

Kistefos's dramatic new exhibition gallery also functions as a panoramic bridge

Tracey Emin and Edvard Munch joint show on its way to London’s Royal Academy of Arts

Exhibition first opens at Norway’s new Munch Museum, where Emin’s giant bronze The Mother will be permanently installed outside

How to future-proof a work of art that will not be completed for 100 years

As Katie Paterson's sand castle project goes on tour, we look at how her Future Library is being made to outlive the artist

The Munch Museum in Oslo publishes more than 7,600 drawings online for free

Digital catalogue raisonné of the artist's works on paper expected to continue into other media

Oslo joins the biennial crowd: inaugural citywide exhibition to open in 2019

Event in Norwegian capital—launching the same month as the next Venice Biennale—will unfold in public spaces

Oslo looks to track down 1,600 missing works of art

Works are from City of Oslo Art Collection, which has pieces displayed in around 1,000 locations throughout the Norwegian capital

Four years on and Norway is still divided on massacre memorial

Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg's monument, which calls for a slice of the Sørbråten peninsula to be cut out like “an open wound”, was due for completion in July