Press Releases : 2013/11


2013/11/29

`Division of Labour: Textile as a Gendered Medium in Norwegian Art in the 1970s', A Lecture by Jorunn Veiteberg

Inghild Karlsen, Scarecrows (Fugleskremsler), 1975–1984. Courtesy of the artist

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OCA WELCOMES

Art Historian Jorunn Veiteberg
with a lecture titled

Division of Labour: Textile as a Gendered Medium in Norwegian Art in the 1970s

In the series
'Fashion: the Fall of an Industry'

Thursday, 5 December at 7pm

Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Nedre gate 7
0551 Oslo
Norway

www.oca.no l info@oca.no

OCA welcomes Art Historian and Curator Jorunn Veiteberg on the upcoming Thursday, 5 December at 7pm, with a lecture titled Division of Labour: Textile as a Gendered Medium in Norwegian Art in the 1970s.

With a closer look at the practices of artists like Brit Fuglevaag, Elisabeth Haarr and Sidsel Paaske, among others, this lecture will examine why and how artists in the 1960s and 70s 'used textile materials and techniques as a basis for discussing both political and personal issues'. Veiteberg will argue 'how the choice of textiles, with their strong connotations to both the industry and the domestic sphere, also turned out to be a highly charged material in the field of art'.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jorunn Veiteberg holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University in Bergen, Norway. She lives in Copenhagen, Denmark, and including her work as a freelance writer she is Professor II in Curatorial Studies at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design and visiting professor in Theory of Arts and Craft at HDK Gothenburg University, Sweden. She has worked as a critic, curator, researcher and editor at The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), and from 1997 until 2007 she was the editor of the journal Kunsthåndverk. She has received numerous awards for her writing, Torsten och Wanja Söderberg's Nordic design Prize in 1999, The Foundation for Design and Architecture in Norway’s Honours Award in 2010 and The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts’ Honorary Award in 2013. She wrote her master thesis in Art history on art and the women's movement in the 1970s (1982) and her most recent publications include Kvasbø Between the Possible and the Impossible (2013) and Leonard Rickhard Paintings (ed. 2012).

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME 

The lecture by Jorunn Veiteberg is part of the programme 'Fashion: the Fall of an Industry', a series of lectures analysing the period of the 1970s in Norway, which saw a decline of employment in the textile industry. Through the interplay of garments, textile-production techniques and weaving processes, artists such as Brit Fuglevaag, Elisabeth Haarr and Sidsel Paaske found expression in a worldwide wave of labour militancy, developing techniques and practices fuelled by a strong sense of political entitlement.

The programme aims to provide a historical view upon how local policies shaped different reactions in different countries and upon the alignment of global patterns of concerns.

Upcoming lecture in the series:
Wednesday, 11 December at 7pm
Globalisation, Image Production and La Javanaise
Wendelien Van Oldenborgh
Followed by a conversation with Mike Sperlinger

For more information, please contact OCA's Information and Web Manager Petter Dotterud Anthun.

Refreshments will be served.

'Fashion: the Fall of an Industry' is organised in cooperation with the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO), Visual Arts Department (Kunstfag). The closing event of the programme is organised in collaboration with nyMusikk, Oslo.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Jorunn Veiteberg lives and works in Bergen, Norway, and Copenhagen, Denmark. She gained both a Ph.D. and an MA in Art History from the University of Bergen. She worked as a critic, curator and head of arts at the Norwegian Broadcasting Television and was editor-in-chief of the Norwegian arts and crafts magazine Kunsthandverk from 1998 to 2007. Besides a number of scholarships, she was awarded the Torsten och Wanja Söderberg’s Nordic Design Prize as both critic and writer in 1999. She is currently a professor of Curatorial Studies and Craft Theory at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts. In 2008 she became the project manager of 'Creating Artistic Value', a research project spanning over three years. It focuses on developments in ceramics over the last ten to fifteen years, in which the use of waste and ready-made items has become more and more common as materials in ceramic practises. The project led to the staging of internal seminars and international conferences, as well as spawning various exhibitions and publications. Her recent publications include Kim Buck: It’s the Thought That Counts (2007) and Craft in Transition (2005).

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME 

The lecture by Jorunn Veiteberg is part of the programme 'Fashion: the Fall of an Industry', a series of lectures analysing the period of the 1970s in Norway, which saw a decline of employment in the textile industry. Through the interplay of garments, textile-production techniques and weaving processes, artists such as Brit Fuglevaag, Elisabeth Haarr and Sidsel Paaske found expression in a worldwide wave of labour militancy, developing techniques and practices fuelled by a strong sense of political entitlement.

The programme aims to provide a historical view upon how local policies shaped different reactions in different countries and upon the alignment of global patterns of concerns.

Upcoming lecture in the series:
Wednesday, 11 December at 7pm
Globalisation, Image Production and La Javanaise
Wendelien Van Oldenborgh
Followed by a conversation with Mike Sperlinger

For more information, please contact OCA's Information and Web Manager Petter Dotterud Anthun.

Refreshments will be served.

'Fashion: the Fall of an Industry' is organised in cooperation with the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO), Visual Arts Department (Kunstfag). The closing event of the programme is organised in collaboration with nyMusikk, Oslo.