OCA Pop-Up in Kristiansand
Thursday, 23 November 2017 / 19:00
SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum
Skippergata 24 B
OCA has the pleasure of announcing the seventh OCA Pop-Up in collaboration with SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum in Kristiansand on Thursday 23 November at 19:00. The Pop-Up presentations form part of OCA’s focus to reach out to art communities in cities outside the capital, such as Trondheim, Kirkenes, Tromsø, Bergen, Stavanger and Bodø in collaboration with local art institutions and guest speakers. On the occasion of OCA Pop-Up Kristiansand, curator and founding director of the independent, non-profit gallery Entrée, Randi Grov Berger, will share some of her international experiences as a curator.
The OCA Pop-Ups have been designed in order to connect with local art communities, present OCA's activities, facilitate the use of OCA as a tool for art professionals in their internationalisation process, as well as further the transmission of information on the dynamics of the international art world. The aim of OCA Pop-Up is to strengthen the position of OCA as a discussion partner with art communities nationwide. The series was inaugurated in May 2014 at Trondheim Kunstmuseum. The second, third and fourth meetings were held in collaboration with Pikene på Broen in Kirkenes, Northen Norway Art Museum in Tromsø, and Bergen Kunsthall in October and November 2014. In 2016 OCA Pop-Up was held in Stavanger in collaboration with Rogaland Kunstsenter, and in Bodø, in collaboration with Nordland County Council. Click here for more information.
For more information, please contact OCA's Communication Manager Tara Hassel.
About Randi Grov Berger
Randi Grov Berger is a curator and founding director of Entrée in Bergen. She has worked for Performa Biennial, Printed Matter, KORO, and has been appointed artistic director of Vestlandsutstillingen (Western Norway Exhibition) 2018. She has an MA in Art in Public Realm from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, and Curatorial Practice at the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen.
About SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum
SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum was established in 1995, and covers the entire region of Agder. This means that the museum is a regional resource centre for art. It is engaged in a wide range of activities, which include displaying the art collection and temporary exhibitions with Norwegian and international art. In 2015 the museum entered into a collaboration with the art collector Nicolai Tangen. The Tangen collection comprises a large number of Norwegian and Nordic art from the 1930s and onwards. Both the museum collection and the Tangen collection will be housed in a converted silo-building, forming a cultural powerhouse, situated next to the Kilden perfoming arts centre, on the waterfront in Kristiansand. The new museum location will open in 2021.
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.