A celebration of free speech - Nobel Peace Center

Nobel Peace Center


  1. Photo: © BIS, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
  2. Photo: Ill: Johannes Høie
  3. Photo: Ill: Shwan Dler Qaradaki

A celebration of free speech

09 June 2016 17.00–23.00

Thursday 9 June, the Nobel Peace Center invites you to two openings in one evening. Welcome to a full evening dedicated to freedom of speech!

The exhibition The Dangerous Prize, about Carl von Ossietzky and the Peace Prize that shook Europe, opens at 17:00. 80 years ago, the disputed Peace Prize was awarded to the German editor and pacifist Carl von Ossietzky. A prize which would go into history as one of the most important – and righteous ones.

State Secretary Bård Folke Fredriksen of the Norwegian Ministry of Culture will open the exhibition.

Musical performance by Kurt Weill Duo and Sangselskabet Guldbergs Akademiske Kor.

At 20:00, we move the party outside, and invite you to a vernissage and official opening of the artwork Unknown Numbers, painted by Shwan Dler Qaradaki og Johannes Høie on the Peace Wall outside the museum. It portrays advocates of free speech from the whole world, from Carl von Ossietzky to Raif Badawi. Secretary General of Amnesty International Norway, John Peder Egenæs, will inaugurate the artwork.

Jila Hassanpour, the sister of Adnan Hassanpour, who is portrayed in the artwork, will participate in the opening.

Performance by Spoken word poet Fredrik Høyer.

Concert with Abuwa & Shekere.

Both events are free and open for everybody.
The program will be in Norwegian.

The Dangerous Prize will be open to the public throughout the evening and our café Alfred is open until 20:00.

The Dangerous Prize is created by the Nobel Peace Center in collaboration with the University Library of the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg. Unknown Numbers is made in collaboration with Kulturbyrået Mesén and Statsbygg.

Welcome to both or one of the openings!

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