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Seminar // Should Artists Be Entrepreneurs?

  • PRAKSIS 19 Rådhusgata Oslo, 0158 Norway (map)

Should artists embrace, subvert or actively resist the mounting pressure to adopt entrepreneurial approaches? What are the potential or consequences of this trend internationally and for Norway? Panellists will include Jeremy Bailey (artist), Nora O'Murchu (lecturer, researcher and curator at the Interaction Design Centre in the University of Limerick) and Ruben Steinum (Chair of the Board, UKS).

Nora O'Murchu — this year's curator of Resonate, O’Murchu is a lecturer, researcher and curator at the Interaction Design Centre in the University of Limerick.  She has a degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from NuiGalway and received her Masters in Interactive Media from the University of Limerick in 2008.

Jeremy Bailey — Self-styled “Famous New Media Artist” Jeremy Bailey’s inventive and endearingly self-deflating performance practice collides the vulnerabilities and embarrassments of physical embodiment with the tricks of internet marketing and digital imaging’s sleek pictographics. His work has featured in an international roster of venues and festivals, including the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate Liverpool; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Transmediale, Berlin; Museums Quartier, Vienna; and the New Museum, New York. Via his project The You Museum (2015-ongoing), Bailey’s displays – individually tailored to suit the viewer’s personal tastes – can be accessed globally online: see here.

Ruben Steinum — is an artist and co-founder of the digital art sales platform Atelier as well as chairman of the Young Artists Society (UKS) and board member of Norwegian Visual Artists (NBK). Steinum graduated from the Norwegian Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo in 2011. In his artistic practice, he works with object-based sculpture, drawing and photography. His interest in pop and everyday culture comes to light through the use of commercial objects, appropriation of brands and in the relationship between the artwork and the title. He is currently working towards an exhibitions at Elephant Kunsthall in Lillehammer and at a sculpture park at Nesodden. He has exhibited at Tidens Krav (Oslo), Arts Incubator at Washington Park (Chicago), Kunsthall Oslo, Podium (Oslo), Rogaland Art Center (Stavanger) and RAKE (Trondheim).

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