Kunstnernes Hus is one of Norway’s most important exhibition places for and communicators of contemporary art. The building is an architectural signal building designed by the architects Gudolf Blakstad and Herman Munthe-Kaas, and is one of the foremost examples of the meeting point between neoclassicism and functionalism in Norway.
By being a conscious social actor, we have a responsibility to protect artistic freedom of expression and the place of art in the public eye. With exhibitions, films, talks, concerts, lectures and seminars, we are a bustling great hall for art and culture. Since it opened in 1930, Kunstnernes Hus has presented major international exhibitions and Norwegian initiatives. Kunstnernes Hus is owned by Stiftelsen Kunstnernes Hus, an independent artist-run foundation established by Norwegian artists in 1930.
Kunstnernes Hus Kino was established in 2016 in collaboration with Atelier Oslo Architects. The cinema shows a wide range of art films in a broad sense: recent feature films, genre-challenging documentaries and films made by both Norwegian and international visual artists. The hall is a significant part of Kunstnernes Hus’ commitment to creating a living arena for artistic interdisciplinary activity, conversations and debate.