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Europe visual arts and freedom of expression seminar in Oslo. The Norwegian capital’s National Museum and the Oslo Freedom Forum will hold the ‘Take Liberty’ event at the National Gallery. Various scholars will discuss how freedom of expression in Europe can be taken for granted. Particularly, in comparison to other societies which do not have the same freedom. Speakers who have been invited to talk at the lecture include Hungary’s Barnabás Bencsik (HU), Turkey’s Vasif Kortun, and Anda Rottenberg from Poland. They will discuss the development of art institutions in their respective countries.

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Europe visual arts and freedom of expression seminar in Oslo

Published on Tuesday, 16th May, 2017 at 12:28 under the news category, by Charlotte Bryan.

The Norwegian capital’s National Museum and the Oslo Freedom Forum will hold the ‘Take Liberty’ event at the National Gallery.

Vasif Kortun
Turkey's Mr Kortun is one of the speakers at the event.Vasif Kortun
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Various scholars will discuss how freedom of expression in Europe can be taken for granted. Particularly, in comparison to other societies which do not have the same freedom.

Speakers who have been invited to talk at the lecture include Hungary’s Barnabás Bencsik (HU), Turkey’s Vasif Kortun, and Anda Rottenberg from Poland. They will discuss the development of art institutions in their respective countries.

During the seminar, each lecture will provide a detailed insight addressing the scope of contributions to the art scenes, and the responsibility of curators to promote its integrity.

The artists speaking at the seminar have worked across the international field of the contemporary art scene. Based on their experience, they will provide lectures from a broader transnational point of view regarding visual art and cultural policy.

Barnabás Bencsik (b. 1964) lives and works in Budapest. His involvement in the art scene arose during the1990’s, where he ran Studio Gallery in Budapest.

From 1993 to 1995, he was a programme coordinator at SCCA-Budapest, and has been director of ACAX (the Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange) since 2006.

Among his other achievements are holding the post of director of Budapest’s Ludwig Museum (2008-13), and he is currently a freelance artist and lecturer.

Much of Vasif Kortun’s (b. 1958) work comprises the Turkish art scene. As a member of the board of directors at SALT (a contemporary art foundation based in Istanbul), he has also been the director of research and programs in Istanbul and Ankara for the foundation.

His career also includes holding the posts of director of the Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center (2001), the founding director of the Project Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Art (2001–3), and co-director of the 9th International Istanbul Biennial (2005) together with UK-born museum director and arts curator Charles Esche.

Kortun’s work has also involved introducing Turkish artists to the international art community and foreign artists to the Turkey’s art scene.

Historian and curator Anda Rottenberg (b. 1944) was the director of the Zachęta National Art Gallery in Warsaw between 1993 and 2001. She curated and commissioned the Polish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale as well as the São Paulo Biennale (1997–2007).

She has written a number of books about the Polish art scene, such as Art in Poland 1945–2005, Draught: Texts on Polish Art of the 80s (2009), and Miroslaw Balka (2017). As an academic teacher at Bard College in New York State and the Academy of Fine Art in Warsaw, her lessons focused on curatorial studies.

In 2015 to 2016, she was also a fellow at Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and is currently a board member of the Manifesta 1 Foundation, the Museum Sztuki in Łódź, the National Museum in Warsaw, and the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The Oslo Freedom Forum is an annual conference that invites human rights activists, artists, tech entrepreneurs and world leaders such as incumbent Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg to speak in the name of promoting the potential of humanity and the global freedom movement. 

The conference will takes place from 22ndto 24th May.



Published on Tuesday, 16th May, 2017 at 12:28 under the news category, by Charlotte Bryan.

This post has the following tags: freedom, art, conference, seminar, europe, ernasolberg, paywall.





  
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