Ekebergparken Sculpture Park

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Walk in sculpture park by Cast Glances by Tony Cragg

Coordinates: 59°53′54.503″N 10°45′43.081″E / 59.89847306°N 10.76196694°E / 59.89847306; 10.76196694

Ekebergparken Sculpture Park is a sculpture park and a national heritage park close to Ekebergrestauranten[1] with a panoramic view of the city at Ekeberg[2] in the southeast of the city of Oslo, Norway.[3][4]

The Sculpture Park has been initiated and financed by property director and art collector Christian Ringnes (born 1954). The park is located in a wooded area of 25.5 acres, and was inaugurated 26 September 2013.[5]

A total of 31 sculptures were installed when the opening ceremony took place in 2013, many of them with women as subjects. The park is owned by the City of Oslo and sculptures owned by the Christian Ringnes instituted foundation, C Ludens Ringnes Foundation.[6] It was fully established in February 2015, including accrued trails, water surface and at least 25 sculptures deployed. The capital of NOK 350 million was set aside at the time to cover purchases of additional sculptures, up to a total of eighty, and the operation of the park for at least 50 years.[7][8][9][10][3]

Museum[edit]

Adjacent to the sculpture park there is also an indoor museum (open every day 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), located in Lunds Hus, which presents the Ekeberg area's history and nature. There is also an art and design shop that has books and design items. Lunds hus is a white villa from 1891 and a base of the Ekebergparken Sculpture Park.[11][12]

Works of art in Ekebergparken Sculpture Park[edit]

Ekebergparken Sculpture Park consisted 2017 of the following artworks:[3][13]

Salvador Dalí: Venus Milo aux tiroirs
Dan Graham: Ekeberg Pavillion
Aristide Maillol: Nue sans draperie
Walkway in Ekebergparken Sculpture Park with the Marble Sculpture "Konkavt ansikt" ("Concave Face") by the artist Hilde Mæhlum.
  • Konkavt ansikt, marble, 2006, by Hilde Mæhlum
  • Light projection, installation, 2010–13, by Tony Oursler[17]
  • Venus Victrix, bronze,1914–16, by Auguste Renoir
  • La grande laveuse, bronze, 1917, by Auguste Renoir
  • Eva, bronze, 1881, by Auguste Rodin
  • Cariatide tombée à l'urne, bronze, by Auguste Rodin
  • Fideicommisum, bronze, 2002, by Ann-Sofi Sidén
  • Drømmersken, marble, 1992, by Knut Steen
  • Still life with landscape, stainless steel, 2011–12, by Sarah Sze
  • Spectral Power. Φeλ (Talking lamppost), Location-specific work, installation, 2013, by Tony Oursler
  • Möbius trippel by Aase Texmon Rygh
  • Skyspace: The Color Beneath, installation, 2010–13, by James Turrell
  • Ganzfeld: Double Vision, installation, 2013, by James Turrell
  • Mor med barn, bronze, by Per Ung
  • Mann og kvinne, Adorasjon, bronze, 1908, by Gustav Vigeland[18]
  • Huldra, bronze, by Dyre Vaa

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ekebergparken, history
  2. ^ Viewpoints Ekebergparken (in English)
  3. ^ a b c Map on Ekebergparken's website
  4. ^ Ekebergparken on visitoslo.com (incl. a video) (in English)
  5. ^ Åpnet omstridt skulpturpark i Oslo Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (in Norwegian)
  6. ^ The documents to agreement on gift from C. Lundens Ringnes Foundation to the city of Oslo. Council case 102/11 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine. (in Norwegian)
  7. ^ Planforslag Skulptur- og kulturminnepark Ekeberg City of Oslo (in Norwegian)
  8. ^ Ekebergparken Sculpture Park www.weheart.co.uk (in English)
  9. ^ Out of the woodsNorwegian Air Shuttle Magazine (in English)
  10. ^ Ekeberg Sculpture Park comes to Oslo, Norway www.eurotravelogue.com (in English)
  11. ^ Lunds hus Ekebergparken (in English)
  12. ^ Ekebergparken Museum www.visitoslo.com (in English)
  13. ^ works of art, Ekebergparken sculpture park
  14. ^ Venus Milo aux tiroirs by Salvador Dalí Ekebergparken (in English)
  15. ^ Elmgreen & Dragset: Dilemma Ekebergparken website (in English)
  16. ^ Markus Lüpertz: Judith Ekebergparken website (in English)
  17. ^ Tony Oursler's Installation Ekebergparken and on On YouTube
  18. ^ Mann og kvinne, Adorasjon Ekebergparken (in English)

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