Distrita proudly presents New National gallery museum in Oslo: Open Day – Sneak Preview on the 9th of September 2017. The gallery is expected to open in 2020.
Check out our video we recorded from the National gallery today!
We proudly show you New National Gallery in Oslo Open Day Sneak Preview
New National gallery museum in Oslo: Open Day – Sneak Preview from Arnold Travolta on Vimeo. This video shows the new Munch room of the gallery.
The new National Museum, the roof terrace
Welcome to the roof of the National Museum! For the first time, the audience was invited to the roof terrace of the new National Museum.
On the open day, the show of the Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya’s fog sculpture on the museum ceiling was being organized. Fujiko Nakaya (born 1933) has shown fog and sky sculptures at major museums and art events around the world, from the Osaka World Exhibition in 1970, to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and in 2017 at Tate Modern in London, Center Pompidou in Paris and ARoS in Aarhus.
Fujiko Nakaya’s fog sculpture will be accompanied by music by the Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. The music is taken from Sakamoto’s last solo album asynk (2017). The piece is called ff, which stands for “foggy fujiko”. The music is performed by Satoshi Hama.
Later in the evening, Nakaya’s fence sculpture and Sakamoto’s music will be part of the Ultima performance.
When the new National Museum opens in 2020, the roof terrace will be open to the public and be a new and exciting viewpoint in the city towards Rådhusplassen, the harbor and the fjord.
Open day on the roof terrace is part of a larger program with Japanese artists in Oslo.
The program also includes an exhibition of photographs by Fujiko Nakaya’s father, Ukichiro Nakaya, which opens in Oslo Art Society on 26 August. More information about the exhibition here.
September 10th, you will also be invited to the inauguration of Fujiko Nakaya’s second fog sculpture in Ekeberg Park. The sculpture dates back to September 2017.
The project was initiated by Oslo Kunstforening and developed in collaboration with the Ultimafestivalen, Statsbygg, National Museum, Dansens Hus and Ekebergparken. The curator of the project is an artistic director of the Oslo Art Society, Marianne Hultman. The project is made within the Oslo Kunstløype parcel, a city development project aimed at visualizing contemporary art institutions between Ekeberg and Tjuvholmen.
Check out all the photos we have taken today at the National Museum Roof Terrace
Where will the new National gallery in Oslo be located?
The new National Gallery in Oslo will be located next to the Nobel Peace Winners Museum. The new location is The Middle Station, Brynjulf Bulls Space 2, Oslo. It’s practically next to the harbour area at Aker Brygge, very close to the ferries and the town hall “Rådhusplassen”. You can access it easily from the Nationaltheateret station where the trams, trains and tubes are stopping.
The New National Gallery opens in 2020. Until then, you can still visit the old National gallery at Universitetsgata 13, near the Royal Palace. Did you know that the National gallery has the only painting of Scream by Munch? Many people think Scream is located at the Munch museum, but the reality is that you gonna be dissapointed if you go to the Munch musuem just for finding the Scream painting!
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