Barbara Hammer 30th November-15th December. Exhibition extended until December 21st

Photo: Susan Wides Barbara Hammer retrospective 30th November – 15th December. Exhibition extended until December 21st. Kunsthall Oslo is very pleased to present the work of the renowned American film-maker Barbara Hammer to a Norwegian audience for the first time. Hammer will personally introduce this wide-ranging retrospective with a talk, “Hammer! Making Movies Out of Sex […]

Hammer! Making Movies Out Of Sex and Life, Friday 29th November 7pm

Barbara Hammer will introduce her retrospective at Kunsthall Oslo with the talk “Hammer! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life”, on Friday November 29th at 7pm. Refreshments will be served. For over four decades, Barbara Hammer (born 1939) has been making formally experimental and culturally groundbreaking films exploring cinema, biography, history and sexuality. Her breakthrough […]

Ingrid Torvund: The Collector 22nd-29th November

Ingrid Torvund: The Collector Premiere: Friday 22nd November 7pm, free Daytime screenings: 23th-29th November during gallery opening hours. The Collector is a new short film from the Oslo-based director Ingrid Torvund, imagined as the first fragment from a longer work-in-progress. The Collector is set in the same hauntingly detailed, dreamlike fictional universe as Torvund’s previous […]

Sound Versus System

Sound Versus System 19th October–21st December 2013 Please join us for the opening on Friday October 18th at 7pm, with a performance of Heavy Viking Systems (Christopher Hobbs, 1976) at 8pm, played by the percussionists Johanne Byhring and Daniel Paulsen. With works by Thom Andersen & Malcolm Brodwick, David Byrne & David Wild, Manon de […]

Sound Versus System: works on paper, visual poetry and other works

19th October-21st December Works on paper, visual poetry and other works by Jorunn Aanderaa, Synnøve Anker Aurdal, Gene Dalby, Lina Viste Grønli, Elisabeth Haarr, Marianne Hurum, Morten Kvamme, André Tehrani, Constance Tenvik, and Ingrid Torvund. As part of our autumn programme Sound Versus System, Kunsthall Oslo presents an exhibition of works on paper, visual poetry […]

Snakes and ladders: Signe Lidén & Jørgen Træen in concert, Wednesday 20th November 8pm

Snakes and ladders: Signe Lidén & Jørgen Træen in concert (a double bill with Ian Helliwell’s film Travelling Waves) Wednesday 20th November 8pm Træen and Lidén will ‘play’ Kunsthall Oslo’s ventilation system. The concert uses Lidén’s installation alltid at Kunsthall Oslo, where electromagnetic transducers have converted the oversized steel ventilation pipes in the ceiling into […]

Kenneth Goldsmith: If We Had To Ask For Permission We Wouldn’t Exist: A Brief History of UbuWeb Friday 15th November 7pm

Kenneth Goldsmith: If We Had To Ask For Permission We Wouldn’t Exist: A Brief History of UbuWeb Friday 15th November  2013, 7pm A talk giving an overview of UbuWeb (, the largest site on the internet dedicated to the free access of avant-garde materials. Hosting over 20,000 artworks by more than 5,000 artists, the site […]

Bill Orcutt + Agnes Hvizdalek

Bill Orcutt at Kunsthall Oslo/Photo: Jim Hensley “The last person to find such a unique way through the blues was Beefheart” – The Wire “No one is playing guitar like Bill Orcutt right now. No one.” – Lars Gotrich, NPR Bill Orcutt + Agnes Hvizdalek – 9th November 8pm (doors 7pm). 150/100kr. Get advance tickets […]