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April 2009 Newsletter

1 April 2009
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'Nasreen Mohamedi: Notes Reflections on Indian Modernism (Part 1)'*

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Until 20 June 2009, OCA is exhibiting 'Nasreen Mohamedi: Notes – Reflections on Indian Modernism (Part 1)', the first solo exhibition in Europe of Nasreen Mohamedi. The exhibition is part of 'Reflections on Indian Modernism', a comprehensive programme of public projects and residencies organised by Suman Gopinath and Grant Watson for OCA and CoLab Art & Architecture, Bangalore, India.

'Nasreen Mohamedi: Notes – Reflections on Indian Modernism (Part 1)' is the first solo exhibition in Europe of Mohamedi (1937–1990), regarded as one of the most important Indian artists of her generation. Mohamedi's rarely seen paintings, drawings and photographs, produced from the early 1960s to the late 80s, constitute a key body of work within the modernist canon. Previous exhibitions of her work include the Third Indian Triennale (New Delhi, India, 1975), Jehangir Art Gallery (Mumbai, India, 1991), 'Drawing Space: Contemporary Indian Drawing', inIVA (London, UK, 2000), 'Nasreen Mohamedi: Lines among Lines', The Drawing Center (New York, USA, 2005), documenta 12 (Kassel, Germany, 2007) and 'Nasreen Mohamedi: The Grid Unplugged', Talwar Gallery (New York, 2008).

Please click here for installation views of 'Nasreen Mohamedi: Notes'.

This programme has been supported by 03–funds*.




International Support

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International Support — Next Deadline: 15 May 2009

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In May 2009, OCA introduces a new online application system for the International Support Programme. Developed in cooperation with MIC, Music Information Norway, the online system aims to facilitate the application process, to reduce time and costs, and to be more friendly towards the environment. More information on the application process will be made available by OCA in mid-April, as OCA opens a help-line for applicants.

Click here for information on International Support and the application process.

For any questions regarding the application, please contact Jørn Mortensen, at jorn.mortensen@oca.no




OCA's Semesterplan

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Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, 6 May at 19:00
ISP Artist Resident Babette Mangolte
'Peformance, the Archival, and Shooting Performance'

Babette Mangolte was one of the first women accepted in the cinematography programme at L'École Nationale de la Photographie et de la Cinématographie, founded by Louis Lumière. After filming her first feature as Director of Photography in 1970, Mangolte moved to New York, where she worked as a cinematographer for Chantal Akerman and Yvonne Rainer, among others. Deeply involved in New York's downtown art scene, she documented, in still and moving images, performances by artists and dancers such as Trisha Brown, Philip Glass and Marina Abramović. Mangolte elaborates on this history and on the her unique and widely acclaimed reputation in the documentation of performance.

Friday, 8 may 2009
Nedre gate 7, Oslo
The 53rd edition of La Beinnale di Venezia:

18:00 – 19:00
A Discussion between Anawana Haloba, a participating artist in the 53rd International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (curated by Daniel Birnbaum) and Gavin Jantjes, Curator for International Contemporary Art, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway

19:00 – 21:00
A Public Presentation by artists and curators Elmgreen and Dragset on 'The Collectors', their project for the Nordic and Danish Pavilion within the 53rd edition of the La Biennale di Venezia, with the participation of artists included in the project: Thora Dolven Balke, Vibeke Slyngstad and Nina Saunders

On Friday, 8 May OCA will hold a public presentation of two projects that are part of the 53rd edition of La Biennale di Venezia. The first presentation, at 18:00, will focus on Anawana Haloba, selected for 'Fare Mondi // Making Worlds...', the main exhibition for La Biennale di Venezia, curated by Daniel Birnbaum. Anawana will discuss her project and the influences behind Haloba's work with Gavin Jantjes, Curator for International Contemporary Art, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway.

Following Haloba's presentation, Elmgreen and Dragset will discuss their curatorial project 'The Collectors', which will occupy the Nordic and Danish Pavilions at the Giardini in Venice – opens: on 4 June at 15:00. The artists and curators will elaborate talk about the project and the work of the artists they have selected. They will be joined by some of these, including Thora Dolven Balke and Vibeke Slyngstad from Norway and Nina Saunders from Denmark (TBC).

For updated information on the event, please visit OCA website. For press enquiries related to this event please contact Marthe Tveitan at marthe.tveitan@oca.no.

Friday, 15 May at 10:00
OCA Studio 2, Nedre gate 7
Workshop by ISP resident Babette Mangolte

During the workshop Babette Mangolte will introduce her early work, focusing on how to define space with sounds and on the relations between an installation and the place where it is shown. Mangolte will also discuss issues around digital image versus film image, by presenting Presence, the installation she exhibited in the 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, 'When Things Cast No Shadow'. The workshop is open for BA and MA students from all disciplines. An active participation is required, therefore please send an rsvp to Fleur van Muiswinkel at fleur@oca.no before 8 May with a small introduction on your own work and motivation. Please notice that Babette Mangolte will hold two lectures, on 6 and 27 May.

Wednesday, 27 May at 19:00
ISP Artist Resident Babette Mangolte
'On Landscape'

Babette Mangolte Mangolte will give a lecture relating to landscape films and the concept of wilderness. As a part of Mangolte's presentation, the artist will screen The Sky On Location, a 16 mm film (78 min) shot by the artist in 1982, in which Mangolte approaches the question: is it possible to confront nature with a real purity of vision? A personal mediation on the landscape of the American West that tracks the ruling conception in nature in the 19th and 20th centuries from the pioneers through the 'instamatic' tourists while obsessively following the four seasons. Ernest Larsen writes about the film: 'the elemental vicissitudes of the weather, the exact moment of the day, the colour of the light and the soil and the trees form an acute visual record of the constantly changing mood of the landscape – the film successfully attempts, with quiet, passionate, almost single-minded firmness, to confront us as nakedly as possible with our cultural inability to see nature whole, without preconceptions.'





International Residencies

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The Office for Contemporary Art Norway is responsible for the Norwegian participation in the Platform China Residency, Beijing, People's Republic of China; the International Studio Program Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany; the Residency Berlin Mitte, Berlin, Germany; the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, NY, USA; the Platform Garanti Istanbul Residency Program, Istanbul, Turkey, the International Artist in Residency Programme at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium; Capacete, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil.

OCA accepts applications for these programmes. Click here for more information.




! ! Capacete Residency Programme, Brazil. Deadline extended to 17 April 2009

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In 2009, OCA introduces a new residency programme at Capacete, a forum and interdisciplinary project operating in Rio de Janieiro since 1998. Open for artists, independent curators, cultural producers or independent art critics with Norwegian citizenship residing in Norway or abroad, the residency period is from 1 September 2009 to 25 December 2009, divided between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil, with two-month stays in each city. Throughout the residency, Capacete's Director Helmut Batista will devise a programme of meetings and visits together with the selected recipient. Capacete will also organise a series of workshops and resident presentations. OCA will provide the resident with a grant of NOK 16,000 for travel expenses, for a round-trip ticket from Norway to Brazil, for round-trip travel from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo, and a monthly stipend of NOK 9,000 for living expenses.

Application deadline is 17 April 2009. Please notice that the residency is not available for BA or MA students.

Click here for information on International Residencies and application processes, or please contact Alexandra Cruz at alexandra.cruz@oca.no.



WIELS Residency Programme, Brussels

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Upcoming Resident April/December 2009: Anders Nordby

Anders Nordby (b.1975, in Oslo, Norway) is an artist based in Oslo, Norway. He studied at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London, UK and The National Academy in Oslo, and participated in the alternative art school MSAˆ (Mountain School of Art) in Los Angeles, USA. Nordby's work involves artistic production, as well as a curatorial practice – reflected in his collaborative project 'Dear Cockettes' at UKS, Oslo. His process-based art and installations draw inspiration from literature, sub- and countercultures. It investigates a self-chosen 'moral degeneration'; an inverted system of ideals within the borderlines of morality and ethics, the relationship between creativity and crime and the notion of crime as a revolt against established society. Nordby has exhibitied in institutions such as Art in General, The Swiss Institute, White Columns and Rhizome at the New Museum, all in New York, NY. Together with Ida Ekblad, he runs the artist-space Willy Wonka Inc., where shows are organised in their apartments as well as in abandoned buildings and at non-profit venues. Willy Wonka's upcoming exhibition will take place at Kölnischer Kunstverein in Cologne, Germany in April 2009.



Platform China Residency

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Upcoming Resident April/May 2009: Unni Gjertsen

Unni Gjertsen is a visual artist based in Oslo, Norway working with subjects relating to history and memory. She studied at Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts, Norway and University of Oslo, and her most recent solo exhibitions took place at Baltic Sea Cultural Centre, Gdansk, Poland (2007) and Konsthall C Stockholm, Sweden (2005). Group shows include Kasteel van Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek, Belgium, Henie-Onstad Art Centre, Oslo and Rauma Biennale, Finland (all 2008), MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium and IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden (all 2007), and Göteborgs Konsthall, Sweden (2006). During her stay in China, Gjertsen will further develop an ongoing project which loosely relates to Robert Byron's book The Road to Oxiana, and compares preconceptions of a specific place with the actual experience of being there.

Click here for information on International Residencies and application processes, or please contact Alexandra Cruz at OCA atalexandra.cruz@oca.no.




International Studio Programme

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OCA's International Studio Programme Oslo (ISP) is available for international artists and curators by invitation, independently or in connection with research in Norway.

Click here for information on the International Studio Programme Oslo.



May 2009

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Babette Mangolte
Artist/film-maker, b.1941 in France, lives and works in New York, USA

The French-born, New York-based experimental film-maker Babette Mangolte was one of the first women accepted into the cinematography programme at L'École Nationale de la Photographie et de la Cinématographie in Paris, France, founded by Louis Lumiére. She discovered cinema with the nouvelle vague and moved to New York City in 1970, where she worked as the cinematographer for Chantal Ackerman and Yvonne Rainer among others. In her work as director from the 1970s, Mangolte focused on performance documentation, working with artists such as Richard Foreman, Robert Whitman, Trisha Brown and Lucinda Childs. Her early film work was a self-examination as to what it means to be a spectator, but also an experiment in narrative film-making. Among the films directed by Mangolte are What Maisie Knew (1976), The Camera: Je or La Camera: I (1977), Four Pieces by Morris (1993) and Seven Easy Pieces (2007). Her films are in the collections of the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Deutsche Kinematek, Berlin and the Cinéathèque Royale de Belgique in Brussels. The first retrospective dedicated to her work took place in 2000 in three German cities – Berlin, Hamburg and Munich – and was organised by Madeleine Bernstorff and Kleus Volkmer from the Munich Film Archives. Her second retrospective was in New York in September 2004 at the Anthology Film Archives.




OCA International — In Brief Norwegian Artists and Curators Abroad Selected International Venues

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Biennials

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Anawana Haloba to participate in
'Fare Mondi // Making Worlds...',
The main exhibition of the
53rd International Art Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia
Preview: 4, 5 and 6 June 2009
Public opening: Sunday, 7 June, 10:00
From 7 June to 22 November 2009
Venice, Italy

Daniel Birnbaum, Director of the 53rd International Art Exhibition 'Fare Mondi // Making Worlds. . .', has invited artist Anawana Haloba to participate in La Biennale di Venezia. Within 'Fare Mondi // Making Worlds. . .', Haloba will exhibit the large-scale spatial installation The Greater G8 (GG8) AD MARKET. The work functions as an advertising market stall for the products of the so-called GG8 members as fictionalized by the artist and in the form of the collective of: Moldova, Iraq, Sudan, Colombia, Bolivia, Malawi, Philippines and Somalia. The project follows the logic and desires of a political dreamscape in which Haloba rewrites the rules of economic financial exchange by offering Third World fair-trade goods imbued with a sense of futility.




The Nordic and Danish Pavilion
'The Collectors' Curated by Elmgreen and Dragset
Press Preview: 4 June 2009
Professional Preview: 4 June 2009, 15:00
Public Opening: 7 June 2009

Exhbiting Artists:
Thora Dolven Balke, Massimo Bartolini, Hernan Bas, Guillaume Bijl, Maurizio Cattelan, Elmgreen & Dragset, Pepe Espaliú Tom of Finland, Simon Fujiwara, Han & Him, Laura Horelli, Martin Jacobson, William E. Jones, Terence Koh, Jani Leinonen, Klara Lidén, Jonathan Monk, Nico Muhly, Norway Says, (Torbjørn Anderssen, Andreas Engesvik and Espen Voll), Henrik Olesen, Nina Saunders, Vibeke Slyngstad, Sturtevant and Wolfgang Tillmans

On the occasion of the 53rd International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, the Nordic and Danish Pavilions will collaborate with a project curated by artists' duo Elmgreen & Dragset. The project was initiated by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway, the hosting organisation for the Nordic Pavilion in 2009, and the Danish Arts Council's Committee for International Visual Arts, commissioners of their respective pavilions, with the intention to create a 'transnational neighbourhood' within the Giardini, an exhibition context traditionally dedicated to national representation. The project, titled 'The Collectors' is not a group show in the conventional sense. The pavilions will undergo a radical reconstruction, and more than twenty artists and designers of all ages, ranging from established to emerging ones, will contribute to creating a different kind of exhibition format, one that will appear closer to a film set than a conventional art display.

Accreditation for the press preview of the 53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia must be requested directly to the Biennale Press Office. Please go to:www.labiennale.org/en/press/art/accreditation. Please note that applications for press accreditations have to be submitted by 30 April 2009. For professional accreditation please click here.

For press enquiries related to the project, and for interviews with the artists, please contact the following:
For Norwegian press: Marthe Tveitan at marthe.tveitan@oca.no
For international press: Brian Phillips/Black Frame at bphillips@framenoir.com.




Victor Mutelekesha to participate in
10th Havana Biennial – 'Integration and Resistance in the Global Age'
Havana, Cuba
From 27 March to 30 April 2009

Rubén del Valle Lantarán, Director of the 10th Havana Biennial, has invited Victor Mutelekesha to exhibit within the biennial, which takes place in Havana, Cuba from 27 March to 30 April 2009 and is titled 'Integration and Resistance in the Global Age'. According to Lantarán, the biennial will focus 'on the complexity of a real and active integration to a global order, on one side, and on the capacity of resistance in the face of the homogenising farce that it presupposes, on the other'. Within 'Integration and Resistance in the Global Age', Mutelekesha will exhibit the installation Pangea, which nostalgically refers to the hypothetical landmass that existed when all continents were joined.

Ida Ekblad to participate in
'The Generational: Younger Than Jesus'
The New Museum, New York, NY, USA
From 8 April to 14 June 2009

Ida Ekblad had been invited to exhibit within 'Younger Than Jesus' the first edition of The Generational, a new triennial established by the New Museum exploring the work of artists born after 1976 and examining the visual culture of a generation that so far has been only described by their habits of consumption. The triennial will fill the entire New Museum's building with approximately 145 works by 50 artists, among them Cory ArcangelTauba AuerbachCao FeiRyan Gander, and Patricia Esquivias – all of whom are under the age of thirty-three. Organised by Lauren Cornell, Director of Rhizome and New Museum Adjunct Curator; Massimiliano Gioni, Director of Special Exhibitions, New Museum; and Laura Hoptman, Kraus Family Senior Curator, New Museum, 'Younger Than Jesus' took shape through an open curatorial model in which more than 150 contributors from around the world recommended artists for the exhibition. Within 'The Generational: Younger Than Jesus', Ida Ekblad will exhibit the work Untitled (M), (2008), which consists of eight connected works produced with ink and chlorine on hand-dyed watercolour paper. She will also present works from the series On Other, in which she re-photographs ethnographical an anthropological images, overwriting them with slogans such as 'rainbow children' and 'tolerance'.

For further press information please contact Gabriel Einsohn, Communications Director, New Museum, atgeinsohn@newmuseum.org or Andrea Schwan, Andrea Schwan Inc. at andrea@andreaschwan.com.



Victor Mutelekesha, The Human Condition, 2006. Courtesy of the artist

Solo Exhibitions and Projects

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From 7 April to 10 May 2009Dag Alveng holds a solo exhibition at Centro Cutural da Caixa in São Paulo, Brazil. Curated by Pieter Tjabbes and titled 'Dag Alveng – New York – Norway – 1979/2008', the exhibition is a retrospective of Alveng's works in which the artist exhibits more than one hundred black-and-white photographs produced between 1979 and 2008. 'Dag Alveng – New York – Norway – 1979/2008' includes the series I Love This Time of YearThis is MOST Important and Summer Light. This project is supported by 03–funding*.

At the invitation of Karolina Pahlén, Art Coordinator of Wip:konsthall, Stockolm, Sweden, Eva Drangsholt will include a solo project entitled 'The Public and Private Lives of Swans' at Wip:konsthall, Stockolm, Sweden, from 15 April to 14 May 2009. The exhibition will present four integrated video works dealing with different forms of private and public lives.

Until 3 May 2009MUSAC (Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain) is presenting a solo exhibition of the artists' duo Elmgreen & Dragset, curators of the Nordic and Danish Pavillions in Venice in 2009. Curated by Agustín Pérez Rubio, Chief Curator at MUSAC and titled 'Trying to Remember What We Want to Forget', the exhibition focuses in the gap between the personal and the collective, the unbalanced of 'the private' versus the drama of 'the public' in the immediate world. The exhibition will be composed of ten installations in a display created specifically for MUSAC – six of them will be new productions and the previous works will be displayed in a new arrangement, according to the curatorial concept.




Dag Alveng, Light Tubes, 2005 From the series 'I love this Time of Year' Courtesy of the artist

Group Exhibitions

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Kristina Bræin and Lina Viste-Grønli have been invited to exhibit within 'Les Formes Féminines' at Triangle France, Marseille, France. Curated by Dorothée Dupuis, director of Triangle France and taking place from 3 April to 9 May 2009, the exhibition takes as a starting point the idea of a crude and curious parallel between the history of sculpture and those of women in the twentieth century. According to the curator, the exhibition proposes a unique landscape, where abstraction dominates and criteria crumble in order to make place for a 'queer', 'strongly objective' sensuality. Within 'Les Formes Féminines', Bræin exhibits a new site-specific installation and Viste-Grølin a new sculpture installation titled A Chance Counsel. Other artists exhibiting are Jenny Holzer and Eva Berendes.

Following a visit of Maria Lind, Director of the Graduate Program, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA and a guest in OCA's International Visitor Programme in February 2009, Marianne Heier has been invited to exhibit within 'Protective Coloration' at the CCS. According to the curator, NiKo Vicario, the lens-based works exhibited within 'Protective Coloration' 'engage the strategy of the monochrome but do not seek an absolute or a purely optical art, instead rendering flat spaces that camouflage representation through the shroud, the crop, or the zoom'. Other exhibiting artists are Iñaki BonillasLiz Deschenes and Morgan Fisher. 'Protective Coloration' takes place from 19 April to 24 May 2009.

Vibeke Tandberg has been invited to exhibit within 'Seleccion de la 28a Bienal de São Paulo' at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago, Chile. Curated by Francisco Brugnoli Bailoni, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago, the exhibition will present a selection of artworks and artists that participated in the 28th São Paulo Biennial. Vibeke Tandberg will exhibit the project Albert Camus, L'étranger, Roman, Gallimard 2003, Prémier dépôt légal:juin 1942. ISBN 2-07-021-200-3, in which the artist dissects an edition of the book L'étranger by Albert Camus by cutting out each of the 32,000 words comprising the text and subsequently alphabetising each onto separate formations divided into individual framed works.

From 16 to 25 April 2009 the 'Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid – Madrid 2009' is taking place in various venues throughout Madrid, Spain. Curated by Jean-Francois Rettig, the festival presents international artist working with film, video and multimedia, including the Norwegian artists Knut ÅsdamCrispin GurholtAnne Lan and Inger Lise Hansen.

Sissel Tolaas has been invited to exhibit within 'sk-interfaces', at Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg from 25 September to10 January 2010. Curated by Jens Hauser, 'sk-interfaces' features works by artists reflecting on the way current technologies are changing our lives by progressively replacing natural interface in the skin. Within the exhibition, Sissel Tolaas will present the project Fear, in which she collects and displays the smell of different men who have nothing in common but the fear of body contact.




At the invitation of Suzan Rosseler, Conservator of Exhibitions, Audax Textile Museum Tiburg, the Netherlands, Heidi Kennedy Skjerve is currently exhibiting within 'Knitted Worlds'. The exhibition, which takes place at Audax Textile Museum Tiburg until 4 June 2009, presents artworks where knitting is used to express social, political and formal artistic questions. Within 'Knitted Worlds', the artist exhibits the works Grunn/Groundand Sommer/Summer II.

Kaja Haugen Leijon has been selected to partake in Videonale 12, a biennial festival for video art at Kunstmuseum in Bonn, Germany. Curated Georg Elbenby and open until 26 April 2009, Videonale 12 presents 43 works focusing on current tendencies in video art. Within the festival, Kaja Haugen Leijon will exhibit Turning Trick (2008), a film inspired by Truffaut and film genres, such as western. Other participating artists are Charlotte GinsborgReynold Reynolds and Pia Greschner.

Hanneline Røgeberg is currently exhibiting within 'Form and Story: Narration in Recent Painting', at University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, USA. According to the curator Elisabeth Schlatter the exhibition 'includes approximately forty paintings by four artists who convey narrative content in their work through a synthesis of representational subject matter and the materiality and application of their medium'. 'Form and Story: Narration in Recent Painting' is on view until 15 May 2009.



Heidi Kennedy Skjerve, Teng, 2007 Courtesy of the artist

Peter Zorn, EMAN Coordinator and Chairman of Werkleitz – Centre for Media Art in Halle (Saale), Germany has invited Helene Sommer to exhibit within '.move' at the European Media Art Network in Halle (Saale), Germany. The artist will exhibit the video installation The Memory of the People Narrates. A Tale of Stone and Wood and also present a talk. Helene Sommer's participation within the exhibition is linked to her residency at InterSpace in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Inger Lise Hanse has been invited by independent curator Paolo Bianchi to exhibit within 'Höehenrausch', a public art project organized by OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria and taking place until 27 September 2009. Part of 'Capital of Culture Year Linz09', the exhibition proposes a tour along a cleverly designed system of routes in which the visitors will experience the highpoints of Linz. For 'Höehenrausch' Hansen will develop a new film work where the artist investigates the roof surface to present the viewer with a different experience of the site.

Curators Anna Martine NilsenKalle Brolin and Graciela Taquinu, professor at the University of Buenos Aires have invited Sabina JacobssonBirgitte SigmundstadAstrid Johannessen and Lotte Konow Lund to participate in 'Paralelos y Meridianos' at the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 'Paralelos y Meridianos' consist of two platforms – a screening of video works from Argentina, Sweden and Norway – and takes place from 20 to 25 July 2009.



Helene Sommer, still from A Travelogue of an Unknown City, 2007–08 Courtesy of the artist

 


In Norway

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MOMENTUM 2009
5th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art
'Favoured Nations'
From 29 August to 18 October 2009
Opening: Saturday, 29 August at 14:00
Press preview: Thursday, 27 August 11:00
Moss, Norway

Organised by Punkt Ø Momentum 2009 is curated by Lina Džuverović and Stina Högkvist. Featuring 31 artists and artist groups, the exhibition highlights 'issues around equality and access and the ways in which those involved in artistic production are treated.' According to the curators, the exhibition approaches how the conditions of equality and access are incorporated within artist production, exploring more specifically how those ideas proliferating within Nordic countries reaffirm the belief that artists from the region enjoy particular privileges associated with economic prosperity, including grants and high salaries.

For more information, please visit momentum.no or contact Dag Aak Sveinar, Director at sveinar@punktoe.no.




International Opportunities

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The School of Visual Arts in New York City – MFA in Art Criticism & Writing Applications are open and on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

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The School of Visual Arts in New York City is a independent college of art and design, located in the heart of Manhattan, just blocks from the Chelsea gallery district. The Chair of the program is David Levi Strauss and current faculty includes Robert Hullot-Kentor, Tom Huhn, Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, Raphael Rubinstein, Ken Johnson, Suzanne Anker, Susan Bee, and Bill Beckley. To download an application, go to www.artcriticism.sva.edu/admissions.html, or send an email tocontactartcrit@sva.edu.



École du Magasin – Session 19 calls for applications Deadline: 30 June 2009

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Founded in 1987, l'École du Magasin was the first institution in Europe to propose a curatorial training program in contemporary art. The programme, which lasts for ten months – from end of September to July – specialises in the coordination of artistic projects. The level of l'Ecole du Magasin corresponds to a post-graduate – a professional formation in contemporary art for candidates already involved in the professional contemporary art world. Application files can be downloaded at www.ecoledumagasin.com. For more information contact Alice Vergara-Bastiand at a.vergara-bastiand@magasin-cnac.org.



Ph.D. position at Konstfack in the research field of Artistic Processes Deadline: 30 April 2009

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Konstfack is a college of higher education in Stockholm, Sweden offering undergraduate and graduate education in art, crafts, architecture, design and art education. The interdisciplinary research field Artistic Processes comprise artistic interpretation as well as theoretical reflection. Applicants must have a Master of Fine Arts or corresponding academic qualifications, and likewise show relevant documentation of artistic practise. They are also expected to show ability to produce an analytical text. The applicants must state which research field they would like to link to. The research findings should be presented in an exhibition and in an analysing text about the process. For further information contact Petra Geltner, personnel supervisor at +46 8 450 41 00 or visit www.konstfack.se.




03–funding

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*03–funding: The purpose of the 03–funds, as allocated by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to OCA, is to further develop cooperation and professional networking between OCA and the constituency of artists, independent cultural producers and organisations that are located in designated countries or associated with 03–countries. This includes but is not limited to professional research visits by cultural producers, artists and curators, short-term residencies for cultural producers and artists, and the development of seminars, conferences, art projects, workshops, etc. that focus on the further development of professional exchange and networking between and among countries, project development and pilot projects on an international scale.



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