Ai Weiwei. Study of Perspective, 1995–2011, Xinjiang, China, colour print.
The National Museum invites you to the opening of the exhibition “Grip friheten! Take Liberty!”
Thursday, 10 April, 18:00
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Bankplassen 4, Oslo
The Museum of Contemporary Art will commemorate the bicentennial of the Norwegian Constitution with an international group exhibition that calls attention to civil disobedience, struggles for independence, and sexual, ethnic, and cultural identity.
John Akomfrah, Maja Bajevic, Andrea Bowers, Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Phil Collins, Jeremy Deller, Olga Egorova & Natalya Pershina (Chto Delat), Gardar Eide Einarsson, Jihan El-Tahri, Matias Faldbakken, Rainer Ganahl, Sharon Hayes, Marianne Heier, Susan Hiller, Glenn Ligon, Jumana Manna & Sille Storihle, Aleksandra Mir, Pussy Riot, Slavs and Tatars, Superflex, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Ai Weiwei.
Premiere performance of Constitution Song: Our March in May
Speech by the National Museum’s director Audun Eckhoff.
Presentation of the exhibition by curator Andrea Kroksnes.
Maja Bajevic, To Be Continued, performance in the Fehn Pavilion at the National Museum – Architecture.
The museum is open until 20:30.
Choir: Singers from Sosialistisk Kor. Conductor: Per Arne Olsen. Lyrics: Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen. Melody/arrangement: Sverre Idris Joner.
The Power of Words and Music (in English)
Thursday, 15 May, 17:00–19:00
Artist Talk. The artist Susan Hiller in conversation with curator Gavin Jantjes.
Pussy Riot vs. Putin (in English)
Sunday, 25 May, 15:00–17:00
Film screening and conversation with the movie’s director from Gogol’s Wives Production and the former Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova.
Den mangfoldige nasjonen / Multitude Nation (in Norwegian and English)
Thursday, 5 June, 11:00–19:00
Workshops in collaboration with TrAP (Transnational Arts Production).
The exhibition is curated by Andrea Kroksnes. Curator Education: Anita Rebolledo. Project Manager: Liva Mork