2019.04.11 - 2019.04.11

GIBCA and MOMENTUM present 10th editions

Welcome to the discussion and book release hosted by Iaspis

GIBCA x Momentum
Thursday 11 April 2019
15.00 – 16.30
Address: Maria skolgata 83, 118 53 Stockholm
Language: Engelska
RSVP 5 april till lm@iaspis.se
Welcome address by Johan Pousette, Director, Iaspis
Presentation by Dag Aak Sveinar, Director, Momentum, and Ioana Leca, Artistic Director, GIBCA, on the respective biennials and their Nordic perspective. What does “Nordic” mean for Momentum and GIBCA and what is their view on the future development of these biennials?
Presentations of MOMENTUM10 - The Emotional Exhibition by curator Marti Manen, and of the 10th edition of GIBCA, Part of the Labyrinth by curator Lisa Rosendahl.
Conversation between Lisa Rosendahl and Marti Manen moderated by Frida Sandström, Writer and Critic.
MOMENTUM10 - The Reader will be launched. Publisher: Art&Theory, Stockholm.
Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA) and MOMENTUM Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway will in 2019 both open their 10th editions. This calls for celebration.
Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA) is a platform for presentation of international contemporary art, striving to be an important junction between local, national and international discourses on relevant current themes. Each biennial consists of several exhibitions and program hosted by established art institutions in Gothenburg and in the public realm.
For its 10th edition Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (re)considers its format and extends beyond its implied temporality to look into the potential of a long-term commitment to site, topicalities and artists. Lisa Rosendahl has been appointed curator for the biennial editions in 2019 and 2021, marking the beginning of a three-year engagement with the local context and its intersections with global issues.
MOMENTUM and GIBCA have in time contributed to consistent lines of discourse in the international art field, while attempting to have a relevant input to the local scene. Now, ten editions later, we are looking into the current connotations and practices of being international and the responsibility of acting local. Part of our locality is also the partnership with other Nordic biennials, active in similar contexts and often driving complementary social and artistic questions, as well as with the broader field of art professionals advocating Nordic contemporary art. MOMENTUM and GIBCA map the premises of a decentralized Nordic art scene and discuss the current potential in the biennial format.
Meet the curators Lisa Rosendahl and Marti Manen in conversation and find out more on the upcoming editions of GIBCA and MOMENTUM. Join us at IASPIS, a place dedicated to international meetings and exchange in Stockholm, for this collective public presentation of the two biennials and discuss the relevance, responsibility and role of this exhibition format today and in the future.
The event is organized in collaboration by GIBCA, MOMENTUM and IASPIS, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Program.