OCA announces the final events of the programme 'Fashion: the Fall of an Industry', with the lectures Globalisation, Image Production and La Javanaise, on Wednesday 11 December, and Costumes, Textiles, Music on Thursday 12 December.
OCA announces the publication of the anthology WORD! WORD? WORD! Issa Samb and the Undecipherable Form. The publication is a comprehensive monograph on the work of seminal Senegalese artist Issa Samb, aka Joe Ouakam, and follows the exhibition with the same title, organised and presented at OCA from 4 May to 23 June 2013.
'Fashion: the Fall of an Industry’ is a lecture series analysing the period of the 1970s in Norway, which saw a decline of employment in the textile industry. Through the interplay of garments, textile-production techniques and weaving processes, artists found expression in a worldwide wave of labour militancy, developing techniques and practices fuelled by a strong sense of political entitlement. The lecture series runs from 17 October to 12 December 2013.