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.

too much balls10Opening reception Friday 9th October 7 - 9 pm

10.8 - 25.10 2015

Open Friday / Saturday / Sunday 1 - 5 pm

Per Jonas Lindström´s exhibition Too Much Balls is based on a series of over twenty new paintings in various formats that are installed along with three sculptures. The common denominator for the installations are two of Lindströms own artists books.

Artist Books are central to Lindström's art practice. Simply put, they are made with the extreme intensity of the crazed. They are bursting with whatever occurs the the artist - often scraps of drawings or children's books, processed with color and crayon. They become complex collages that fill the books from the first to last page. The artist has taken two books and translated their contents on to canvas - unabridged, fearless, relentless.

Architectural models are the second reference in the installations. They are devotedly made with the same high intensity, relating freely to space, time and texture.

Tenthaus Oslo is exhibiting these new objects as if they have outgrown their original scale and transformed into something other, perhaps collection points or meeting places for the mind's tireless journey through the universe.

Tenthaus Oslo is proud to present Per Jonas Lindström´s complex multidimensional universe in Oslo for the first time in many years.

Per Jonas Lindström (1955) is a visual artist, resident in Oslo and Tistedal. During his long artistic career, he has distinguished himself through exhibitions and art projects in Norway, as well as abroad. For over 25 years he made both unique artist books, as well as limited editions. He has given workshops and taught at preschools, colleges and for programs with his veritable book factory. It is and understatement to say that PJL has educated and inspired many artists in the art of creating artist books.


no show museum6


The NO SHOW MUSEUM is the world’s first museum dedicated to ‘nothing’ and its various manifestations throughout the history of art. The museum is a mobile presentation space in a converted postbus. It hosts a unique exhibition with 24 invisible art works of pure conceptual art. From August till October 2015, the NO SHOW MUSEUM is on tour in Europe before finally arriving in Italy, as an official participant of the 56th Venice Art Biennale.

In Oslo, the NO SHOW MUSEUM will be hosted by Tenthaus and presents nothing by Joseph Beuys, Gordon Matta-Clark, Agnieszka Kurant, Santiago Sierra, Robert Rauschenberg and Ben Vautier.

The event starts at 6 pm on the 20th of august. Tenthaus invites you to an evening dedicated to Nothing.
Evelyn Rasmussen Osazuwa, freelance actor based in Oslo, will interpret Nothing in a performance based on King Lear.
Andreas Heusser, Curator of NO SHOW MUSEUM will hold a presentation about the art of nothing.
Maja Holst Svendsen, Practical philosopher, will be available for appointments through the evening. You are invited to have a private encounters with her about the subject of nothing (by appointment).

Spring Depot



Opening reception Friday 17th April 7 - 9 pm
17.4 - 16.5 2015

Open Thursday - Sunday 12 - 4 pm
Situated at Maridalsveien 3, Oslo
Curated by Rachel Dagnall

As far as my meagre art collection goes. I have a couple of drawings from David Shrigley and one from the group of Norwegian artists calling themselves the Drawing Club. There are some limited edition prints which are framed and a video which I bought after falling in love with it, but didn’t know what to do with and a couple of paintings that I really do not want. Then there are the books. Old and new, 20th Century Art theory, exhibition catalogues, art papers, dissertations everything around the production and processes of the contemporary art that I have encountered in my now middle aged life. Research, validation and evaluation. The cornerstones of contemporary art practice and curating. A personal library taking up the space of a small cellar.

The exhibition Spring Depot aims to empty the shelves so to speak and go back to the the root - the artworks and presents a selection of 30 Oslo based artists who are working within the sculptural sphere of installation art.

The nature of the beast, the shelving format could have determined the size of the installations. The limits of these constraints have (of course) been defied by Hanne Friis, Janne Kruse, Andreas Siqueland, Linn Ulvin and Kjell Varvin. Paintings made into objects by Ane Graff and Ingrid Lønningdal.

The Wunderkammer experience is accentuated with Greg Pope’s custom Peep Show, a Hologram by Ignas Krunglevicius, a desert island disco by Aksel Høgenhaug, a mirror piece by Runa Sandnes and Vanessa Bairds nodding duck. The humour continues in new works by Johan Urban Bergqvist, Sara Christensen, Anna Daniell, Terje Nicolaisen and where Jon Gundersen’s bronze cast of an alligator stands in contrast to Cassius Fadlabi’s painted plastic aeroplane. Other treasures include a piece of Steinar Haga Kristensen’s soon to be covered up fresco painting The Loneliness of the Index Finger (Part II) at Oslo Rådhus and a selection from Maria Sundby’s The Rest in Pieces.