Photo: Nasjonalmuseet / Annar Bjørgli
  • 20 January 2024 12.00–13.30 and 14.30–16.00
  • The National Museum

Discover what happens when three generations trace a path through the National Museum in the performance “Family”.

In the extensive presentation of the museum’s collection of art, architecture and design, the exhibits are interpreted through song – conjuring all the beauty, cruelty, humour, and thoughtfulness that art can convey.

In this performance, a family explores the museum and its collection, singing the titles of the exhibits and rooms they encounter on the first and second floors. Visitors are invited to join them in their tour of the museum. No participation is required; the members of the family perform their composition undisturbed, an extra artwork for anyone willing to listen.

“Family” will be performed two times on Saturday 20 January 2024, starting from the Library Stairway.

Created by Italian-Belgian artist Francesca Grilli, “Family” is about time, as represented by the different generations and their voices. Through their interaction with the objects on display, which spans a period of three thousand years, the performance acquires an extended time dimension.