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The Relationship of Sound AND Image

Cities of the World

The Stitcher

A New Work by:

HC Gilje

18 Oct - 17 Nov - 2017


Video documentation of an ATOPIA exhibition, April, 2011


Focus on Norwegian Artists' Moving Image Works

Seoul International New Media Festival, NeMaf 2017 in collaboration with ATOPIA presents 2 programs of film and video works from Norway .

1. The Highlights of Retrospective: Film and Video Art, Norway, 1960-90

The Highlights is an anthology of short film and video works reflecting the history of artists’ involvement with the moving image in Norway. Curated by Farhad Kalantary in 2011 the program presents works by the following artists:

Erik Borge

Rolf Aamot

Arild Kristo

Laurie Grundt & Eva Acking

Kjartan Slettemark

Marianne Heske

Jeremy Welsh

Terje Munthe

Kjell Bjørgeengen

Inghild Karlsen

Torhild Aukan

2. Oslo Visions is a program of more recent short film and video works co-curated by the Seoul based curator Seihee Shon and Oslo based artist-curator Farhad Kalantary.

Oslo Visions presents a diversity of concerns and approaches found among the artists of the city working with the moving image. We have allowed the works to negotiate a common theme from within the assembly of Oslo Visions instead of imposing a conceptual framework onto the program. Consequently the program has become a more truthful reflection of the psyche of Oslo.

Artists in this program:

Jannicke Låker

Pierre Lionel Matte

Mattias Härenstam

Farhad Kalantary

Inger Lise Hansen

Kaja Leijon

Siri Hermansen

Marte Aas

In addition to curating the Norwegian programs Farhad Kalantary is also invited to participate in the 17th Seoul International New Media Festival as a member of jury. Office for Contemporary Art Norway – OCA along with NeMaf have sponsored his participation.

The festival will take place from 17 August to 25 August in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

More information about the programs

Cities of the World: Mexico-City              Artists’ moving image works from Mexico-City

Curated by: Miguel Jara

In Xochitl in Cuicatl  (in-flower-and-in-chant)

Exhibition place: Atelierd Nord - ANX, Olav Ryes Plass 2, Oslo

Dates: 7-21 Dec, 2017 at Atelierd Nord Gallery ANX

Opening: Th. 7.12.2017 at 18:00

Cities of the World is an international project of ATOPIA exploring the relationship of place and perception. Through a series of curated video programs gathered from around the world, this project attempts to create a better understanding of the geopolitics of artistic productions and particularities of art works found in different cities. Every artwork carries the spirit of its production place.

What is the role of geography in our perception of the world? We even react differently to such a question in different places. How differently does this question echo in Oslo, Mexico-City, Tehran, Sao Paulo,, Seoul, and other cities? Every place produces its own set of premises.

In Xochitl in Cuicatl  (in-flower-and-in-chant) is a curated program of artists’ moving image works from Mexico-City. ATOPIA has invited the independent curator Miguel Jara to collaborate on this final edition of the Cities of the World project.

The program brings together works by ten contemporary artists who live and work in Mexico-City. These works examine and reflect the dilemmas and tensions of a rapidly changing mega city.


Andrés García Franco

Annalisa D. Quagliata

Antonio Arango

Daniela Libertad

Eduardo Makoszay

Fernan Martinez & Eduardo Makoszay

Geni Thalia

Tania Ximena

Txema Novelo

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