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Hanne Friis. FLOM.

New installation for the Tower Room

Closeup of a textile work

Flom, detalj. Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen


Where Lysverket

Opens 24 May:

Hanne Friis creates sensory spaces with breathtaking leaps. This summer Kode will launch a new installation by Friis specifically created for the futuristic Tower Room at Lysverket.

The Norwegian artist Hanne Friis is renowned for her monumental textile installations, which she hand-dyes and sculpts on-site through a time-consuming sewing technique.

With a small needle, Friis transforms the material by folding and pressing the fabric into organic forms and complex structures, providing an experience of change and growth, and a ambiguity between form and materiality.

The meticulous work of the hand creates sensory spaces with breathtaking leaps between the microcosm and macrocosm.

This summer, Kode will present a new site-specific installation by the artist at Lysverket.

Curator for the exhibition is Heidi Bjørgan.

About the Artist

Hanne Friis (b. 1972, Oslo) is educated in painting and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Art in Trondheim (1992-96). Works by Friis are included in the collections of Haugar Art Museum, Haugalandmuseet, Kunstsilo, the Oslo Municipality Art Collection, Kode, the National Museum, Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, the Art Museum of Northern Norway, as well as a number of private collections both in Norway and abroad.

Friis has undertaken several public and private art commissions and has exhibited extensively in the Nordic countries and Europe. In 2022/23, Friis had a solo exhibition at the Vigeland Museum. In November 2024, she will open a solo exhibition at MK&G in Hamburg, where she will showcase a range of works produced over the past 10 years. This autumn, Friis is featured in a duo exhibition with the American sculptor Lynda Benglis at Locks Gallery in Philadelphia.

Closeup of a textile work

Flom, detalj. Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Closeup of a textile work in black and white

Flom, detalj. Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Portrett av en kvinne i en sort bluse

Hanne Friis. Foto: Jannik Abel

Et utstillingsrom med røde vegger og tekstile skulpturer

Fra utstillingen «Sirkulasjon» ved Vigelandmuseet i 2022. Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Utstillingen vises i Tårnsalen i øverste etasje i Lysverket.