A lecture by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist on the occasion of 89plus’s research in Norway
Sunday 26 November 2017, 14:00
Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Nedre gate 7,
OCA has the pleasure of inviting you to a public lecture by Curator and Director of Swiss Institute New York Simon Castets, and Curator and Artistic Director of Serpentine Galleries, London, Hans Ulrich Obrist, on Sunday 26 November at 14:00. The lecture is held in connection with Castets and Obrist’s visit to Norway to conduct research on the local art scene for 89plus. In their lecture Castets and Obrist will discuss the 89plus project in general, as well as the fruits of their research in Norway in particular.
The public lecture is free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be served after the event.
89plus is a long-term, international, multi-platform research project co-founded by curators Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist, investigating the generation of innovators born in or after 1989. Without forecasting artistic trends or predicting future creation, 89plus manifests itself through panels, books, periodicals, exhibitions and residencies, bringing together individuals from a generation whose voices are only starting to be heard, yet which accounts for more than half of the world’s population.
Marked by several paradigm-shifting events, the year 1989 saw the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the start of the post-Cold War period, and the introduction of the World Wide Web and the beginning of the universal availability of the Internet. Positing a relationship between these world-changing events and creative production at large, 89plus introduces the work of some of this generation’s most inspiring protagonists.
Please contact OCA's Communication Manager Tara Hassel for more information.
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.