Program at the Seminar

Sunday May 26 th


Seminar at the Håndverkeren Kurs- og Konferansesenter, Oslo:

Host: Hannah Helseth


 12.00 – 12.45: Registration and coffee

 12.45 – 13.00: Opening by The First Supper Symposium

13.00 – 14.00: Judy Chicago will give an overview of her career with an emphasis on my efforts to overcome the institutional resistance to my work.

14.00 – 15.00: Lunch (No lunch served)


15.00 – 15.45: Andrew Perchuk, art historian from The Getty Institue, Los Angeles


15.45 – 17.00: Artist statement by Wenche GulbransenCamille Norment, Lotte Konow Lund and A K Dolven, NO



Monday May 27 th


Seminar at the Håndverkeren Kurs- og Konferansesenter, Oslo:

Host: Hannah Helseth
09.00 – 09.45: Registration and coffee

09.45 – 10.00: Opening


10.00 – 10.45: Dr. Elisabeth Sackler, founder of The Elizabeth Sackler Centre for Feminst Art, New York


10.45 – 11.30: Xabier Arakistain, Spanish art critic and curator


11.30 – 12.00: Coffee break


12.00 – 12.30: FRANK, platform run by the Norwegian artists Liv Bugge and Sille Storihle


12.30 – 13.00: Geir Haraldseth, curator and art critic


13.00 – 14.00: Lunch (No lunch served)


14.00 – 14.30: Performance by Ane Lan, performance artist, NO


14.30 – 15.00: David McCarthy, Professor of Art History at the Rhodes College, Tennesse, USA


15.00 – 15.20: Will Bradley, artistic leader Kunsthall Oslo


15.20 - 15.30: Coffee brake


15.30 - 16.30: Artists statements by Eline McGeorge, Natalie Hope O' Donnell og Kate Pendry, NO


16.30 – 17.00: Summary and discussion by Elizabeth Schei from The Fist Supper Symposuim



18.00 - 20.00: Reception at the City Hall



Presentation of the speakers and their subjects


Judy Chicago (US)

Judy Chicago in front of her artwork PowerPlay. Photo by Donald Woodman,
The celebrated artist Judy Chicago is the artist behind “The Dinner Party”, her iconic mixed media installation from 1979 and is a major work in modern art histroy. It has been on permanent view at the Brooklyn Museum since 2002. Read more of the history here. Chicago is recognized as a founding figure of the feminist art movement whose practice provided a model for bridging formal innovation and autobiographical content.

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