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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. It set new standards for the Biennale format. In fact, 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, thus bringing art to the masses.

Overview of the Oslo Biennale 2019

Unlike most other big biennales, Oslo’s art programme has no common theme linking one artwork to another. The event is funded through Agency for Cultural Affairs in Oslo. It breaks traditional standards and structures of exhibiting art. New works and contributions will be added and new spaces will be created. Thus, the biennale itself will evolve with time. 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), as well as Graziela Kunsch (Brazil).

The Oslo Biennale has several institutional partners. These 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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