August 22, 2006 - Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) - 30. August – 1. December, 2006
August 22, 2006

30. August – 1. December, 2006

OFFICE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART NORWAY
International Studio Programme Oslo

30. August-1. December, 2006

Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Wergelandsveien 17
NO-0167 Oslo
Norway

www.oca.no

Week 35.
Wednesday, August 30
18:00
Speaker: Claire Bishop
Subject: The Simulated Storm Has Ended: Rethinking the Spectacularisation of Contemporary Art

Thursday, August 31
17:00
Speakers: Q and A with Seth Siegelaub and Marta Kuzma
Subject: How and Why The World of Art Is Not What It Used to Be/
Globalization and Intellectual Terrorism

Seth Siegelaub has been active as a plumber, exhibition organizer, art dealer, author, and publisher. Responsible for drafting the Artists Rights Agreement from 1964 1971, he is a publisher of left books on communications and culture, a bibliographer of the history of textiles, and currently a researcher studying theories of time and causality.

Thursday, August 31
19:30
Speaker: Phil Collins
Subject: the new mountain [Kalokol, Kenya]

Phil Collins works in conflicted sites including Baghdad, Belfast, Bogota, Kosovo, and Ramallah. Employing video and photography to create intimate portraits of people and places, Collins departs from documentary practices to produce powerful counter-representations. Collins participates in OCAs Off-Site International Residency Programme as part of his participation in the Nordic Biennale Momentum.

Week 36 37.
Tuesday, September 5
18:00
Speaker: Michael Sailstorfer
Subject: Zeit Ist Keine Autobahn or Time Is Not A Motorway

Michael Sailstorfer takes interest in everyday materials and the associations they trigger. Through transformations, contextual adjustments and spatial appropriation, Sailstorfer explores the unstable relationship between form and content, emphasizing that the function of an object and its material manifestations are subject to change based on historical dynamics. Sailstorfer participates in OCAs International Residency Programme and in the Nordic Biennale Momentum.

Week 38 39.
Wednesday, September 20
18:00
Speaker: Lars Bang Larssen
Subject: I. Psychodelia Between Terror and Sci-Fi

Wednesday, September 27
18:00
Speaker: Lars Bang Larssen
Subject: II. Contemporary Psychodelia?

Week 40 41.
Wednesday, October 4
18:00
Speaker: Pooja Sood
Subject: Building New Networks and Curating for Alternative Space in South Asia

Pooja Sood heads the KHOJ International Artists’ Association in New Delhi, India. Sood works with artists’ communities in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal, facilitating exchange through workshops and residencies in the region. Her curatorial projects include Have we met? for the Japan Foundation and the touring exhibition From Goddess to Pinup: Icons of Femininity in Indian Calendar Art.

Week 42 43.
Wednesday, October 18
18:00
Speaker: Laura Horelli
Subject: Perceiving Reality Through the Constructed Documentary

Laura Horelli’s photo, text and video installations focus on communicative forms of relations in public, media and psychological spaces. The artist often links documentary material with her own pictures and information. Horelli studied in Helsinki as well as at the Staedelschule in Frankfurt, and represented Finland in the Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2005.

Wednesday, October 25
18:00
Speaker: Adam Szymczyk
Subject: Win First Dont Last, Win Last Dont Care: On Lee Lozano

As Director of the Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland, Szymczyk has worked on numerous exhibitions and publications with contemporary artists including Pawel Althamer, Susan Hiller, Gregor Schneider, and Superflex, among others. A graduate of De Appel in Amsterdam and former Curator at Foksal Gallery Foundation in Warsaw, he recently curated a solo exhibition by Lee Lozano at the Kunsthalle Basel.

Thursday, October 26
18:00
Speaker: Gerardo Mosquera
Subject: On MultipleCity: The Panama Project

Gerardo Mosquera is a free-lance curator and art critic based in Havana, an Adjunct Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, an advisor at the Rijksakademie van Beeldenden Kunsten, Amsterdam, and Co-curator of this years Liverpool Biennale. He was a founder of the Havana Biennial, and curator of many exhibitions, including MultipleCity. ArtPanama 2003, Panorama da Arte Brasileira Contemporanea, It’s Not What You See. Perverting Minimalism, Cildo Meireles, Important & Exportant, and Ante America.

Week 46 47.
Wednesdsay, November 22
18:00
Speaker: Sean Snyder
Subject: Some ByProducts: Thoughts on Visual Rhetoric

In his photography, video and text projects, Sean Snyder questions urban space and its representations in the media, which he understands as symbols of social, ideological and economic structures. His projects have the character of structural analyses that examine the urban environment on a case-by-case basis as narratives of a process of transformation.

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