To make art in and for the public domain today is to engage with the precariousness that both defines and threatens our experience of it. OSLO PILOT (2015–17)—a project investigating the role of art in and for the public space—laying the groundwork for Oslo Biennial First Edition brings together 38 previously published texts spanning the past 80 years and 19 commissioned texts exploring art in public spaces and spheres. It also includes an edited transcript of the symposium, organized by OSLO PILOT in the fall of 2016, “The Giver, the Guest, and Ghost: The Presence of Art in Public Realms.” The publication embodies the idea of the city as a prerequisite and basis for work, and focuses on the conditions of public space as a field where many agencies, identities, and interests meet and are made visible.
Edited by Eva González-Sancho and Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk
Texts by Lida Abdul, Kim Henning Andreassen, Merete Joelsen Aune, Mark Bain, Amy Balkin , Lene Berg, Dineo Bopape, Barbara Browning & Yve Laris Cohen, Pavel Büchler , Alice Creischer & Andreas Siekmann, Dora García, Mette Edvardsen, Marte Eknæs, Cassius Fadlabi, Jan Freuchen & Sigurd Tenningen, Alberto Giacometti, Félix González-Torres, Matthew Goulish, Johan Grimonprez & Catherine Bernard, Lina Viste Grønli, Ane Hjort Guttu, Flaka Haliti, Thomas Hirschhorn, Liv Kristin Holmberg, Jonas Ib F.H. Jensen, Farhad Kalantary, Mike Kelley, Karl Larsson, Mara Lee, LIGNA, Minouk Lim, Lotte Konow Lund, Inger Wold Lund, Metahaven, Henri Michaux, Juan Muñoz, Miriam Myrstad, Maurizio Nannucci, Maria Nordman, Douglas Park, Matthew Rana, Martha Rosler, Allen Ruppersberg, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Lisa Tan, Lisa Torell, Vibeke Tandberg, Jan Verwoert, Annee Grøtte Viken, Andy Warhol, Haytham El-Wardany, Stephen Willats, Pamela Wye, and Knut Åsdam.