Dear Members, For three years, we have saved every penny we could. The reward is that for two years in a row now, International Forum can pride itself with a surplus. The savings come from financial discipline and from cutting costs, especially … Read More
Exhibition by Synnøve Anker Aurdal at May 31
This year’s summer exhibition at the Astrup Fearnley Museum will feature significant works by Synnøve Anker Aurdal (1908 – 2000), who was one of Norway’s most prominent textile artists.
Her vast knowledge of both the Norwegian weaving tradition and the contemporary art discourse made her a true pioneer within the field. In her oeuvre, she moved from traditional craftsmanship to arts and crafts and eventually into visual art, a genre in which she has emerged as a central figure.
During her lifetime, she contributed greatly to the recognition of textiles as a form of artistic expression. Early on in her work, Anker Aurdal incorporated the non-figurative as a central element and she was crucial in the launching of modernism in Norway.
This exhibition is comprised of works that already are in the Astrup Fearnley Collection, as well as a selection on loan, which together will form a unique and seminal overview of her outstanding body of work.
Synnøve Anker Aurdal was educated at a weaving school run by sisters Karen and Ragnhild Prestgard in Lillehammer and at the Statens Kvindelige Industriskole (arts and crafts college for teachers) in Oslo from 1932 to 1934.
In 1941, she had her debut show with an exhibition at the prestigious Kunstnerforbundet. Afterwards, she created several public commissions, including Høyseteteppet (1958-61) in Håkonshallen in Bergen (with Ludvig Eikaas and Sigrun Berg) and Norway’s gift to Iceland for its 1100th anniversary in 1974.
IMPRESSIONS OF NORWAY
IMPRESSIONS OF NORWAY Queen of the Bohemians ‘Dagny Juel’s Connections Transcend Countries and Centuries’ by H.E. Maia Kipshidze Ambassador of Georgia to the Kingdom of Norway Madonna – Edvard Munch … Read More
Drops of Mediterranean Gold: A Taste of Croatia’s Gourmet Olive Oils May 3 at 11:00 Hosted by the Ambassador of Croatia, H. E. Andrea Gustović-Ercegovac Sun, sea, salt and tender loving care make award-winning Croatian olive oils among … Read More
REPORT ON April Monthly lecture, on April 25. On the work of the Oslo Center Mr Bondevik is the founder and Executive Chair of the Center, an independent non-profit organisation working in the fields of democratisation and democratic … Read More
The Grethe Frydenlund Award to Patricia Blackwell
The Board has decided to rename the Member of the Year Award to the Grethe Frydenlund Award as this recognition is given not for contribution for a particular year, but for years of dedicated service. Named after our Founder, the Award honours … Read More
ACTIVITY GROUPS AND COURSES
ACTIVITY GROUPS AND COURSES – SPRING 2022 Activities: International Forum Activity Groups are formed when one member or a group of members get together and organise an activity. No payment is required, and the activities are open to all … Read More
August 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
August 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am