We’re happy and excited to announce that Norwegian artist and research fellow Liv Bugge will be discussing her work with us at the Halloween Monster Symposium: Why Monster Studies?
About Liv Bugge:
Liv Bugge’s artistic practice incorporates a variety of media, with emphasis on video. Bugge is interested in aggression as both a constructive and destructive force in society. Many of her works are disrupting the borderline between past and present, perpetrator and victim and between facts and fiction. Her research as a fellow at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts is questioning normative structures within the Scandinavian welfare-state, with focus on what the embodiment of such mechanisms of control of and government does to the contemporary subject.
Liv Bugge has been involved in projects at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (2013), Kunsthalle CCA Andratx, Mallorca (2012), Galleria KONE, Finland (2012), Konsthall C in Stockholm (2011), NY ArtBookFair at the MOMA in New York (2011), Gallery DOR in Brussels (2011), Spike Island in the United Kingdom (2011), No Soul for Sale at the Tate Modern in London (2010), Momentum Moss (2009), Galleri Trafo (2008) and PROJECT (OR) in the Netherlands (2008 ). Moreover, her films have been shown at several festivals such as Grimstad Filmfestival (2013), Festival International de Film et Vidéo de Création in Luxembourg (2008) and Seminário Internacional Arte e Natureza i Brasil (2011).
Bugge also runs the artist-run platform FRANK with Sille Storihle. FRANK is an Oslo based platform, established to nurture art and critical discourse revolving around gender issues, desire and sexuality. The platform operates in different locations and with various co-curators. The aim is to build a community and create discussions that address the hegemonic structures in society. The first FRANK event took place in an old attic in St. Olavs gate in Oslo on April 15, 2012.
Source: The Academy of Fine Art, Oslo
We will return shortly with more updates about the Monster Studies Symposium. You can also follow the event on Facebook.
Image: Hieronymus Bosch. Detail from The Garden of Earthly Delights. Image from Wikimedia Commons.