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Avgang 2024: The World Is A Knot In Motion

Avgang 2024: The World Is A Knot In Motion

You’re invited to the MFA exhibition by 20 artists from the programmes Medium- and Material Based art and Art and Public Space at Oslo National Academy for the Arts.

“If a degree show was a material, what would its qualities be? Porous or hard, opaque or transparent, steely or malleable? Could you hold it in your hands, or would you have to ask for help to lift it up?

In this exhibition of artists working with medium and material-based arts and art in public space, we are met with both novel ideas and some impressively vast time scales and topics. Materials and techniques that appear either old or new, are seldom one or the other, and often both.

The exhibition title ‘The World Is A Knot In Motion’ is a quote from the author Donna Haraway, who is known for using science-fiction to fabulate on future material realities and living conditions on the planet to highlight new and current perspectives on our coexistence with the species around us, whether they’re species of rocks, animals, trees, or plants. The phrase, as we are applying it, encourages a break with deterministic definitions of "nature" and "culture", and the distinction between these. It is also a sentence whose progression seems to align with our understanding of the given format — the world is ingested, the work knots, and the exhibition format signifies a forward motion.”

We look forward to welcoming you into 20 unique artistic worlds!


Alice Davies, Almendra Baus Rusiñol, Anastasya Kizilova, Anders Hald, Belén Santillán, Carolina Vasquéz Gonzaléz, Dariusz Stefan Wojdyga, Kaia Weiss, Linda Flø, Magnus Håland Sunde, Nanna Amstrup, Rajat Mondal, Sara Skorgan Teigen, Sayo Ota, Silje Kjørholt, Sofia Nömm, Tamara Marbl Joka, Théotime Ritzenthaler, Victor Kojo Aubyn, Zeke Isendahl

KHiO galleries: Seilduken 1, Seilduken 2, Skylight, Black Box, Katedralen, and Indre og Ytre Hage, opening 31 May and open until 9 June 2024. 

The exhibition is curated by Håkon Lillegraven.


Opening friday 31 May 17:00-20:00
Opening ceremony 17:00-17:30, open until 20:00
Exhibition period 1-9 June
Public programmes and performances Saturday 1+8 June

The opening ceremony is open to everyone, and takes place in Vrimla, on the 4th floor. Entrance straight ahead past the reception from the main entrance. There will be hosts present to show the way. Welcome!

There are elevators for accessibility needs to Vrimle and the exhibition spaces above ground level. To make use of this for the opening ceremony we recommend showing up 5-10 minutes early.

Follow @khioartandcraft og @the_world_is_a_knot_in_motion_ on Instagram for introductions to the 20 artists and programme updates leading up to the opening day.

For press or other inquiries, contact programme coordinator Mariella Yakubu at

Exhibition period 1–9 June 2024
Opening hours Saturday+Sunday 11:00-16:00
Opening hours Monday-Friday 15:00-19:00

MFA Medium- and Material Based Art
MFA in Art and Public Space