Nov 20, 2020–Sep 5, 2021

Concrete in Transition

The architect Erling Viksjø and his artist collaborators
Bankplassen 3, 00130 Oslo Map
Tue, Wed, Fri 11 am–5 pm, Thu 11 am–7 pm, Sat–Sun 12 am–5 pm

Erling Viksjø’s buildings challenge many people’s concept of what good architecture is. Highly innovative, he forged a unique working relationship with several artists. Art became a part of the architecture itself.

Erling Viksjø (1910–1971) was one of Norway’s most influential architects in the post-war period, well known for his concrete architecture and high-rise buildings. This exhibition examines his extensive collaboration with artists such as Carl Nesjar, Pablo Picasso, Hannah Ryggen, Inger Sitter, Synnøve Anker Aurdal, Kai Fjell, Tore Haaland, Ramon Isern, Odd Tandberg and Jakob Weidemann.    

Concrete in Transition provides insight into how Viksjø worked with these artists on projects such as the Government Quarter in Oslo, the Norsk Hydro administration building, the Elkem building, the office building for Standard Telefon- og Kabelfabrik, the Oslo Board of Public Health building and Bakkehaugen Church.