The project European Attraction Limited, Artists: Fadlabi og Lars Cuzner is a remake of the Congo village, originally a part of the fun fair of the jubilee exhibition for Norway in 1914.
European Attraction Limited by Fadlabi and Lars Cuzner is opening Thursday 15 th. of May, at 18:00 in Frognerparken (The Vigeland Park). The art-project will be inaugurated by Mr. Svein Bjørkås, Director Public Art Norway. The press is invited to "Kunstnerenes Hus" in Wergelandsveien 17 in Oslo for a press conference at 20:00 immediately after the opening. The artists Fadlabi og Lars Cuzner, Svein Bjørkås Director KORO and Bo Krister Wallström Senioradviser at KORO will be present at the press conference. Read more >>>
The government wishes to ensure that the process surrounding the construction of monuments marking the 22 July tragedies is
transparent, dignified and foreseeable. This means that the opening of the memorial at Sørbråten in Hole municipality will
be postponed until 22 July 2016. The original plan was for the memorial to be opened on 22 July 2015. That would have required
an application for dispensation from Hole municipality’s ordinary zoning procedure, as work would have had to begin before
the municipality had considered its zoning plan. The government does not wish to advance the process in this way. Statsbygg
will monitor work on the zoning plan. The choice and location of the artwork at Sørbråten is firmly.
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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>>>
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