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Celebrating Equinor - contemporary art from the Equinor art programme

Artwork
Bård Ask (b. 1976). Global Perspective, 2007 Gold leaf on wall. Dimensions variable. Equinor art programme.
© Bård Ask/BONO

At our offices in Stavanger, we invite our employees to experience more than 130 works by 54 artists from Equinor’s art collection. The exhibition celebrates Equinor’s 50th anniversary and presents a multiplicity of themes and means of expression.

Following a major project to upgrade the building, Forus Øst has been divided into 12 conceptual zones or experience points. The concept for each zone relates to an aspect of Equinor’s past, present and future.

The artworks expand on these concepts and contribute to enriching the company’s and our own stories, as well as reminding us of the importance of constantly striving for renewal.

The exhibition is curated by Grete Årbu and produced by Equinor Art Programme in colloration with the Forus Øst Upgrade Project and AFRY/Gottlieb Paludan Architects.

Participating artists:

Anders Sletvold Moe, AK Dolven, Anne-Karin Furunes, Bård Ask, Elin Melberg, Elmgreen & Dragset, Else Leirvik, Else Marie Hagen, Espen Dietrichson, Frans Widerberg, Fredrik Raddum, Fredrik Værslev, Frida Orupabo, Hanne Borchgrevink, Hannu Karjalainen, Herman Mbamba, Håkon Bleken, Håkon Gullvåg, Ida Ekblad, Ilkka Halso, Inger Sitter, Ingrid Eggen, Irma Salo Jæger, Jan Groth, Jone Kvie, Kira Wager, Kjell Erik Killi Olsen, Kjell Nupen, Kjell Pahr-Iversen, Lars Korff Lofthus, Leonard Rickhard, Maiken Stene, Mari Slaattelid, Mattias Härenstam, Mette Tronvoll, Mikkel McAlinden, Morten Slettemeås, Olav Christopher Jenssen, Penelope Umbrico, Per Dybvig, Per Kleiva, Peter Bonde, Richard Billingham, Simen Johan, Sverre Wyller, Synnøve Anker Aurdal, Thorbjørn Sørensen, Tom Hunter, Trine Søndergaard, Unn Fahlstrøm, Vanessa Baird, Vibeke Slyngstad, Vibeke Tandberg, Yola Maria Tsolis, Aase Texmon Rygh.

Selected artworks

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Elmgreen & Dragset (b. 1961, 1969)
Adonis (Backpack), 2009
Laserchrome colour print mounted on 4 mm aluminium with 8 mm plexiglass
200 x 149.5 cm
Equinor art programme
© Elmgreen & Dragset/BONO

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Frida Orupabo (b. 1986)
Girl on Horse, 2021
Collage with paper pins mounted on aluminium
180 x 200 cm (unframed)
Equinor art programme
© Frida Orupabo

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Kira Waager (b. 1971)
Oslo 2.5, 2012
Oil on PVC
169.5 x 225.5 cm
Equinor art programme
© Kira Wager/BONO

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Frans Widerberg (1934-2017)
Dog and Man, 1989-90
Oil on canvas
210 x 330 cm
Equinor art programme
© Frans Widerberg/BONO

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Fredrik Værslev (b. 1979)
Untitled, 2017
Primer, spray paint, acrylic, white spirit, cotton canvas on wooden stretcher
302 x 203 cm
Equinor art programme
© Fredrik Værslev

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Hanne Borchgrevink (b. 1951)
Silence, 2007
Acrylic on canvas
120 x 120 cm
Equinor art programme
© Hanne Borchgrevinck

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Inger Sitter (1929-2015)
Currents, 2007
Acrylic on canvas
180 x 140 cm
Equinor art programme
© Inger Sitter/BONO

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Jan Groth (1938-2022)
Sign III, 1991
Wool tapestry made in collaboration with Benedikte Groth
150 x 239 cm
Equinor art programme
© Jan Groth/BONO

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Penelope Umbrico (b. 1957)
28,869,378 Suns from Sunsets from Flickr (Partial) 09/07/15
2320 chromogenic machine prints
Dimensions variable
Equinor art programme
© Penelope Umbrico