Pop is known for its everyday and banal iconography mostly derived from advertising and media, altered and duplicated in paintings which scale was often challenging the billboards of the American cityscape. Hence its reputation of being glamorous and futile, seductive and superficial, allegedly accomplice of the evils of the consumer society.
Sharifi is Norwegian, with roots from Iran. He is a former graduate of
Oslo National Academy of the Arts, in choreography. Sharifi is especially interested in artistic expressions in the intersection of dance, theater and visual arts. In 2000 he established his own company, Impure Company, which specifically works with making visible social commitment, engagement and politics in art. (more…)
The Centre for Islamic and Middle East Studies at the University of Oslo and the Academy of Fine Art at Oslo National Academy of the Arts are pleased to present a series of lectures and workshops on the modern intellectual history of the Middle East. Focusing on Walter Benjamin’s reception in the Middle East, this event brings together two keynote speakers, Jens Hanssen and Sami Khatib, who will discuss various imaginaries of history and the ambiguous notion of violence in the work of Benjamin as well as Mahmud Darwish and Hannah Arendt, and others.
Rike Frank and Tirdad Zolghadr revisit their recent project SLOHAGENHALLAH, which unfolded in Palestine on May 5, 2016 in collaboration with the art academies of Oslo, Copenhagen and Ramallah. The project was an exploration of the student show as a format and genre which is very much undertheorized and underhistoricized, and thus completely underestimated in the field of contemporary art, and even in art pegagogy itself.
The Academy of Fine Art in Oslo is proud to present its upcoming Academy Lectures programme. Among the speakers are Rike Frank, Dora García, Emily Jacir, Bouchra Khalili, Maria Lind, Apolonija Šušteršič, Anne Szefer Karlsen and Tirdad Zolghadr. (more…)
The Academy of Fine Art in Oslo is pleased to present its upcoming Academy Lectures programme entitled “Skin Talk Tongue Touch”. The lecture series brings together professors, research fellows and former graduates of the Academy of Fine Art at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, among others Ane Graff, Steinar Haga Kristensen, Jan Verwoert, and Kristian Øverland Dahl.