We try to plan it so perfectly

We try to plan it so perfectly


May 4, 2011
We try to plan it so perfectly

8–10 June 2011

Keynote speakers:
Zygmunt Bauman
Franco Berardi
Don Kulick
Maria Lind
Grezgorz Kowalski 

For detailed information:

We try to plan it so perfectly is a three-day congress examining the discourse of Art and The Young Public. It offers a vast field of questions that spans over different knowledge domains and where aesthetical, cultural, political, social visions and different outlooks on man are negotiated. To encircle and identify the extensive and complex field of questions, the conceptual principal inquiry is the school as an institution. The framework clarifies the questions, and enables the discussion to shed light on the structural as well as the individual dimensions, and their intertwining connections and mutual effect on each other.


The congress program presents the core curriculum of the school, whereby artists, curators, educators, official servants, politicians, philosophers, scientists and young people presents varied themes, that involves issues of contemporary[1] art, culture, education and society and its future development in different forms such as panel debates, exhibition, lectures, performances, workshops.


The congress is structured as an equivalent dramaturgy[2] where; art works, group discussions, performance lectures, workshops as well as the contributors and participators are placed on an equal footing during the event, to enable different view points emerge in an active meaning production in yet not known knowledge field.


Based on the event a range of the participators will present in-depth reflections on the congress debates, in essay formats and artistic contributions for a forthcoming publication. The publication is due late fall 2011.


Include Kjersti Andvig, Tarek Atoui, Marcus Coates, Per Formo, Melanie Gilligan, Emma Kay, Eemil Karila, Katarina Löfström, Audun Mortensen, Cirpian Muresan, Dan Perjovschi, Anders Smebye, Helene Sommer, Magnus Thorén, Magnus Wallin, Unnar Örn.


Include Ole- Petter Arneberg, Knut- Ove Arntzen, Venke Aure, Siri Dokkan, Mohammed Fazlhashemi, Bodil Furu, Thorbjørn Gabrielsen, Sidsel Grafer, Helena Granström, Hannah Kaihovirta- Rosvik, Jørgen Knudsen, Eivind Lentz, Henning Gärtner, Ebba Moi, Eirik Myrhaug, Anu Pennanen, Arne Ruth, Sigrid Røyseng, Ådne Sekkelsten, Goro Tronsmo, Johan Widén, Erik Øvreland.


Include Malin Hellkvist Sellén, Amund Sveen Sjølie, Marcus Doverud with Ingeleiv Berstad, Kristin Helgebostad, Eivind Seljeseth.


Texts and Interviews:
Rickard Borgström
Audun Mortensen
Tarek Atoui
Venke Aure
Franco Berardi
Don Kulick
Katarina Löfström
Anders Smebye
Goro Tronsmo


Visual Profile:
Kjersti Andvig / Paul Brady


Magnus Thorén, Chief Exhibtion Technician
Eemil Karila, Exhibtion Technician
Roy Knudsen, Stage Technician
Arne Vinnem, Exhibtion Technician


Stage Managers:
Knut Børresen
Pelle Gustavsen


Pernille Nonås Mogensen


Project manager:
Rolf Engelsen


Curator & Editor:
Rickard Borgström


English, Norwegian, Swedish. Simultaneous translation into English. 


Dates & Time:
8.6 Wednesday, 17.30–22.00
9.6 Thursday, 9.00- 16.20, 19.00–22.00
10.6 Friday 9.00- 15.20, 19.00–20.00


Elvebakken Public High School, Grusomhetens Teater, Ingesteds


For more information and how attend please contact:
Rolf Engelsen Project manager – [email protected]
Pernille Nonås Mogensen Producer – [email protected]


About Kunstløftet at Arts Council Norway:


The congress is arranged by Kunstløftet at Arts Council Norway. It is a project based program (08-11) initiated to promote innovative and experimental art projects for children and young people, and enhance the quality level of the art production and the curatorial work for them, as well as create a larger public discussion around art in general and art aimed towards the young audience in particular.




The Cultural Rucksack- Arts and culture school program in Oslo
KHIO- Oslo National Academy of the Arts



What is contemporary, Giorgio Agamben in What Is an Apparatus? and Other Essays,
Stanford University Press 2009
[2] A Visual kind of Dramaturgy: Project theatre in Scandinavia, Knut-Ove Arntzen in Small is beautiful, Small Countries Theatre Conference in Glasgow, Theatre Studies Publications, Department of Theatre Studies, Glasgow 1991

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