Kunstsilo opens on 11 May 2024
- It is a great pleasure to finally be able to reveal Kunstsilo's opening date. On the 11th of May
2024 will be a folk festival in Kristiansand, says Reidar Fuglestad, managing director
for Kunstsilo in a press release
The silo in Kristiansand, which has long since been emptied of grain and taken out of service, was erected by Christiansand's Møller in the mid-1930s. From being a regional art museum in line with other regions' art museums, Kristiansand moves up a division when Kunstsilo opens. Kunstsilo will become a national art museum, with collections and exhibitions that, at their best, will be at the very top of what art Norway can offer.
Kunstsilo will be unique, both in terms of content and architecture. The ambition is that people of all ages and walks of life will visit the museum and be left with good experiences after visiting.
About the art
Kunstsilo has three art collections: Christianssands Picture Gallery, Sørlandssamlingen and the new Tangen collection. Together they make up over 7,500 works of art.
Nicolai Tangen from Kristiansand has long had a passionate interest in art, and especially in Norwegian and Nordic modernist art. Tangen today has one of the world's largest collections of Nordic modernist art from the period 1920-1990.
The Tangen collection contains a representative selection of major works by the most important and trend-setting Nordic artists from the period. Among the artists represented in the collection are Jakob Weidemann, Aase Texmon Rygh, COBRA artist Asger Jorn, sculptor Sonja Ferlov Mancoba and Swedish Olle Bærtling.