• Bergen Academy and Southern Africa

    January 21, 2009

    Posted in: DORI BLOG

    Today I had a short meeting with Sissel Lillebostad in Java, one of the classic cafes here in Oslo. She works in the Bergen National Academy of the Arts running a master course in Creative Curatoring. She has got support for researching the possibility for cooperation with artists in Mozambique, who are curating, running small private galleries and possibly an art school in curatorial practice and art/crafts. What is interesting in this perspective is to see how Southern Africa (The Southern-Sahara Region) is addressing the nomadic dissemination of art, crafts, design and culture. I am certain that there is a vast and capable network that I have not knowledge of. But if there are some people interested in cooperating with them it is interesting. Norway is the country with the highest development aid per capita in the world and it is important to deploy that well. Art is an interesting field where people have maybe the best possibility to do informal reflection, interaction and open up new fields.

    It is very interesting what Sissel is doing and she will come over to Maputo in June to find out what people are up to. We will definitely stay in contact and hopefully help prepare for her arrival.

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