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Meet the people. Hear their stories.

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Redefines hotel art

Sune Nordgren is passionate about creating new spaces to experience art – outside the context of museums. Meet THE THIEF’s own art curator.

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Thiis-Evensen. Untitled (2011). Section

Picturesque video art

Death, love and life. Video and conceptual artist Charlotte Thiis-Evensen is not afraid of major themes. Visitors to THE THIEF and Fru K will see  a beautiful and thought-provoking video installation in which she aestheticises the concept of individual freedom.

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Innovative neighbour

Bilbao has the Guggenheim, Paris the Pompidou – and now Oslo has the Astrup Fearnley. Side by side with THE THIEF. The director of The Astrup Fearnley Museum, Gunnar B. Kvaran, is very excited to bring Renzo Piano’s magnificent building into use – a contemporary art museum which will put Oslo on the international art map.

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by Bryan Ferry

Legendary album cover art

Roxy Music legend Bryan Ferry visited Oslo and Tjuvholmen with the exhibition “Bryan Ferry photographs” in the spring of 2012. Many of the pictures never left the island after the exhibition ended, and can be seen at THE THIEF.

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theeye which sees

THE THIEF has given photographer Marcel Leliënhof many challenges – such as photographing a hotel before it exists and portraying 22 different personalities in a provisional hotel room measuring 32 square metres.

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Playing with landmarks

Sir Peter Blake was behind one of the most famous album covers in history and is a legend within pop art. He has now turned Norwegian icons and landmarks into art. Three collages from The Oslo Suite series decorate ­– and have given their name to – THE THIEF’s top suite.

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Play a different game

Magne Furuholmen’s thought-provoking installation Climax was unveiled by Al Gore during the presentation of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Now guests at THE THIEF can try the “do-it-yourself” version, Climax Card Game.

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