October 29, 2014 - Henie Onstad Kunstsenter - "Blurring Boundaries and Bridging Gaps: Communication and Education in the field of Contemporary Art"
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October 29, 2014

"Blurring Boundaries and Bridging Gaps: Communication and Education in the field of Contemporary Art"

Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere, The War Song. Courtesy Henie Onstad Kunstsenter and the artists. Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen.

Symposium
“Blurring Boundaries and Bridging Gaps: Communication and Education in the field of Contemporary Art”

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter
Sonja Henies vei 31
N-1311 Høvikodden
Norway

www.hok.no

Speakers: Wendy Woon (MoMA), Rixt Hulshoff Pol (The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam), Daniela Pérez  (independent curator, Mexico City), Hilde Østergaard (Kunsthallen Nicolaj, Copenhagen), Gunhild Varvin (Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo) and Dagny Stuedahl (independent researcher, Oslo)

This symposium will give insight into how practices from the field of communication and education are increasingly being used in museums today to reach different publics. The invited speakers will explore contradictions, challenges and opportunities in adapting new tools for communicating and mediating contemporary art.

The museum visit no longer starts and ends as you enter and exit the museum. The distributed museum (Bautista & Balsamo 2011) has introduced a new dimension for museum communication and education in the 21st century. As museum professionals, we make ourselves available on social media, and ensure that the content of exhibitions, archives and collections are distributed across time and space. Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere’s work The War Song (2010), produced by HOK, epitomizes how a work of art can exist across multiple platforms simultaneously both inside and outside the museum. This work consisted both of a trailer (in the exhibition space and online), a live performance at The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, and a video documentation that now constitutes the work in HOK’s collection.

The symposium day will culminate in the official opening of Norwegian artist Marte Johnslien’s project Forms of Protest, and marks the conclusion of a series of eight commissioned works made possible by generous support from The DNB Savings Bank Foundation.

The symposium is open to all and admission is free but registration required. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Get full program and register here.

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