Jenny Hval: Innocence is kinky - 3.6.-19.8.12
Sonja Henie: konstruksjonen av et bilde - 15.4.-22.7.12
Kjell Nupen / Ørnulf Opdahl / H.M.Queen Sonja: Tre reiser. Tre landskap. - 14.6.-7.10.12
Landskap og rom - 14.6.-7.10.12
An overview of some of the current exhibitions at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter
Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter provide a wide range of exhibitions at the moment, starring queens from different genres, performing in skating, printing, collecting or singing.
Jenny Hval: Innocence is kinky
This light- and soundinstallation aquired by the art centre started as an unfinished project about Jeanne d'Arc, the queen of the French revolution. In this large room, light rods shine in varying colors and luminosity. In addition is a songtrack. The mood is overwhelming, almost forcing you to stay there.
Overview of the exhibition "Sonja Henie - konstruksjonen av et bilde"
Then on to the queen of the ice and the movies - Sonja Henie - half of the founder couple of the art centre. Her strong interest in art and her career as ice dancer and actress made her able to aquire a decent collection of contemporary art of her time. This exhibition show some of the collection together with some of her dresses and some movies and posters of her. It is great to see the great variety of art that reflects her time. But I am not sure if her dresses and the other Sonia Henie documentation is really necessary. Her taste and achievements are mostly visible through her collection.
Prints by H.M. Queen Sonja
The real Queen is present both by appearance, her own work and her collection. In this collaboration with Kjell Nupen and Ørnulf Opdahl a portfolio of prints are presented for the public and for sale. I suppose the name of the female part of the trio gets a lot of attention, but even not regarding that the prints a well worth seeing.
H.M. Queen Sonja - prints by Andy Warhol
The Queen herself is present in the art center, seen through the lens and the technique of Andy Warhol, on several prints in various colors.
Overview of the exhibition "Landskap og rom"
The larger part of the centre is provided for showing the collection of the Queen. It is not necessarily an overview of the present contemporary art scene, but definitely the part she is interested in, and that is an interesting part.
Leonhard Rickhard prints
Just a little taste of what the Queen likes, you would have to go there yourself to see the rest.