Human Condition


Opening reception Friday 27th February 7 - 9 pm

27.2 - 15.3 2015

Open Thursday - Sunday 12 - 4 pm.
Situated at Maridalsveien 3, Oslo.

Tenthaus presents Shwan Dler Qaradaki & Behjat Omar Abdolla´s exhibition Human Condition which refers to Hannah Arendt´s work of the same title. Qaradaki and Abdolla connect with her work and experiences as a political refugee and her loss of freedom during World War II.

It´s not often that an artist´s background is drawn on as being intrinsic to the understanding of an artist practice. In this case it would be an illusion to present these artist perspectives without an understanding their personal backgrounds and experiences as Kurdish refugees living in Europe for over 15 years. Their common denominator is art studies at the Suleimani Institute of Fine Art - in Kurdistan. During 1997-1998 both artists fled their home country due to conflict and persecution. Today they have different nasjonalities, different every day languagages and different experiences of being in exile.

We consider Qaradaki og Abdolla as central figures in the developing Scandinavian understanding of the complexities of life and survival in a conflict zone in general and the Kurdish conflict in particular. This exhibition draws on memories and references to suggest that understanding conflict is to understand our own lack of understanding of the complexities of living in and with that conflict.

oslosgeology10Opening reception Thursday 20th November 7 - 9 pm
20.11 - 7.12 2014

Open Saturday / Sunday 12 - 4 pm or by appointment.

Performance Geological changes 20.11 at 7.30 pm.

Oslo’s Geology and Landforms with Anna Carin Hedberg and Ebba Moi is the third in a series of three exhibitions in which the initiators of Tenthaus Oslo collaborate with colleagues creating new works for the Tenthaus Oslo project space.

Oslo’s Geology and Landforms is a participatory artwork. From a geological perspective the artists, together with students from Hersleb High School, examine their local environment. Based on rocks, minerals, crystals and volcanic material in the Geological Museum as well as clay imprints from the backyard of Tenthaus, an archive of experiences is created.

“Hedberg and Moi instruct us to the bedrock surrounding in Oslo streets and walls. Dirty rags and casts of surfaces capture the damp breath of the city revealing difference within apparent similarities, hinting at the future of a living city.” (excerpt from text by Helen Eriksen)

Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfonds Prosjektstøtte supports the exhibition.

Anna Carin Hedberg and Ebba Moi have collaborated in several art projects. Their works explore the cultural changes in society through looking at structures to examine the processes of change. They are presently showing a film and sound work at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo, in the "I am your phone"program.



19.9 - 12.10 2014
Åpning fredag 19. september kl 19.00 - 21.00
Adresse Maridalsveien 3. Inngang fra gården.
Åpent lør og søn 12.00 - 16.00 eller etter avtale.

Poem written by Ylva Wærenskjold commissioned by the artists.

Workplaces with Stefan Schröder and Ingrid Lønningdal is the second in a series of three exhibitions in which the initiators of Tenthaus Oslo collaborate with colleagues creating new works for the Tenthaus Oslo project space.
Ingrid Lønningdal (f. 1981) lives and works in Oslo, and finished her master at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2008. Previous solo shows have been at North Norwegian Art Center (2013), Kunstnerforbundet (2011), Sogn and Fjordane Museum of Fine Art (2011) and Tegnerforbundet (2010). She is currently part of the exhibition Solo at Rogaland Art Center together with the artist group Institute for Colour.

Stefan Schröder (f. 1966) lives and works in Dresden and Oslo, and has a master from Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden and Academie Beeldende Kunst in Breda. Recent solo shows have been held at Galerie HZDR, Dresden (2010), Kurt-Kurt, Berlin (2008), ROM, kunst og arkitektur (2006) and Tegnerforbundet (2006).


Opening reception Thursday 21th August 7 - 9 pm
21.8 - 7.9 2014
Open Friday / Saturday / Sunday 12 - 4 pm
Helen Eriksen and Germain Ngoma have collaborated on a site-specific installation in three exhibition rooms at Tenthaus Oslo. Workshops and dialogs with participants at Sofienberg school have taken place over a three month period and have been instrumental in the development of the exhibition.
Their work is based on the students´ own photographic analysis of the theme of transit during workshops at Sofienberg school. The development of the project has been focused on the concept of transit situation - movement between one place and another – where are we now and how did we get there?

Eriksen and Ngoma view the school as a place of transition where students are being prepared for life beyond the school gates. The participants are moving into the final stages of their formal education and are focused on their own after-life.

Utforsking av Norges flagg


Antipodes café Utforsking av Norges flagg 
2.5 - 25.5 2014

An urban intervention, several workshops, a debate, a website - - and an exhibition at Tenthaus Oslo are the basis of this project of Utforsking av Norges flagg (Explorations in the Norwegian flag).

Opening 30.4
19:00 - Tenthaus Oslo
2.5 - 25.5
Tenthaus Oslo, Maridalsveien 3, Oslo

Public outdoor interventon
Opening 17.5
12:00 - ELDORADO
14.5 - 31.5
Torggata, between Pløens gate and Lineaaes gate

The first flag related to this land dates back to the monarch periods of the XIV century. Since then, different flags saw the sky in a process which carried out several debates, publications and proposals, including a green and grey one promoted by Christian Frederik in 1814, just a few months before the inclusion of an article expressing that Norway should have its own flag determined by law. The flag was selected in 1821, but its complete adoption in land and all seas wasn’t until the beginning of the next century, in which it was also banned during the German occupation of Norway. After those years, the use of the flag has grown exponentially as well as immigration. According to SSB, last year more than 10% of the total population is currently member of religious and life stance communities outside the Church of Norway.

As flags, people and lands never stand still, and thus not history.

thomas sankara the upright man

6th March 2014 at 7pm

Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man (2006)
Running time: 52 minutes
Director: Robin Shu­­ffield (Belgium)

Conversation on a Sunday Afternoon (2005)
Running time: 80 minutes
Directed by Khalo Matabane