Arts Committee for the 7/22 Memorials. Photo: Trond Isaksen/Public Art Norway
Following the 7/22 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 >>>
Twelve of the world’s leading street artist are turning this crisis-stricken, depopulated village upside-down. Buildings left for dead will be roused from their doom – hence the name KOMAFEST. Saturday 21 July at 6 pm everyone is invited to the grand opening, with both thrash metal, opera and a choir on the pier, and then a celebratory town walk, presenting all the artist and their works. Read more >>>
Artists, arts and craftsmen, and affiliated groups are hereby invited to prequalify for the provision of art to the new Culture Quarter in Bodø, Norway. >>
WELCOME TO OUR BOOK LAUNCH IN VENICE
KORO – Public Art Norway presents VISUAL ART IN THE OSLO OPERA HOUSE and is holding a book launch at The Met, Hotel Metropole,Venice, Friday 3 June 2011 at 5 pm.
The Art Committee for the Government Building Complex - R6 has decided to commission the artist Vanessa Baird for the largest indoor art project in R6: the walls of the Press Room and the two Cabinet Minister Units. At today's announcement of the artist commissioned for the Press Room and the two Cabinet Minister Units at R6, KORO director Gro Kraft underlined the importance of the quality and concept of the selected art project for these two spaces, which are of of great public interest as sites for the exercise and scrutiny of governmental power .
”Vanessa Baird is a highly competent and experienced artist. We are proud to have selected a contemporary artist, who has had little previous exposure within the realm of public art, to this important commission,” says Head of the Art Committee Hilde Skjeggestic consultant for Public Art Norway – KORO. Read more>>>
Jeffrey Inaba’s proposal, SKYLIGHT 2, plays on the familiar and the unknown. An open and luminous shape hangs from the ceiling in the middle of the foyer. The shape itself carries few references or ways of being specifically interpreted. What is recognizable lies in the light. SKYLIGHT 2 is carried by daylight interacting with built-in artificial light in nuanced variations, and these depend on the time of day and the activity taking place in the Concert Hall. As you move around the foyer the volume will change as your eye traverses the light shape to the other side. The construction consists of several light-carrying layers and reflecting surfaces, and could be experienced more as an ethereal carrier of light than a sculptural object in space. Read more>>> The Jury's description, evaluation and conclusion>>>
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