Kunstnernes Hus Cinema, Oslo’s first independent cinema and part of the artist-owned foundation Kunstnernes Hus, opened in 2016. The program is curated with a cross-disciplinary and genre-critical approach, always placing the artist at the centre, and consists of a wide spectrum of contemporary independent and artist films, talks, lectures and curatorial collaborations. We emphasise artistic boldness and genre-bending formats as well community-building across disciplines and generations.
The regular programme is curated by the head of programme Silja Espolin Johnson in cooperation with a programme council consisting of:
Ulrik Eriksen (film critic at Morgenbladet and initiator of the cinema at Kunstnernes Hus),
Maria Moseng (film critic, research fellow in film studies at the University of Oslo, former editor at WUXIA),
Sara Eliassen (filmmaker and visual artist) and
Maria Fosheim Lund (research librarian at the National Library).
The streaming service Kunstnernes Hus Home Cinema was launched during the pandemic, and will become a permanent extension to the on-site program, focusing on increasing the availability of contemporary Norwegian artist films. We take an active part in finding solutions to the need for better systems of distribution, in the cinema as well the digital arena.
So many artists look best in a place like this, as opposed to being projected in a gallery. I’m very happy to see this place.
LEO Youth Film Club
In 2018, the film club LEO for youths aged 13-18 was founded, sharing the same ambitions as the cinema, while being programmed by its own members.
|Agenda Arts and Crafts||Nordland School of Arts and Film|
|Arkitekturfilm Oslo||Norwegian Film Club Association|
|Cinemateket in Oslo||On & For Production and Distribution|
|Cinemateket in Trondheim||Oslo Poesifilm Festival|
|Human International Documentary Film Festival||Oslo Pix|
|Institut français de Norvège||PRISMS|
|Oslo National Academy of the Arts||Vega Scene|
|National Library of Norway|
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The auditorium was designed by Atelier Oslo and built with support from Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, Arts Council Norway, Oslo Municipality and the Norwegian Government’s Gift Enhancement Scheme for Cultural Centres.
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