Press Releases : 2007/02

Semesterplan Week 8: Clive Kellner and Helke Bayrle

Published 2007/02/20

Pieter Hugo Judges, Botswana (the Honourable Justice Unity Dow), 2005 Courtesy of Michael Stevenson Gallery


Afternoon talk
Helke Bayrle
Portikus: A History of Exhibition Making

... and later that evening ...

Clive Kellner
Rupture and Continuities:
Post-Apartheid Art and Contemporary Practice in South Africa

ISP Oslo Studio 4
Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Back entrance
Wergelandsveien 17
0167 Oslo

More on Helke Bayrle's talk

Since 1993, Helke Bayrle has been making very personal documentations of nearly all the artists who have been showing with this Frankfurt based exhibition hall. As an important reflection on the history of contemporary exhibition making, Bayrle presents a selection from nearly over 90 short films introducing different artist strategies in approaching a very particular space. Among the artists included: Sherrie Levine, Thomas Hirschhorn, Gabriel Orozco, Simon Starling, Dominique Gonzales-Forster, Philippe Parreno. The duration of the films differs from 3 minutes to 10 minutes always shown from the artist's perspective — revealing the artist's take on the composition of the project — the thinking/doing/changing/doubting/acting out — together with the Portikus team.

More on Clive Kellner's talk

Clive Kellner, director of the Johannesburg Art Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa, will address the various discourses and artistic languages that have shaped the contemporary South African art scene since 1994. Taking a look at examples from the late 80's through until the present day, Kellner's talk aims to take the form of images of art works by various artists in order to guide the audience through a relatively unfamiliar art context. His points of departure from the 1980's provide examples of formailsm and critical regionalism, and the 90's introduces resistance art, transitional art and internationalism through the 1st and 2nd Johannesburg Biennales. The post 2000 period begins to identify new movements and post political directions and examines current discourses of race, identity and gender.

The International Studio Programme Oslo (ISP Oslo)

International artists are invited by OCA to the International Studio Programme Oslo for a stay from two weeks up to six months, independently or in connection with exhibitions or other collaborations in Norway. The programme comprises four studios located in the city centre of Oslo.

The International Visitor Programme (IVP)

The Office for Contemporary Art Norway runs an International Visitor Program to support international curators and cultural producers in their research in Norway for upcoming exhibitions and projects. Participation in the programme is by invitation although requests for visits are considered based on availability when addressed to OCA.

Office for Contemporary Art Norway

The Office for Contemporary Art Norway is a private foundation and was founded by The Norwegian Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs and The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Fall 2001. The main aim of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway is to develop collaborations in contemporary art between Norway and the international art scene. The Office for Contemporary Art Norway aims to become a profiled contributor to the discourses of contemporary art.