Kunstnersenteret i Oppland
Oppland Arts Centre
Prosjekt: Flere Steder for Alltid
Project: More Places for Ever
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Thursday 14 August
12.00 Welcome by Ingebjørg E. Astrup
Friday 15 August
10.00 Presentation - Maihaugen
Ingrid Book/Carina Hedén, Bo Meyer, Marianne Bramsen, Jussi Valtakari, Richard Layzell, Brian Catling, Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Inghild Karlsen, Ina Eriksen, BuckleBunnies (Siri Austeen, Søssa Jørgensen), Tina Mareen Buddeberg, Marit Arnekleiv, Jan Egge, Fredrik Haugen Pedersen og Kurt Johannessen.
Exhibition with Inghild Karlsen,
at Lillehammer Art Museum 23 August 5 October
Nansen school 4 August 13 August
Youth projects at Oppland Arts Centre,
- INTERNATIONAL ARTS CONFERENCE OF THE YEAR
LILLEHAMMER, NORWAY, 14 - 15 AUGUST 2003
What significance can and will art have in today's society? Has art become a product that we manufacture for an art consuming market? In August the site-specific art project More places for Ever will focus on these questions. Part of the project is the conference PLACES, which includes internationally renowned names on its list of speakers, like Gayatri Spivak and Okwui Enwezor.
The local and the global. History and fiction. Art and society. You and I. The themes of this conference are tightly connected to the concept behind the art project More places for Ever, with the common goal to raise a debate and challenge more people to think about and analyse art's function in the commercial society.
Richard Layzell is an English performance artist, who also works within commercial institutions. He uses the lecture situation as an arena for his performance art. The title of his lecture at this conference is THE ARCHITECTURE OF BELIEF.
Gayatri Spivak is a professor at Colombia University in the United States. She has had great impact on the theoretical development within art in our time, through her translations, articles, books, and lectures. She has become particularly known for her work on translating Derrida's work Of Grammatology, and for her work within literary theory and -criticism, especially in relation to the imperialistic project. At this conference she will speak about a project that she works on in India, her native country: a college of education for women without caste, with whom she keeps contact and has provided with financial support. Her lecture is entitled THE EDUCATION OF GAYATRI SPIVAK.
Okwui Enwezor is one of the world's leading experts on and intermediaries of African contemporary art, and holds a strong position on the international art scene as both art critic and curator. Enwezor was main curator at the international art exhibition Dokumenta 11, and has previously been artistic manager of the II Johannesburg biannual. His lecture is entitled TOWARDS A CRITICAL REVIEW OF DOCUMENTA 11.
Stig Sæterbakken is an author. In connection with the first gathering of artists in this project, Sæterbakken gave a lecture that would act as a theoretical platform. The lecture was on the concept of stageing, as an opposite to the contents of meaning. The lecture Sæterbakken will give at the conference is entitled GUEST+HOST=GHOST.
Ole Robert Sunde is an author. He has his background in two different cultures, as Sunde's mother comes from Egypt, and his artistic work ground is in Norway. He is invited to talk about his choice of artistic expression, and his lecture is entitled CAIRO, OF COURSE.
Guri Lykkjen. In connection with "The Place", and man's relationship with the place, we have invited ninety-year-old Guri Lykkjen for a conversation with Åshild Ulstrup. Guri Lykkjen will talk about her homeland and her experiences at and from the place; about the natural and the supernatural. The conversation is called STORIES FROM THE PLACE.
Christine Christophersen is an artist. She is a political activist in the aboriginal people's fight for rights in their own land in Australia. She coins the creative and artistic force with her political engagement, and uses her art directly in connection to political matters. The title of her lecture is PAINTING FOR MY LAND.
Per Bj. Boym is the director of the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo. He will give the introductory speech of the conference.
The speakers share the common traits of being fearless people who communicate first-hand knowledge with definite stands, who investigate their surroundings, and who use themselves in their investigations.
The conference and the art project aim at searching individuals; ordinary,
outraged people; a general arts- and culture concerned audience; an art
professional audience, opportunists, and people involved in the project
More Places for Ever, like artists, students, teachers, and people within
THE ART PROJECT MORE PLACES FOR EVER TAKES PLACE IN LILLEHAMMER, NORWAY, 14 AUGUST TILL 14 SEPTEMBER 2003.
More Places for Ever takes as its starting point the position and function of art in a society that is getting increasingly influenced by commercial interests. A site-specific work method involves relating creatively to the history and the social and physical qualities of a place.
More Places for Ever challenges the artists involved in relation to this
approach to the problems. Lillehammer is a small trading town with great
ambitions. By arranging a site-specific art project that involves artists,
art students, schools, art institutions, the commercial community and
administration, we hope to take the town into possession, and that this
will lead to discussions, reactions and awareness.
In order to understand our contemporary situation, we wish to clarify both the frames of understanding and the language that is being used within art theory and art criticism. Places in the meaning local attachment is tied to the concept of identity. This comprehension of identity is an important aspect in postcolonial thinking, and contributes to a greater understanding of art when we raise our heads and look beyond the Western cultural horizon.
INGEBJØRG E. ASTRUP, EGIL MARTIN KURDØL, TRON KITTELSEN, ANNA
ÖSTERBERG, JAN ERIK FREDSVIK, KNUT LISTERUD
KONFERANSEGRUPPEN: INGEBJØRG E. ASTRUP, EGIL MARTIN KURDØL, ØYVIND BERG, INGRID BLEKASTAD, TRON KITTELSEN, PEDER CHRISTIAN KJERSCHOW, STIG SÆTERBAKKEN
CONTRIBUTORS: NORSK KULTURRÅD, OPPLAND FYLKESKOMMUNE, LILLEHAMMER KOMMUNE, NORDISK KULTURFOND, DET KONGELIGE NORSKE UTENRIKSDEPARTEMENT, NBK VEDERLAGSFONDET, UTSMYKKINGSFONDET, SAMMEN FOR LILLEHAMMER. SPONSORER: HEYDI AS, OPPLANDSKE BETONGSTØPERI DOKKA, SOUNDSCAPE TRONDHEIM, SAMMEN FOR LILLEHAMMER, FIRST BREISETH HOTEL LILLEHAMMER, LILLEHAMMER SENTRUM DRIFT, HANDELENS OG HÅNDVERKETS HUS, HIFI-KLUBBEN LILLEHAMMER, HUSFLIDEN LILLEHAMMER, T.J. STRAND LILLEHAMMER, EILIF ENGEN AS LILLEHAMMER, J. FRISENBERG LILLEHAMMER, SKOGVANG AS LILLEHAMMER, LILLEHAMMER AUTO AS, NANSENSKOLEN, MAIHAUGEN, FLISA TRYKKERI AS OG SIVA TRONDHEIM, MORGENBLADET, KLASSEKAMPEN, GD GUDBRANDSDØLEN DAGNINGEN AS OG GUDBRANDSDALENS ULDVAREFABRIK AS.