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OPEN CALL

MOMENTUM – Nordic Biennial for Contemporary Art

Punkt Ø is seeking a main curator for Momentum 10

Since MOMENTUM was founded in 1998, it has established itself as one of the most important biennials for contemporary art in the Nordic region, thus contributing to strengthen the Nordic art field and further to demonstrate that Moss is a city of art. MOMENTUM´s main venues are Momentum Kunsthall and Galleri F 15. Additional venues and places in Moss are chosen related to each individual biennale. MOMENTUM is produced by Punkt Ø - Galleri F 15 & Momentum.

 

Open Call

Punkt Ø is seeking a main curator for Momentum 10

Work period: March 1st, 2018 until July 1st, 2019, with the possibility of a project follow-up if this is agreed on.

Work position: 50 %.

 

Ambitions for MOMENTUM:

- Explore and strengthen contemporary art in a Nordic context.

- Be a discursive platform for artistic, intellectual and critical reflection on our contemporary time.

- Challenge and strengthen the contemporary discourse of the biennial format.

- Create attention, awareness and active participation from the Nordic and international art world, thus strengthen Moss´ position as a city of art.

- Create interest and involvement by the local audience, as well as broad Norwegian, Nordic and international audiences.

 

Responsibilities of the main curator:

- Professional responsibility for the conceptual framework, as well as the artworks and art projects decided on, and agreed upon, with the director.

- Lead the realization of the biennial assisted by two curatorial assistants.

- The main curator, in collaboration with Punkt Øs management team and artistic team will choose the curatorial assistants.

- Participate in the development of a public art mediation program, as well as the publications that are being produced.

- The main curator reports to the director in terms of budget, funding and administration.

- The main curator reports to the director on project progress and status, working accordingly to the project plan and its goals.

 

Qualifications:

- High artistic competence and documented curatorial experience from larger art projects.

- Good knowledge of the Nordic art scene.

- A broad artistic network, both nationally and internationally.

- Experience and desire to work in a team, large work capacity, focus on the project and ability to realize it.

- Good written and oral language skills.

 

Application:

Please include a CV, name and contact information on two references, a personal cover letter briefly describing previous experience, as well as reasons for applying for the position as a main curator. Additionally, the applicant must submit a written proposal (max 2 pages), which includes the curatorial theme and outline. In addition also three-four artist suggestions for MOMENTUM 10.

 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact the Director of Punkt Ø, Dag Aak Sveinar. Mobile phone 0047 474 66 331.

 

Send your PDF application of maximum 8MB by e-mail to se@punkto.no. Mark your application «Application for the position as a main curator for MOMENTUM 10».

 

Application deadline: December 15th, 2017

 

 

MOMENTUM 10 is on display from June 1st until October 9th, 2019 in Moss, Norway