Event The Drawing Triennial 2023

The National Museum: Artist talk with Gelawesh Waledkhani and Hanne Lydia Opøien Figenschou

November 15, 2023


November 15, 2023

In connection with the exhibition "My life! My choice?" in the Print and Drawing Gallery, the National Museum welcomes you to a conversation between Rikke Glomnes Komissar, Director of Communication and Audiences, and the artists Gelawesh Waledkhani and Hanne Lydia Opøien Figenschou.  

Location: Nasjonalmuseet - Auditoriet
Date: November 15
Time: 18.00-19.15

The talk will be in Norwegian.

About the exhibition

The exhibition presents a selection of Erik Werenskiold's drawings for Jonas Lie's novel The Family at Gilje (1883) together with new works by contemporary artists Hanne Lydia Opøien Figenschou and Gelawesh Waledkhani. Their works were commissioned by the National Museum and enter into a dialog with Werenskiold's drawings and the novel's content, while also emerging from the artists' own lives and our time.In this conversation, you will have the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into the artists' processes and thoughts about their choice of motifs and the themes of the exhibition.

Read more about the exhibition here My life! My choice - The National Museum.

Photo (from left to right): Hanne Lydia Opøien Figenschou - Photo: Ina Wesenberg / National Museum; Rikke Komissar - Photo: Annar Bjørgli / National Museum; Gelawesh Waledkhani. Photo Jannik Abel / Autumn Exhibition.

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