Last week on view and closing event of ‘All of the Above, None of the Above’ on Saturday, 4 November
Curated by Gitanjali Dang, OCA ISP+ guest
On view until Saturday 4 November 2017
Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday: 11:00–18:00
Mariboes gate 8
OCA warmly welcomes you to the last opportunity to see the exhibition of rarely seen works by more than 25 local and international artists, entitled 'All of the Above, None of the Above', and curated by OCA’s current ISP+ guest, Indian curator and writer Gitanjali Dang. The exhibition is on view at Melahuset, Oslo, until 4 November. Between August and November 2017, Dang participates in the OCA International Studio Programme (ISP) residency at Ekely, Oslo, which extended (through the OCA ISP+) to the Lofoten archipelago and the Nordland County.
Participating artists within the exhibition include Abhishek Hazra, Ane Hjort Guttu, Akanksha Sharma, Ayatgali Tuleubek, Forager Collective (Babitha Lingraju, Deepa Bhasthi and Sunoj D), Farah Mulla, Gitanjali Dang, Henrik Pryser Libell, Himali Singh Soin, Hina Khan, Inger Lise Hansen, Kush Badhwar, Liv Bugge, Marie Kaada Hovden, MS Sathyu, Ragnhild M Hansen, Ranjit Kandalgaonkar, Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer, Susanne Winterling, Shubhangi Singh, Ronak Moshtaghi, SnotBot (Ocean Alliance), Toril Johannessen, Yendini Yoo Cappelen, with additional material on Agha Shahid Ali, Edward Said, Nansen Passport, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Stand with Standing Rock. Click here to read more about the exhibition.
Programme for the closing event on Saturday 4 November:
15:00: 'Ajeeb Ittefaq' (Strange Coincidence): Listening session of audio work by Hina Khan. A chance encounter between the artist and the curator was followed by long phone conversations about art, which over time turned into story telling without either of them knowing or intending. The audio letter is an extension of the story telling and speaks to many situations. In particular, it speaks to the artist’s ‘return’ to ‘art’ after a long break during which time she was focused on her religion and spirituality.
15:45: 'Finding voice': Overtone singing and vocal improvisations by Marie Kaada Hovden, Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer and Yendini Yoo Cappelen lead the way in associative and playful travels through time, landscapes and human/nonhuman cultures.
About Gitanjali Dang and Khanabadosh
Gitanjali Dang is a curator, writer and shape-shifter. In 2012, she founded Khanabadosh, an itinerant arts lab. Khanabadosh lives off latitude, magic and agnosticism, and is interested in everything. It is particularly interested in constantly rethinking what it—and everything around it—is about. In 2015, Khanabadosh, in collaboration with Institute for Contemporary Art Research, Zurich University of the Arts, co-founded Draft, which explores contemporary art that produces, contributes to or provokes public debate. Gitanjali lives and loves in Mumbai and wherever else this living and loving might take her.
About the artists in the closing event
Yendini Yoo Cappelen is an actor with a bachelor from Statens Scenskola, Gothenburg. Her interests extend to performance art, voice improvisation, and music. She lives in Oslo.
Marie Kaada Hovden's practice engages with music and soundscapes. She also works in theatre. She is based between Oslo, Fredrikstad and Røst, where she is co-runs the artist residency Røst AiR at Skomvær Lighthouse.
Hina Khan studied visual art at Rachana Sansad, Mumbai. Her work responds to her daily life, and this encounter with the everyday can also be found in her writing. Khan lives and works in Mumbai.
Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer is a singer and vocal explorer. Her vocal range of around six octaves allows her to work in a variety of settings; composers such as Henrik Hellstenius and Synne Skouen have written music for her. She teaches at several music academies in Norway including Norwegian Theatre Academy (NTA).
About Gitanjali Dang’s residency in Norway as part of OCA’s ISP+
OCA ISP+ to the Lofoten archipelago and the Nordland County was made possible through a number of institutional and individuals’ collaboration including the artist-in-residence Røst AiR (run by a working group consisting of Elin Már Øyen Vister, Jason Rosenberg and Marie Kaada Hovden); the Nordland County Council, Bodø (special thanks to Kristoffer Dolmen); The Hamsun Centre, Hamarøy; Fotobrygga, Skrova; and the artist Elisabeth Færøy Lund.
About OCA’s ISP and ISP+ programmes
International residents (artists, curators and critics) are invited to OCA’s International Studio Programme (ISP) for a period of up to three months. The length of the stay depends on the respective resident’s schedule needs. The resident is provided with a professional studio and an apartment at Ekely (an artists's colony where Edvard Munch built his studio where he lived and worked until his death in 1944) for their stay in Oslo, and additional research possibilities during his or her stay. The residency can be used for independent research, work on a project taking place in Norway, teaching purposes or for other activities in relation to Norwegian contemporary culture. OCA’s ISP programme guests are also invited to extend their residency participation into networked activities in the form of public talks, seminars and presentations organised by OCA and/or at the invitation of other institutions throughout Norway.
Under the umbrella of the project ‘Thinking at the Edge of the World. Perspectives from the North’ OCA initiated a number of residencies and programmes called ISP+ for visiting artists, curators and critics to delve into research possibilities in Northern Norway, with the cooperation support of local institutions.
Melahuset promotes arts and cultural expressions connected to Norway by migration, particularly from the countries of the Global South. The House aims to enhance competence about these cultural expressions, and will promote activities meeting this objective. Melahuset gives priority to artistic enterprises such as music, dance, film, literature and exhibitions, also including debates and conversations about relevant topics.
A Khanabadosh project with support from Melahuset and Podium.