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Through Art Market & You, Art From Us provides you Analysis, Opinion and Factual Reports regarding the current on-goings of the Global Art Market. In this article, we explore the debut of the Oslo Biennale.

The Oslo Biennale made its debut in the Norwegian city in May 2019, setting new standards for the Biennale format. This unique event is scheduled to run for the next 5 years, with the aim of bridging the artistic community with the wider local community in Oslo. The biennale opened with 17 works of public art on display throughout the city.

Overview of the Oslo Biennale 2019

Unlike most other big biennale’s oslo’s art programme has no common theme linking one artwork to another. The event is funded through Agency for Cultural Affairs in Oslo and breaks traditional standards and structures of exhibiting art. The biennale itself will evolve with time, as new works and contributions are added and new spaces are created. The biennale aims not only to promote arts and culture within the city, but also nationally and internationally by collaborating with different artists and institutions.

The second phase of the biennale is set to launch in October 2019. The list of artist includes Tomaš Džadoň (Czech Republic); Oliver Godow (Germany); Javier Izquierdo (Ecuador); Graziela Kunsch (Brazil).

The Biennales institutional partners include Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm (SE); Sporveien Oslo AS (NO) Nordic Black Theatre (NO); OsloMet, Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (NO) among others.

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