Led by OCA and OSLO PILOT, the IKT (The International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art) Congress 2017 will take place in Oslo, followed by a post-congress session in Tromsø, in collaboration with institutions and contemporary art initiatives in the north of Norway/Sápmi. As part of the annual congress, a symposium will be held in the host city. Oslo’s symposium will take the 100th anniversary of the first Sami Congress as its starting point – an event which ultimately led to the signing of the Sami Act. The Symposium will go on to address the significance of decolonisation and the indigenous and ecological discourse on contemporary art and related cultural thought around the world.
The Oslo Symposium is curated by Katya García-Antón (Director/Curator OCA), Eva González-Sancho (Curator OSLO PILOT) and Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk (Curator OSLO PILOT), in collaboration with the IKT Board.
The IKT Congress in Norway will provide a unique opportunity to foster reflection, exchange and in-depth discussion amongst a large number of colleagues both internationally and in Norway, as well as nurture future collaborations. IKT is a members’ organisation that brings together curators from across the world, to meet, share knowledge, exchange ideas and broaden their professional networks. The members include curators and artistic directors of non-profit exhibition spaces and museums, as well as freelance curators of contemporary art.