Acknowledgement of the Sámi people

OCA acknowledges the Sámi as one people, and as the Indigenous people of the Fennoscandian region. On the land of this region, Sápmi, the Sámi people have lived since time immemorial, respectfully harvesting from nature by fishing, farming, hunting and following reindeer, amongst other activities.

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Recipients 2018

International Support for Art Critics, Curators, Art Magazines and Translation of Text (ISACAT)

October

Anne Szefer Karlsen

20 Feb – 20 Feb 2020

Support is provided to art critic Anne Szefer Karlsen who is the editor of a monograph that will cover artist Ingrid Lønningdal’s production from 2009 to 2019, for the translation of four texts from Norwegian to English. It will be designed by StudioGeist and published by Teknisk Industri. The publication will contain documentation of Lønningdal’s artistic practice and seven commissioned texts, including a text each from the editor and the artist. The publication will be launched at the Printed Matter LA Art Book Fair, Los Angeles, USA, in February 2020.

Dates: 20 February 2019 – 20 February 2020
Amount: NOK 40 000

May

Number of applications: 12
Application total amount: NOK 556 132
Total number of granted applications: 11
Current funds distribution status: NOK 374 841

Rike Frank and Ane Hjort Guttu

8 May – 30 Sep 2018

Support is provided to curator Rike Frank and artist Ane Hjort Guttu for the book launches of the book ‘Ane Hjort Guttu: Writings, Conversations, Scripts’ taking place at Charlottenburg in Copenhagen, Denmark, Tensta konsthall/Arkitektur och designmuseet in Stockholm, Sweden, The Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, Finland, the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Leipzig and at Sternberg in Berlin, Germany. Dates: 8 May – 30 September 2018

Amount: NOK 20 000

Susanne Hætta

1 Jun – 1 Dec 2018

Support is provided to art critic and writer Susanne Hætta, who is invited by the Sámi Artist’s association to write the story about the Máze group/Sámi Dáiddajoavku/Sámi Artist’s Group for their 40 year anniversary. Dates: June – December 2018

Amount: NOK 117 809

Javier Barrios / VECTOR #8

22 Jun – 22 Jun 2018

Support is provided for the launch of the art magazine VECTOR #8 by Javier Barrios, taking place at the at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA. VECTOR is an art publication that focuses on different city for each issue, in which 25 artists are invited to contribute with an essay. Dates: 22 June 2018 Amount:

NOK 13 500

Martyn Paul Reed

5 Jul – 7 Jul 2018

Support is provided to curator Martyn Paul Reed who has been invited to sit in a panel on Street Art Curatorial Practice: Lessons from Norway organized by the Street Art & Urban Creativity International Conference, Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiado historical center, Lisbon, Portugal. Dates: 5 – 7 July 2018

Amount: NOK 21 000

LOCUS / Thale Fastvold and Tanja Thorjussen

22 Aug – 26 Aug 2018

LOCUS / Thale Fastvold and Tanja Thorjussen Project: Support is provided to the curator and artist duo LOCUS / Thale Fastvold and Tanja Thorjussen invited to give a curator talk where they will present the artist books from the project Concerning the Spiritual in Art (CoSA). The curators talk and book presentation will take place at Stefano Cagol’s Cassata Drone pavilion during Manifesta 12, Palermo, Italy. Dates: 22 – 26 August 2018

Amount: NOK 28 000

Maria Veie Sandvik

18 Sep – 23 Sep 2018

Support is provided to curator Maria Veie Sandvik for her role in the launch and panel discussion of the book ‘Criticism for an absent reader’ hosted by the gallery Downs & Ross during Printed Matter's New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, New York, USA. Dates: 18 – 23 September 2018

Amount: NOK 32 000

Anne Szefer Karlsen

27 Sep – 30 Sep 2018

Support is provided to curator Anne Szefer Karlsen for her participation in a symposium and series of workshops taking place in Riga, Latvia, titled “Language: between practice and theory”. It is part of a three year project “Season of Learning” organized by Baltic-Nordic network platform Blind Carbon Copy, devoted to celebrations of centenaries in the Baltic countries. Dates: 27 – 30 September 2018

Amount: NOK 4 932

Karolin Tampere

14 Nov – 14 Nov 2018

Mei Silja Szetu

24 Nov – 25 Nov 2018

Support is provided to curator Mei Silja Szetu for her participation as co-curator for The Arctic Art Forum, Arkhangelsk 2018 taking place in Arkangelsk, Russia. Dates: 24 – 25 November 2018

Amount: NOK 13 250

Kurant Visningsrom

1 Feb – 1 Feb 2019

Support is provided to Kurant Visningsrom, Tromsø, Norway for initiating a research and publication project with the working title “Dream Academy”, planned to be released in December 2018. It is related to the 10th anniversary of Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art (TACA) in 2017. Dates: February 2019

Amount: NOK 76 000

Marit Paasche

1 Sep – 1 Sep 2019

Support is provided to art critic Marit Paasche who is translating text from the book: ‘Hannah Ryggen’ from Norwegian to English. Thames and Hudson has full distribution in both Europe and the United States. The publication will be complete in time for a large solo exhibition of Hannah Ryggen's work at the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, which will open just before the international Book Fair in Frankfurt, in October 2019, with Norway as the "Guest of Honor". Dates: September 2019

Amount: NOK 23 350

February

Number of applications: 7
Application total amount: NOK 236 600
Total number of granted applications: 6
Current funds distribution status: NOK 145 164

Anne Haaning

21 Feb – 24 Feb 2018

Support is provided to art critic and artist Anne Haaning (b.1977 in Esbjerg, Denmark, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) who has been invited by Namita Wiggers, director of Critical Craft Forum, to present her research project ‘Half Hidden’ at the College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference in Los Angeles in February, 2018.

Amount: NOK 13 364

Vi ser på kunst and Agatha

8 Mar – 11 Mar 2018

Support is provided to the art magazines Vi ser på kunst, established by Andreas Breivik (b.1989 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Victoria Duffee (b.1988 in New York, USA, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in 2017, and Agatha edited by Agatha Wara (b.1980 in Lima, Peru, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), for their collaborative participation presenting in a booth as well as participate in the public program “NADA presents”, at the NADA art fair in New York City.

Amount: NOK 31 000

Martyn Reed

20 Mar – 22 Mar 2018

Support is provided to curator Martyn Reed (b.1966 in Leeds, England, UK, lives and works in Stavanger, Norway) for his participation in the symposium ‘Art on the Streets II: Art as Intervention’ taking place at The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London.

Amount: NOK 2 800

KUNSTforum AS

19 Apr – 22 Apr 2018

Support is provided to the art magazine KUNSTforum, manager Nicolai Strøm-Olsen (b.1982 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and to editor-in-chief Rasmus Hungnes (b.1984 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), for the translation and launch of the English edition of Scandinavian KUNSTforum in Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium.

Amount: NOK 70 000

LOCUS

10 May – 15 May 2018

Support is provided to curator group LOCUS consisting of Thale Fastvold (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Tanja Thorjussen (b.1970 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) to give the presentation ‘Artistic research as curatorial praxis - Political and ecological aspects’ within the IKT Congress 2018 in Gdansk, Poland and Vilnius, Litauen.

Amount: NOK 16 000

Nina Strand

26 Jun – 30 Jun 2018

Support is provided to Nina Strand (b.1973 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Paris, France) working with the art magazine Objektiv, the books So, how do you think you're doing?, Dr.Strand, and eight zines on being an artist, for her participation in the The Image Text Initiative (ITI), Ithaca, USA. The Image Text Ithaca initiative at Ithaca College brings together an independent press, ongoing workshops and symposia, and a low-residency MFA program at the intersection of writing and photography.

Amount: NOK 12 000