Press Releases : 2017/06

Call for applications: 89plus

Published 2017/06/20


An open call for applications to 89plus, an international, multi-platform research project co-founded by Curators Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Lecture by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist
26 November 2017, 14:00

Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Nedre gate 7,
0551 Oslo

OCA has the pleasure to announce that Curator and Director of Swiss Institute New York Simon Castets, and Curator and Artistic Director of Serpentine Galleries, London, Hans Ulrich Obrist, are calling for practitioners based in Norway – and born in or after 1989– working in the fields of architecture, art, dance, design, film, literature, music, poetry, science, technology and theatre to submit their candidacy to the long-term, international, multi-platform research project 89plus. The applications should be submitted through the 89plus website by 31 October 2017.

On the basis of these applications the curators will select a group of cross-disciplinary practitioners to participate in a workshop at OCA on 25 November 2017. All applicants will be considered for inclusion in future 89plus projects, including exhibitions, residencies, publications and panels. The workshop will be followed by a public lecture at OCA on 26 November 2017 at 14:00, in which the curators will discuss the 89plus project in general, as well as the fruits of their research in Norway in particular.

About 89plus
89plus is a long-term, international, multi-platform research project co-founded by curators Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist, investigating the generation of innovators born in or after 1989. Without forecasting artistic trends or predicting future creation, 89plus manifests itself through panels, books, periodicals, exhibitions and residencies, bringing together individuals from a generation whose voices are only starting to be heard, yet which accounts for almost half of the world’s population.
Marked by several paradigm-shifting events, the year 1989 saw the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the start of the post-Cold War period, and the introduction of the World Wide Web and the beginning of the universal availability of the Internet. Positing a relationship between these world-changing events and creative production at large, 89plus introduces the work of some of this generation’s most inspiring protagonists.

Click here to submit an application.

Please contact OCA's Communication Manager Tara Hassel for more information.

About Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA)
The Office for Contemporary Art Norway is a non-profit foundation created by the Norwegian Ministries of Culture and of Foreign Affairs in 2001. Its principle aim is to foster dialogue between art practitioners in Norway and on the international arts scene, and support Norwegian artists in their activities around the world. As a result, OCA’s discursive, exhibition, publication, residency and visitor programmes focus on bringing to Norway the plurality of practices and histories at the forefront of international artistic debates, insofar as they are concerned with actively participating in such debates nationally and internationally. OCA has been responsible for Norway’s contribution to the visual arts section of the Venice Biennale since 2001.