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Nina Ansten StudioOslo

Nina Ansten Studio is a creative consultancy, providing visual communication services to cultural and commercial clients.

Presenting an art collection

This book is a presentation of the art collection of artist Morten Viskum, displaying 500 works by 200 artists. The collection embraces renowned and unknown names, and every conceivable artistic technique. The prime motivation is not to show a collection per se, but rather to create a total art installation made up of works of other artists. This act of appropriation can be seen as a testament to one artist’s fascination with art, and to his fascination with the concept of the ultimate art work. This project forwards the proposal that it is not in the individual art work that the possibility of ‘perfection’ resides, but rather in the confluence of many artists’ work.

Design strategy
The book is designed to reflect the ideas and fundaments the collection is built upon. It highlights every art piece equally, but at the same time the book is built as a complete project in itself. The artworks are presented in order of the time the work was purchased by the collector. This tells an underlying story where the viewer can read the way the collector’s interests have shifted and his economic situation has altered, ever since Viskum bought his first art work in 1986, 21 years old. This is not a book you (necessarily) read from cover to cover: Both the dynamics of the artwork presentations as well as typography, is designed in a way that makes it possible to just peek through. At the same time there is in depth information available, if you are looking for greater insight.

One important aim of this project was to design a book that could act as an extension of the exhibition space, to create an arena that inspire to discussion of, and reflection on, the role and nature of art. As a second tool to meet this aim we designed a complimentary booklet that contains only questions; hopefully these questions will inspire new questions, debates and reflections, about art and society and the relationship between them.

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Brukerprofil for Nina Ansten Studio



  • Byrå, 2-5 person(er)



  • Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Bokforlaget AS, Copycenter AS, Duippidit Audio Laboratorium, Erga Revisjon AS, Galleri K, Haugar Vestfold Art Museum, Hosaco AS, Hospitality Development AS, K35 Kultur & Kompetansesenter, Kunsthuset Kabuso, Metropolis Arkitektur og design, Morten Viskum, Oslo Dokumentarkino, Propeller Recordings, Stavanger Kunstmuseum, Thomas Tallis School, Trudi Jaeger, Twinkle, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestlandsutstillingen, Vigeland Museum, Østhusvik Feriehus, Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design


  • Kunst og kultur
  • Organisasjoner og foreninger
  • Musikk- og bokforlag
  • Næringsliv
  • Merkevarer
  • Offentlige instanser
  • Foreninger


  • Referanser på forespørsel
Nina Ansten Studio creates concepts and visual solutions for: Brand identities, books, catalogues, exhibitions and cultural events, campaigns, orientation systems, websites, and more.

Clients are ranging from corporate companies and educational institutions, to independent galleries, artists, curators and organisations.

– The studio provides tailored ideas, concepts and visuals across different media.

Photography: Event, interior and editorial photography, documentation of art exhibitions.

Nina Ansten Studio has an international network of sublime sub contractors and collaborators: From printers and programmers to writers and illustrators and other creatives. This gives the opportunity to offer a specialist team, and to take on both smaller and larger projects.


  • Grafisk design, Web- og interaksjon, Interiør- og møbeldesign, Illustrasjon og foto, Rådgivning, strategi og tekst



  • Nina Ansten Studio
  • Ullevålsveien 49
  • 0171 Oslo
  • Oslo
  • T: 93068513
  • http://www.anstenstudio.no

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