August 19, 2005 - Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art - September 3 – November 6 2005
August 19, 2005

September 3 - November 6 2005

Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art

September 3 – November 6
Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art

Göteborg Konsthall, Göteborg Art Museum,
Hasselblad Center

www.biennal.goteborg.se

The Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art is now opening for the third time. This years curator, Sara Arrhenius, has chosen to break with the image of the biennials as broad surveys of a large group of artists. Instead, twelve artists have been given the chance to develop new projects, or to show several works. In order to create a common ground before the exhibition work, she gathered together artists and writers for a seminar in Gothenburg this past spring.

The exhibition will present artists who, in various expressive media such as film, installations, performances, sound, and painting, investigate and interrogate the documentary form. They are exploring and posing the question of which ideology and rhetoric are at play behind the images and narratives we call reality and what these images are trying to convey to us. Why has one sort of image become so dominant in our culture, and what kind of alternatives exist? Can art create other languages, images, and realities?

A catalogue is being produced for the exhibition containing interviews with the participating artists, and texts by Pamela Lee – professor, art and art history, Stanford University, USA; Natasa Petresin – freelance curator and critic, Slovenia; Kim West – editor of Site Magazine and writer, Sweden; and Sara Arrhenius.
Inaugural Weekend, September 3-4
Saturday, September 3rd
The exhibition will be open from 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. 1:00 P.M. Film screening The Viewer, by Miriam Bäckström, in the Auditorium at Göteborg Art Museum 2:00 P.M. Official opening of the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, 2005. The inaugural speakers are Helena Persson, Director, Göteborgs Konsthall, and Ann Bergström, Project Leader. Dedication by Ewelina Tokarczyk, chairman of The Gothenburg Arts and Cultural Affairs Committee, at the entrance to the Göteborg Art Museum.
Performance by Gabriel Lester: Piano-Pay-Off; and Gerard Byrne: Exercises for Two Actors and One Listener. 3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Discussion with the participating artists in the Auditorium at the Göteborg Art Museum.
Sunday, September 4th
The exhibition will be open from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. 11:30 A.M. – 12:40 P.M. Film screening The Viewer, by Miriam Bäckström, in the Auditorium at Göteborg Art Museum. 1:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Fighting with Realities with a panel discussion Art as Strategy in New Visual Territories, and New Nordic Biennials as a Strategy for Creating Culture Exchange in the Auditorium at the Göteborg Art Museum.
Film Program
In a film series that will run parallel to the exhibition, film is taken back to the cinema. The selection reflects the breadth of references that are connected to some of the works in the exhibition. Each film showing is preceded by an introduction by people working in Gothenburg, such as Pamela Jaskoviak, Eva-Maria Liffner, Ola Sigurdsson, and Birgitta Stenberg. The program is being producedin collaboration withCinemateket. The films will be shown at Bio Capitol. Curator Sara Arrhenius and Assistant Curator Niklas Östholm have put together the film program
For additional information, credits for the Inaugural Weekend, and to read more about our side programs see www.biennal.goteborg.se

Thanks to
The Gothenburg Arts and Cultural Affairs Committee, The Arts and Cultural Affairs Committee of the Region of Västra Götaland, Foundation Culture of the Future, The Development Committee of the Region of Västra Götaland, The Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs, the trade and industry group Göteborg & Co, Culture Ireland, The Swedish Institute, Mondriaan Foundation, The Brazilian Embassy in Stockholm, Events Göteborg & Co, IASPIS
Volvo AB, IFA – Institut für Auslandbeziehungen, The Dutch Embassy in Sweden, The Danish Arts Council, British Council, Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg Art Museum, Hasselblad Center.
Acqua Limone, Come&Go, Coop Konsum Avenyn, Göteborgs Länstryckeri, Göteborgs Spårvägar, Kopparbergs Bryggeri, Metro, Mr Bygg AB, MTAB, Rosco, Scandic Rubinen, WALLSTREET

Related
Share
More
Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art
Share - September 3 – November 6 2005
  • Share
Close
Next