osloBIENNALEN FIRST EDITION 2019-2024 is a new format for a biennial in public space: a five-year evolving programme that unfolds over time across the city, inviting active participation with a public programme of workshops, readings, concerts, symposia, and performances.
Offering residents, visitors and artists an opportunity to rethink the parameters of art production, display, collecting and public outreach, osloBIENNALEN will encompass both new and pre-existing works of art with varying tempos, rhythms and lifespans.
In addition to the projects unfolding within and across the Oslo area, osloBIENNALEN will extend its activities outwards with collaborations in Norway and internationally.
osloBIENNALEN’s programme will open to the public on the weekend of 25-27th May 2019 with the first set of works and projects, complemented by a series of symposia, talks and public programmes. In October 2019, the second set of projects will be launched. The expanding programme for the years ahead will be announced at regular intervals as the biennial moves forward in time.
osloBIENNALEN is initiated and financed by the City of Oslo, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Norway.
Institutional partnerships in Norway and further afield involve Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano (IT); Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) (ES); Deichman Oslo Public Library (NO); Ekebergparken, Oslo (NO); Kunstnernes Hus (NO); Kungliga Konsthögskolan, Stockholm (SE); Le Magasin des horizons, Grenoble (FR); Matter of Art Biennial, Prague (CZ); NMBU-Norwegian University of Life Sciences: Faculty of Landscape and Society (NO); Nordic Black Theatre (NO); OsloMet, Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (NO), Department of Art, Design and Drama (NO); Oslo domkirke/Oslo biskop (NO); Oslo Open (NO); Oslo kulturskole, Oslo (NO); Pikene på Broen, Kirkenes (NO); Prosjektskolen kunstskole (NO); Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm (SE); Sporveien Oslo AS (NO), Stiftelsen Edvard Munchs Atelier (NO); Publics Helsinki (FI); U.F.O.— Exhibition Guide for Oslo (NO); Ultima (NO); and Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton (UK). More partners will be announced as the programme evolves.
All activities are open to the public and free of charge. https://www.oslobiennalen.no/