On the art institutions
2012 - In Lectures, Writing & more
The experiences of the art institutions
- a panel conversation
1 March 2012
The Norwegian Art Yearbook and Torpedo invite to a panel conversation with Audun Eckhoff, Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, Linus Elmes, Steffen Håndlykken and Randi Thommessen. The conversation moderated by Marie Nerland.
The participants represent a wide range of art institutions from artist-run places, a membership organization, private gallery to museum. They are gathered to share some of their experiences from their work with among others exhibition production and institution building. The goal is to create a conversation that cut across traditional boundaries in the art world, and that goes to the core of what it is like to work with contemporary art in Norway.
About the participants:
Audun Eckhoff is an art historian and director of The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design since 2009. Former director of the Bergen Art Museum (2002-2009) and curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (1995-2002).
Per-Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk led the project Kunstneriske forstyrrelser (Artistic Interruptions) in Nordland and has curated numerous exhibitions, including Momentum 04 (with Caroline Corbetta). Director at Kunsthall Oslo.
Linus Elmes is an artist, curator and writer with a background from several artist-run projects among them ak28 and Ersta Konsthall. Director of UKS from 2009.
Steffen Håndlykken is an artist and has since 2010 run the gallery 1857 together with Stian Eide Kluge. 1857 shows work by young international artists, and emphasizes on producing new works in close collaboration with the artists.
Marie Nerland is co-editor of The Norwegian Art Yearbook (2010, 2011, 2012). Since 2008 she has run Volt in Bergen.
Randi Thommessen is trained artist and curator. She started Lautom Contemporary in 2007 in Oslo. Lautom shows Norwegian and international contemporary art and has participated in several international art fairs.
The evening is arranged by Norwegian Art Yearbook in cooperation with Torpedo.