CRITIC´S TALK: DRIFTING MATTERS

Monday June 7, live stream from 19.00

Welcome to our talk about this year´s Master´s show at KHIO, Drifting Matters. 12 graduate students from the master’s program in medium- and material-based art, and 4 graduate students in the master’s program in art and public space present their graduate work in a joint exhibition. The talk will be streamed live from KHIO (link to follow) and will be held in English. Due to Covid-restrictions there will be no audience in attendance.

The panel:

Rodrigo Ghattas (b.1989. Lima, Peru) is a Peruvian-Palestinian artist and ‘slow-down’ activist based in Gran, Norway.  Ghattas is also a vernacular socialist with an artistic exploration at the intersection between post-capitalist behavior, solidarity networks, performativity theories, and decentralized art futures. In 2018, he received an MFA Art and Public Space from Kunsthøgskolen I Oslo.

Victoria Durnak (b. 1989) is a writer and visual artist, living in Askim. Durnak holds an MFA from Sandberg Institute and KHiO. Her eight works of fiction are published by Flamme Forlag, lastly “Smilefjes. Tommel opp. Regnbue.” (2019). Durnak has participated in group shows both in Norway and abroad. Her solo exhibitions include “Secret Friend” at Hordaland Kunstsenter (Bergen), “The Mistress Dispeller” at Podium (Oslo), and “The Family Architect” at Atelier Nord (Oslo), among others.

André Gali (b 1976) is an art critic and editor. Currently, Gali is Head of Communications at Oslobiennalen. Prior to this, he has been Head of Critical Theory and Publications at Norwegian Crafts (2010-2020) and co-founder and editor-in-chief of Kunstforum (2009-2015). Gali has contributed to a number of publications on contemporary art, art in public space, and material-based art practices, like Art Agenda, the Journal of Modern Craft and Art North.

Tonight´s moderator is Monica Holmen (b. 1982), a curator and project coordinator at Nitja Centre for Contemporary Art (formerly Akershus Art Centre), Lillestrøm, which recently re-opened in a new building. Holmen also freelances as curator, editor and writer, in addition to being on KUNSTforums editorial board. She holds a MA in art history from the University of Oslo.

Link to the show

VISP is a resource and a networking organisation for the Visual Arts in Norway, and we work to improve and facilitate conditions for the production and dissemination of Visual Arts. VISP represents all of the creative community within the Visual Arts, including artists, galleries, institutions, producers, curators, critics and suppliers of materials and services. We are a membership organisation and membership is free. VISP´s first Critic´s talk was held in May 2014, and we have since hosted 3-4 talks annually.

This talk is in collaboration with KHIO and is supported by Kulturrådet.