January 15, 2017 - Henie Onstad Kunstsenter - 2017 exhibition program
January 15, 2017

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

Detail view of Myths of the Marble.

2017 exhibition program

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter
Sonja Henies vei 31
1311 Høvikodden

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Irma Salo Jæger: On a Warm Day
January 13–April 16
HOK presents the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of the Finnish born painter Irma Salo Jæger. As a master of colour, she has made an indelible mark on Norwegian modernist painting.

Myths of the Marble
HOK February 3–April 2
ICA April 28–August 6
This group exhibition considers how the "virtual" has been engaged by a varied group of contemporary artists as a way to image and imagine the world (the Blue Marble) as both a site of possibility and a set of limitations. While the exhibition troubles the line between the analog and the digital, it also reflects back on the context of the museum and the body of the viewer. In doing so it suggests a more nuanced approach to technological production (be it hard, soft, or wet) that insists on materiality and the mobilization of a new political imaginary. Myths of the Marble considers alternative forms of virtuality that meditate on extensions of the body, ecological formations and architectural space and that emphasize the time-bound, the perceptual, and the haptic. Participating artists: Rachel De Joode, Cayetano Ferrer, Ane Graff, Ignas Krunglevičius, Chris Marker, Daria Martin, Florian Meisenberg, Shahryar Nashat, Sondra Perry, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Susanne M. Winterling.  

In conjunction with the exhibition a half day symposium is organized. Free and open to the public, registration is required. The exhibition is co-organized with the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.

Kåre Kivijärvi
March 31–February 4, 2018
Kåre Kivijärvi (1938–91) is primarily known for his high contrast black and white photography and the many pictures from Northern Norway. The exhibition will include works from the Henie Onstad-collection as well as film and archive material, related to Kivijärvi’s work as both press photographer and artist.

Carsten Höller: Henie Onstad Sanatorium
May 12–September 10
Carsten Höller invites visitors to come to the Henie Onstad Sanatorium, situated West of Oslo Central, Norway for treatment. Through a series of experimental installations and sculptures, treatment-seekers can float, slide and fly their way through the Sanatorium. Roaming robot-beds offer the possibility to check-in and spend the night there for private sessions. Further details and booking: hok.no

Catherine Opie
October 6–January 7, 2018
HOK is organizing the first European retrospective exhibition of the acclaimed American photographer Catherine Opie, including pictures from her seminal series and more recent bodies of work.

Kurt Schwitters
Permanent exhibition
This permanent exhibition presents Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) in the largest collection outside of Germany, much of which results from his years spent in Norway in the 1930s.


Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK) was established in 1968 as a donation of the collectors Sonja Henie and Niels Onstad. Today HOK is one of Norway’s leading institutions for the Norwegian and International art scene. The Kunstsenter is an active arena for debate and social critique, with a broad commitment to the arts and its audience. Its expertise, collections and historical identity lie in the interdisciplinary field, with special emphasis on the relationship between art, sound, performance and the historical avant-garde.

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