100 Norwegian Photographers at NOUA
Welcome to a lecture and panel discussion at Atelier NOUA, 04th May 2018 as a part of the project 100 Norwegian Photographers.
The project 100 Norwegian Photographers is organized and curated by the artist Ina Otzko. Within 100 days, 100 Norwegian contemporary photographers have been presented.
19:00 - 20:00 "Photography: The medium that changed and challenged the Norwegian contemporary art field"
Stephanie von Spreter, Artistic Responsible Photo Gallery, Oslo.
At 20.15 - 21.30 "Photo as contemporary art - the Norwegian field today"
Panel talk - Lena Katrine Sokki and Marianne Bjørnmyr.
21:30 - 01:00 - Open pop-up pub with a presentation of the 100 photographers.
The doors open at 18:00. Welcome drink and open bar with all rights throughout the evening.
Free entrance. Limited seating.
The event is supported by Bodø Council, Arts Council Norway and the Norwegian Fund for Photography.
Lecture: "Photography: The medium that changed and challenged the Norwegian contemporary art field"
In her presentation, Stephanie von Spreter will talk about photography as a medium that challenged the visual arts field from the very beginning. She will give a brief introduction to the beginning of photography and use as a form of visual expression and put it into the specific Norwegian context, focusing on recent developments and trends in photographic art.
Stephanie von Spreter is an artistic director of the Photo Gallery since 2011. As an artistic director, she has been responsible for a number of exhibitions and seminars focusing on camera-based contemporary art. She worked with both Norwegian and international artists, including Terje Abusdal, Katja Aglert, Andreas Bennin, Tonje Bøe Birkeland, Jan Freuchen, Ane Hjort Guttu, Shirana Shahbazi, Marie Sjøvold, Marthe Elise Stramrud and Alec Soth. In her position as artistic director, she has also been the initiator of a number of national, Nordic and international cooperation projects and was responsible for establishing a photo-based dissemination program at the Photo Gallery. Von Spreter is also an entrepreneur and present co-owner of Oslo's first exhibition guide for contemporary art, U.F.O. (Ufoguide.no).
Prior to joining Norway, Stephanie von Spreter worked as project manager for various major exhibitions and projects, including the 4th and 5th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. She organized the cultural program for a Norwegian state visit to Vietnam in 2004 under the auspices of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA). She was assistant curator of 50. Biennale di Venezia and curator assistant at Documenta11 in Kassel in 2001/02.
Lena Katrine Sokki (b. 1980) completed her master's degree in visual arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Trondheim (KiT, NTNU) in 2013 and received Trondheim municipality's cultural grants same year. She lives in Trondheim, from where she works widely within the field of art, both with her own art practice and art dissertation. For the last ten years, the artist duo Lena Katrine & Heidi-Anett has been the central part of her art practice, a duo who has explored the symbiotic and parallel sides of being two artists with a common artistic expression. Along with the other half of the duo, Heidi-Anett Haugen (born 1985), she has hosted a number of solo exhibitions at home and abroad as well as participated in group exhibitions such as the Høstutstilling, Vestlands Exhibition, Nordnorsk and Trøndelags Exhibition. The duo's work is represented, among other things, in the collections of the Trondheim Municipality and Haugesund Art Museum. www.lenakatrine.com
Marianne Bjørnmyr (b. 1986) lives and works as a visual artist in Bodø. In 2012, Marianne completed a Master of Arts in photography from the London College of Communication. In her practice, Marianne works with investigative art, through which she, through theoretical and practical investigations, challenges the photography as a document and image, and where the presentation of the photograph is based on our understanding, interpretation and generated perception of imagery. Marianne's work has previously been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the autumn exhibition, Nordnorsk kunstutstilling, Daniel Blau London, Kunstquartier Bethanien Berlin and Aldama Fabre Gallery, Bilbao. She has published the books An Authentic Relationship, Beneath the Salt and Shadows / Echoes, all of which have been exhibited at photo booths in bla. Tokyo, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Rome and Vienna. Marianne started in 2017 Atelier NOUA in Bodø in cooperation with Dan Mariner.
Photo: Lena Katrine & Heidi-Anett