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Voicing the public

Agenda Art and Craft
Friday 27.01.23
Agenda2701 Hovedbilde Anne Lii Kogan Kantina historien naturen Teresia Fant96 kopi

This Agenda will build upon previous Agendas all the way back to 2018, both focusing on, and touching upon topics relating to the public space and art making within it: Who is represented, how do we build and imagine both spaces and art, who do we speak to, and perhaps most important of all, how do we enable a conversation where there before was silence.

The Agenda seminar series is a collaboration between Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Kunstnernes Hus. The seminar will be in English.

About the event

The public is at times a very familiar entity, its size and definition can easily be summoned to the front of our mind, its reach, its borders, and not to forget, those who inhabit it. At the same time as the physical borders of the public enters our minds, we also have to consider what other borders, or freedoms, the public contains: Who moves in this space, who can inhabit it, and who within this space has a voice?

Art and craft will naturally occupy a public space, a works conversation with a viewer, some would say, is one of the most essential parts of the artwork, a creation in itself that elaborates the work further within the public. When we pair this understanding with the later discussion of representation, we also create an interesting discussion. Because a conversation with an object is not always an easy endeavor, there must be a recognition, and how can we create both spaces and art that enables a conversation with for not just some of the people inhabiting this space, but all?

This Agenda will then naturally build upon previous Agendas all the way back to 2018, both focusing on, and touching upon the public space and art making within it. In a larger scope, the Agendas concerning Outsider Art, Nature and the City, Queer art, and Romani also poses similar questions: Who is represented, how do we build and imagine both spaces and art, who do we speak to, and perhaps most important of all, how do we enable a conversation where there before was silence.

Program

09:30-10:00 Coffee/tea, welcome

10:00-10:45 Mari Fredriksen Sundet - Who Owns Public Space, and What's Art Got to Do with it

11:00-11:45 Anne-Liis Kogan

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:45 Arild Eriksen - The art of developing a city – new roles of art in the resident developed city.

14:00-14:45 The Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) - Māra Žeikare

15:00-15:45 Listening, Learning, Responding - Nicholas John Jones and Ebba Moi discusses relationships between collective research, creative practice, and its impact on public spaces in relation to his experience as Founder and Artistic Director at PRAKSIS.

Contributors

See also