LAUNCH OF NORWEGIAN ART YEARBOOK 2010 WITH SEMINAR ON ARTIST RESIDENCY
Seminar on Artist Residency in conjunction with the launch of The Norwegian Art Yearbook 2010. plan b, Toril Johannessen and Dieter Lesageare invited to discuss aspects surrounding the increasing numbers of Artis Residencies.
With plan b (Sophia New and Daniel Belasco Rogers, Great Britain), Toril Johannessen (Norway) og Dieter Lesage (Belgium).
Moderator: Erlend Hammer.
Introduction by Ketil Nergaard and Marie Nerland
The seminar is held in English.
Entrance: NOK 50 to be paid cash at the entrance, includes food.
Registration before September 20th to norskkunstaarbok [a] gmail.com.
Limited number of seats.
Norwegian Art Yearbook 2010
The Norwegian Art Yearbook is the only annual publication about the Norwegian art scene, and was first published in 1992. The book is re-launched in 2010 with a new design and editorial profile, and has already received acclaim from the art scene. Critic Kjetil Røed writes in the daily newspaper Aftenposten that it gives a sharper look at Norwegian art than in a long time. In this year’s edition we examine the relationship between Norwegian and international art through articles on residency programmes and Office of Contemporary Art Norway. The book also consists of commissioned art reviews, a survey where forty people from the arts choose their highlights, as well as presentations of selected art projects. The book is illustrated, and the text is in both Norwegian and English. The book can be bought at a reduced price during the launch (250 ,-)
One of our main themes in the Art Yearbook 2010 is the internationalization of the art scene. An important, yet fairly little discussed issue, is the global increase of different Artist Residency-programmes during the last 10 to 15 years, and how this has influenced the contemporary art production.
The Artist residency-prorammes deals with accommodating artist’s travels and ideally become established internationally, while the organisers also want something in return, in the form of exhibitions or network. In addition to looking at the potential conflict between these two intentions, we wish to discuss how the dissemination of Artist Residencies influence artists’ way of working and today’s art production.
“If the background for a residency programme is formulated clearly and early on by those who host it, the residency is all the more likely to be successful.” (Artist and curator Karolin Tampere, from her conversation about Residency-programmes in Norwegian Art Yearbook 2010.)
“In today’s global capitalism, there is only one kind of desire worthy of support, and that is the desire for maximum absence.” (Writer and critic Dieter Lesage on the demands on artists of minimum presence during residencies in Norwegian Art Yearbook 2010.)
We have invited four people, who together have been on most ends of the table, to discuss these issues with each other and the audience.
Prior to the seminar we will publish relevant links on www.kunstsenter.no
Plan b are the British-born artists Sophia New and Daniel Belasco Rogers. Since 2002 they have made over 25 projects together that have been shown in 27 different cities. They work together collaboratively as well as pursuing solo projects. Alongside performances made specifically for a particular context or place, they make installations based on their GPS-traces, works on paper, durational performances, locative media projects, audio guides and video walks. . In 2001 they both received separate Artsadmin Artists' Bursaries, in 2004 plan b were artists in residence at Podewil, Berlin, and in 2006 Belasco Rogers received a stipend from the Akademie der Künste, Berlin. http://www.planbperformance.net
Toril Johannessen is an artist and member of the studio collective Flaggfabrikken - center for photography and contemporary art, which has hosted a residency since the autumn 2006. She is based in Bergen, and has recently returned from residencies in Vancouver and Berlin. She holds an MA from the Bergen National Academy of the Arts, and will start Maountain School of Arts (MSA^),Los Angeles January 2011. Her latest exhibitions include Bergen Kunsthall No.5, Bergen, CSA Space, Vancouver, and Lautom Contemporary, Oslo.http://www.toriljohannessen.no , http://flaggfabrikken.net/
Dieter Lesage is a philosopher and writer. He has been a visiting professor at the Piet Zwart Institute of the Willem De Kooning Academie in Rotterdam (2003-2005) and at the Institut für Kulturtheorie of the Leuphana Universität Lüneburg (2007). He is a professor and research coordinator at the Department of Audiovisual and Performing Arts (Rits) at the Erasmus University College Brussels. He is a member of the Editorial Board at Afterall (London-Antwerp-and member of the International Advisory Board of Art & Research – A Journal of Ideas, Contexts and Methods (Glasgow). He is a co-editor, with Kathrin Busch, of A Portrait of the Artist as a Researcher: The Academy and the Bologna Process (Antwerp: MuHKA, 2007). With German artist Ina Wudtke, he curated the exhibitions A Portrait of the Artist as a Researcher (Freiraum/quartier21, Vienna, 2007) and A Portrait of the Artist as a Researcher 2.0 (Beursschouwburg, Brussels, 2008) and recently published the book Black Sound White Cube (Vienna: Loecker Verlag, 2010). Since 2006, Dieter Lesage lives in Berlin.
This seminar is organised by the editors of the Art Yearbook 2010: Erlend Hammer, Ketil Nergaard and Marie Nerland.The seminar and launch is supported by City of Bergen and Arts Council Norway and organised in collaboration with KiK, Hordaland Art Centre and Volt.