Temporarily closed: New Visions

The Henie Onstad Triennial for Photography and New Media

1st Edition: February 21–May 16, 2020

Unfortunately, starting 12 March, we will close the art center for four weeks as a measure to limit the risk of spreading the coronavirus (covid-19).We monitor the situation and follow advice from the Institute of Public Health closely.

The inaugural Triennial for Photography and New Media at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Norway will bring together recent work of 31 international artists. It will be the first major international presentation of its kind in Norway and will fill all three gallery spaces of the ground floor at the museum.

The inaugural edition foregrounds practices that acknowledge the fluctuating and networked condition of contemporary photography and society more generally, while also articulating a keen sensitivity towards the history of photography and art. Abstraction, digital and manual collage, new configurations of still life and the human body are key tendencies. The works on view are produced within the last three years and several are exhibited for the first time.

The first edition is titled New Visions, referring to the program for a New Vision developed by László Moholy-Nagy in the interwar period, and that greatly impacted experimental photography throughout the 20th-century.


Fakethias (Live A/V with Felix Schéele)


Fakethias (Live A/V with Felix Schéele)

22.02 at 15:15




22.03 at 14:00

Artist Talks in New Visions


Artist Talks in New Visions

22.02 at 12:30


Morten Andenæs, Viktoria Binschtok, Lucas Blalock, Lucile Boiron, Asger Carlsen, Louisa Clement, Sara Cwynar, Ingrid Eggen, Roe Ethridge, Victoria Fu, Espen Gleditsch, Andrea Grützner, Annette Kelm, Nico Krijno, Owen Kydd, B. Ingrid Olson, Linn Pedersen, Matt Rich, Erin M. Riley, Maya Rochat, Johan Rosenmunthe, Torbjørn Rødland, Viviane Sassen, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Timur Si-Qin, Wolfgang Tillmans, Sara VanDerBeek, Hannah Whitaker, Carmen Winant, Letha Wilson og Daisuke Yokota.

Curated by Susanne Østby Sæther in collaboration with Behzad Farazollahi and Christian Tunge from artist run gallery Melk in Oslo.

Why Photography?

In conjunction with the exhibition, a volume titled Why Photography? is published by Skira Editore. The publication includes pointed interviews with all artists, asking how they relate to photography as a technical apparatus and process, and why they have chosen photography. Following the interviews are presentations of recent work by all artists. Why Photography? is edited by Behzad Farazollahi, Bjarne Bare and Christian Tunge, and co-edited by Susanne Østby Sæther. Introductory essays are written by Susanne Østby Sæther .

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