Tenthaus Oslo is a project space for contemporary art run by the artists Helen Eriksen (1964), Ebba Moi (1971) og Stefan Schröder (1966). Its profile is characterized by an open, process-oriented participation in the arts. Young adults are given the opportunity to experience art first hand through practical experience and discussions. Artists showing works at Tenthaus Oslo are asked to contribute to a collaboration with Oslo schools. Tenthaus could be seen as a critical reflection on social changes and challenges, focusing on contemporary art that is relevant to everyone. This means the project space has a growing audience that would not necessarily normally participate in a gallery environment.
Tenthaus Oslo have a focus on relational and social projects, beside conventional exhibitions. An example is the “The Isle” (2013) by, Berlin-based artist, Pfelder. The project was an intervention in Bjørvika: a floating cottage in the bay with views of the Oslo skyline –with the Opera and Barcode buildings. The Isle could be booked free of charge for an overnight stay for 2-3 people. Pfelder’s work says something about Oslo’s current town planning and how the prices of land and high end architecture are leading to the area becoming unavailable for most people. At Open Forum Tenthaus will share their experience and processes in their practice, both in collaboration with artists and with schools.
Friday the 19th of September Tenthaus Oslo opens the exhibition Arbeidssteder with Ingrid Lønningdal and Stefan Schröder. This is the second in a series of three exhibitions in which the initiators of Tenthaus Oslo collaborate with colleagues creating new works for the Tenthaus Oslo project space.