Kunstnernes Hus is an art institution in the centre of Oslo. Established by artists in 1930 to show both Norwegian and international art, it has since then become the most important independent institution in Norway led by artists, specifically dedicated to contemporary art. Its building by Gudolf Blakstad and Herman Munthe-Kaas is a prime example of modern Functionalism architecture and a landmark of the city.
Through the years, the rooms hosted exhibitions with works by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Robert Morris, Martin Kippenberger, Jackson Pollock, Michelangelo Pistoletto only to name a few. Most recently, Kunstnernes Hus has been offering major solo presentations with Isaac Julian, Dias & Riedweg, Tino Sehgal, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Sylvia Sleigh, Gustav Metzger, and Chris Marker. In addition to its upper floors dedicated to art, Kunstnernes Hus also brings together a cinema, a bookshop, a restaurant, artists studios, seminars, festivals and symposiums.