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Eva González-Sancho and Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, who will curate the first edition of the Oslo Biennial. Photo: Niklas R. Lello, courtesy of Oslo Biennial
 

 
Biennial
New biennial in Oslo for 2019

09/February/2018



Oslo, Norway


Oslo’s Agency for Cultural Affairs announced on January 29th the launch of the city’s first public art biennial, with the inaugural edition set to take place in May 2019. The new biennial, focused on art in public spaces, will open on the same month as the 58th Venice Biennale (11 May-24 November 2019). The biennial programme and participating artists are to be announced.


Eva González-Sancho and Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, the curatorial team behind the new biennial, worked on a preparatory two-year, research-based project entitled Oslo Pilot (2015-16) which explored models for a future biennial. Oslo Pilot projects included a two-year study entitled City of Dislocation that examined aspects of urban life in the Norwegian capital, touching on issues such as the abandonment of numerous historical buildings in the city.


Eeg-Tverbakk says: “The reality is that we have not just landed like a UFO [in the city]. There are many biennials but very few of them focus on the public space. The event will help us understand public art in an extended way, and how we operate in public spheres and realms. The works could have a non-tangible format, it won’t just include sculptures.” 


For more information visit the biennial link at: https://www.oslobiennial.no/


 





 


 

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