In 2020–2021, Sogn og Fjordane Art Museum (SFKM) received 5 million Norwegian kroner from the Ministry of Culture, due to the Covid-19-pandemic. The endowment was given in extraordinary grants for art purchases. This corresponds to roughly 17 years of ordinary purchasing budgets for the museum. SFKM was supported to stimulate artistic activity among Norwegian artists and to maintain the business of the galleries during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The funds have been designated the purchase of art by contemporary artists living in Norway. This endowment has given SFKM a rare opportunity to develop the collection. The museum’s main goal has been to reflect the diversity of artists in Norway. The chosen artworks promote a broad representation and highlight less visible stories in society.
Curator: Ingrid Norum
Eli Mai Huang Nesse, Yola Marie Tsolis, Kwestan Jamal Bawan, Simone Hooymans, Hans Hamid Rasmussen, Ahmed Umar, Apichaya Wanthiang, Trine Hovden, Heidi Bjørgan, Kristina D. Aas, Lars Korff Lofthus, Rebecca Jafari, Aud Marit Skarrebo Holmen, Vibeke Tandberg, Lill-Ann Chepstow-Lusty, Jone Skjensvold, Ragna Misvær Grønstad, Linda Morell, Audgunn Naustdal Holsen, Karen Helga Maurstig, Gerd Endestad, Susanna Kajermo, Karoline Hjort, Riitta Ikonen, Anne Tveit Knutsen, Kay Arne Kirkebø, Zdenka Rusova, Turid Haye, Sofie Berntsen, Pearla Pigao, Kent Fonn Skåre, Cato Løland, Lin Wang, Vilde Salhus Røed, Magnhild Øen Nordahl, Julie Ebbing, Ane Graff, Hilde Honerud, Kamilla Langeland, Cecilia Jonsson, Brit Fuglevaag, Anne-Lise Stenseth, Elisabeth Steen, Aud Marit Skarrebo Holmen.
Top photo: Kay Arne Kirkebø, utsnitt av "Lovpris Sola", 2019, SFKM-002156 © Kay Arne Kirkebø/BONO. Photo: Kay Arne Kirkebø.