07/16/2010 02:08 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Art Space to Open in Norwegian Caviar Factory

COPENHAGEN. The Norwegian archipelago Lofoten has become home to an international art venue, housed in an old caviar factory in the village Henningsvaer. The new art space is being inaugurated this month with a temporary show by Norwegian street artist couple "Dolk og Pobel" that will be on view the whole of July. Following the exhibition, the building will be renovated by Norwegian architectural firm Element and reopen permanently to the public in 2012. "We have had many international artists visiting us here. They all loved the place and wanted to come back. That is a good prerequisite for adding a international exhibition hall to this part of Norway", Venke Hoff, the building's owner, told The Art Newspaper. For example New Delhi-based filmmaker Amar Kanwar produced the film Henningsvaer while staying at the Hoff's summer house in the village.

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