OCA Pop-Up at Trondheim Kunstmuseum a presentation of OCA's activities and a discussion with Trondheim's art communities including a talk by artist Anne-Karin Furunes
Event by nyMusikk Trondheim
Thursday 22 May 2014, 19:00
I. Presentation of OCA’s activities
II. Presentation by guest artist Anne-Karin Furunes
IV. Musical performance by Michael Duch on double bass and Mette Rasmussen on saxophone
The OCA Pop-Up meetings form part of OCA’s new focus to reach out to art communities in cities outside the capital, such as Trondheim, Tromsø, Bergen and Stavanger, in collaboration with local art institutions and different guest artists. The meeting will open with a presentation of OCA's various support programmes, followed by a talk by Trondheim-based artist Anne-Karin Furunes, after which there will be a Q&A session with the public regarding OCA’s tools and activities.
Furunes will share some of her professional experiences, further discussing how the support systems combined with strategic choices can help to launch and develop an artist career into the international sphere.
The evening will end in a performance in collaboration with nyMusikk Trondheim presenting Michael Duch on double bass and Mette Rasmussen on saxophone. The meeting will be held in Norwegian with some sections in English. Drinks and snacks will be served.
For more information, please contact Tara Ishizuka Hassel.
About the artists
Anne-Karin Furunes (b.1961 in Ørland, Norway, lives and works in Trondheim) is an artist and a professor in visual art. She studied art at the academies in Oslo and Trondheim, and architecture at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim and at The Architectural Association in London, UK. Furunes has presented solo exhibitions at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy; Galleri K, Oslo; Västerås Konstmuseum, Västerås, Sweden and Barry Friedman, New York, NY, USA. She also participated in the Beijing Biennial in 2005. In June 2014 she is opening a solo exhibition at Millesgården Museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Furunes currently holds the position as professor at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art.
Michael Francis Duch (b.1978 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Trondheim) is a double bass player. He completed his project ‘Free Improvisation – Method and Genre’ as a research fellow at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2010, where he was doing research on free improvisation and the use of improvisation in experimental music. He has been involved in more than thirty recordings released in various formats, and has played solo concerts in Stavanger, Bergen, Trondheim, Oslo, Tromsø, Glasgow, Gothenburgh, Athens and London. He has also played in several constellations with a number of Norwegian and international musicians, such as the improv quartet LEMUR with Bjørnar Habbestad, Hild Sofie Tafjord and Lene Grenager, a trio with Rhodri Davies and John Tilbury, and collaborations with Otomo Yoshihide, Taku Sugimoto, Sachiko M and Mark Wastell among others. Duch holds the position as associate professor at the Department of Music of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Mette Rasmussen (born in Skive, Denmark, Lives and works in Trondheim) is a saxophone player working in the field of improvised music, drawing from a wide range of influences. Spanning from 1950s free jazz to textural sound work, she explores the natural rawness of her instrument, as well as experimenting with new ways of sound and timbre of the saxophone. The last couple of years she has played in various groups, projects and ad hoc settings with Rudi Mahall, Alan Silva, Chris Corsano and Axel Dörner among others.
Office for Contemporary Art Norway
The OCA Norway is a foundation created by the Norwegian Ministries of Culture and of Foreign Affairs in Autumn 2001 with the aim of developing collaboration projects in the cultural field between Norway and the international arts scene. The foundation aims to become one of the main organs in the contemporary arts debate through initiatives such as exhibitions, seminars, publications, as well as by providing support to Norwegian artists for their activities on the international art arena.