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POWER & PAPER 2020

NOTE : The dates of the program Power & Paper 3.-6. June 2020 has been postponed until 2.-5. June 2021 due to Covid-19. 

Together with curator Francesca Marcaccio we have put together a program of exciting seminars, talks, exhibition, publication, workshop and more. We now welcome you all to visit NOUA and Bodø and to take part in the events together with international artists, speakers and writers.

For the Power & Paper program, we aim to give the participating audience an opportunity to reflect on the ultimate power that artists have in presenting us with different realities and to move the audience’s attention towards new perceptions in the way we navigate documented, historical material and public archives.

The theme of the program will focus on how documentation and archives are changeable and open to interpretation through the curator’s or artist’s interventions. The program will address issues of photography, official and documented history, individual relations to memory and history, concepts of manipulation, authenticity and authorship.

Artists and art theorists are invited to discuss their own practices and experiences around the use of archives to contextualize the topic and question the reality or truth of historical events. Total list of participators will be revealed early 2020. 

The Power & Paper program is supported by The Norwegian Arts Council, Nordland Council County, The Fritt Ord Foundation, Norwegian Fund for Photography and Bodø municipality. Stormen library is a partner for. the seminar.