About the Hannah Ryggen Triennial
Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum (a National Museum of Decorative Arts in Trondheim, Norway), owns the largest collection of artworks by Hannah Ryggen. Following dOCUMENTA 13 in 2012, where a number of her monumental political works were exhibited, the museum has been working proactively to give Hannah Ryggen further exposure abroad. The collection has been loaned out, in full or in part, to art institutions in Pristina, Madrid, Malmö and Oxford. For the Hannah Ryggen Triennial, however, the world is invited to come “home” to Hannah Ryggen. Here, the museum, in collaboration with Ørland/Bjugn Kunstforening, places Hannah Ryggen into context with socially involved contemporary art from the international scene. The 2019 HRT "New land" investigates a world in flux.
2019 marks the 125th anniversary for Hannah Ryggen’s birth.