News : 2017/08

2017/08/30

Concert by Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival at OCA

Julius Eastman. Photo: Andrew Roth

OCA ANNOUNCES

A presentation of Femenine by Julius Eastman at OCA with Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival Performed by Apartment House

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 19:00*

Office for Contemporary Art Norway 
 

Nedre Gate 7
0551 Oslo 


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OCA has the pleasure of announcing a concert at OCA as part of the Ultima festival, featuring a rarely performed piece by the once forgotten and currently celebrated pioneer of minimalist music Julius Eastman. Femenine (1974), which was performed only a handful of times during Eastman’s life, almost did not survive its own creator. A complete performance score does not exist, since so often Eastman’s players improvised under his supervision.

An early recording and an incomplete performance score, coupled with inventiveness, are the guiding principles to the memories and descriptions of Femenine which will be reconstructed by the British group Apartment House at OCA. This is the second concert of Julius Eastman’s music at this year’s Ultima festival, where one of the great enigmatic works of 20th-century music will be performed. On the night before, that of 13 September, Jace Clayton’s Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner will be held at the Kulturkirken Jakob.

Formed by the cellist Anton Lukoszevieze in 1995, Apartment House has established itself as the leading British exponent of avant-garde and experimental music from around the world. Apartment House’s repertoire stems from the hard-core European avant-garde, embracing radical elements of experimental music for creating a wide range of acoustic and theatrical situations.

For media enquiries related to Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, please contact the Head of Information Cathrine Nysæther.

* Tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster. A limited number of tickets are available through OCA on a first come, first served basis. To request a complimentary ticket (individual requests only) send an email to Tara Hassel.


About Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music
The largest and one of the leading contemporary music festivals in the Nordic region, the Ultima festival aims to promote artistic distinctiveness, trends and innovation to make music of a high artistic standard accessible to everyone. The festival takes place during September every year and is staged at venues across the city of Oslo, including large, established venues, like the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, the Oslo Concert Hall and the University of Oslo’s Great Hall in addition to clubs, shops, industrial spaces, museums, schools and outdoor spaces.

About the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA)
The Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) is a non-profit foundation created in 2001 by the Norwegian Ministries of Culture and of Foreign Affairs. Its principle aim is to foster dialogue between art practitioners in Norway and the international arts scene, and to support artists and cultural practitioners based in Norway in their activities around the world. To this end, OCA’s discursive, exhibition, publication, residency (in Oslo and internationally) and visitor research programmes focus on bringing the plurality of practices and histories at the forefront of international artistic debates to Norway, and promoting active participation in such debates nationally and internationally. OCA has been responsible for Norway’s contribution to the visual arts section of the Venice Biennale since 2001.

2017/08/24

New residency opportunities in Brazil and India

OCA ANNOUNCES

Two new residency opportunities

Capacete, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
First application deadline: 1 October 2017

Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai, India
First application deadline: 1 February 2018

(Please note new dates for the residency programme at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, Belgium)

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OCA is pleased to announce the establishment of two new residencies as part of OCA’s international residency programme. OCA welcomes applications for the Capacete residency in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, lasting three months, from Norwegian and Norway-based artists, curators, critics and writers. The Curatorial Lab residency at the Mumbai Art Room in Mumbai, India, is open to applications for a Norwegian curator, or an international curator based in Norway, for a duration of one month.


About the Capacete Residency*
First application deadline: 1 October 2017
Residency dates in 2018: 1 September–30 November

Rio de Janeiro is known to be one of the hubs of contemporary art, attracting artists, curaors and collectors from all over the world. Brazil is also home to the second oldest art biennial in the world, the São Paulo Biennale with which Capacete has collaborated numerous times. For more information and guidelines on how to submit your application, please click here.

A public event regarding the Brazilian art scene to take place at OCA during autumn 2017 will be announced later. More information will follow.


About the Mumbai Art Room Residency

First application deadline: 1 February 2018
Residency dates: 15 November–15 December

India has one of the most vibrant art scenes in South-Asia. OCA is excited to offer a new residency in 2018 at The Mumbai Art Room’s newly formed Curatorial Lab, devoted to production and presentation of exhibitions. The resident will benefit from an exceptional mentorship council available two months before the actual residency’s starting date to facilitate the preparation of a project. Mentorship on ground in Mumbai will be offered to follow the installation. The candidate is further encouraged to visit the opening of the Kochi-Muzuris Biennale in December 2017. For more information and guidelines on how to submit your application, please click here.

Connected to OCA’s long term focus on South Asia and as part of the residency programme, OCA will organise presentations by the mentorship council regarding the Indian art scene and curatorial issues, at OCA this autumn. More information will follow.


Please note new dates for the residency programme at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, Belgium

Upcoming application deadline: 1 October 2017
Residency dates: 1 January–31 July

In a renewed commitment to a long term partner in Belgium, OCA offers a residency programme for an artist, at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels. Applications are accepted from Norwegian artists and international artists residing in Norway. The programme is designed for artists who have already elaborated a specific and promising aesthetic language but seek artistic, theoretical and professional support in order to develop their practice. For more information and guidelines on how to submit your application, please click here.


Applications to the above-mentioned residencies are assessed by an international jury appointed by OCA, together with a representative from the respective institutions. For any further enquires, please contact Grant Officer Anne Charlotte Hauen.

*A different iteration of the Capacete residency was run from 2009 to 2012.


About Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA)

The Office for Contemporary Art Norway is a non-profit foundation created by the Norwegian Ministries of Culture and of Foreign Affairs in 2001. Its principle aim is to foster dialogue between art practitioners in Norway and on the international arts scene, and support Norwegian artists in their activities around the world. As a result, OCA’s discursive, exhibition, publication, residency and visitor programmes focus on bringing to Norway the plurality of practices and histories at the forefront of international artistic debates, insofar as they are concerned with actively participating in such debates nationally and internationally. OCA has been responsible for Norway’s contribution to the visual arts section of the Venice Biennale since 2001.