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27.02.2014

Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg has been selected to design Norway's July 22 Memorial sites

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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. >>>

 
 
19.12.2013

The Curatorial as Constellation: Durational Public Art, Cohabitational Time and Attentiveness by Paul O’Neill

Paul O’Neill’s lecture will look at how the curatorial can be conceived of as a constellation, resists the stasis of the curator-artist-spectator triumvirate and supports more semi-autonomous and self-determined aesthetic and discursive forms of practice that may overlap and intersect, rather than seeking a dialectic (image) or oppositional presentation (form).
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06.11.2013

WELCOME TO THE LAUNCH OF THE LECTURE SERIES CRITICAL ISSUES IN PUBLIC ART

The series Critical Issues in Public Art is a part of Public Art Norway’s (KORO’s) focus on knowledge production in our fi eld where we initiate and develop lectures, workshops and publications that discuss current issues.As a little national “giant” when it comes to commissioning public art works, we see there is an urgent need to rethink many of the strategies and policies in this production: The question of representation, financial structures and artistic sensibility versus public frameworks.
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23.09.2013

The Art Committee for Haukeland University Hospital has invited 8 candidates for two closed competitions

In connection with the construction of a new Center for Children and Youth at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway the Art Committee has received 221 applications from 36 countries from all over the world.
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28.06.2013

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR JULY 22 MEMORIAL SITES

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. ordsky.jpg  

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 >>>

 
 
21.06.2013

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES / PRE-QUALIFICATION STAGE

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>>>

 
 
31.05.2013

International Open Call for Entries for Haukeland University Hospital

On behalf of Bergen Hospital Trust and the Arts Committee for the new Center for Children and Youth, Department of Psychiatry of Haukeland University Hospital, artists are invited to submit expressions of interest to create major public artworks. The purpose of this pre-qualification process is to identify candidates for two closed competitions.
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07.01.2013

July 22 Memorials - the Art Selection Committee

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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>>>

 
 
13.09.2012

"Palestinian Embassy" at the Liverpool Biennial - City States

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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 >>>

 
 
06.08.2012

Five Thousand Generations of birds

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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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Permission to reproduce the artworks is obtained from the rights holders and BONO (Norwegian Visual Artists Copyright Society). The artworks are protected according to Norwegian and international copyright laws and may not be reproduced or made public in any way, analogue or digital, without permission from the rightsholder / BONO.

 
 

Large projects

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NEW PUBLICATION


The book Kunst for menneskelige basalbehov presents the art project that was carried out at Bygg for biologiske basalfag at the University of Bergen in the period 1999-2006. The book is in Norwegian, but has an introduction in english.
The book as pdf>>> Read more>>>