Press Releases : 2007/01

Semesterplan Week 5 - Francesco Manacorda

Published 2007/01/30


ISP Studios
Wergelandsveien 17
Back Entrance


Thursday 1 February, 18:00
Speaker: Francesco Manacorda
Subject: The Lacanian Discourses:
The Artist-Curator Relationship

Francesco Manacorda will approach the notion of the exhibition as a discursive space for collaboration for artists and curators. Drawing on the Lacanian definition of discourse, the talk will examine three examples, focusing on the different positions in the enunciative process occupied by artists and curators. After a short introduction of the theoretical model proposed, Manacorda will present (in sequence): The 1956 Independent Group's s eminal exhibition This is Tomorrow; Harald Szeemann's 1976 complex project Les Machines Célibataires (The Bachelor Machines) and last year's BMW — XI Baltic Triennial, curated by Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy, Raimundas Malasauskas, and Alexis Vaillant.

Francesco Manacorda is tutor in the Curating Contemporary Art department at the Royal College of Art, London, and a writer and a freelance curator based in London.

Other OCA events this week:

Tuesday, 30 January, 18:00 and daily screening, 31 January–4 February, 13:00–17.00
Screening of: Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer: Flash in the Metropolitan, 2006

ISP Studio 4, Wergelandsveien 17

For details on the event click here.

Wednesday, 31 January, 18:00
#1. in the series Kunst and Kapital:
Beatrix Ruf: "On Collection Building and Exhibition Making"

Fritt Ord, Uranienborgveien 2, Oslo

For details on the event click here.

The International Studio Programme Oslo (ISP Oslo)

International artists are invited by OCA to the International Studio Programme Oslo for a stay from two weeks up to six months, independently or in connection with exhibitions or other collaborations in Norway. The programme comprises four studios located in the city centre of Oslo.

Office for Contemporary Art Norway

The Office for Contemporary Art Norway is a private foundation and was founded by The Norwegian Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs and The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Fall 2001. The main aim of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway is to develop collaborations in contemporary art between Norway and the international art scene. The Office for Contemporary Art Norway aims to become a profiled contributor to the discourses of contemporary art.