Marianne Heske, Gitte Dæhlin and Henny Lie
Norwegian Participants at the Youth-Biennale in Paris 1980
Photo: Henie Onstad Archive
The Paris Biennale, in its full name, Biennial and International Exhibition of Young Artists, was founded in 1959 as a non-profit association subsidised by the French state. With a clear international orientation, it was placed under the joint patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, created the same year by president Charles de Gaulle and assigned to the writer André Malraux.