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News: Máret Ánne Sara’s 'Pile o' Sápmi' comes to Oslo

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:54:00 GMT

OCA ANNOUNCES Máret Ánne Sara’s artwork Pile o´ Sápmi, exhibited at documenta 14’s Neue Neue Galerie (Neue Hauptpost), Kassel 2017, to be showcased in Oslo Tuesday 5 – Wednesday 6 December 2017 Eidsvoll Plass (in front of Stortinget, the Norwegian Parliament) Karl Johans Gate 22 0026 Oslo, Norway www.oca.no Following its presentation at documenta 14 in Kassel, Máret Ánne Sara’s work Pile o´ Sápmi will be displayed in Eidsvoll Plass in front of Stortinget (the Norwegian Parliament), Oslo, on 5 and 6 December. Presented as a curtain of 400 reindeer skulls, the piece was nominated one of the top ten artworks at documenta 14, and received critical acclaim internationally. The hanging is part of a larger, eponymous artistic movement where Sara gathers fellow artists to bring attention to Sámi rights and the challenges Indigenous peoples worldwide face on a daily basis. Oslo’s iteration of the project includes various interventions and projects with Sámi, Norwegian and international peers in an act of fraternity in collaboration with Tenthaus and Samisk Hus (The Sami House). Amongst them are Cecilia Vicuña (the renowned Chilean poet, artist and filmmaker featured at documenta 14) and also a special event conceived by Norwegian artist A K Dolven entitled ‘Wandering with Reindeer Heads’, extending through the city and involving dozens of Norwegian citizens. Máret Ánne Sara has also invited the president of the Sámi Parliament in Norway, Aili Keskitalo, to appeal against the crucial political and legal plight of Sámi reindeer herders and the Sámi culture today. She will speak on 6 December. According to Máret Ánne Sara, Pile o´ Sapmi started as ‘an extended artistic movement accompanying the trial of my little brother.’ Its first appearance was modelled to emulate a mountain of freshly slaughtered reindeer heads crowned by a Norwegian flag at its peak. This work was conceived in 2016 and installed in front of the Indre Finnmark District Court (Sápmi/Northern Norway), where Jovsset Ánte Sara (the artist’s brother) debated the imposed slaughtering of half of his herd with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food in court. It was here that Jovsset Ánte Sara claimed such a major herd reduction would ensure his inevitable bankruptcy and thereby also force him away from his traditional way of life, his culture and ultimately his inherited rights. Pile o´Sapmi is directly inspired by a historic photo Sara found on the Internet titled Pile of Bones. This related to the destruction by Americans settlers during the mid-18th century of the livelihood of countless Native Americans, through the enforced near-extinction of tens of millions of buffalo that had roamed freely upon the Great Plains since the last Ice Age. Jovsset Ánte Sara won the first lawsuit in the Indre Finnmark District Court, as well as the second at the Hålogaland Court of Appeal. The case has now reached the Supreme Court of Oslo, and will be heard on 5 and 6 December. 'Pile o' Sápmi Supreme' by Máret Ánne Sara is produced by the artist together with Tenthaus Oslo, Samisk Hus in Oslo (The Sami House) and Oslo Sámiid Searvi – OSS (Oslo Sameforening / Oslo Sami Association). The project is supported by URO - KORO (Kunst i offentlige rom)'s grant scheme for art in outdoor public places, and Sámiráđđi (Samerådet / The Saami Council). To read about Máret Ánne Sara’s participation in documenta 14, please click here. For detailed information about Máret Ánne Sara’s Pile o’ Sápmi please visit the dedicated website here. Máret Ánne Sara Máret Ánne Sara is an artist whose work deals with political and social issues affecting the indigenous Sámi people and its reindeer-herding communities. Sara has created posters, CD / LP covers, stage visuals and fabric prints for a number of Sami artists, designers and institutions, and has exhibited in the field of visual arts since[...]



News: The Arctic as the Planetary Oracle

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 11:12:00 GMT

OCA ANNOUNCES ‘The Arctic as the Planetary Oracle’ Two lectures by Dr Knut Ljøgodt and OCA Director Katya García-Antón, on the occasion of the annual lecture series of Norsk kritikerlag (Norwegian Fellowship of Critics) Wednesday 6 December 2017 / 19:00 Office for Contemporary Art Norway Nedre gate 7, 0551 Oslo www.oca.no OCA is happy to invite you to two lectures by Dr Knut Ljøgodt and OCA Director Katya García-Antón, as part of the annual lecture series of Norsk kritikerlag (Norwegian Fellowship of Critics) on Wednesday 6 December at 19:00. In their lectures, Ljøgodt and García-Antón will address past and future relations between the arts, the Arctic and its peoples. "By a route obscure and lonely, Haunted by ill angels only, Where an Eidolon, named Night, On a black throne reigns upright. I have reached these lands but newly From an ultimate dim Thule – From a wild weird clime, that lieth, sublime, Out of Space – out of Time.” For centuries, the far North – Ultima Thule – and in particular the Arctic, has been swathed in mystery and perceived as a remote and dangerous place. This was strengthened by the Romantic cultivation of the Sublime in nature, and it is a view that still influences how we look at the Arctic today. Edgar Allen Poe's introductory stanza to his 1844 poem Dreamland, reflecting a 19th-century vision of the North, encompasses the Arctic as a place at the edge of reason. As a key exponent of the Romantic movement of the time, his vision was inflected by the uncertainties that the onset of modernity brought with it: notably, the rise of the Industrial Revolution and the scientific rationalisation of nature. Poe envisaged an edge of the world beyond space and time where the fears, prejudices and hopes of civilisation might be articulated. As the limits of modernity and growth are being put to the test in our age, the ineffable condition of the Arctic as the visionary locus of the world persists with compelling force. Gone are the Cold War days of an Arctic designed as a frozen diplomatic buffer between East and West. Today it is the board game of a forthcoming power system, a future model for life that traverses the fields of technology, politics, economics, the environment, international relations, science, culture, race and gender. From this viewpoint, Norway’s Arctic is at the heart of radical shifts that are configuring our collective future. Already home to a Global Seed Vault, 1.5 million seeds strong, Svalbard is now also home to the Arctic World Archive, storing high-priority global data for up to a millennium. The International Arctic Council has declared the essential role Indigenous Knowledge (acknowledged as a systematic body of thought) has in addressing the various challenges of Arctic change. Further afield, China – which defines itself an Arctic nation – launched the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ (BRI) this year: a massive infrastructure programme encompassing 60 countries designed to link it with the world, and vice versa. BRI anticipates the wealth of resources which will become accessible with the melting of the ice caps in the Arctic, estimated to come about by 2050. Despite these significant developments, a kind of ‘Arctic fatigue’ persists with numbing force across society. As Norwegian psychologist and economist Per Espen Stoknes declared recently, the biggest obstacle to dealing with the urgencies entangled within the Arctic ‘lies between our ears’. Like in time immemorial, developments in the Ultima Thule of old herald the major social, political, technological and economic agendas of tomorrow. And yet, one key factor is being overlooked by current global attention: the arts. Today, like throughout history, the arts’ abilities to harness the oracular powers of the Arctic and engage society with th[...]



News: Lecture by Britta Marakatt-Labba at OCA, Oslo

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:52:00 GMT

OCA ANNOUNCES A presentation by Sami artist Britta Marakatt-Labba recipient of the 2017 John Savio Prize With a welcome from OCA’s Director Katya García-Antón and Hege Imerslund, Director of BKH, responsible for the John Savio Prize; and introductory words from Karin Hindsbo, Director of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo Thursday 7 December 2017, 16:30 (doors open 16:00) Office for Contemporary Art Norway Nedre gate 7 0551 Oslo www.oca.no OCA is pleased to invite you to a presentation by the artist and former member of the Mázejoavku: Sámi Dáiddajoavku (Sámi Artists’ Group) Britta Marakatt-Labba on Thursday 7 December at 16:30. Marakatt-Labba is the recipient of the John Savio Prize 2017, given to a Sami artist as a recognition of his or her practice. The prize is allocated by The Relief Fund for Visual Artists (Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond), and organised in collaboration with Sámi Dáiddáčehpiid Searvi – SDS (Samisk kunstnerforbund / Sami Artists’ Union) and the Northern Norwegian Art Museum (Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum). The official ceremony for the presentation of the award was held at the Northern Norwegian Art Museum in Tromsø on 21 September 2017. In her presentation at OCA, Britta Marakatt-Labba will elucidate her storytelling process, built through embroidered images, a technique inherent to her Sami heritage, which allows her to ‘move easily’ and be mobile with the work she is doing at any given time. Growing up with ‘duodji’ (Sami crafts), textiles constitute a common thread throughout Marakatt-Labba’s life, highlighting the artist’s refusal of the prejudices constructed against Sami culture. By conveying an image of the world she is part of, she provides an understanding of Sami culture and history with which to illuminate its future. The numerous embroideries and other work that she has produced since the 1970s have highlighted nature, Sami living conditions, spiritual perspectives and mythology, fairy tales and sayings, as well as both political and everyday events. Today this entire belief system is under threat, as Sami and Indigenous peoples globally are the first to be menaced by the consequences of changes in climate and the environment due to the massive mining exploitation and industrialisation of nature. Britta Marakatt-Labba, who lives in one of these emblematic areas, will speak about her over forty-year commitment to these pressing issues. The event is organised in collaboration with The Relief Fund for Visual Artists (BKH). For more information about this event, please contact OCA’s Communication Manager Tara Hassel. For information about The Relief Fund for Visual Artists (BKH) and the John Savio prize, please contact Marius Meli. About Britta Marakatt-Labba Britta Marakatt-Labba is a visual artist living in Övre Soppero, Sápmi, Northern Sweden. She grew up in a family of reindeer herders and then studied art at Sunderby Folkhögskola and at the School of Design and Crafts at the University of Gothenburg, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Textile Art in 1978. Marakatt-Labba became a member of the influential artist collective Mázejoavku: Sámi Dáiddajoavku (Sámi Artists’ Group 1978–83) in 1979. Her primary medium is embroidery and her epic, 24-metre-long piece Historja (2003–07), which narrates the history and cosmology of the Sami people, was featured in the documenta Halle in Kassel as part of documenta 14. She has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally. In addition to having fulfilled many public commissions, Marakatt-Labba has worked extensively with book illustrations, scenography and graphic design. The retrospective ‘Cosmos’ at the Bildmuseet in Umeå in 2008 included over 100 of her works, and a major monograph, Embroidered Stories. Britta Marakatt-Labba (Brod[...]



News: Lecture by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:19:00 GMT

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OCA ANNOUNCES

A lecture by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist on the occasion of 89plus’s research in Norway

Sunday 26 November 2017, 14:00


Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Nedre gate 7,
0551 Oslo

OCA has the pleasure of inviting you to a public lecture by Curator and Director of Swiss Institute New York Simon Castets, and Curator and Artistic Director of Serpentine Galleries, London, Hans Ulrich Obrist, on Sunday 26 November at 14:00. The lecture is held in connection with Castets and Obrist’s visit to Norway to conduct research on the local art scene for 89plus. In their lecture Castets and Obrist will discuss the 89plus project in general, as well as the fruits of their research in Norway in particular.

The public lecture is free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be served after the event.


About 89plus
89plus is a long-term, international, multi-platform research project co-founded by curators Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist, investigating the generation of innovators born in or after 1989. Without forecasting artistic trends or predicting future creation, 89plus manifests itself through panels, books, periodicals, exhibitions and residencies, bringing together individuals from a generation whose voices are only starting to be heard, yet which accounts for more than half of the world’s population.
Marked by several paradigm-shifting events, the year 1989 saw the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the start of the post-Cold War period, and the introduction of the World Wide Web and the beginning of the universal availability of the Internet. Positing a relationship between these world-changing events and creative production at large, 89plus introduces the work of some of this generation’s most inspiring protagonists.

Please contact OCA's Communication Manager Tara Hassel for more information.


About Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA)
The Office for Contemporary Art Norway is a non-profit foundation created by the Norwegian Ministries of Culture and of Foreign Affairs in 2001. Its principle aim is to foster dialogue between art practitioners in Norway and on the international arts scene, and support Norwegian artists in their activities around the world. As a result, OCA’s discursive, exhibition, publication, residency and visitor programmes focus on bringing to Norway the plurality of practices and histories at the forefront of international artistic debates, insofar as they are concerned with actively participating in such debates nationally and internationally. OCA has been responsible for Norway’s contribution to the visual arts section of the Venice Biennale since 2001.




News: OCA Pop-Up Kristiansand

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 13:10:00 GMT

OCA ANNOUNCES OCA Pop-Up in Kristiansand Guest Speaker: Randi Grov Berger, Director, Entrée gallery Thursday, 23 November 2017 / 19:00 
 SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum Skippergata 24 B Kristiansand OCA has the pleasure of announcing the seventh OCA Pop-Up in collaboration with SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum in Kristiansand on Thursday 23 November at 19:00. The Pop-Up presentations form part of OCA’s focus to reach out to art communities in cities outside the capital, such as Trondheim, Kirkenes, Tromsø, Bergen, Stavanger and Bodø in collaboration with local art institutions and guest speakers. On the occasion of OCA Pop-Up Kristiansand, curator and founding director of the independent, non-profit gallery Entrée, Randi Grov Berger, will share some of her international experiences as a curator. The OCA Pop-Ups have been designed in order to connect with local art communities, present OCA's activities, facilitate the use of OCA as a tool for art professionals in their internationalisation process, as well as further the transmission of information on the dynamics of the international art world. The aim of OCA Pop-Up is to strengthen the position of OCA as a discussion partner with art communities nationwide. The series was inaugurated in May 2014 at Trondheim Kunstmuseum. The second, third and fourth meetings were held in collaboration with Pikene på Broen in Kirkenes, Northen Norway Art Museum in Tromsø, and Bergen Kunsthall in October and November 2014. In 2016 OCA Pop-Up was held in Stavanger in collaboration with Rogaland Kunstsenter, and in Bodø, in collaboration with Nordland County Council. Click here for more information. For more information, please contact OCA's Communication Manager Tara Hassel. About Randi Grov Berger Randi Grov Berger is a curator and founding director of Entrée in Bergen. She has worked for Performa Biennial, Printed Matter, KORO, and has been appointed artistic director of Vestlandsutstillingen (Western Norway Exhibition) 2018. She has an MA in Art in Public Realm from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, and Curatorial Practice at the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen. About SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum was established in 1995, and covers the entire region of Agder. This means that the museum is a regional resource centre for art. It is engaged in a wide range of activities, which include displaying the art collection and temporary exhibitions with Norwegian and international art. In 2015 the museum entered into a collaboration with the art collector Nicolai Tangen. The Tangen collection comprises a large number of Norwegian and Nordic art from the 1930s and onwards. Both the museum collection and the Tangen collection will be housed in a converted silo-building, forming a cultural powerhouse, situated next to the Kilden perfoming arts centre, on the waterfront in Kristiansand. The new museum location will open in 2021. About Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) 
 
 The Office for Contemporary Art Norway is a non-profit foundation created by the Norwegian Ministries of Culture and of Foreign Affairs in 2001. Its principle aim is to foster dialogue between art practitioners in Norway and on the international arts scene, and support Norwegian artists in their activities around the world. As a result, OCA’s discursive, exhibition, publication, residency and visitor programmes focus on bringing to Norway the plurality of practices and histories at the forefront of international artistic debates, insofar as they are concerned with actively participating in such debates nationally and internationally. OCA has been responsible [...]



News: Last week on view and closing event of ‘All of the Above, None of the Above’

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:33:00 GMT

Last week on view and closing event of ‘All of the Above, None of the Above’ on Saturday, 4 November Curated by Gitanjali Dang, OCA ISP+ guest On view until Saturday 4 November 2017 Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday: 11:00–18:00 Melahuset Mariboes gate 8 0183 Oslo Norway www.oca.no www.khanabadosh.info www.mela.no OCA warmly welcomes you to the last opportunity to see the exhibition of rarely seen works by more than 25 local and international artists, entitled 'All of the Above, None of the Above', and curated by OCA’s current ISP+ guest, Indian curator and writer Gitanjali Dang. The exhibition is on view at Melahuset, Oslo, until 4 November. Between August and November 2017, Dang participates in the OCA International Studio Programme (ISP) residency at Ekely, Oslo, which extended (through the OCA ISP+) to the Lofoten archipelago and the Nordland County. Participating artists within the exhibition include Abhishek Hazra, Ane Hjort Guttu, Akanksha Sharma, Ayatgali Tuleubek, Forager Collective (Babitha Lingraju, Deepa Bhasthi and Sunoj D), Farah Mulla, Gitanjali Dang, Henrik Pryser Libell, Himali Singh Soin, Hina Khan, Inger Lise Hansen, Kush Badhwar, Liv Bugge, Marie Kaada Hovden, MS Sathyu, Ragnhild M Hansen, Ranjit Kandalgaonkar, Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer, Susanne Winterling, Shubhangi Singh, Ronak Moshtaghi, SnotBot (Ocean Alliance), Toril Johannessen, Yendini Yoo Cappelen, with additional material on Agha Shahid Ali, Edward Said, Nansen Passport, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Stand with Standing Rock. Click here to read more about the exhibition. Programme for the closing event on Saturday 4 November: 15:00: 'Ajeeb Ittefaq' (Strange Coincidence): Listening session of audio work by Hina Khan. A chance encounter between the artist and the curator was followed by long phone conversations about art, which over time turned into story telling without either of them knowing or intending. The audio letter is an extension of the story telling and speaks to many situations. In particular, it speaks to the artist’s ‘return’ to ‘art’ after a long break during which time she was focused on her religion and spirituality. 15:45: 'Finding voice': Overtone singing and vocal improvisations by Marie Kaada Hovden, Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer and Yendini Yoo Cappelen lead the way in associative and playful travels through time, landscapes and human/nonhuman cultures. Please contact Gitanjali Dang for more information about the exhibition. For enquiries related to OCA’s ISP+ programme, please contact OCA’s Communication Manager Tara Hassel. About Gitanjali Dang and Khanabadosh Gitanjali Dang is a curator, writer and shape-shifter. In 2012, she founded Khanabadosh, an itinerant arts lab. Khanabadosh lives off latitude, magic and agnosticism, and is interested in everything. It is particularly interested in constantly rethinking what it—and everything around it—is about. In 2015, Khanabadosh, in collaboration with Institute for Contemporary Art Research, Zurich University of the Arts, co-founded Draft, which explores contemporary art that produces, contributes to or provokes public debate. Gitanjali lives and loves in Mumbai and wherever else this living and loving might take her. About the artists in the closing event Yendini Yoo Cappelen is an actor with a bachelor from Statens Scenskola, Gothenburg. Her interests extend to performance art, voice improvisation, and music. She lives in Oslo. Marie Kaada Hovden's practice engages with music and soundscapes. She also works in theatre. She is based between Oslo, Fredrikstad and Røst, where she is co-runs the artist residency Røst AiR at Skomvær Light[...]



News: Gitanjali Dang (OCA ISP+ guest) to curate an exhibition at Melahuset, Oslo

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:00:00 GMT

OCA ANNOUNCES The opening of the exhibition ‘All of the Above, None of the Above’ curated by Gitanjali Dang, OCA ISP+ guest Opening Reception: Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 18:30–21:30, with a curator’s introduction at 19:30 Opening Dates: Wednesday, 11 October–Saturday 4 November 2017 Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday: 11:00–18:00 (Closed on 21, 22 and 28 October 2017) Melahuset Mariboes gate 8 0183 Oslo Norway www.mela.no www.oca.no OCA is happy to announce that its current ISP+ guest, Indian curator and writer Gitanjali Dang, is curating a group exhibition with local and international artists entitled ‘All of the Above, None of the Above’, opening at Melahuset in Oslo on 10 October. Between August and November 2017, Dang participates in the OCA International Studio Programme (ISP) residency at Ekely, Oslo, which extended (through the OCA ISP+) to the Lofoten archipelago and the Nordland County. Dang’s Oslo exhibition takes as point of departure two intersecting stories. The one of writers and translators Harcharan and Purnima Chawla who arrived in Oslo from India in 1975 and 1976 respectively. And the other of Knut Hamsun, a towering writer whose biography is complicated by his Nazi affiliations, among other things. Purnima and Harcharan undertook a range of activities where they employed language— English, Hindi, Norwegian, Punjabi and Urdu—in their capacity as interlocutors, translators, writers, pedagogues, curators and as language consultants for Deichmanske bibliotek (Oslo Public Library). Purnima eventually started translating Hamsun’s Victoria (1898), a work left unfinished upon her death in 1993. Harcharan completed what was left of the Hindi translation and then went on to translate the book to Urdu. In 1894, two years prior to Victoria, Hamsun published his early defining work Pan. In the Epilogue of Pan—a defining early work in the author’s literary legacy—the action mysteriously shifts from Nordland to India, where the action is marked by racist overtones. Against this backdrop, Gitanjali Dang asks the following questions, ‘What prompted Hamsun to situate the epilogue of Pan in India?’, ‘What prompted the Chawlas to translate Hamsun’s Victoria?’, ‘What can the place of fiction and translation tell us about the lives of those committed to it?’, ‘What does it mean to arrive in a city?’, and ‘What does it mean to arrive at this particular exhibition in this particular context of Oslo?’ These reflections lead to concepts of deep reading, epigenetic trauma, ‘Norwegianisation’, linguistic relativism, flirting, confirmation bias; and to places such as Nordland and its Sami history, Delhi, the farthest reaches of the imagination, the North Sea, the cerebellum, Kashmir, Deichmanske bibliotek, Tehran, Namibia, the clouds; and to people like Henrik Ibsen, Nirad C Chaudhuri, Ambadas Khobragade, hyperlexics i.e. children with a precocious ability to read, Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Marie Hamsun, Anders Behring Breivik; and to labour: labour of love… And so on. Participating artists within the exhibition include, Abhishek Hazra, Ane Hjort Guttu, Akanksha Sharma, Ayatgali Tuleubek, Forager Collective (Babitha Lingraju, Deepa Bhasthi and Sunoj D), Farah Mulla, Gitanjali Dang, Henrik Pryser Libell, Himali Singh Soin, Hina Khan, Inger Lise Hansen, Kush Badhwar, Liv Bugge, Marie Kaada Hovden, MS Sathyu, Ragnhild M Hansen, Ranjit Kandalgaonkar, Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer, Susanne Winterling, Shubhangi Singh, Ronak Moshtaghi, SnotBot (Ocean Alliance), Toril Johannessen, Yendini[...]



News: Upcoming application deadline for funding and residency opportunities

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:39:00 GMT

OCA ANNOUNCES CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR: INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR ART CRITICS, CURATORS, ART MAGAZINES AND TRANSLATION OF TEXT (ISACAT) INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR GALLERIES AND INDEPENDENT EXHIBITION SPACES (ISGIES) INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES !! NEW: Capacete, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Wiels Residency Programme, Brussels, Belgium Deadline: 1 October 2017 www.oca.no/grants www.stikk.no OCA is currently accepting applications for the five following grant schemes, including a new residency opportunity for an artist, curator, critic or writer at Capacete, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT 
 OCA is currently accepting applications for the third round out of three application reviews during 2017 for International Support. Applications are accepted from Norwegian artists, international artists residing in Norway and non-profit arts organisations. Priority is given to exhibitions taking place in key international art institutions and project spaces. Support is also extended to solo exhibitions and group exhibitions initiated by international curators as well as to Norwegian art professionals organising exhibitions and projects abroad. The funding for International Support is provided by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Click here for more information and to go to the application forms. INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR ART CRITICS, CURATORS, ART MAGAZINES AND TRANSLATION OF TEXT (ISACAT) OCA is currently accepting applications for the second round of application reviews for International Support for Art Critics, Curators, Art Magazines and Translation of Text (ISACAT). ISACAT is initiated and funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture and administered by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) to support art critics, curators and art magazines based in Norway that have been invited to speak abroad about Norwegian art and artists in exhibitions, fairs and conferences; translations into English of art criticism and other contemporary texts regarding Norwegian art; and the participation of Norwegian art magazines in international art fairs. Click here for more information and to go to the application forms. INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR GALLERIES AND INDEPENDENT EXHIBITION SPACES (ISGIES) 
 OCA is currently accepting applications for the third round out of three application reviews during 2017 for International Support for Galleries and Independent Exhibition Spaces (ISGIES). ISGIES is initiated and funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture and administered by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) for the promotion of Norwegian galleries and independent exhibition spaces in international art fairs and temporary exhibition arenas. The grant should stimulate international efforts for galleries and independent exhibition spaces based in Norway to promote Norwegian contemporary art abroad, particularly with respect to participation in renowned international art fairs, as well as in temporary exhibition arenas. Click here for more information and to go to the application forms. The applications for the above schemes are assessed by an international jury appointed by OCA. INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES !! NEW: Capacete, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil In 2018 OCA offers a three-month residency at Capacete from 1 September to 30 November. Applications are accepted from Norwegian artists, curators, critics and writers, as well as international artists, curators, critics and write[...]