Open Forum is pleased to announce this fall’s program on travel, transportation, and settlement. Turning our heads towards the vast term and ever expanding project of globalization, we are interested in where and how to position ourselves – whether to move or to stay. To which extent do we affirm to or resist against the global flow of imageries and information? How do we deal with the subsequent, or potential, gains and losses of time, space, and identity? And what are some of the habits and wishes developed during and after the move and their influences on our ways of working and living? With the current demographical and geo-political change we see here in the Oslo art scene and in Scandinavia at large in mind, we believe it is a good time to question and discuss what we already know and don’t know about the issues of locality and global connections and art-making and viewing in these contexts.
16.09 Maja Hammarén, artist and writer, also professor of Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg 23.09 Sabrina van der Ley, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo 30.09 Stian Eide Kluge and Steffen Håndlykken, artists and founders of 1857, Oslo 07.10 Bera Nordal, director of the Nordic Watercolor Museum, Skärhamn, Sweden 14.10 Mike Sperlinger, writer and professor of the Academy of Fine Art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts 21.10 Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen, artists 28.10 Ingrid Hjertaker, political scientist 04.11 Adrian Paci, artist 11.11 Guy Mannes-Abbott, writer and critic 18.11 Arnd Schneider, professor of the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo 25.11 Jon Rafman, artist 02.12 Simon O Sullivan, writer and professor of the Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths College, London
Curated by Julia Lee Hong and Christoffer Danielsson
Supported by Kunstakademiet, Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo