The third edition.
Focusing on the strong artist unions in Norway, solidarity economics, the political and artist governed and artist-run scene, and how political artists work and organize. Or don´t organize.
Curated by artist Sverre Gullesen and founder Tanja Sæter.
Curatorial contributions by Valentinas Klimasauskas and by Fotogalleriet.
I thought I could organize freedom
How Scandinavian of me
Hunter by Björk
Locations: Molde, Håholmen, Kristiansund, Hurtigruten and Bergen.
What lies in solidarity economics and the uniquely strong artist run scene in Norway?
In the third edition we presented artists engaging in artist organizations and artist unions, the political art scene in Norway and how it operates, mixed with international views on collaboration and future prospects.
Speakers included artists, unions, curators, museums, writers and institutions relating to the topic. The program consisted of talks, debates, installations, conversations, presentations, podcasts, exhibitions, screenings, food, performance, group conversations and readings.
We presented artists with desire to influence our society. These are artists with a professional and political commitment to the art field or to their community, but also artists with an art production who seek to influence a larger public. What are the driving forces behind the artists, and what strategies are used to achieve an impact?
How is the politics of exhibition and the institutions affected and what are the international differences?
The journey started in Molde and we spent three days on the island Håholmen, before continuing to Kristiansund, boarding the former mail ship Hurtigruten and ending in Bergen. Travel dates 15 – 20 of October, 2019.
ARTISTS AND SPEAKERS 2019:
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Alt Går Bra / Tout Va Bien
Trine Bille / Copenhagen Business School
Kristian Øverland Dahl
Ida Madsen Følling
Anna Marie Sigmond Gudmundsdottir
Trond Hugo Haugen
Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk / A Tale of A Tub
Isabella Maidment / Tate
“Art is a fundamental, universal human activity that exists in all cultures. Therefore, it is crucial to ensures that everybody has the opportunity to work with art and to experience both historical and contemporary art, regardless of social and economic background.”