Oslo Goes Pop

Oslo Goes Pop

American Post-War Pop Art is now exhibited at the National Gallery in Oslo. “The Great Graphic Boom” is here defined as the decades following...
Norwegian Mr. Little Jeans

Norwegian Mr. Little Jeans

The Norwegian-born, now  Los Angeles-based singer, Mr. Little Jeans  is in fact not a mister but techno-pop artist Monica Birkenes. She went from quietly writing...
Exciting Modern Architecture in Lillehammer

Exciting Modern Architecture in Lillehammer

The Norwegian architects Snøhetta has done it again! This time the celebrated architects have created a holistic expression for both the Lillehammer Museum of...

The Silver Treasure in Bergen, Norway

Visitors can again admire the spectacular permanent exhibition ‘Silver Treasure’ after the re-opening of the KODE 1 building in Bergen in May, The exhibition...

150th Anniversary of Norway’s Peer Gynt

Norway’s Henrik Ibsen is often considered the most-read playwright after William Shakespeare, and the reason is perhaps that he talks about women, the corruption...
First Time Exhibit in Scandinavia by Controversial Japanese Artist

First Time Exhibit in Scandinavia by Controversial Japanese Artist

The Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, Norway is now presenting a solo exhibition of the world-famous Japanese artist Takashi Murakami (b. 1962, Tokyo). The exhibition...
Slow Down in Norway

Slow Down in Norway

Sustainable tourism is important to Norwegians. Movie pictures like Disney’s Frozen, showing beautiful Norwegian nature and the so-called Norwegian ‘slow tv-shows’, have made hordes...
Prize Winning Documentary and Debate on Hannah Arendt in Oslo

Prize Winning Documentary and Debate on Hannah Arendt in Oslo

Last Thursday the prize-winning film “Vita activa – The Spirit of Hannah Arendt” by Ada Ushpiz had its first Norwegian performance and a panel...
the wedding of the bohemians

Now in Oslo: Love in the Time of Loneliness

At the Edvard Munch Museum in Oslo, the works of Edvard Munch is now juxtaposed against Gustave Flaubert’s groundbreaking novel Madame Bovary. Two masters come...
A Norwegian Architectural Masterpiece that Changed the Face of Brutalism

A Norwegian Architectural Masterpiece that Changed the Face of Brutalism

The London-based journalist and writer Christopher Beanland, has written a breathtaking monster of a book, Concrete Concept, in which he profiles 50 architectonic brutalist...

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