Academy Lectures features key speakers and positions in contemporary art and culture. Emphasizing dialogue, the Academy of Fine Art reaches to a public inside and outside the Academy. Academy Lectures usually takes place Wednesdays at 7pm. in the Main Auditorium at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Fossveien 24. Academy Lectures evolved out of the Wednesday screening series initiated by Professor Susanne M. Winterling, that centered around the topic of politics and poetics. “Sticking to the concert hall analogy, sometimes it’s the bassists in the back row whose groaning establishes the key of politics…” * This year’s Academy Lectures will focus and meander on artist productions. The guests and discussions will enhance a discursive form of engaging a dialogue between collaborating institutions, artists and critics, students and lecturers, moving and still images, the studio life and exhibitions. One of the topics that glow as a red threat will be portrait and spaces and challenging both concepts in various artistic production forms. * T.J. Clark: New Left Review 74, March-April 2012.

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  • [Academy Lectures 2016.10.28 ]  

    Khatib, Sami (Video, 2016-10-28)
    Imaginaries of History and the Ambiguity of Violence: Walter Benjamin and the Modern Intellectual Tradition in the Middle East | The Centre for Islamic and Middle East Studies at the University of Oslo and the Academy ...
  • [Academy Lectures 2017.01.18] 

    Sharifi, Hooman (Video, 2017-01-18)
    Hooman Sharifi is the artistic director of Carte Blance dance company. Sharifi is Norwegian, with roots from Iran. He is a former graduate of Oslo National Academy of the Arts, in choreography. Sharifi is especially ...
  • [Academy Lectures 2017.03.01] 

    Norment, Camille (Video, 2017-03-01)
  • [Academy Lectures 2016.04.20] 

    Dahl-Øverland, Kristian; Kristensen-Haga, Steinar (Video, 2016-04-20)
    Academy Lectures har gleden av å invitere deg til en samtale mellom kunstnere Steinar Haga Kristensen og Kristian Øverland Dahl. Teknikkaliteten og prinsippets viktighet i møte med bildet – fruktbare handlingsrom i møte ...
  • [Academy Lectures 2016.01.20] 

    Lepelyte, Lina (Video, 2016-01-20)
    Lina Lapelytė explores contemporary forms of performativity that are related to a genre of new opera and performance in a context of contemporary art. Her works are fueled by expression, marked by pastiche and grotesque, ...
  • [Academy Lectures 2016.03.20] 

    Graff, Ane; Verwoert, Jan (Video, 2016-03-20)
    A material is always the ghost of itself; in the sense that it embodies its own multiple temporalities. Its past, present and future intertwine in what presents itself to us as an integrated whole, an opaque and static ...
  • [Academy Lectures 2016.04.05] 

    Khalili, Bouchra; Karlsen-Szefer, Anne (Video, 2016-04-05)
    Bouchra Khalili and Anne Szefer Karlsen have never sat down for a studio visit; a private conversation between two professionals engaging in the previous works of the artist, but also a space to open up for dreaming about ...
  • [Academy Lectures 2015.09.17] 

    Franceschini, Amy (Video, 2015-09-17)
    Amy Franceschini will show a selection of work done under the umbrella of Futurefarmers, an international art collective as a means to ground the modes and methods they use. She will introduce Flatbread Society, a constellation ...
  • [Academy Lectures 2015.11.25] 

    Terpsma, Nienke; Hamelijnck, Rob (Video, 2015-11-25)
    Artists, Anarchists and Watchmakers —a research into early anarchist publishing As a basis for our presentation we will take a number of video fragments of our ‘road trip’ along original copies and facsimiles of one ...
  • [Academy Lectures 2015.10.07] 

    Smythe Johnson, Nicole (Video, 2015-10-07)
    In a recent essay, provocatively titled The Non-Existence of Norway, Slavoj Zizek wrote of the latest migrant crisis: “The greatest hypocrites are those who call for open borders. They know very well this will never happen: ...
  • [Academy Lectures 2015.10.28] 

    Margreiter, Dorit (Video, 2015-10-28)
    “For Dorit Margreiter, debate about the preservation of late-modernist architecture provides the occasion for probing larger issues shaping our contemporary socio-cultural context: the legacy of the Modernist Movement; the ...
  • [Academy Lectures 2015.11.04] 

    Keefer, Angie (Video, 2015-11-04)
    The first stable photograph exists but isn’t visible. Originally commissioned by Witte de With in Rotterdam and recently re-presented as a talk ‘on voice’ at Artists Space in New York, Angie Keefer’s lecture, “The View ...
  • [Academy Lectures 2015.01.21]  

    Stevenson, Michael (Video, 2015-01-21)
    In every machine there is a ghost. Objects have secrets. Physics, economics and other theories of revolution investigate the hidden mysteries of the material world. José (Chuchú) de Jesús Martínez (1929-91) knew all of ...
  • [Academy Lectures 2015.02.11]  

    Buden, Boris (Video, 2015-02-11)
    History never repeats, but sometimes a comparison of two events, separated by decades, discloses remarkable similarities: the falling apart of a society along cultural divides, mobilization of the past in current struggles, ...
  • [Academy Lectures 2015.05.13] 

    Wirth, Jason (Video, 2015-05-13)
    Thinkers like Slavoj Žižek, Tim Morton, and many others have heralded the end of our ideological constructions of nature, charging that popular “ecology” or the “natural” is just the latest opiate of the masses. Attempting ...
  • [Academy Lectures 2015.04.08] 

    Villesen, Gitte (Video, 2015-04-08)
    Gitte Villesen was among the first artists in the mid-nineties who decided to take matters into their own hands and get a close-up on social realities with very basic means. Villesen found her very own way of using the ...
  • [Academy Lectures 2015.09.09] 

    Hester, Helen (Video, 2015-09-09)
    In an interview given in 1995, the scientist Manfred E. Clynes – the man responsible for coining the word “cyborg” – discussed the ways in which various everyday technologies contribute to a ‘human enlargement of function.’ ...
  • [Academy Lectures 2015.02.21] 

    Povinelli, Elizabeth (Video, 2015-02-21)
    In the 1960s a war broke out between the two French theorists Gilles Deleuze and Alain Badiou over the role of the philosopher and the procedures of truth, the nature of the event and the possibility of revolutionary ...
  • [Academy Lectures 2015.03.11] 

    Rifky, Sarah (Video, 2015-03-11)
    «Qalqalah: The Subject of Language» is a fictional departure from «Delusions of Reference: From Language to Art», which grapples with the question ‘what is an institution?’ Through the fictional character Qalqalah, Sarah ...
  • [Academy Lectures 2014.11.06]  

    Holmqvist, Karl; Arakawa, Ei (Artistic production; Video, 2014-11-06)
    As a part of Sofie Berntsen and Karl Holmqvist’s exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art’s exhibition series «Rameau’s Nephews», this Academy Lecture dissolves into a performance, including the students Emma Brack, ...

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