Grayson Perry, The Walthamstow Tapestry. From the exhibition No One Is An Island. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro. Photo: Vegard Kleven.

Nybruket Gallery

Nybruket Gallery is located in one of the old factory buildings of Kistefos Træsliberi Ltd. The industrial heritage has been preserved and creates a great setting for art. Changing exhibitions are shown here, based on works from Christen Sveaas' Art Foundation and Christen Sveaas' Art Collection.

This years exhibitions:


29.04 - 15.10

Nybruket 1st floor

The exhibition concept COPY PASTE explores the integration of text in contemporary artworks whilst reflecting on the arbitrary nature of linguistic signs, and questioning the origin and interpretation of text and image. In a time where computer generated content threatens the authenticity of the printed word, the theme of the exhibition embraces the zeitgeist

and explores a highly pertinent theme through a selection of iconic works from the Christen Sveaas’ Art Foundation and Art Collection.

The exhibition includes works from internationally acclaimed and art historically important artists such as Andy Warhol, Martin Kippenberger and Robert Rauschenberg, whose iconic works dissolve the boundary between text and image.

Sean Landers, Ideals on Wheels

Sean Landers, Ideals on Wheels, (2008). Courtesy the artist and Christen Sveaas' Art Foundation.


29.04 - 15.10

Nybruket 2nd floor

Selected from the Christen Sveaas’ Art Foundation, with a primary focus on photographic works, Tracing Absence invites the viewer to experience absence as a process, one which encourages us to confront our discomforts and find reflection in emptiness. Absence is everywhere, existing beyond a vacant space or blank canvas; it can be found in crowded rooms, relationships, people, in nature and society.

The exhibition features works from Per Inge Bjørlo, Sophie Calle, Nan Goldin, Andreas Gursky, Ilkka Halso, Rune Johansen, Ola Kolehmainen, Mikkel McAlinden, Zanele Muholi, Joseph Sergi, Aase Texmon Rygh, Wolfgang Tillmans, James White, Richard Wright, Francesca Woodman, Yiskāh (alias Jessica Beechey).

Music is about to begin kopi

Ola Kolehmainen, The Music is About to Begin. Courtesy Galleri Brandstrup and Christen Sveaas' Art Foundation.

Previous exhibitions have featured some of the most relevant artists of our time such as Marina Abramovic, Wilhelm Sasnal, Louise Bourgeois, Ai Weiwei, and Jeppe Hein.

Kistefos Jan Khur Tempo 3253

Photo: Vegard Kleven

Kistefos Jan Khur Tempo 3242

Photo: Jan Khur