FSS launched in 2012 in order to celebrate the one-hundred-year anniversary for women's right to vote in Norway the year after, by organizing a three-day symposium in Oslo. The main theme for the event was gender equality. Where do female artists stand in the art world 100 years after the introduction of women's suffrage? To what extent are women underrepresented compared to men in public and private collections, art history and the commercial market? Why don't female philanthropists collect art made by women to the same degree as art made by men?
The main purpose for the symposium is to make room for female artists in the art world.
The First symposium (25—27 May, 2013) invited the feminist icon and a world-renowned artist Judy Chicago, a noted art historian and Deputy Director at the Getty Institute Andrew Perchuk together with Dr. Elizabeth Sackler, founder of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, to Oslo to talk about gender issues in art.
PROLOGUE I: Art Activism – White Cube vs Public SpaceOslo, 22nd of June
We will explore the following questions:
How are political messages communicated within a space devoted to presenting art? What is the difference between presenting art with a political perspective in an art space, versus presenting it in a public space? When political art is presented in an exhibition space, is it transformed into a commodity, is it commercialized and thus rendered passive? What happens to the political message when it encounters the playing rules of the art market?
Symposium at The Museum of Cultural History, Frederiks Gate 215.00 - 16.30
Moderator: Boel Christensen-Scheel
Dance performance kl. 16.30 - 16.45 by Llewellen Mnungi, South Africa
Discussion at KORO, 8th floor, Kristian Augusts gate 23
Food and drinks will be provided from 16.45.
17.15 - 19.30
We continue with an informal conversation in Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus.
Registration is required, click here.
Kulturhistorisk Museum / Fredriks gate 2
KORO / Kristian Augusts gate 23
Akademirommet Kunstnernes Hus / Wergelandsveien 17