The first event of Munchmuseet on the Move (2016-2019) was a conference held on 8 April 2016 at Oslo Ladegård, in collaboration with Kunsthall Oslo. The conference revisited at the artist-initiated Prosjekt i Gamlebyen (PiG) from 1994, which was the same year the Stenersen Museum opened. PiG included over 80 artists’ commissions across Oslo’s Old Town; a publication of poems, novels, and essays; and a series of concerts at the now-demolished building Borgen.
Images of the art projects in PiG (1994). Courtesy and copyright of the artists.
Munchmuseet on the Move is a four-year, off-site curatorial project of contemporary art. The aim of the project is to continue and develop the work of the Stenersen Museum in Vika (1994-2015), now part of the Munch Museum. Munchmuseet on the Move consists of two parts: a series of contemporary art commissions, taking place in the area between the current Munch Museum at Tøyen and the new museum, currently under construction on the waterfront of Bjørvika; and the display of works from the Stenersen Collection at a temporary venue in collaboration with Kunsthall Oslo.