Look back, think forward: re-shaping the Nordic avant garde

This panel discussion considers the recent critical, curatorial and artistic approaches of Nordic countries to historic art and avant-garde practices. Our panellists will explore the potential of meaningfully impacting on the socio-political dynamics of Northern Europe by re-imagining past practises.

Art Benefit previously on at Tate Modern in City of London, United Kingdom.
From Saturday 14 May 2016 to Saturday 14 May 2016

Look back, think forward: re-shaping the Nordic avant garde image

Published by anonymous on Wednesday 20 April 2016.
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The discussion will also challenge the canon of feminist, situationist and participatory art histories.
Series chair Jonas Ekeberg will be joined by panellists including artist Eline Mugaas.

Drinks reception to follow.


Jonas Ekeberg

Jonas Ekeberg is a curator and critic based in Oslo. He is the chief editor of the Nordic online art journal Kunstkritikk. Ekeberg was the chief curator of Momentum – Nordic Biennial for Contemporary Art in 2000, founding director of Oslo Kunsthall the same year and a curator and Head of Information at the Office for Contemporary Art Norway from 2002–2004. From 2004 to 2009 Ekeberg served as the director of Preus Museum, Norway’s national museum for photography. His book Post Nordic – The rise and fall of a Nordic Art Scene 1990–2010 is forthcoming.

Eline Mugaas

Eline Mugaas is an Oslo-based artist working primarily in photography, video and collage. Together with artist Elise Storsveen she publishes the fanzine ALBUM. Storsveen/Mugaas co-curated Hold steinhårdt fast på greia di, Norwegian Art and Women’s Rights 1968-1989 with Kunsthall Oslo in 2013, now regarded as an important instigator of the discussion around female artists’ inclusion in the Norwegian cannon. Mugaas’ extensive research on Norwegian artist Siri Anker Aurdal has brought new forms of visibility to an artist and work that has largely disappeared from art history. She is currently publishing an artist book of Aurdal’s oeuvre with Primary Information, and shows in conjunction with Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo Pilot and the Vigeland Park/Museum.