Hannah Ryggen Triennial 2019: New land

2 May - 25 August 2019
Exhibitions in Trondheim and Ørland /
Film screenings, lectures, workshops, artist's talks /
Opening in Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum Thursday 2 May, 6 pm
Opening in Ørland Kultursenter Friday 3 May, 5 pm

ARTISTS: Faig Ahmed (Azerbaijan), Alighiero e Boetti (Italy), Nicola Brandt (Namibia/England), Alexandra Kehayoglou (Argentina), Lise Bjørne Linnert (Norway), Ahmed Umar (Norway/Sudan) + Hannah Ryggen

CURATOR: Solveig Lønmo

  • Detail of Hannah Ryggen "6 October 1942" (1943). Hannah dreamed of leaving Ørland for England, by boat over the ocean.
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    Detail of Hannah Ryggen "6 October 1942" (1943). Hannah dreamed of leaving Ørland for England, by boat over the ocean.

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.

Interviews with the participating artists

In collaboration with:

Supported by:

  • Many thanks to Fritt Ord for supporting the triennale program.
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    Many thanks to Fritt Ord for supporting the triennale program.
  • Many thanks to the Italian Cultural Institute in Oslo for supporting the loan of Alighiero e Boetti's "Mappa".
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    Many thanks to the Italian Cultural Institute in Oslo for supporting the loan of Alighiero e Boetti's "Mappa".
  • Many thanks to Arts Council Norway for supporting the artist-in-residency program
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    Many thanks to Arts Council Norway for supporting the artist-in-residency program
  • Many thanks to Trøndelag county for supporting the triennale exhibitions
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    Many thanks to Trøndelag county for supporting the triennale exhibitions
  • Many thanks to Norwegian Art Associations for supporting Lise Bjørne Linnert's workshops in Trøndelag
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    Many thanks to Norwegian Art Associations for supporting Lise Bjørne Linnert's workshops in Trøndelag
  • Many thanks to Norwegian Textile Artists for supporting the "Soft Moment" that will be held in the museum on August 22nd, with Gus Casely-Hayford's lecture "Asafo - and the spirit of Hannah Ryggen"
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    Many thanks to Norwegian Textile Artists for supporting the "Soft Moment" that will be held in the museum on August 22nd, with Gus Casely-Hayford's lecture "Asafo - and the spirit of Hannah Ryggen"