Bjørvika is situated between the ruins of medieval Oslo and the vibrant city centre. Ekeberg with its wide-open natural and park lands rises up to the south, and richly textured inner-city Oslo to the east. Southwest-facing with attractive vistas of the fjord, Bjørvika is also home to Oslo’s spectacular new Opera House.
Slow Days is a four-day gathering and creative research event towards the development of a public art programme for Bjørvika, Oslo Harbour. Situations is staging this public event as an alternative to a conventional conference format in which talks and stories with artists, critics, curators and residents will be held in convivial settings around Oslo’s harbour context to consider how artists might contribute to a future Bjørvika.
Participants include: Carl Honoré (author of In Praise of Slow), artists Amy Franceschini, Katie Paterson, Heather and Ivan Morison, Marianne Heier, curators and writers Will Bradley, Boel Christensen-Scheel, Claire Doherty, Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, Alistair Hudson, Mary Jane Jacob and Michael Prior.
Organised by: Claire Doherty, Director, Situations, Anne Beate Hovind, Project Manager, Bjørvika Art Programm
Cost: For full 4-day programme. 700 Norwegian Kroner / £84.