Anniversary exhibition for Jakob Weidemann 100 years.
On June 14th, 2023 Jakob Weidemann would have been 100 years old. Lillehammer Art Museum celebrates one of Norway’s most important and earliest abstract artist with an anniversary exhibition.
Ever since Weidemann moved to Ringsveen in Lillehammer in 1968, his name has been connected with both the city, Lillehammer art museum, Maihaugen and the Lillehammer church.
The exhibition’s focus is on the early works of Weidemann from a stage when he developed immense imagination which conveys the impression of unlimited artistic capacity and creativity. During this time, he develops a whole univers of various, even contradictory expressions between late cubism, contretism, surrealism and expressive action painting. He has a strong position within the international development of art in the years after World War II.
The exhibition includes among others works from Christen Sveaas Kunststiftelse, who owns one of the largest Weidemann-collections.
In addition to the exhibition Weideamann’s largest painting May can be seen as a scene background in Maihaugsalen at Maihaugen during July and August.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good26
- Ron SNew York City, New YorkTrip Type:CouplesLillehammer Art MuseumSunday, 4th August 2019Beautiful building and a nice collection of Norwegian artists. I was particularly impressed with their handling of Frits Thaulow. After prior disappointment at other museums (National Gallery in Oslo... Read full review
- RobynQ26Hong Kong, ChinaTrip Type:Friends getawayWell laid out but was expecting art from other countries too!Tuesday, 24th December 2019A nice museum, not hugely busy, thoughtfully curated. Mostly Norwegian art; was expecting something a little more global! Read full review
- Nicolai LAsker, NorwayTrip Type:FamilyVery goodSunday, 18th July 2021We came for the Anna Ancher exhibition this summer. We've visited Skagen several times and visited exhibits of the works of the Skagen artist colony. This was a in depth exhibit focusing on... Read full review