Japonism in Scandinavia

Japanese art and design had a profound influence in the Nordic countries during the final decades of the 19th century and well into the...

Norwegian Landmarks in the Next Star Wars Production?

Norwegian landmarks like Pulpit Rock (Prekestolen), Troll’s Tongue (Trolltunga), Folgefonna and Lofoten are being scouted for an upcoming Hollywood production of Star Wars. According to...

Watch Michael Jackson in Oslo

In May 2001 Hans Rasmus Astrup paid almost six million US dollar for a larger than life gilded statue in porcelain made by the...

Holiday Heartland

Kristiansand is the beating heart of Norway’s favorite holiday destination; the place Norwegians go to relax and enjoy life or actively pursue their preferred...

Take Me Back

Danish pop promise Christopher and Norwegian super producer Matoma have teamed up on a brand new single called ‘Take Me Back’! This collaboration is quite...

Kurt Schwitters and Norway

The German painter Kurt Schwitters’s work was banned by the Nazi regime in 1937 as “degenerate art”. The same year, the artist flied to...

Future Art in Stavanger

Center for Future Art in Stavanger, Norway, has produced and hosts the Sixth Article Biennal 2016 in Stavanger. Article Biennial - represents the region's most...

Strange Facts about Scandinavia

Looking for facts about Scandinavia? Here they are... Swedish people recycle so much that the Waste-to-Power plants actually import waste from Norway. Norway is one of the largest oil...

The Hamsun Center in Northern Norway

Knut Hamsun is Norway’s most innovative and controversial writer through all times. With the publication of Hunger in 1890, and the Nobel Prize in Literature in...

Pictures of Longing

The photographic culture of Norwegian US immigrants Lengselens bilder (Pictures of Longing) by Sigrid Lien is a photographic image of America – as seen through...

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