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In connection with the establishment of the new Munch Museum, funds have been reserved through the City of Oslo Art Programme for a work of art. The Art Programme is run by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, which is responsible for collecting and coordinating production of professional art in Oslo’s public spaces.



Based on proposals from the short-listed artists Matias Faldbakken, Tracey Emin, A K Dolven, Cristina Iglesias, Olafur Eliasson, Ragnar Kjartansson and Adrián Villar Rojas, a jury consisting of representatives of the architect, the developer, the Munch Museum and an external curator, has unanimously decided to choose Tracey Emin’s The Mother to be executed for the Museum Island next to the new Munch Museum.

Please see all the artists' proposals below.