THE COMMONLY OWNED
THE ART COLLECTION OF OSLO MUNICIPALITY
2. March – 29. April 2018
The collection is one of the largest of its kind in Europe, counting 19,000 works of art placed in various institutions, schools, kindergartens, libraries, nursing homes, parks etc. The collection spans the period from late 18th century to our days.
The exhibition, dubbed by art magazine Kunstkritikk’s editor Jonas Ekeberg as ‘one of the two most interesting group exhibitions in Norway this spring’, was also picked by Visit Norway as one of their top three art events in Oslo for 2018.
The Commonly Owned reflects the interaction between art, architecture, urban spaces and the city’s population, and tells a story about the development of Oslo as a modern capital. It sheds light on the significance of art in urban development and all that such a collection implies: socially, politically and culturally.
The exhibition is a cooperation between Oslo Municipality (Agency for Cultural Affairs, Kulturetaten) and Kunstnernes Hus.