Open Forum 24.09.17: Marthe Ramm Fortun

Open Forum is happy to introduce an artist talk with Marthe Ramm Fortun!

@Khartoum Contemporary Art Center.
Free soup and student prices from 18.00.
Artist talk at 19:00.

Marthe Ramm Fortun (Oslo, 1978) lives and works in Oslo and Paris. She is a current resident at Cité Internationale des Arts, and teaches at the Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts. Since completing her studies at the New York University (2008), Fortun has shown work in a variety of contexts and institutions throughout Norway and abroad, including the Munch Museum, Stavanger Kunstmuseum, KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Monnaie de Paris, BOZAR Brussels, Performa 13, PS1 MoMA, and Gladstone Gallery in Brussels.

Fortun’s body of work encompasses performance, site-specific texts and assemblage where body, language and elusive sculptural boundaries inscribe closed off institutional spaces with persistent and poetic feminisms. Upcoming work includes a public art commission for the Bergen Museum of Natural History curated by Marit Paasche, and a solo exhibition at Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo.

Khartoum are open 18:00-01:00.

September 20, 2018
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collab.: Mingxuan Tan + Carl Aquilizan

collab. first event 17.09.18
18.00 @ Khartoum Contemporary Art Center!

Mingxuan Tan + Carl Aquilizan


Mingxuan Tan is a ceramics artist currently pursuing her master degree in Art and Craft department at Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Mingxuan is interested in the relationship between the object and the body. She is curious about how the movement of the human body could change and activate the energy of interior space.

Carl Aquilizan is a freelance dance artist/choreographer who recently showed his work at Dans/5 2018. The piece he created was inspired by ideas and principles from Butoh. Carls work involves a lot of improvisation and in the moment decisions.

During the evening the artists will present the outcome of an intense and intuitive collaboration between two age-old practises.

Free soup at 18.00!
Student beer!

collab. is a student run initiative from the Academy of Fine Art in Oslo that creates and presents new collaborations between different practices, both within and outside the art field.Every other Monday night we present the outcome of the collaboration at Khartoum Contemporary Art Center. Free soup and student priced beers will be served from 18:00.

Through an Open Call we have offered a match-making service to make your project come true with the help of a collaborator you didn’t know existed.

September 20, 2018
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Radical Digital Painting

A performantive lecture by artist and programmer, 
Jeffrey Alan Scudder

Jeffrey will hold the lecture Radical Digital Painting, which groups and presents several ideas and artifacts related to contemporary painting and contextualizes its connection to historical processes and digital technology. It is inspired by and is a continuation of Radical Computer Music.

Through demonstrative, interactive performance lectures, American artist and educator Jeffrey Alan Scudder presents homegrown software inventions and new theories about painting and picture making.

He has performed more than 30 times since 2017 across the US and Europe, mostly in art schools for students, and often with collaborators Goodiepal, Casey REAS, Julia Yerger, and Artur Erman.

A Google search for “digital painting” today mostly brings up Photoshop tutorials related to translating age old representational painting techniques to computational media, but the topic of digital painting has much more to offer fine arts in terms of poetry and theory.

Painting software today has largely developed out of a need for traditional artists to keep up pace of work in large scale mass media production pipelines, like those of video games and movies. Few systems have been developed to explore the spontaneity and spirituality present in modernism and contemporary art and further develop the language of painting in general.

Jeffrey has created several programs that highlight abstract expressivity, play, and improvisation over production quality and technical control.

In addition to software demos, new theoretical models of image resolution, computer literacy, and picture making are illustrated, described, and connected to the history of abstraction in drawing and painting. New ways of approaching drawing are also presented.

Check out JAS’s work in more detail:

Free soup at 18:00
Lecture begins at 19:00

September 20, 2018
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