The phrase "Why Not Ask Again" is a bid, and a query, whose ascending, joyously twisting arc embraces the maneuvers, disputations and stories that contain and encode the turbulences and transports of our time. A listener eavesdropping on deep space walks out of the pages of the recent science fiction novel written in Chinese, The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin. A wanderer steps out into the deep time of eternity and the straight path of a police bullet in the terminal sequence of the picaresque Bengali film Jukti, Takko aar Gappo (Reason, Debate and a Story) from 1974 by Ritwik Ghatak. They embody the spirit of a mobile triangulation between reason, intuition and the fabulous that the Biennale seeks to discover, transmit, and learn from. Chief curators - Raqs Media Collective.
In 2017, Artefact looks at the Act of Magic. From poetry to strategy, from magical object to obscure systems, from harmless distraction to manipulation: the artists in The Act of Magic investigate what enchants us today. With: Troika, Verena Friedrich, Jens Brand, Eric Arnal Burtschy, Marjolijn Dijkman, Suzanne Treister, Centre for Tactical Magic, Shana Moulton, Melanie Bonajo, Tim Etchells, Jonathan Allen, Hollington & Kyprianou, Liz Magic Laser, Goldin+Senneby, Femke Herregraven, Tobias Revell, RYBN.org, and BCL.
Even though when we look into outer space, what we see are light sources, carriers of traces from the past, we associate outer space with the future. This projection screen of human destiny has evolved into the ambition to conquer and colonise cosmic space, escaping the possible disastrous developments on Earth. For many ‘visionaries’ the only way for humankind to survive is to expand human territories to the Universe.
Munchmuseet on the Move is a four-year, off-site curatorial project of contemporary art. Munchmuseet on the Move consists of two parts: a series of contemporary art commissions, shown in the area between the current Munch Museum at Tøyen and the new museum, currently under construction on the waterfront of Bjørvika; and a series of exhibitions connected to the Stenersen Collection of paintings, drawings and prints, curated and organised by Kunsthall Oslo at a new gallery in Dronning Eufemias gate. - Research period for a new commission in collaboration with Toril Johannessen.
In conjunction with “We are the Center for Curatorial Studies,” curated by Paul O’Neill, this two month series reflects upon and proposes new directions for an institution of curatorial practice. Guided by artist projects, this fictional center takes the medium of the exhibition as pivotal to its futures. With: Can Altay, David Blamey, Katarina Burin, Jasmina Cibic, Céline Condorelli, Marjolijn Dijkman, Chris Kraus, Gareth Long, Ronan McCrea, Harold Offeh, William McKeown, Eduardo Padilha, Sarah Pierce, Richard Venlet, Grace Weir, and others.