The first, by French artist Daniel Buren, is an installation consisting of 92 pillars constituting a flexible structure of stripes, colours and lines in a process of constant change produced by our own movements. The pillars are 2.6 metres tall, taller than a person, but not overwhelming. At the square, the pillars provide a vital grounding point.
American artist Jenny Holzer’s work is the 215 metre long text ribbon running along the façade. Holzer’s work reflects both a political and feminist agenda, a focus on interpersonal relations and a moral perspective. With her fleeting forms – texts that sweep past – she symbolises aspects of life itself. Holzer represents a melancholic and committed voice in contemporary art. The work consists of 430 statements, or “truisms” as the artist describes the expression.
Norwegian artist Jon Arne Mogstad’s work is seen on the building in the middle of the square. The work is in two parts and was created using diametrically different techniques. “Transition” on the outdoor wall is based on digital manipulation with the images transferred onto glass by means of silk printing. The wall is constructed from 143 plates of glass. It is a part of the character of the outdoor environment at Fornebu.
In Building J there is a gallery where selected artists are presented with several works. At level 6 you will find the American photographer William Eggleston (born 1939). Eggleston is widely considered one of modern photography’s most influential artists. On each level, an artist is presented with several works.
In 2020, Telenor sold its Fornebu headquarters to Norwegian Property ASA, and is now one of several long-term tenants at Fornebu.