May 22, 2017 - MOMENTUM - Momentum 9: Alienation
May 22, 2017

MOMENTUM

Courtesy Momentum.

Momentum 9
Alienation
Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art
June 17–October 11, 2017

Press preview: June 15, 1pm
Opening: June 17, 2pm
Opening party: June 17, 8pm

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Venues: Galleri F 15, MOMENTUM kunsthall and at selected off-site locations in the city of Moss, Norway
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm
 

Contributors: Abigail deVille (US), Atelier Cyberspace (Denmark), Búi Aðalsteinsson (Iceland), H.R. Giger (Switzerland), Johannes Heldén (Sweden), John Duncan (US), Jone Kvie (Norway), Jussi Kivi (Finland), Jenna Sutela (Finland), Kapwani Kiwanga (Canada), Kjersti Vetterstad (Norway), Levi van Veluw (Netherlands), Linda Persson (Sweden), Mediated Matter (US), Museum of Nonhumanity (Finland), Olga Bergmann & Anna Hallin (Iceland), Patricia Piccinini 
(Australia), Patrick Jackson (US), Pinar Yoldas (Turkey), Public Dreaming: Amanda Newall & Leon Tan (New Zealand), Ragnar Þórisson (Iceland), Rana Hamadeh (Lebanon), Rolf Nowotny (Denmark), Serina Erfjord (Norway), Sonja Bäumel (Austria), Stathis Tsemberlidis (Greece), The Moss Meteorite, Third Ear (Denmark/UK), Trollkrem (Norway), Tuomas Kortteinen & Heikki Lotvonen (Finland), Wael Shawky (Egypt), Ylva Westerlund (Sweden)

Curators: Ulrika Flink (Sweden), Ilari Laamanen (Finland), Jacob Lillemose (Denmark), Gunhild Moe (Norway), Jón B.K. Ransu (Iceland)

Commissioner: Punkt Ø, Director Dag Aak Sveinar


Press program

Thursday, June 15
1pm
Press conference at Momentum kunsthall

2pm
Guided tours of the MOMENTUM 9 venues: Momentum kunsthall, Galleri F 15, Naturhuset.

4pm
Perfomance by Trollkrem (Norway), relating to their new work for M9 Deep Down Below (2017). Alby beach.
Guided tours of the MOMENTUM 9 off-site venues: Parkteateret, Vannverket, House of Foundation

7pm
Drinks and light refreshments at House of Foundation

Friday, June 16
All venues open for press 11am–5pm

3pm 
Third Ear Podcast, The Anthrop Part 1+2, (2017) (2x40 minutes) at SF kino Moss. Light refreshments.         

Saturday, June 17
All venues open for press 11am–5pm

11:30am
H.M Queen Sonja of Norway will be on a guided tour at Galleri F 15.
Note: Press accreditation is available here.
Attendance at 11am.

4pm
Public opening of Momentum 9: Alienation at Momentum kunsthall
Official opening by Ministry of Culture, Linda Hofstad Helleland
H.M Queen Sonja will be present at the official opening ceremony

About Momentum 9: Alienation
With alienation the curators refer to a contemporary world where alien processes and entities are becoming an integrated part of our lives through technological, ecological and 
social transformations. We encounter and engage with the alien every day. Alienation is our contemporary condition. While more information and modes 
of communication are available to us than ever before, it is not easier to make sense of the whole. M9 addresses this confusion and insists on searching for new tools for greater understanding of the human condition through cross-pollination of methods, categories and disciplines.

The creative practices featured in M9 reflect an expanded transdisciplinary exploration. The practices will address alienation, focusing on the following three areas: 1) bodies, objects and technologies, 2) ecology and 3) structures and societies. The three areas are conceived as overlapping and interconnected and manifest through the individual works and through the multiple connections these works create. The Biennial addresses topical concerns of cultural and geographical borders, biopolitics and social inequality. The works featured in the Biennial resonate with the local context of Moss and furthermore branch out to instigate and participate in broader discussions.

Platform commissions: The Biennial’s online platform will provide further information about the contributors and the theme of Alienation, and will also feature newly commissioned works before the opening of the Biennial. New online works include a podcast series by Third Ear and a graphic novel by Ylva Westerlund. A new commissioned novel by Johannes Heldén will be published in conjunction with the Biennial’s opening on June 17. The book will be available for purchase from the Biennial store and online.

For more information, please contact mkh [​at​] punkto.no or visit www.momentum9.no.

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