The National Tourist Routes consist of 18 selected roads that run along the coasts and fjords, and over the mountains and plains in Norway. By 2024 there will be almost 250 rest areas and viewpoints created by some 60 architectural firms, landscaping firms, designers and artists.
Over the course of eight years, Ken Schluchtmann is up until now the only one who has photographed the National Tourist Routes, initiated in 1994, consistently. Schluchtmann uses a coherent imagery, which creates a strong identity and shows some of the most beautiful parts of rural Norway. The pure power of the landscape is strengthened by the integration of architecture and art works.
This unique mix of nature, art and architecture along the National Tourist Routes is on display in the Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies from October 5, 2018 until January 17, 2019.
The curator Janike Kampevold Larsen is an associate professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) and has dealt with Norwegian landscape and landscape theory for a long time.
The exhibition design is conceived by the Berlin creative agency Bluescope and emphasises the unique combination of nature and architecture in an environment in which large-format images form the backdrop for a total immersion in the Norwegian landscape.
The exhibition is open until January 17, 2019, and will culminate in a public finissage on Tuesday, 15th of January 7-9 pm with a lecture by Jette Cathrin Hopp of Snøhetta.