UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Campus Tromsø, Medicine and Health Studies Building MH2

People are at the heart of the vision for the new art collection for MH2. The collection comprises seven artworks, all of which explore the relationship between the microcosm and the macrocosm to form a unified whole.


Show on map
Lukk kartet
Finn veien

Finn veien til UiT The Arctic Uni­ver­si­ty of Nor­way, Cam­pus Tromsø, Me­di­ci­ne and Health Stu­dies Buil­ding MH2

eller
Finn stedet der du er nå
Velg transporttype:
Avbryt
  • Faded Remains (Narcissus, 2017), Espen Gleditsch. Photographer: Thor Brødreskift
  • Homeostasis, Annelise Brun. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Work in progress, Annelise Brun. Photographer: Ingun A. Mæhlum
  • Work in progress, Annelise Brun. Photographer: Ingun A. Mæhlum
  • Homeostasis, Annelise Brun. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Homeostasis, Annelise Brun. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Homeostasis, Annelise Brun. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Homeostasis, Annelise Brun. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Homeostasis, Annelise Brun. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Homeostasis, Annelise Brun. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Homeostasis, Annelise Brun. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Homeostasis, Annelise Brun. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Homeostasis, Annelise Brun. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Arrival, Hennie Ann Isdahl. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Ankomst, Hennie Ann Isdahl. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Arrival, Hennie Ann Isdahl. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Rise, Hennie Ann Isdahl. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Rise, Hennie Ann Isdahl. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Rise, Hennie Ann Isdahl. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Rise, Hennie Ann Isdahl. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Rise, Hennie Ann Isdahl. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Rise, Hennie Ann Isdahl. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Rise, Hennie Ann Isdahl. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Crystal world, Gunilla Klingberg. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Crystal world, Gunilla Klingberg. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Crystal world, Gunilla Klingberg. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Crystal world, Gunilla Klingberg. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Faded Remains (Ilioneus, Aphrodite of Knidos, Narcissus, 2017), Espen Gleditsch. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • Faded Remains (Aphrodite of Knidos), Espen Gleditsch. Photographer: Thor Brødreskift
  • Faded Remains (Ilioneus), Espen Gleditsch. Photographer: Thor Brødreskift
  • The Infinitive 2018, council room, Olav Christopher Jenssen. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • The Infinitive 2018 (16), Olav Christopher Jenssen. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • The Infinitive 2018 (5), Olav Christopher Jenssen. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • The Infinitive 2018 (21), Olav Christopher Jenssen. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • The Infinitive 2018, common area, Olav Christopher Jenssen. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • The Infinitive 2018 (10), Olav Christopher Jenssen. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • The Infinitive 2018 (15), Olav Christopher Jenssen. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • The Infinitive 2018 (12), Olav Christopher Jenssen. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • The Infinitive 2018 (23), Olav Christopher Jenssen. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • An Authentic Relation, Marianne Bjørnmyr. Photographer: KORO/Janicke Iversen
  • An Authentic Relation, Marianne Bjørnmyr. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • An Authentic Relation, Marianne Bjørnmyr. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
  • An Authentic Relation (1), Marianne Bjørnmyr. Photographer: Marianne Bjørnmyr
  • An Authentic Relation (2), Marianne Bjørnmyr. Photographer: Marianne Bjørnmyr
  • An Authentic Relation (3), Marianne Bjørnmyr. Photographer: Marianne Bjørnmyr
  • An Authentic Relation (4), Marianne Bjørnmyr. Photographer: Marianne Bjørnmyr
  • An Authentic Relation (5), Marianne Bjørnmyr. Photographer: Marianne Bjørnmyr
  • An Authentic Relation (5), Marianne Bjørnmyr. Photographer: Marianne Bjørnmyr
  • An Authentic Relation (7), Marianne Bjørnmyr. Photographer: Marianne Bjørnmyr
  • An Authentic Relation (8), Marianne Bjørnmyr. Photographer: Marianne Bjørnmyr
  • An Authentic Relation (9), Marianne Bjørnmyr. Photographer: Marianne Bjørnmyr
  • An Authentic Relation (11), Marianne Bjørnmyr. Photographer: Marianne Bjørnmyr
  • An Authentic Relation (10), Marianne Bjørnmyr. Photographer: Marianne Bjørnmyr
  • An Authentic Relation (12), Marianne Bjørnmyr. Photographer: Marianne Bjørnmyr
  • Fluehjerne, Beret Aksnes & Vegar Moen. Photographer: Vegard Moen
  • Fly Brain, Beret Aksnes & Vegar Moen. Photographer: Vegard Moen
  • Fly Brain, Beret Aksnes & Vegar Moen. Photographer: Vegard Moen
  • Fly Brain, Beret Aksnes & Vegar Moen. Photographer: Vegard Moen
  • Fly Brain, Beret Aksnes & Vegar Moen. Photographer: Kjell Ove Storvik
Click to zoom

About the project

About the project

Beret Aksnes and Vegar Moen’s work Fly Brain is an integral component of the entrance. The work is based on an electron-microscope image of the brain of a fruit fly, an organism that is often used in genetic research. The image was perforated into Rimex metallic cladding. The metal surface reflects the building’s surroundings, giving the work a lively, changeable appearance.

An organic design of symbols created by Gunilla Klingberg has been laid into the concrete floor inside the entrance. The overall appearance of the work suggests that it is a fragment of an imagined whole. The design is inspired by traditional oriental patterns.

Twenty-eight circular abstract paintings by Olav Christopher Jenssen have been installed in a kind of long frieze inside the building’s council chamber and the lobby outside it. The works have an existential character and lend artistic authority to the space.

The artist Hennie Ann Isdahl gives a greater sense of space to the stairway with her work Rise, a work with positive associations that is a metaphor for the acquisition of knowledge. Isdahl also follows the architectonic structures with her work Arrival, on the exterior wall of the auditorium on Floor 7. Both works consist of fields of colour that merge into each other, creating a sense of movement on the wall and in the space in general.

Homeostasis by the artist Annelise Brun covers the wall of the other auditorium on Floors 7 and 8, and is visible from both the interior and exterior. The distinct, but somewhat overlapping, transparent organic forms are reminiscent of microscopic sections and frozen landscapes. The work was created on site using soft pastels, and the natural grain of the birch-veneer panels has been preserved as part of the work.

Marianne Bjørnmyr’s photographic series An Authentic Relation hangs in the first of two discussion zones. This work is a dialogue with one of several editions of an 18th-century diary of the same title, which belonged to the Dutch soldier Leenert Hasenbosch. The work consists of 16 framed images, 13 photographs and three extracts from Hasenbosch’s diary. Together the images form a network of documentation and examine our idea of history as possibly comprising fiction rather than confirmed fact.

A second discussion zone is home to three works from Espen Gleditsch’s photographic series Faded Remains: Illoneus, Aphrodite of Knidos and Narcissus. These are three black-and-white photographs of classical marble sculptures, each with partly-coloured transparent glazing that colours parts of the photographs. The work questions the value we attribute to the whiteness of objects and structures that were originally coloured.

Click here to read about the artworks in the existing Medicine and Health Studies Building (MH1), completed in 1991.

 

Facts

Facts

Address

Universitetsvegen, 9019 Tromsø

Date completed

15.08.2018

Specialist art project manager

Janicke Iversen
Nora Ceciliedatter Nerdrum, (til 2016)

Art consultant/Art Committee

Jenny-Marie Johnsen
Hanne Hammer Stien

Project manager

Marte Kolstrøm, Statsbygg
Anne Egeland, Statsbyggs representant i kunstutvalget

Architect representative

Randi Mandt, Ratio Arkitekter AS

Host representative

Larissa Acharya, UiT Norges Arktiske Universitet, Campus Tromsø, Medisin- og helsefag

Building owner/developer

Statsbygg

Duration

Permanent

Accessibility

Tilgjengelig for publikum

Program

Art scheme for new government-owned buildings

Artwork

Artwork

Related content

Share this project