May 13, 2004 - Momentum - Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art - Momentum 2004: Opening weekend 21-23 May
May 13, 2004

Momentum 2004: Opening weekend 21-23 May

Momentum – Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art
22 May - 27 June 2004

Momentum – Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art
Moss, Norway
(Moss Brewery Exhibition Hall,
Henrik Gerners street 9)

www.momentum.no

Friday 21 May, 12-5 pm: Professional preview
Saturday 22 May, 3 pm: Official Opening
21-23 May: Discursive seminars in cooperation with Office for Contemporary Art Norway.

39 artists have been invited by curators Caroline Corbetta (IT) and Per Gunnar Tverbakk (N) to participate in Momentum’s main exhibition in Moss, Norway, in the period 22 May – 27 June. The main exhibition will include artists of different generations with various connections to the Nordic region.

Lise Blomberg Andersen (DK), Christian Andersson (S), Dejan Antonijevic (S), Martijn van Berkum (NL)/ Oskar Lindstrom (FIN), Jonas Dahlberg (S), Nathalie Djurberg (S), Matias Faldbakken (N), Bodil Furu (N), Ilkka Halso (FIN), Erla Haraldsdottir (ISL)/Bo Melin (S), Lise Harlev (DK), Gustav Hellberg (S), Kim Hiorthoy (N), Rune Johansen (N), Svein F. Johansen (N), Jesper Just (DK), Ragnar Kjartansson (ISL), Margareta Klingberg (S), Oskar Korsar (S), John Korner (DK), Andrea Lange (N), Samir M’kadmi (N), Lars Mathisen (DK), Sirous Namazi (S), Terje Nicolaisen (N), Lars Nilsson (S), Ola Pehrson (S), Anu Pennanen (FIN), Jorma Puranen (FIN), Hans Hamid Rasmussen (N), Kristine Roepstorff (DK), Torbjorn Rodland (N), Andreas Schulenburg (D), Magnus Sigurdarson (ISL), Johan Thurfjell (S), Ole Mads Vevle (N) and Mons Wrange (S).
Seminar programme
During the festival’s opening days of 21-23 May, Momentum and the Office for Contemporary Art Norway will collaborate on a discursive program taking place in Moss.
Friday 21 May, 2-4 pm: Populism and cultural politics
Sune Nordgren (Director, The National Museum of Art, N/S)
Sylvia King (Director, The Public, UK)
Michael Thouber (Culture editor, Denmark Radio)
Helge Ronning (Professor, media and communications, the University of Oslo)

Saturday 22 May, 6.30-8.30 pm: Public discussion: Momentum 2004
Moderator: Tone Hansen (Chairwoman of the Young Artists Society, N)

Sunday 23 May, 10 am-1 pm: How to Look at Art-Talk 1 (Aesthetics)
Nicolas Bourriaud (Director, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR)
Alexander Alberro (Assistant Professor, University of Florida Gainesville, US)
Sara Arrhenius (Director, IASPIS, SE)
Lars Bang Larsen (Art historian, ES/DK)

Moderator: Ina Blom (Associate Professor, the University of Oslo, N)

Sunday 23 May, 2-5 pm: How to Look at Art-Talk 2 (Capitalism)
Roger M. Buergel (Director, Documenta 12, DE)
Sabeth Buchmann (Professor, History of Modern and Post-Modern Art, Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Wien, AT)
Gertrud Sandqvist (Principal, Malmo Art Academy, S)

Moderator: Ute Meta Bauer (Director, Office for Contemporary Art Norway, DE/N).

The seminars will be held in Mollebyen Cinema, which is located in walking distance of Moss Brewery Exhibition Hall.

Detailed information about the seminar at www.momentum.no/seminar.
Momentum 2004 – festival programme
Updated programme at www.momentum.no

For further information, please contact:

Christian Spidsberg
PR and Communications Manager
Phone: +47 99 29 95 57 or +47 69 20 66 44
E-mail: cs@momentum.no

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