News : 2013/11

2013/11/22

`Radical Design as Resistance: Rei Kawakubo and Her Followers', A Lecture by Yuko Hasegawa

Rei-Kawakubo (COMME des GARÇONS) Spring/Summer, 1985.

Norsk versjon

OCA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE

Yuko Hasegawa
Radical Design as Resistance: Rei Kawakubo and Her Followers

A lecture in the series
'Fashion: the Fall of an Industry'

Thursday, 28 November at 7pm

Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Nedre gate 7
0551 Oslo
Norway

www.oca.no l info@oca.no

OCA is honoured to host Tokyo's MOT Chief Curator Yuko Hasegawa on the upcoming Thursday, 28 November at 7pm, with a lecture titled Radical Design as Resistance: Rei Kawakubo and Her Followers.

Hasegawa argues that Rei Kawakubo is one of the most radical and progressive fashion designers. The lecture will give an analysis of Kawakubo's working process and cultural background. Her methods are based on several dialectic dialogues ranging from contrary elements: modern and post-modern, virtual and physical, usefulness and uselessness, functionality and disfunctionality, beauty and ugliness, exaggeration and super-minimal, Western and Japanese traditions, as well as poverty and luxury. Kawakubo observes social and cultural phenomena through her own perception, before her observation turns into conceptual diagrams of 2D clothing patterns. This is why her works radically reflect current socio-political situations and have their own special singularity. In the lecture, Yuko Hasegawa will present her works from the 70s up to the present, as well as the work of young Japanese designers who follow Kawakubo.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Yuko Hasegawa is the Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo (MOT), Japan. She is also a professor at the Department of Art Science at the Tama Art University in Tokyo. Her recent projects include 'Space for your Future’ (2007) and 'Architectural Environments for Tomorrow’ (2011) at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo. At the 21st-Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan (where she also served as Founding Artistic Director), she curated 'Matthew Barney: Drawing Restraint' (2005). She was also the Artistic Director of the 7th International Istanbul Biennial (2001), co-curator of the 4th Shanghai Biennial (2002), commissioner of Japanese Pavilion of 50th edition of the Venice Biennale (2003), co-curator of the 29th São Paulo Biennial (2010) and artistic advisor for the 12th edition of the Venice Architectural Biennale (2010). She has recently served as curator of the 11th Sharjah Biennial in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2013).

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME 

The lecture by Yuko Hasegawa is part of the programme 'Fashion: the Fall of an Industry', a series of lectures 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 such as Brit Fuglevaag, Elisabeth Haarr and Sidsel Paaske found expression in a worldwide wave of labour militancy, developing techniques and practices fuelled by a strong sense of political entitlement.

The programme aims to provide a historical view upon how local policies shaped different reactions in different countries and upon the alignment of global patterns of concerns.

Upcoming lecture in the series:
Thursday, 5 December at 7pm
Division of Labour: Textile as a Gendered Medium in Norwegian Art in the 1970s
Jorunn Veiteberg

For more information, please contact OCA's Information and Web Manager Petter Dotterud Anthun.

Refreshments will be served.

'Fashion: the Fall of an Industry' is organised in cooperation with the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO), Visual Arts Department (Kunstfag). The closing event of the programme is organised in collaboration with nyMusikk, Oslo.

2013/11/19

Lene Berg Wins the Lorck Schive Prize for `Dirty Young Loose'

Lene Berg, From the production of Ung Løs Gris / Dirty Young Loose. Courtesy the artist



This is the first year the Lorck Schive Prize is awarded. It is funded by Lorck Schive and Wife Foundation and will be awarded every other year by Trondheim Kunstmuseum. Berg wins the Lorck Schive Prize for her film Dirty Young Loose, that was a part of the exhibition 'Beware of the Holy Whore: Edvard Munch, Lene Berg and the Dilemma of Emancipation', as the official Norwegian representation at the 55th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia in 2013. She shares the prize with Marianne Heier, who who was awarded for her installation Dear Friends (2013).

Dirty Young Loose is a film that concentrates on three different characters who are interrogated about their roles as either victims or perpetrators in a complex situation. The film explores the interpretation of human behaviour based on preconceived concepts and established norms. Just like the exhibition as a whole, the film presents the deconstruction of an original scene which functions as a catalyst for a revision of the politics of liberation, of gender struggle and of internal conflict.

The film was commissioned and funded by the OCA in cooperation and with the generous support of Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa in Venice and its Board. Additional support provided by Fritt Ord – the Freedom of Expression Foundation, Oslo. Lene Berg’s film is produced by Studio Fjordholm AS, and made possible with the additional support of NFI, the Norwegian Film Institute – Film commissioner: Åse Meyer, Norsk Kulturråd/Arts Council Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde/Audio and Visual Fund, Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) and Norwegian Visual Artists Remuneration Fund.

2013/11/15

`On Beauty: Textile Aesthetics within a Feminist Perspective', A Lecture by Elisabeth Haarr

Elisabeth Haarr, From the Highway (Fra motorveien), 1971.
© Elisabeth Haarr / BONO 2013

Norsk versjon

OCA WELCOMES

Elisabeth Haarr
On Beauty: Textile Aesthetics within a Feminist Perspective
Followed by a conversation with Jan-Lauritz Opstad, Brit Fuglevaag and Benedicte Sunde

A lecture in the series
'Fashion: the Fall of an Industry'

Thursday, 21 November at 7pm

Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Nedre gate 7
0551 Oslo, Norway

www.oca.no l info@oca.no

OCA will host artist Elisabeth Haarr on the upcoming Thursday, 21 November at 7pm with an installation sketching one of her last projects to open her lecture titled On Beauty: Textile Aesthetics within a Feminist Perspective.

In her lecture, Elisabeth Haarr aims to address another aesthetic other than 'the one often associated with textiles: beautiful lacework and small intricate stitches'. Haarr will present 'the brutal, raw and passionate' through examples both from her own work and that of others.

As an artist, Elisabeth Haarr has been emphasising that the production and the understanding of textile works has been based on craft and materiality rather than the profoundly pictorial. In keeping with early weavers, she continues to regard textile art as a mistreated art form lacking recognition, given limited space in museums and of which the experimental methods are, all but omitted from art teaching.

The lecture will be followed by a conversation with Elisabeth Haarr, Jan-Lauritz Opstad, Brit Fuglevaag and Benedicte Sunde.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER AND PARTICIPANTS
Elisabeth Haarr is an artist born in 1945 in Hamar, Norway and frequented the SHKS (now the Oslo National Academy of the Arts). Haarr was a lecturer at The Art Academy in Bergen and the Sogn og Fjordane University College. She has been a board member of Bildende Kunstnere Forening Bergen, The Art Academy in Bergen, The National Jury of Høstutstillingen and Utsmykkingsfondet. Her work has been exhibited extensively in Norway; at UKS, Gallery F15, Oslo Kunstforening, Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum.

Jan-Lauritz Opstad is an art historian and Director of the Nordenfjeldske kunstindustrimuseum in Trondheim. He was awarded a Masters in art history from the University of Oslo. He was then appointed curator of the Nordenfjeldske kunstindustrimuseum in 1978 and has been director since 1980. He has written several books, which among others include David-Andersen (1976), Norsk art nouveau (1979), Ny norsk gullsmedkunst (1983), En ny bevissthet: norsk kunsthåndverk 1970-1990 (1989), Norsk emalje: kunsthåndverk i verdenstoppen (1994) and Paa Trondhjemsk vis: selskapskultur og skjulte matskatter fra 1700 til 1900 (2003).

Brit Fuglevaag is an artist working with both textiles and drawing. She was born in 1939 in Kirkenes, Norway, and lives and works between Paris, France, and Oslo, Norway. She first trained at the SHKS and then at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. Her debut was at the Kunstnernes Hus’ Autumn Exhibition in 1964 and she has since had a number of exhibitions, being represented in the most important collections in Norway. Fuglevaag has also taught at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, as well as serving as a guest professor at the universities of both Southern Illinois, ID, USA, and Oregon State, OR, USA.

Benedicte Sunde is an art historian. She was awarded a PhD from the University of Oslo, and went on to become a curator for the Henie Onstad Art Centre from 1996 to 2006, and Curator at The Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture, DoGA, from 2007, where she is currently also the Managing Director.

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME 

The lecture by Elisabeth Haarr is part of the programme 'Fashion: the Fall of an Industry', a series of lectures 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 such as Brit Fuglevaag, Elisabeth Haarr and Sidsel Paaske found expression in a worldwide wave of labour militancy, developing techniques and practices fuelled by a strong sense of political entitlement.

The programme aims to provide a historical view upon how local policies shaped different reactions in different countries and upon the alignment of global patterns of concerns.

Upcoming lecture in the series: 

Thursday, 28 November, 7pm
Radical Design as Resistance: Rei Kawakubo and Her Followers
Yuko Hasegawa

For more information, please contact OCA's Information and Web Manager Petter Dotterud Anthun.

Refreshments will be served.

'Fashion: the Fall of an Industry' is organised in cooperation with the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO), Visual Arts Department (Kunstfag). The closing event of the programme is organised in collaboration with nyMusikk, Oslo.

2013/11/08

The Office for Contemporary Art Norway Announces New Director

Katya García-Antón, Photo by Bruno Bohn

Norsk versjon

OCA'S BOARD ANNOUNCES

the appointment of
Katya García-Antón

to lead the institution




Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Nedre gate 7
0551 Oslo
Norway

www.oca.no l info@oca.no

The board of OCA is proud to announce the appointment of Katya García-Antón as new director who will lead the institution for the next four years. After a comprehensive selection process, involving several national and international candidates, we are now confident that Katya García-Antón is the right person to continue the outstanding level of work established and maintained by the two former directors since the inception of the foundation in 2001. We are delighted that she has accepted the position and look forward to her taking office in February 2014.

Katya García-Antón is an English-Spanish curator. Having trained in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, she combines academic excellence with a knowledge of an immense range of artistic disciplines. She has been affiliated with several major international art institutions, including the Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; the Museu d’Arte Moderno de São Paulo, Brazil; the Institute of Contemporary Art, London and IKON, Birmingham. She curated the Spanish contribution to the São Paulo Biennial in 2004, and was responsible for a section of the Prague Biennial in 2005. García-Antón has organised and curated over fifty exhibitions of art, design and architecture, featuring both well-established and young, emerging artists. She has served on the editorial board of Third Text magazine, and has been an art critic for the BBC World Service and for various international art magazines, as well as contributing to numerous catalogues and monographs. Among her wide-ranging curatorial activities, we might mention her contribution to the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2011 (Dora Garcia’s ‘The Inadequate’), and ‘Gestures in Time’ (co-curated with Lara Khaldi), and the flagship exhibition of the very first edition of the Qalandiya International Biennial in Palestine in 2012. Amongst other things, her work is characterised by an interest in investigating exhibition forms and art contexts outside the mainstream. García-Antón’s critical, political and subtle approach to contemporary art, her ability to work outside the established institutional framework and to reflect on perspectives that reach beyond the Western world is in line with OCA’s mandate and aspirations.

Katya García-Antón has a keen interest in the diversity of thought and practices that characterises the art scene across Norway, as well as its place within the globalised world. Her long management experience, belief in cooperation, artistic authority, academic expertise and international networking will undoubtedly allow her to negotiate constructively between the various communities that OCA serves and the ambitions it has. We therefore firmly believe the dialogue between the Norwegian and the international artistic realms will develop along new and innovative lines under García-Antón’s knowledgeable leadership, and we look forward to the next four years with great joy and excitement.

For press inquiries, please contact OCA's Information and Web Manager Petter Dotterud Anthun (t: +47 23 23 31 50).

2013/11/08

`Feminism, Trockel Fashion', A Lecture by Anne Wagner

Rosemarie Trockel: Schico-Pullower
© Rosemarie Trockel / BONO 2013

Norsk versjon

OCA WELCOMES

Anne Wagner
Feminism, Trockel Fashion

A lecture in the series
'Fashion: the Fall of an Industry'

Thursday, 14 November 2013 at 7pm

Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Nedre gate 7
0551 Oslo, Norway

www.oca.no l info@oca.no

OCA welcomes Art Historian and Curator Anne Wagner on Thursday, 14 November 2013, with a lecture titled Feminism, Trockel Fashion.

Wagner argues that the relationship between fashion and feminism has always been ambivalent, not least because both are so intimately bound up with women and their social roles. No wonder then that in the early years of her career, Rosemarie Trockel focused so closely on their relationship. What might feminist fashion achieve? The artist’s 1980s works not only address this question, but suggest answers that this lecture will aim to reassess.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Anne Wagner is an art historian and author who is currently Visiting Professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK. For many years, Wagner worked as a professor at the Art History Department at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, where she remains the Class of 1936 Chair Emerita. Her work has appeared in journals such as Artforum, Representations, October, and The Threepenny Review. Her publications include, Mother Stone: The Vitality of Modern British Sculpture (Yale University Press, 2005), Three Artists (Three Women): Modernism and the Art of Hesse, Krasner and O’Keeffe (University of California Press, 1996); Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux: Sculptor of the Second Empire (Yale University Press, 1986). A book of her essays, A House Divided: On Recent American Art, was published in 2012. Behaving Globally is currently in progress, having been commissioned by Princeton University Press for a new series called 'Essays on the Arts'. Most recently, Wagner curated the major exhibition, 'Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life' for Tate Britain (2013).

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME 

The lecture by Anne Wagner is part of the programme 'Fashion: the Fall of an Industry’, a series of lectures 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 such as Brit Fuglevaag, Elisabeth Haarr and Sidsel Paaske found expression in a worldwide wave of labour militancy, developing techniques and practices fuelled by a strong sense of political entitlement.

Upcoming lecture in the series: 

Thursday, 21 November, 7pm 

On Beautry: Textile Aeshtetics within a Feminist Perspective
Elisabeth Haarr
Followed by a conversation with Jan Lauritz Opstad, Brit Fuglevaag and Benedicte Sunde

For more information, please contact OCA's Information and Web Manager Petter Dotterud Anthun.

Refreshments will be served.

'Fashion: the Fall of an Industry' is organised in cooperation with the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO), Visual Arts Department (Kunstfag). The closing event of the programme is organised in collaboration with nyMusikk, Oslo.

2013/11/06

Norwegian Artists at the 19th Biennale of Sydney

Tori Wrånes, Natural Enough? (2011), performance in collaboration with Jan Erik Mikalsen. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Eirik Slyngstad

OCA ANNOUNCES

The participation of artists Bodil Furu, Siri Hermansen, Tori Wrånes, Ann Lislegaard, Victoria Phil Lind, Ane Hjort Guttu, Ignas Krunglevicius, Synnøve G. Wetten and Anette Stav Johansson within the exhibition

'You Imagine What You Desire'
The 19th Biennale of Sydney

Artistic Director: Juliana Engberg

Exhibition dates: 21 March–9 June 2014

www.biennaleofsydney.com.au

Juliana Engberg, Artistic Director of the 19th Biennale of Sydney, recently revealed details about the Asia Pacific's largest contemporary visual arts event, which will be presented at five venues across the city of Sydney from 21 March until 9 June 2014.

More than ninety artists from thirty-one countries have been invited to participate within the exhibition to 'celebrates the power of artistic imagination'. Titling the nineteen edition of the biennale 'You Imagine What You Desire', Engberg states that it will be 'an exploration of the world and contemporary aesthetic experience through the inventions and desires of well-known artists, as well as many exhibiting in Sydney for the first time'.

In addition to the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, venues for the 19th Biennale will include two heritage-listed non-museum locations: Carriageworks, a former rail yard; and Cockatoo Island, a former prison and shipyard in Sydney Harbour. The 19th Biennale will also present works at Artspace.

Artworks by Bodil Furu, Tori Wrånes, Siri Hermansen, Ann Lislegaard, Victoria Phil Lind, Ane Hjort Guttu, Ignas Krunglevicius and Fine Art Union (Synnøve G. Wetten and Anette Stav Johansson) will be presented within the exhibition. Other exhibiting artists are Pipilotti Rist, Douglas Gordon, Mircea Cantor, Eva Koch, Yael Bartana and Tacita Dean.

Juliana Engberg participated within OCA's International Visitor Programme in January 2013.

For press inquiries, please contact Rhiannon Pickles at rhiannon@picklespr.com.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Ann Lislegaard (b.1962 in Tønsberg, Norway, lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark and New York, NY, USA) holds a MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she also served as a professor from 2004 to 2013. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Tapping of the Fox Sisters’, Marabouparken Contemporary Art Centre, Sundbyberg, Sweden (2010) and ‘What if, MOCAD’, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI, USA (2009). Her work has been also been presented in the group exhibitions 'Meanwhile… Suddenly, and Then’, 12th Biennale de Lyon, France; ‘The Smithson Effect’, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, UT, USA (2011) and the Busan Biennale 2010, Busan Museum of Art, South Korea (2010).

Tori Wrånes (b.1978 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) graduated from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, in 2009. The artist, primarly based in performative art, has exhibited in venues such as Human Resources and The Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany; Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway and Palais de la Découoverte, Paris, France, among others.

Bodil Furu (b.1976 in Askim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) has studied at the the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. She has presented her work at the Lubumbashi Biennale 2013, Lubumbashi, the Democratic Republic of Congo; Beaconsfield Contemporary Art, London, UK; Kunsthall Oslo; Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norway; Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin, Germany and Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo.

Victoria Pihl Lind (b.1981 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) graduated with a MA degree from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2008, and a BA from Chelsea College of Art in London. Lind works with a variety of media such as video, text, photography and performance. Recent group exhibitions include, 'HOLOGHOST, Performance in Radom city', National Center for Sculpture, Oronsko, Poland and 'Endring og stillstand – Hagen som materiale og motiv i kunsten' at Galleri F15, Moss, Norway.

Ane Hjort Guttu (b.1971 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) has studied at the Tronhdiem Academy of Fine Art and the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Her work has been presented in the exhibitions 'The New Model', Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (2013); 'Cultural Freedom in Europe', Sint-Lukas Art Foundation, Brussels, Belgium (2013); 'Learning for Life', Henie Onstad Art Centre, Oslo (2012) and 'Making is Thinking', Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2011), among others.

Fine Art Union is an interdisciplinary artist group, consisting of Synnøve G. Wetten (b.1978 in Akershus, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Anette Stav Johansson (b.1979 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), that operate both within and outside conventional exhibition spaces. Their work has been presented at Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand; Black Box Theater, Oslo; Skånes Konstforening, Skåne, Sweden and Galleri 21, Malmö, Sweden.

Siri Hermansen (b.1969 in Geneva, Switzerland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) studied at Parsons School of Design, Paris, France and Beaux-arts de Paris l'école Nationale Supérieure and was a Research Fellow at the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo from 2009 until 2013. She has had solo exhibitions at the Intercultural Museum, Oslo; Stenersen Art Museum, Oslo; Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia; Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome, Italy and Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway.

Ignas Krunglevicius (b.1979 in Kaunas, Lithuania, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) holds an MA from the Norwegian Music Academy in Oslo. His work has been presented within the Høstutstillingen 2013, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo; Norwegian Sculpture Biennale 2013, Vigelandsmuseet, Oslo; Ultima Contemporary Music Festival, Oslo; The Turku Biennale, Turku, Finland; Platform Stockholm, Sweden; Borealis Contemporary Music Festival, Bergen, Norway; Berghain, Berlin, Germany and Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo.

ABOUT OCA'S INTERNATIONAL VISITOR PROGRAMME
The Office for Contemporary Art Norway runs an International Visitor Programme to support international curators and cultural producers in their research in Norway for upcoming exhibitions and projects. Participation in the programme is by invitation although requests for visits are considered based on availability when addressed to OCA.

ABOUT THE OFFICE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART NORWAY
The Office for Contemporary Art Norway is a foundation created by The Norwegian Ministry of Culture and The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in autumn 2001. The main aim of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway is to develop collaborations in contemporary art between Norway and the international art scene. The Office for Contemporary Art Norway aims to become a key contributor to the discourses of contemporary art.

2013/11/01

`On Textile Structures', A Lecture by Rike Frank

Anne Albers, A typewriter study from On Weaving, (1965). Courtesy of the artist

Norsk versjon

OCA WELCOMES

Rike Frank
On Textile Structures

As a lecture in the series
`Fashion: the Fall of an Industry’

Thursday, 31 October 2013 at 7pm

Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Nedre gate 7
0551 Oslo, Norway

www.oca.no l info@oca.no

OCA welcomes next week curator and writer Rike Frank on Thursday, 7 November 2013 at 7pm with a lecture titled On Textile Structures.

Drawing on the observation that the younger generation of artists are reintroducing textiles as a conceptual and critical device to their artistic practices, this lecture will look at the historical and current relationships between textiles and fine art. It will re-examine preconceived notions of textiles and discuss why textiles are of particular relevance to deepening our understanding of social conditions, economic and experimential processes as well as their inherent conflicts.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Rike Frank is a freelance curator and writer living and working in Berlin. In 2012, together with Grant Watson, she initiated the research and exhibition project ´Textiles: Open Letter’ which looks at textiles in contemporary art and at their history, materiality and language. Her most recent presentations include the major exhibition 'Abstractions, Textiles, Art' at the Abteiberg Museum, Mönchengladbach, Germany. She previously worked as a curator at the Secession, Vienna; she was also Head of the Curatorial Office at documenta 12 in Kassel, a member of the Programme Team for the European Kunsthalle in Cologne, Germany, and Curator/researcher at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, Germany.

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME 

The lecture by Rike Frank is part of the programme 'Fashion: the Fall of an Industry’, a series of lectures 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 such as Brit Fuglevaag, Elisabeth Haarr and Sidsel Paaske found expression in a worldwide wave of labour militancy, developing techniques and practices fuelled by a strong sense of political entitlement.

The programme aims to provide a historical view upon how local policies shaped different reactions in different countries and upon the alignment of global patterns of concerns.

Upcoming lecture in the series: 

Thursday, 14 November, 7pm 

Feminism, Trockel Fashion
Anne Wagner

For more information, please contact OCA's Information and Web Manager Petter Dotterud Anthun.

Refreshments will be served.

'Fashion: the Fall of an Industry' is organised in cooperation with the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO), Visual Arts Department (Kunstfag). The closing event of the programme is organised in collaboration with nyMusikk, Oslo.