Thursday, 20 April
Opening statement by Anders Sunna
Introduction by Katya García-Antón
Anne May Olli
On the as yet to be realised project for the Sami Museum in Kárášjohka
Eva Dagny Johansen
On the restitution process of Indigenous artefacts in Norway and the Alta case
A discussion between Anne May Olli and Eva Dagny Johansen, moderated by Katya García-Antón
Speakers debate the rethinking of museums of art and cultural history taking place today in Norway, including the remediation of their collections and the ongoing processes of Indigenous artefact restitution. The discussion also addresses the forms of knowledge transmission and exhibitory structures catalysed by these processes.
Minor histories against hegemonic knowledge
On practices of reconciliation and canon expansion. The political chapter of Canada
The archive project as a micro-museum. Community practices of ownerhip and empowerment
A panel with Catalina Lozano, Gerald McMaster and Anna Hudson, moderated by Katya García-Antón and Antonio Cataldo
Panelists will discuss the expansion of the museological canon (collections and exhibitory practices) in the face of a growing global art history. Particular attention will be paid to methodologies relevant to Indigenous artistic practices, including those pertinent to cultural loss, recovery and activation.
A presentation by Jonathan Jones. This will be followed by a conversation between Raven Chacon, Carola Grahn, Geir Tore Holm, Jonathan Jones, Duane Linklater and Anders Sunna, moderated by Carola Grahn
During this discussion, artists will comment upon their practices and experiences within and beyond institutional spaces such as the museum model, as well as in the face of the growing ´indigenisation´ of the international art world.
Afterparty at Ingensteds (Brenneriveien 9) featuring a concert by Elle Márjá Eira and a DJ. The party is being co-hosted with National Museum of Contemporary Art on the occasion of the exhibition opening of 'Tori Wrånes. Hot Pocket'.
Friday, 21 April
Drum Grid concert, composed by Raven Chacon. Performed by students from Prosjektskolen
Meeting point: OCA
Screening of The Right to the Land and Water (2011–12, video, 14 min), postscript by Geir Tore Holm
Reading by Duane Linklater
Refreshments to follow
Web interventions by Carola Grahn throughout the symposium