Director of KORO/ Public Art Norway Svein Bjørkås announced today the jury’s evaluation of submissions and final decision in the closed competition July 22 Memorial sites. The jury’s decision was unanimous, voting Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg as winner of the competition. >>>
In commemoration of the terror attacks of July 22, 2011, the Norwegian Government is to establish two national public art memorial sites – one in Hole and one in Oslo. As a first step in planning the memorials, artists, architects and interdisciplinary collaborative teams from around the world are invited to participate in an open call for prequalification entries which will end on September 1, 2013.
The word cloud above describes the results of a survey conducted among the Norwegian population. The top five words that most people would like to see reflected in the July 22 memorial sites are solidarity, sorrow, love, reflection and peace. Read more >>>
Following the tragic events of 22 July 2011, the Norwegian Ministry of Culture initiated a process that culminated in the Government’s decision that two memorial sites should be established after the bombing in Oslo, which killed 8 people, and the massacre at Utøya, which killed 69 people. All together 158 people were wounded in these terrorist attacks. The Art Selection Committee hereby issues an open call to a pre-qualification stage, which will lead to a closed competition between up to eight artists, arts and crafts practitioners, architects, landscape architects or collectives. Submission deadline: 1 September 2013. The plan is that the participants for the closed competition will be announced on 20 September 2013, with the winner being announced on 15 February 2014. Read more>>>
Art Selection Committee for the July 22 Memorials. Photo: Trond Isaksen/Public Art Norway
Following the 22. July attacks, the Norwegian Government decided to have memorials erected in the Government Administration Complex in Oslo and on the mainland facing the Utøya island in the municipality of Hole. Pending rebuilding in the Government Administration Complex, a temporary memorial will be raised between The Deichman Library and the Y -Block, bordering Grubbegata. The memorials shall be in honor of the dead, the survivors, rescue crews and volunteers. Read more>>>
Public Art Norway (KORO) presents Goksøyr & Martens’ Palestinian Embassy at the Liverpool Biennial - City States 14th September - 25th November 2012. Palestinian Embassy will be part of the City States exhibition at the LJMU Cooperas Hill building from 14th September to 25th November. The exhibition includes documentation of the performances in Oslo (2009) and Liverpool (2012). Read more >>>
Five Thousand Generations of birds is an exhibition located in the archipelago of Fitjar, on the West coast of Norway, – a landscape consisting of 381 islands, isles and reefs. The exhibition will be located at Smedholmen, together with a number of surrounding isles. Each participating artist will be given an island to produce a temporary and site specific work. Read more >>>
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