Earlier exhibitions

First the good news: New works in the collection

Heidi Bjørgan: Object 5003 (2020)
3 Dec 2021 to 13 Mar 2022

What have we bought up in the last two years? See the new acquisitions to KODE’s collection!

Last week! Paul McCarthy: Dead End Hole

19 Nov 2021 to 27 Mar 2022

Closing 27 March: Next in line in KODEs series of exhibitions featuring prominent American artists is a living legend.  KODE presents Dead End Hole, an exhibition of new and recent works by the American artist Paul McCarthy (b. 1945).

Exhibition: Bergen Painters in Paris 1920

Nils Krantz, Fra Blomstertorget i Bergen, 1932. (foto: Dag Fosse)
12 Nov 2021 to 29 May 2022

Until 29 May at KODE 1: "La Vie Moderne: Bergen Painters in Paris 1920" is an intimate exhibition curated by Professor of art history Gunnar Danbolt, where we are transported to Paris and Bergen around the beginning of the 1920s.

Nikolai Astrup. Visions of Norway

Nikolai Astrup: Kollen, 1905-06.
15 Oct 2021 to 23 Jan 2022

An extensive exhibition on the celebrated Norwegian painter Nikolai Astrup (1880–1928), who deftly wove tradition and innovation into his artistic production. 

Paul Cézanne: Masterpieces

Cézanne. Mesterverk fra The Courtauld.
16 Jul 2021 to 10 Oct 2021

Experience great works of art in an intimate setting: For the first time a number of masterpieces by Cézanne will be shown in Norway.

Arvid Pettersen: On View

Fra utstillingen Arvid Pettersen: Til skue i KODE 2. Foto: Dag Fosse / KODE
29 May 2021 to 12 Sep 2021

This May, KODE launches the first large retrospective presentation of Norwegian artist Arvid Pettersen’s work. The exhibition “On View” encompasses more than 60 works from five decades, with an emphasis on the 1980s and recent works.

Marit Følstad: Akashic Field

8 May 2021 to 22 Aug 2021

In the series of contemporary projects created for KODE, Marit Følstad (b. 1969) takes over the Stenersen Room with a process-oriented work developed over the course of several years. 

Program for KODE 4 takeover

Alt Går Bra. Foto: Thor Brødreskift
2 Feb 2021 to 15 Aug 2021

This spring we are reopening the doors to KODE 4, this time with an entirely new and dynamic content.

Thomas Pihl: Sight Specific

Thomas Pihl, Uten tittel #9, 2018, Akryl på lerret.
23 Jan 2021 to 2 May 2021

KODE launches the New Year with an exhibition of Thomas Pihl. The exhibition ”Sight Specific” is the first retrospective presentation of Thomas Pihl, featuring both older and more recent works.

Private Eyes: American postmodern art

Steven Parrino, Death in America # 5, 2003 © The Steven Parrino Estate
2 Oct 2020 to 20 Dec 2020

Opening Friday 2 October: Experience American postmodern art at KODE this fall.

Knag: Crafted furniture from Bergen

Salongskap i art nouveau-stil (detalj), mahogni med intarsia, ca.1910, Deponert hos KODE.
18 Sep 2020 to 24 Jan 2021

Bergen once had an active set of cabinetmakers, artisans who made wood furniture, and the greatest of them was the firm Chr. Knag. This winter you can experience impressive craftsmanship and design at KODE in the exhibition “Knag – Crafted furniture from Bergen”. 

MFA Exhibition 2020

Annelen Røe, Cleaning Rocks and Road signs, 2020 (Video still)
21 Aug 2020 to 13 Sep 2020

New decade, new artists, new world: The exhibition MA2020 presents 21 individual art practices that have recently completed the Master of Fine Arts program at The Art Academy - Department of Contemporary Art (KMD).

Pablo Picasso. Suite 347

Pablo Picasso: 18. august 1968. © Succession Pablo Picasso / BONO 2019. Foto: Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design
19 Jun 2020 to 20 Sep 2020

Experience "the erotic suite" by Picasso at KODE 2 this summer! Suite 347 was executed by Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) at high speed in period of less than seven months.

Jeannette Christensen: Interruptions

Jeannette Christensen, Woman Interrupted (Meili), videostill, 2018
2 Jun 2020 to 29 Nov 2020

This spring Norwegian artist Jeannette Christensen will fill the permanent presentation in the Rasmus Meyers Collection with the exhibition Interruptions.

The Pre-Raphaelites and the North

Edward Burne-Jones: «Lykkens hjul / The Wheel of Fortune» (1875)   Eier: Musée d'Orsay, Paris
21 Feb 2020 to 31 May 2020

The extravagant exhibition "Edward Burne-Jones: The Pre-Raphaelites and the North" includes monumental paintings, drawings and textiles overflowing with myths and wistful beauty, but also reveals the British artist´s influence on Scandinavian art and design.

A Dream of Community

Azar Alsharif, The Solution, 2019 (utsnitt/detail) foto: Dag Fosse/KODE
22 Nov 2019 to 12 Apr 2020

KODE Art Museums and Foreningen Trykkeriet marks the centenary of the Association of Norwegian Printmakers, with the exhibition «A Dream of Community».