Earlier exhibitions

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».

H. Håkansson. One Hundred and One Pieces of a Tree

Detail from "One hundred and One Pieces of a Three (Norwegian Wood)" (foto: Dag Fosse)
15 Nov 2019 to 31 Aug 2020

Experience the site specific exhibition "Henrik Håkansson. One Hundred and One Pieces of a Tree (Norwegian Wood)" at KODE 4.

The Annual Crafts Exhibition

Kadri Allekand: Inside a Cat, 2016. Hekleteknikk i ullgarn. Foto: Dag Fosse / KODE
11 Oct 2019 to 5 Jan 2020

"The Annual Exhibition by the Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts" (NK) is the largest yearly showcase for Norwegian contemporary crafts and was first held in 1975.

Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner, Brakt ned til like under / Brought Down to Just Below, 2019, Language + material referred to, Lysverket, KODE 4. (foto: Dag Fosse)
9 Sep 2019 to 31 Aug 2020

KODE gets a site spesific sculptural piece by the american artist Lawrence Weiner in and at the "Lysverket" building, KODE 4. First part of the work opened 9 September. 

Edvard Munchs photography

Edvard Munch med briller, foran to akvareller og «Stående dame med samojed» II - Self-Portrait in the Front of Two Watercolours at Ekely II - 1930. Munchmuseet (utsnitt).
6 Sep 2019 to 19 Jan 2020

Edvard Munch (1863-1944) was one of the first artists to take “selfies.” He pursued photography as an experimental medium and himself as an experimental subject. "The experimental self. Edvard Munch's photography" presentes a wide selection of photographs and films by Munch. 

Munch. There are Worlds Within Us

6 Sep 2019 to 19 Jan 2020

This autumn Bergen will be the world’s “Munch-capital”. The exhibition “Edvard Munch. There are Worlds Within Us” is a rare meeting of four of the largest Munch collections in the world.   

Bergen Assembly 2019

Lorenza Böttner, Untitled, no date.
5 Sep 2019 to 10 Nov 2019

Bergen Assembly is an international art event taking place every three years in Bergen. Parts of this year's main exhibition is presented at KODE 1.  This edition of the triennal, titled Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead, is conceived by a core group of twelve curators, artists, theorists and activists. 

FORCES – Dyrdal Kvasbø Tingleff

Marit Tingleff, Dyp grønn / Deep green, 2006. Blåleire med begitning, transparent glasur / Earthenware clay, slips, transparent glaze. 110x173x31 cm. (foto: Dag Fosse)
10 May 2019 to 15 Sep 2019

Exceptional in scale, FORCES - Dyrdal Kvasbø Tingleff presents a wide selection of works dating from the 2000s to the present day, created by three internationally renowned Norwegian artists: Kari Dyrdal, Torbjørn Kvasbø and Marit Tingleff.

Irma Salo Jæger – Works from the collections

Irma Salo Jæger, Utkast til et verdensflagg, 1972. © Irma Salo Jæger/BONO. Foto: Dag Fosse
6 Mar 2019 to 21 Apr 2019

Irma Salo Jæger (b. 1928) is represented with an exhibition of seven monumental works from the collection in 'Tårnsalen' at KODE 4 this spring – five of them purchased last year.