NORDHOST is collaborating with KORO (Public Art of Norway)
KORO has invited the artist Suzanne Lacy to produce a new commissioned public artwork, curated by Trude Schjelderup Iversen. The new work will be accompanying by a retrospective exhibition at Henie Onstad Art Center in 2019 or 2020, originally convened by SF MOMA (San Francisco).
Through Lacy’s long-established practice as an artist and scholar, her work is accompanied by extensive on-the-ground ethnographic inquiry that results in large participatory performances in public spaces. These practices are part of an expanding field of inquiry on the nature and outputs of artistic research, and this project offers an opportunity to explore methodologies in a case study in Norway that have implications for global practices.
NORDHOST’s work on the examination of the ethics of the welfare state, the crisis of identity caused by large scale migration, and the human responses on all sides of the hospitality paradigm will benefit from an exchange with the various scholars and researchers of the NORDHOST group. Similarly this collaboration can offer input from a different source of knowledge, that of aesthetic inquiry and production.
The work is to result in a book and an aesthetic production sponsored by KORO.
This project will be one of the research activities under the NORDHOST program. Furthermore the book on artistic research and social practise will be a companion edition to the two books already planned by NORDHOST. This book is planned to include writings from leading scholars on the status of social practice as an art form today and from relevant NORDHOST scholars, with this particular art project as the starting point. The launch of the book is accompanied with a public conference at Henie Onstad Art centre, with invited scholars from NORDHOST as speakers.