Founded in 1968, Henie Onstad Art Centre has a longstanding history of
presenting works by international modern and contemporary artists, as well
as producing new experimental, cross-disciplinary works of art with a focus
on performance and music.
Feb 9–May 6
The exhibition provides a focused
look at Omer Fast's complex cinematic works 5000 Feet is the Best (2011)
and Nostalgia (2009). In place of a catalog, HOK will publish
an experimental reader in collaboration with The Power Plant, Toronto.
Journalists, artists, and theorists with an interest in the moving image,
storytelling and politics have been invited to respond to issues
surrounding recent works by Fast. Publication edited by curators Milena
Hoegsberg and Melanie O'Brian, design by NODE (forthcoming on Sternberg
Press summer 2012).
March 3 & 4
The American artist Tony Conrad will
visit HOK for two days of concerts, talks and screenings of his films.
Since the early 60s, he has been an influential avant-garde artist, gaining
notoriety for his work as experimental film-maker, musician, composer, and
Ann Cathrin November Høibo
March 22–May 27
Following HOK's long standing tradition of producing new works on
site, the Norwegian artist Ann Cathrin November Høibo has been given
a temporary studio in the museum, where she has been working on a
site-sensitive work for a 750 square-meter gallery. Working with a tactile
sensibility, the artist makes precise installations, which combine
materials such as woven fabrics and prefab textiles with wood and metals,
fusing craft with the industrially-made.
collaboration with Sprengel Museum (Hannover), HOK presents the first
retrospective painting exhibition by the important Russian artist Ilya
Kabakov. Best known for his installations, the exhibition will explore
Kabakov's paintings as key to understanding his entire artistic oeuvre.
MACHINE is a year-long research project by Professor Dag Erik Elgin and
students Bjarne Bare, Mari Opsahl, and Henrik Mojord Jahnsen from the art
academy in Oslo. Making HOK the object of study, the exhibition
investigates the centre's history and negotiates its status as a site of
production, while generating new works & future material for its
archive. A critical reader documenting and reflecting on the
project—from inside, rather than from an abstract position of
analytical distance—will accompany the exhibition.
Publications produced by HOK are available at HOK's online
store along with records released on the in-house record label
Records. The label releases both archival recordings, such as John Cage
in Norway, and new productions. Available on CD, vinyl and digital through
iTunes and Spotify.