Talk and book release; GIBCA and MOMENTUM Present their 10th Editions

GIBCA and MOMENTUM Present their 10th Editions Welcome to a discussion and book release hosted by Iaspis/Konstnärsnämnden Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art 2019 - Part of the Labyrinth and MOMENTUM10 - The emotional exhibition have the pleasure of inviting you to a public presentation.

Date: Thursday 11 April 2019 Time: 15:00-16:30 Light refreshments will be served. Place: Iaspis, Konstnärsnämnden Address: Maria skolgata 83, 118 53 Stockholm, Sweden Language: English RSVP by 5 April to

In 2019, both Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA) and MOMENTUM Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway will present their 10th editions. This calls for celebration.

Momentum and GIBCA have long contributed to consistent lines of discourse in the international art field, while attempting to have a relevant impact on the local scene. Now, ten editions later, GIBCA and Momentum are looking into the current connotations and practices of being international and the responsibility of acting locally. 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 advancing the Nordic contemporary art field. Momentum and GIBCA map the premises of a decentralised Nordic art scene and discuss the current potential of the biennial format.

Meet the curators, Lisa Rosendahl and Marti Manen, in conversation and find out more about their plans for the coming GIBCA and Momentum. Join us at Iaspis, a place dedicated to international meetings and exchange in Stockholm, for this joint public presentation of the two biennials and discuss the relevance, responsibility and role of this exhibition format today and in the future.

Programme: 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?

Introductions by Marti Manen, Curator of Momentum10 - introduction to Momentum10 The emotional exhibition, and Lisa Rosendahl, Curator of the 10th edition of GIBCA- introduction to Part of the Labyrinth.

A conversation between Lisa Rosendahl and Marti Manen. They will discuss the relationship between an international and a local focus of the biennial structures they work with. Moderator: Frida Sandström, Writer and Critic.

MOMENTUM10: The Reader will be launched. Publisher: Art and Theory, Stockholm.

The event is organised in collaboration with GIBCA, Momentum and Iaspis, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists.
Iaspis is the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's international programme for Visual and Applied Artists. Its mission is to work with internationalisation in various ways with the aim of increasing and developing contacts between Swedish artists and international institutions, fellow artists, the general public and the markets with the aim of contributing to artistic development and improved working and income opportunities. This is done by means of direct support for various forms of international cultural exchange, studio programmes in Sweden and abroad, informational activities and expert visits, as well as via a public programme of activities which formulate and explore topical issues in contemporary visual art and design from an international perspective.

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