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New works from the collection
New works from the collection
The Jugendstilsenteret collection has received a number of new additions in recent years. In this exhibition you can experience some of these. Amongst the beautiful works displayed you can find both, new acquisitions and donations. In 2016, Jugendstilsenteret received a unique donation from Anne Britt Lilleholm, who has collected art Nouveau artifacts for several decades. The collection consists of furniture, glassware, porcelain, silverware and high-quality textiles. The presentation of selected highlights from the Lilleholm Collection is the main part of the exhibition.
08.01.18 09:21
The dining room
The dining room
Jugendstilsenteret permanent exhibition
 
On the first floor you find the beatiful dining room of pharmacist J.A. Øwre, which is carefully restored and set for a dinner party. The room is designed as a total work of art. You may notice that all the furniture in the dining room seems specially designed for this room – and indeed it is. This is a fine example of Gesamtkunstwerk (a total work of art) where the architect designs the entire room down to the smallest detail: the table and chairs, panelling and mouldings, even the brass fittings on the buffet are custom made for this particular interior.  This work by Hagbarth Schytte-Berg (1860–1944) is stylistically related to an interior designed by architect Henrik Bull for the Stockholm Exposition of 1897. In contrast to traditional dragon style furniture, the ornamentation here is simpler and is concentrated on the central parts and joints of the furniture pieces. This restraint accentuates their form and allows the ornamentation to take secondary importance.  
20.06.14 13:24
The beauty of art nouveau
The beauty of art nouveau
Jugendstilsenteret permanent exhibition
 
On the first floor you will find a cross- section of Norwegian art nouveau, from advertisements to furniture, glassware and textiles. This exhibition reveals the grand spectre of Art Nouveau, as expressed in both utilitarian and purely decorative objects. The prime focus is on first-rate Norwegian works in various materials. Although an international art movement, Art Nouveau was given a distinct stamp by national cultures. So in addition to the Norwegian works, we present examples of this great variety.
24.06.12 01:35
The Edge of the Sea
The Edge of the Sea
KUBE 3.5.-29.12.2019 «The Edge of the Sea» brings together artists who depict and rework themes related to the sea, such as world trade and transport, marine pollution, the migration crisis, resource extraction, and co existence between humans and other life forms.The geographical basis of Ålesund and Norway is the Northern European periphery, but we are surrounded by an ocean that unites us and makes us an important part of a worldwide community. With a focus that is both local and global, the exhibition relates to existential changes and our uncertain future, with the various works of art highlighting the sea as an arena where a wide range of ecological, cultural, and political challenges and problems come to the fore.
The exhibition is a response to a world dominated by climate change, alienation, fear, oppression, democracies in crisis, and financial instability. The global effects of climate change are gradually being felt. Oceans are rising, rivers are flooding their banks, intense storms and hurricanes are tearing through cities and towns, and drought and forest fires leave irreparable damage in their wake. The changes are happening so incrementally that it is hard for many people to realize their full impact. How does the present situation affect our ideas about and visions for the future? The exhibition borrows its title from Rachel Carson’s ecological book «The Edge of the Sea», first published in 1955. Participating artist:
Marit Akslen / Heba Y. Amin / Sissel M. Bergh / Caroline Bergvall / Ursula Biemann / Danilo Correale / Johannes Heldén / Terese Longva / Randi Nygård / Rafi Segal & Yonatan Cohen / Sissel Tolaas / Pinar Yoldas / Marina Zurkow (More&More Unlimited: Marina Zurkow, Sarah Rothberg, Surya Mattu). There will be several events throughout the exhibition period. 
31.01.19 10:20
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