Members Opening | Before Tomorrow – Astrup Fearnley Museet 30 Years

Welcome to the members opening of Before Tomorrow – Astrup Fearnley Museet 30 years.

The exhibition will be opened by HM Queen Sonja of Norway.

Astrup Fearnley Museet is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary in 2023. To mark this significant milestone we present an extensive exhibition featuring iconic works, hidden treasures and recent acquisitions to the Astrup Fearnley Collection. 

The exhibition will fill the museum’s buildings with more than 100 works from one of Europe’s most wide-ranging collections of international contemporary art.  Alongside recent acquisitions, the exhibition will include both iconic and lesser-known works, showcasing the collection’s breadth and scope across the museum’s two buildings.

The Astrup Fearnley Collection is one of Europe’s largest collections of international contemporary art. Beginning in the 1960s, Hans Rasmus Astrup assembled a collection that emphasized artists themselves, rather than historical periods or stylistic trends, a focus that established him as one of the world’s most active, daring, and influential collectors. The collection holds multiple works from several significant artists, both Norwegian and international, documenting the development and complexity of their practices. With the passing of Astrup in 2021, the Astrup Fearnley Collection was donated to a non-profit foundation that has as its sole purpose to further develop this collection and to present it to a broad public.  

There will be a live performance of Allora & Calzadilla’s installation Clamor during the opening with musicians Johanna Scheie Orellana, Torstein Lavik Larsen, Sigurd Skogdal, Danielle Price, Martin Lee Thomson and Frank Hannasvik. The installation Clamor is being presented here for the first time since 2009.

Do you wish to attend? Sign up for an annual membership and join us for the celebration! Get invitations to the openings, free admission to the museum’s exhibitions, tours, events and more.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the museum!


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