1814 Revisited – The Past is Still Present


Akershus Art Centre (Akershus kunstsenter) celebrates the Norwegian Constitution Bicentennial by presenting their exhibition 1814 Revisited – The Past is Still Present.


The initiative is one of the largest exhibitions in conjunction with the Constitution Bicentennial in 2014.

The exhibition invites to reflection and discussion on issues related to democracy and Norwegians’ national identity. Through exhibitions, debates and works in public space the art centre aims to highlight various discussions it believes are relevant to the anniversary year.

The exhibition presents works by as much as 26 established and renowned artists: Ayman Alazraq, Andvig and Lars Laumann, Lene Berg, Ahmad Ghossein, Ane Hjort Guttu, Trond Hugo Haugen, Siri Hermansen, Frithjof Hoel and Rustan Andersson, Ane Mette Hol, Lise Bjørne Linnert Hilde Maisey, Lionel Pierre Matte, Alex White Mazzarella / Artefacting, Ebba Moi, Victor Mutelekesha, Juan Andres Milanes Benito, Lars Ramberg, Merete Rostad, Morten Slettemeås, Charlotte Thiis-Evensen, Roghieh A. Torvund Gelawesh Waledkhani, Artur Zmijewski and Sten Are Sandbeck.

Among the 25 different works in the exhibition, there are 18 new productions, two social projects and three projects in public space.

1814 Revisited – The Past is Still Present appears at three locations: Akershus Art Centre in Lillestrom, Mago A Eidsvoll Verk, and Stallgården at Eidsvoll Verk. One work is also displayed on the façade of Oslo Central Station.

Exhibition ends on September 14.

1814 Revisited – The Past is Still Present is an initiative of Akershus Art Centre, and is part of the Norwegian Parliament’s official program for the Constitution Bicentennial. The exhibition is produced by Akershus Art Center and curated by Rikke Komissar (CEO Akershus Art Centre).

Practical information and how to get there, see here.

Photo above by Istvan Virag presenting Lene Berg’s Kald klump

Related link: https://dailyscandinavian.com/?s=1814