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Read a review of the exhibition at Kunstkritikk. (In Norwegian)


Exhibition preview: Thursday February 9th, 7 pm - 10 pm

February 10th - March 5th 2017

Opening hours: Fri - Sun, 1pm - 5pm

Maridalsveien 3, 0178 Oslo

ONE MAN SHOW is an exhibition which centers on two documentary shorts, The Stonewall Nation (2014) and The Tomorrow Show (2015). Drawing on archival material from the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives in Los Angeles, the exhibition examines the performative potential of archival documents. Using the interview format as a framework, ONE MAN SHOW engages in the telling and retelling of history by examining utopian ideas and myths concerning sexual liberation in California in the 1970s.

Invested in the transmission of history across generations, Storihle has worked closely with the Los Angeles-based actor Michael Kearns. In The Stonewall Nation (2014), Kearns impersonates the activist Don Jackson, revisiting his aim to establish a gay settlement in Northern California. The film portrays a man yearning for community and belonging, while questioning the ideological framework of his idea of a promised gay land. 

The Tomorrow Show (2015) takes Michael Kearns’ own story as its starting point. Shot in his own bedroom, the film focuses on Kearns’ life as The Happy Hustler in the mid-70s, a fictional role he took on and acted out both on and off screen. It recounts Kearns’ memory of a trick he turned before going on the talk show, The Tomorrow Show - a return to a role that unsettles narratives of identity and history. 

The exhibited works include print and video material from the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries and the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

Documentation from the exhibition by Øystein Thorvaldsen.

 Sille Storihle, The Stonewall Nation, 2016. HD Video, 16 min. Video still. 

Olaf Odegaard, Title unkown, c. 1985. Digital print of mixed media, collage 11x6 inches
ONE National gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries

Olaf Odegaard, Title unkown, c. 1985. Digital print of mixed media, collage 9x13 inches
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries

Olaf Odegaard, Title unkown, c. 1985. Digital print of mixed media, collage 8.5 x 11.5 inches
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries

Sille Storihle, The tomorrow show,  2015. HD Video, 15 min. Video still. 

November 30, 1986. Video still.
Interview with Don Jackson by Olaf Odegaard

Extract 15 min, UCLA Film and television Archive. 


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Welcome to Tenthaus Oslo´s next exhibition opening at 7 pm on Thursday November 24th 2016. Vevatne will show a site-specific installation and sculptures and Strømsted &Hurst will have the Norwegian premiere of their film entitled Beaten. The exhibition run until the 18th of December.

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October 14th - November 6th
Opening hours: Fri - Sun, 1pm - 5pm
Address Maridalsveien 3, 0178 Oslo

Exhibition preview: Friday October 14th, 5 pm - 8 pm

Soup at the opening by The Northern Company

Freshwater biologists count underwater insects and use this data as an indicator of the water´s health. If one identifies the sound of specific underwater insects, that have the capability to survive various forms of pollution, one can possibly, through focused listening, reach an understanding of the health of the river. In this work. Winderen has listened to and been focused on fish and plankton in the Aker River and inner Oslo Fjord and the fish migrations both up and down river. She creates a sound installation with local sound situation in context with other areas of the earth, from seas and rivers where fish and mammals migrate.

Winderen´s installation consists of underwater recordings from the Aker River and inner Oslo Fjord and set in a context with underwater footage from the Caribbean Ocean, the North Atlantic, the Barents Sea and the Pacific Ocean.


Tenthaus Sessions presents


26.5 - 19.6 2016

Preview 26 May at 7 – 9 pm
There will be a guided tour in the exhibition on Saturday the 11th at 2 pm and Thursday 16.6 at 6.15 pm.
Address Maridalsveien 3 – main gate entrance
Open Friday – Sunday 1 – 5 pm

Tenthaus Sessions shows works by Unni Gjertsen and performative texts by TekstLab Young Voices. Gjertsen addresses the staging of the body in relation to architecture. The project has evolved over several years and is shown together with a video work entitled Lessons (14 min), in which the artist interviews six young people employed as guides during one of her exhibitions.


Hilde Honerud


7.4 - 30.4 2016

Preview and book launch
7 April at 7 – 10 pm
Address Maridalsveien 3 – main gate entrance
Open Friday – Sunday 1 – 5 pm

Migration to Norway is on the cusp of change. On this occasion the discussion is not about refugees, but a migrating highly qualified labor force that is making its presence felt in occupations where language requirements and expertise are key factors. Until recently, Norway was considered a career backwater. However, the difference seen in wages and unemployment has changed this. Earlier migrants challenged the workplace of the typical labourer. This new migration of workers is challenging the elites.

Hilde Honerud and sociologist Jon Hovland have visited several Norwegian language schools in Europe. They have followed the students, recording their preparation, hopes and dreams, expectations, and the meaning of their migration, as they prepare for their departure.

Exercises in Norwegian attempts to allow individual objects and portraits to express an interpreted experience of places and meetings with the individual participants.


Sabina Jacobsson l Kristin Nordhøy l Tammo Rist


25.2 to 13.3 2016

Opening Thursday 25 February
19.00 to 22.00
Address Maridalsveien 3.
Main entrance
Open Fri - Sun 1pm to 5 pm

What is the world showing us ?

Tenthaus Oslo invites you to Living in Colour where the overaching theme of painting is explored by three artists. They have have made new works based in which the common denominator is opical illusion and colour´s relationship to the real. Rather than offer us a representation of the world, they draw us into the very essence of light with their almost phenomenological approach, leaving us to consider an interpretation of the world of our own visual experience.

In Living in Colour, the artists investigate our relationship to our surroundings, through their understanding of the concrete world surrounding us, as well a human behaviour.