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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).

the isle

Workshop in Bjørvika, Oslo June 2013. Collaboration with Sofienberg school.

The workshop was a part of the public art project the Isle by Pfelder.


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

501 theisle web106012723.05 - 23.06 2013

The Isle is a participatory art project consisting of a floating cabin made with recycled material where participants are offered free overnight accommodation. The Isle in the centre of Oslo anchored in the Bispevika harbour between Paulsenkaia and Bispekaia offers free overnight accommodation through reservation.

Pfelder´s work creates an intimate atmosphere for its participants and sets a stark contrast to its more polished neighbours: the Opera, the Bar Code development and new luxury apartment blocks.

This free space can be seen as the potential for an alternative that can access and occupy public space as a counter to the urban re-development strategies prevalent in the processes in Oslo´s inner city. The Isle is also inspired by Norwegian traditions of cabin life and the movie Seom - The Isle directed by South Korean film maker Kim Ki-duk.

Pfelder is a visual artist living and working in Berlin. His artist practice encompasses public art projects, exhibitions and direction of international art projects as Kurt-Kurt project space in Berlin.

The Isle is produced by Pfelder in collaboration with Tenthaus Oslo and Hav Eiendom and is funded by Norsk Kulturråd, Kunstløftet, Bjørvika Utvikling AS, Nordic Black Theatre, Anne Beate Hovind, Craig Dykers and Elaine Molinar.
Also thanks to Cinderella toilet systems for providing us with a green toilet.

The Isle - Documentation and work in progress
Bispevika, may 2013

many books - locaExhibition opening 28.2 19.00 - A Squatter at Tenthaus
1.3 - 23.3 2014


A Squatter at Tenthaus is an incubator project that has been resident in Tenthaus Oslo since November 2013. The squatters are now ready to open the doors to discuss the need and relevance for a library and arts research centre in Livingstone, Zambia.

This group of artists, and associated team of art historians, architects and curators believe in boosting critical thinking towards art production and to create premises to develop well informed historical database on the un-researched Zambian artistic practice that links to an African modernity.