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Experiences of Oil

Online Conference

24. Nov 2020 KL. 19:00 - 18:00

Stavanger Art Museum and Curatorial Practise, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design at the University of Bergen welcomes you to the online conference Experiences of Oil, 22–24 November 2020.

The aim of the conference is to initiate a discussion about the social, cultural, and emotional aspects of oil by bringing together professional communities and individuals in a collective exploratory conversation. We look forward to making a digital platform for these distinguished artists, art historians, curators, film makers and visual anthropologists to share their thinking and work over the course of two days of presentations, performance lectures and panels.

The conference will begin in the evening of November 22 with a live performance by artist Anna Ihle and a keynote lecture by Kathryn Yusoff (video link), Professor of Inhuman Geography in the School of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London. A local audience are invited to Stavanger Art Museum to take part in this live event (limited tickets available, please notice the separate ticket category for this event). This part of the conference will be also be digitally available.

On November 23 and 24 the conference will be hosted online, with the possibility of active participation from those attending.

Participation is free. Sign up by booking your ticket before November 16. The full conference program will be announced at and sent to all participants by email.

Iheanyi Onwuegbucha/George Emeka Agbo, Ayọ̀ Akínwándé, Ana Alenso, Brett Bloom, Fiona Clark, Massimiliano Mollona/Anne Marthe Dyvi, Clementine Edwards, Rachel Grant, Melissa Gronlund, Laura Hindelang, Anna Ihle, María Esperanza Rojo Jiménez, Roshini Kempadoo, Natasha Marie Llorens, Laura Napier, Lina Patmali, Oleksiy Radynski, Rachel O'Reilly, Karl Emil Rosenbæk, Sanaz Sohrabi, Ala Younis, Kathryn Yusoff.

Convened and moderated by Anne Szefer Karlsen (curator and professor Curatorial Practice, University of Bergen) and Helga Nyman (curator, Stavanger Art Museum)

Experiences of Oil is co-produced by Stavanger Art Museum and Curatorial Practice, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen and supported by the Arts Council Norway and the Fritt Ord Foundation.

Photo: Ana Alenso, Tropical Dutch disease, 2014. Found objects and an anonymous photograph of one of the first oil explorations in Venezuela.