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2014/10/16

Press Conference: Norway at the 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia

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A Press Conference announcing the official contribution of Norway to the 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 12.00
Live audio streaming


Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Nedre gate 7, 0551 Oslo
www.oca.no l info@oca.no

OCA has the pleasure to invite you for a press conference announcing the official contribution of Norway to the 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia in 2015, on Thursday 30 October at 12:00. Norway's representation in Venice in 2015 is commissioned, organised and curated by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway.

OCA's Director Katya García-Antón, will present the conceptual framework and the developmental process leading up to the opening of the exhibition on 6 May 2015. This will be followed by an artist statement and a subsequent question and answer session with the audience. Translations in Norwegian will be available.

The bi-annual International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia will take place in the Giardini and the surrounding city. It is one of the most influental art events worldwide and the most prestigious biennale for contemporary art among the current 160 biennales in the world. During the last edition in 2013, 88 nations were represented with exhibitions and the Giardini counted approximately 500,000 visitors. In 2015 the International Art Exhibition is scheduled to be open to the public from 9 May to 22 November. In 2015 Norway will, for the first time in history, be solely in charge of the Nordic Pavilion within the Giardini in Venice.

Click here to read more about Norway's previous representations at the Venice Biennale organised by OCA.

A light meal will be served following the event. Please RSVP to rsvp@oca.no or reply to this e-mail if you wish to attend.

For more information, please contact OCA's Tara Ishizuka Hassel.

Office for Contemporary Art Norway
OCA is a foundation created by the Norwegian Ministries of Culture and of Foreign Affairs in Autumn 2001 with the aim of developing collaboration projects in the cultural field between Norway and the international arts scene. The foundation aims to become one of the main organs in the international contemporary arts debate through initiatives such as exhibitions, seminars, publications, as well as by providing support to Norwegian artists for their activities on the international art arena. Since 2001 OCA has been responsible for Norway's representation in the Visual Art sector of the Venice Biennale.