Art&Ocean at NTNU Ocean Week
May 7, 2018
"The Ocean Space in Venice - a hub for collaborative practices"
Presentation by Markus Reymann, Director TBA21-Academy
"Moving beyond conventional forms of knowledge production"
Introduction by Professor Florian Schneider
Opening of the exhibition "Art & Ocean" with photographies by the artists Armin Linke & Giulia Bruno
Opening of the exhibition "The Henningsvær Charter"
The Art&Ocean Pilot Project at the Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts at NTNU investigates the role of art addressing global and societal challenges regarding the future of the oceans. Professor Florian Schneider, Head of Department of the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, will introduce the potential of collaborations between artists and scientists at NTNU and on international level.
Markus Reymann, Director of TBA21-Academy will present "The Ocean Space in Venice - a hub for collaborative practices". TBA21-Academy is the exploratory soul of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, and an itinerant site of cultural production and interdisciplinary research. Conceived as a moving platform on the oceans, it brings together thinkers from various fields concerned with today’s most urgent ecological, social, and economic issues. Through its Expeditions on sea and land, TBA21-Academy seeks to reinvent the culture of exploration in the 21st century, while inciting new knowledge, communicative strategies, and dynamic solutions for environmental challenges facing the world we inhabit. TBA21-Academy collaborates with Trondheim Academy of Fine Art on several projects, two of them will be exhibited during Ocean Week in Clarion Hotel and Rake Visningsrom.
Photographies by the artists Armin Linke & Giulia Bruno are exhibited at the Clarion Hotel. The two artists documented activities in the ocean research laboratories of NTNU and SINTEF. Their project Oceans is part of NTNU’s artistic research project Divisions and has been commissioned by TBA21-Academy. The project marks the beginning of a long-term collaboration between the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, NTNU’s strategic research area NTNU Ocean and TBA21-Academy.
Rake Visningsrom hosts an exhibition of the video recordings of the 'Henningsvær Charter'. The Charter was an cross-disciplinary gathering of artists, scientists, policy-makers, legal experts, and other researchers to investigate the current challenges regarding the oceans, but from a future point of view. Conceived as an event that takes place 50 years from today, the meeting initiated the drafting process of a charter that outlines the fundamental values, responsibilities, and collaborations to have emerged out of ocean exploration and exploitation between now and then. Each participant prepared a proposal for a contribution to a chapter in the Henningsvær Charter. The contributions were presented to the public in a conference over two days in Henningsvær, Lofoten, in September 2017.
The Henningsvær Charter was organized by Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21)–Academy. The Henningsvær Charter was supported by the Norwegian Council for Research and took part in Forskningsdagene/The Research Days, a nation wide festival for the communication and sharing of research.
The Art&Ocean program is admission free and open to all.
Further information on the program of the Ocean Week 2018: