Announcing next years’ program at Kistefos!

December 15, 2023

Kistefos is delighted to announce a new season opening on May 4th 2024.

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Season 2024’s main exhibition Salon Paintings by Hurvin Anderson in The Twist. Foto: Maria Sandvik.

Exhibitions and artistic program 2024

Hurvin Anderson

Salon Paintings

4th May – 13th October

The Twist

Kistefos is delighted to announce the first solo exhibition in Norway of paintings and drawings by acclaimed British artist Hurvin Anderson. The exhibition focuses on Anderson’s celebrated Barbershop series as a lens through which to understand Anderson’s wider practice and unique sense of history, memory and place.

Hurvin Anderson is a British painter of Jamaican descent, born to parents of the Windrush generation who arrived in Britain from the Caribbean from the late 1940s to the mid1960s. Anderson was educated at Wimbledon School of Art, and The Royal College of Art, London, and accolades include a nomination for the Turner Prize in 2017. Within his paintings Anderson explores the intersections of place, identity, community, and culture. With depictions of human landscapes bearing the traces of his origins, his works navigate states of mind reflective of intertwined histories, and the complexities of cross-culturalism.

Hurvin Anderson: Salon Paintings is part of a European tour in collaboration with The Hepworth Wakefield and Hastings Contemporary in the UK, where the exhibition has garnered 5-star reviews from The Telegraph and Guardian newspapers.

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Photo: Hurvin Anderson, Afrosheen, 2009. Courtesy the artist and Christen Sveaas’ Art Collection.All Rights Reserved, DACS_Artimage 2023.

Tatiana Trouvé

Unveiling 4th May

Wood Pulp Mill

Kistefos will present a new, site-specific sculpture from Tatiana Trouvé in the historic Wood Pulp Mill. The sculpture is part of Trouvé's Guardians series, depicting selected objects placed on a chair. Each Guardian symbolizes a fictional person, or rather a phantom, who guards different places and life forms. Guardians are protectors of ideas that can be linked to political, ecological, anthropological and historical challenges. They bring life to stories and knowledge that may have been marginalized, but above all, they protect other works of art, and are made to exist in interaction and dialogue with them. This sculpture is conceived with Kistefos in mind, both the fauna and animal life of the site, its’ industrial history and the people who have shaped it.

Trouvé was born in 1968 in Italy and lives in Paris. In 2007 she was awarded the Marcel Duchamp Prize, France's most prestigious prize in contemporary art. She has had solo exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Villa Medici, Rome; MAMCO, Geneva; Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg and Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin. She is represented by Gagosian.

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Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Hélène Pambrun.

Pipilotti Rist

13th June – 13th October

Nybruket Gallery, 1st Floor

Nybruket Gallery presents an immersive multi-channel video installation by the renowned Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist (b. 1962). Rist is a pioneer in spatial video art and has developed a unique visual language; her installations are experienced as showers of colour with vibrant digital hues. The installation will offer the audience a dynamic shift from the world outside the gallery doors, drawing visitors into an immersive, beguiling journey.

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Pipilotti Rist Lungenflügel 2009, installation view Tate Modern © Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine.


13th June - 13th October

Nybruket 2nd Floor

«Springbrett» is a three-year project where young curators are invited to develop an exhibition concept in collaboration with Kistefos Museum. The exhibitions will be shown in Nybruket Gallery during seasons 2024 - 2026. Through an Open Call, young curators will be invited to submit their exhibition concept based on works from the collection of Christen Sveaas' Art Foundation. The curators will be selected by a jury of art professionals. The exhibitions will form the basis for an exciting and dynamic education program, which aims to attract and engage a young museum audience. The goal with the “Springbrett” project is to raise the competence of young and early career curators and artists, whilst offering valuable museum experience at an international level. The project has received a grant of NOK 3 million from the Sparebank DNB Foundation.

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