Film screening with María Inés Rodriguéz

2 October '18

2 October 2018, 18:00 - 20:00

OCA, Nedre gate 7, Oslo, Norway

Free and open to the public, but space is limited.
Please RSVP info@oca.no

The Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) is very pleased to announce María Inés Rodríguez as our current International Studio Programme (ISP) resident in Oslo.

In conjunction with her residency, Rodríguez will organize a public film evening showing two works by artist and filmmaker Laura Huertas Millán on 2 October 2018, 18:00 – 21:00, followed by a reception.

How does one perceive one’s culture when one displays it in another cultural context, and how does another culture perceive it in turn? Mixing elements of science, time, science fiction, music, language systems, architecture and history, Laura Huertas Millán’s films develop complex worlds that connect us to the geopolitical issues prevalent in our times - María Inés Rodríguez

An internationally acclaimed curator, Rodríguez most recently served as the director of CAPC Musée d’art Contemporain of Bordeaux from 2014 – 2018, where the core of her project was to consolidate the museum as a platform for knowledge through the exhibition, cultural and educational programs. To this end she oversaw important retrospective exhibitions for artist such as Judy Chicago, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Franz Erhard Walther, Beatriz González as well as site specific commissions for the nave of the museum with Danh Vo, Leonor Antunes, Rosa Barba, and Naufus Ramirez Figueroa. Prior to Bordeaux, Rodríguez served as chief curator at the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo (MUAC) in Mexico City and chief curator at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon (MUSAC) in Spain. Her curatorial and research practice has dealt with a wide array of topics and interests, including the appropriation of public space in art, design, education, architecture, and urbanism as well as the links between artistic production in its historical, political and social contexts.

Laura Huertas Millán is an artist and filmmaker whose work explores topics such as ethnography, exoticism, political history, ecology, and science-fiction. Her films have been part of the official selections of the Toronto Film Festival, Locarno, Cinéma du Réel, Torino, FICUNAM, Curtas Vila do Conde, Cartagena, La Habana, among others. Her work is part of public and private collections such as the Kadist Foundation (France-USA) and Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (USA). She is a graduate of the Beaux-Arts de Paris and Le Fresnoy and holds a PhD on “ethnographic fictions” developed between PSL University and the Sensory Ethnography Lab (Harvard University).

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