Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

Exposed: 170 years of Photography from the Møller Collection

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For the first time, the public will have the opportunity to see one of Norway's largest private photography collections. The Exhibition is presented at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter June 23 — December 12, 2021.

HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON , The Visit of Cardinale Pacelli a Montmartre, Paris, 1938, The Møller Collection. © Magnum Photos.
HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON , The Visit of Cardinale Pacelli a Montmartre, Paris, 1938, The Møller Collection. © Magnum Photos.

Exposed will open on June 23 at Høvikodden (if the coronavirus situation allows it). The exhibition is open to the public until December 12, 2021, and is part of Henie Onstad's focus on and commitment to photography.

The Møller collection contains a wide range of photography, covering over 170 years and providing insight into the history of photography, from its infancy to popular culture's embrace of the medium.

- This collection takes the audience on a visual journey through two centuries with camera-based images. The exhibitions show some of the world's leading photographers, presented together with several hidden treasures and offers a rare opportunity to experience time that has been exposed, says Tone Hansen, director of Henie Onstad Kunstsenter.

The Møller collection consists of iconic images and unknown works by Norwegian and international photographers. The photos tell stories about the significant events and people who have shaped our time, but also about forgotten moments, anonymous passers-by, and of nature’s subtle changes. The collection touches on almost the entire history of photography, without being representative of it. The Møller collection has been created over many years, based on personal interest and a broad engagement to photography as art and its significance as a medium of communication in our time.

 - The exhibition is divided into eight genre-based themes, such as documentary, portrait, nature, experiment and contemporary art. My goal with the selection has been to show the photographic qualities of individual works, and to merge Norwegian and international photo history together, says Susanne Østby Sæther, curator of photography and new media at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter.

An extensive exhibition catalog, published by Forlaget Press, presents approximately 300 photos from the collection. The book brings together these images with photo-historical introductions by curator Susanne Østby Sæther and Cecilie Tyri Holt, a conversation between Jonas Bendiksen and Harald Møller, in addition to fictional contributions related to individual photos from the Møller collection, written by authors such as Jon Kalman Stefansson, Edmund de Waal, Suzanne Brøgger, Linn Ullmann, Daniel Mendelsohn, Jon Fosse, Lars Saabye Christensen and Judith Schalansky, among others.  

Photographers presented in the exhibition:
Berenice Abbott, Laure Albin-Guillot, Dag Alveng, Morten Andenæs, Morten Andersen, Domenico Anderson, Diane Arbus, David Bailey, Bjarne Bare, Pavel Baňka, Per Barclay, Felice A. Beato, Cecil Beaton, Jonas Bendiksen, Jim Bengtson, Per Berntsen, Vladimir Birgus, John Blakemore, Erwin Blumenfeld, Édouard Boubat, Bill Brandt, Nick Brandt, George Brassaï (Gyula Halász), Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Marilyn Christine Bridges, Jane Brown, Matthias Bruggmann, Edward Burtynsky, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Linda Cartridge, Lill-Ann Chepstow-Lusty, Larry Clark, Lucien Clergue, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Anton Corbijn, Tommaso Cuccioni, Imogen Cunningham, Edward S. Curtis, Sara Cwynar, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Geri Della Rocca de Candal, Jean Dieuzaide, Robert Doisneau, Anne Kathrine Dolven, František Drtikol, Richard Dumas, Werner Eckelt, Ann Christine Eek, Ingrid Eggen, Ed van der Elsken, Hugo Erfurth, Bjørn Falch Andersen, Adolf Fassbender, Roger Fenton, Larry Fink, Grancel Fitz, Franco Fontana, John French, Lee Friedlander, Bente Geving, Mario Giacomelli, Ralph Gibson, Dudley Glanfield, Espen Gleditsch, Fay Godwin, David Goldblatt, Nan Goldin, William P. Gottlieb, Milton H. Greene, René Groebli, Philippe Halsman, Frank Harbidge, Bert Hardy, Heinrich Heidersberger, Sean Hemmerle, Fred Herzog, Paul Hill, Damien Hirst, Candida Höfer, Karin Hofer, Thurston Hopkins, Horst P. Horst, Lotte Jacobi, Sunil Janah, Rune Johansen, Dora Kallmus (Madame D'Ora), Gertrude Käsebier, André Kertész, Kåre Kivijärvi, Viktor Kolář, Josef Koudelka, Arild Kristo, Germaine Krull, János Kublin, Kimbei Kusakabe, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Anna-Lou "Annie" Leibovitz, Helen Levitt, Pixy Liao, Henny Lie, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Danny Lyon, Morten Løberg, Sally Mann, Per Maning, Mary Ellen Mark, Tom Martinsen, Ramón Masats, Roger Mayne, Mikkel McAlinden, Steve McCurry, Enrique Metinides, Ray Metzker, Joel Meyerowitz, Bjarne Melgaard, Lee Miller, Inge Morath, Barbara Morgan, Luciano Monti, Daidō Moriyama, Richard Mosse, Raymond Mosken, Eadweard Muybridge, James Nachtwey, Shirin Neshat, Carl Nesjar, Arnold Newman, Cathrine Opie, Jamie Parslow, Irving Penn, Nicola Perscheid, Herbert Ponting, Man Ray, Regina Relang, Marc Riboud, Leni Riefenstahl, John Olav Riise, Grace Robertson, Robert Robinson, Mick Rock, Willy Ronis, Arthur Rothstein, Osvaldo Salas, Sebastião Salgado, Fin Serck-Hanssen, Tore Sandahl, Tom Sandberg, Hugo Scott, Jean Pascal Sébah, Rocky Schenck, Jeanloup Sieff, Clarence Sinclair Bull, Kjartan Slettemark, Gunnar Smoliansky, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Edward J. Steichen, Christer Strömholm, Thomas Struth, Vibeke Tandberg, Kjell Sten Tollefsen, Shōmei Tōmatsu, Dan Young, Andy Warhol, Charlie White, Bob Willoughby and Eugen Wiskowšký.

The thematic divisions: Documentary, Exclusion, Portrait, Nature, Architecture, Fashion, Experiments and Contemporary Art. 

Contributing authors to the exhibition catalogue: Suzanne Brøgger, Ian Buruma, Jon Fosse, Carsten Jensen, Jon Kalman Stefansson, Anne-Lise Marstrand Jørgensen, Hisham Matar, Daniel Mendelsohn, James Rebanks, Lars Saabye Christensen, Phillippe Sands, Linn Ullmann, Judith Schalansky , Edmund de Waal, and Benedict Wells.

The Møller family, represented through the family business Aars, is among Henie Onstad's main partners in the photo program.

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Press preview: TBA

Exhibition period: June 23 – December 12, 2021

Venue: Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden

Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

More information: www.hok.no

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HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON , The Visit of Cardinale Pacelli a Montmartre, Paris, 1938, The Møller Collection. © Magnum Photos.
HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON , The Visit of Cardinale Pacelli a Montmartre, Paris, 1938, The Møller Collection. © Magnum Photos.
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DAVID GOLDBLATT , Baby with child-minders and dogs in the Alexandra Street Park,  Hillbrow, 1972, The Møller Collection. © David Goldblatt/BONO 2021.
DAVID GOLDBLATT , Baby with child-minders and dogs in the Alexandra Street Park, Hillbrow, 1972, The Møller Collection. © David Goldblatt/BONO 2021.
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FIN SERCK-HANSSEN , Uten tittel  (Ugle), fra serien Fugl, 1991, The Møller Collection. © Serck-Hanssen/BONO 2021.
FIN SERCK-HANSSEN , Uten tittel (Ugle), fra serien Fugl, 1991, The Møller Collection. © Serck-Hanssen/BONO 2021.
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MARY ELLEN MARK , Ram Prakash Singh with the elephant Shyama, Great Golder Circus, Ahmedabad India, 1990, The Møller Collection. © Mary Ellen Mark.
MARY ELLEN MARK , Ram Prakash Singh with the elephant Shyama, Great Golder Circus, Ahmedabad India, 1990, The Møller Collection. © Mary Ellen Mark.
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MICK ROCK , David Bowie and Mick Ronson, Lunch on Train To Aberdeen, UK, 1973, The Møller Collection.
MICK ROCK , David Bowie and Mick Ronson, Lunch on Train To Aberdeen, UK, 1973, The Møller Collection.
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JONAS BENDIKSEN , Moses preaching to his followers, South Africa, 2016, The Møller Collection. © Courtesy Jonas Bendiksen.
JONAS BENDIKSEN , Moses preaching to his followers, South Africa, 2016, The Møller Collection. © Courtesy Jonas Bendiksen.
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INGRID EGGEN , RestrictedFlora #2, 2014, The Møller Collection. © Courtesy the artist.
INGRID EGGEN , RestrictedFlora #2, 2014, The Møller Collection. © Courtesy the artist.
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Installation shot from the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden Norway. Yayoi Kusama, Pumpkin, 2016. ©︎YAYOI KUSAMA, Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Victoria Miro and David Zwirner. Installasjonsfoto: Christian Tunge / Henie Onstad Kunstsenter
Installation shot from the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden Norway. Yayoi Kusama, Pumpkin, 2016. ©︎YAYOI KUSAMA, Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Victoria Miro and David Zwirner. Installasjonsfoto: Christian Tunge / Henie Onstad Kunstsenter
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Henie Onstad Kunstsenter
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Henie Onstad Kunstsenter er en ledende arena for nasjonal og internasjonal billedkunst, med et bredt utstillingsprogram, en sentral kunstsamling, samt aktiviteter innen musikk og performance. Kunstsenteret er omgitt av et praktfullt parkområde på Høvikodden i Bærum. I tillegg til utstillingsar­ealer på ca. 3500 m2, rommer senteret Lab for barn og unge, møtelokaler for utleie, egen butikk, samt kafeen Piruetten.

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