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Curator-in-residence

The NTU CCA Singapore Residencies programme is an integral part of the NTU CCA Singapore’s mission as a research centre and hosts artists, curators, critics and scholars from Singapore and abroad. The studio-based Residencies programme is dedicated to facilitating the production of knowledge and research for and by established and emerging artists. It serves as a forum for cultural and artistic exchange in Southeast Asia, augmented with public events Residencies: Insights / Studio Sessions / OPEN series, ranging from open studio sessions, lectures, live performances, to special projects in The Lab, NTU CCA Singapore’s space for curatorial experimentation. The application for residency at NTU CCA Singapore is via nomination, please email NTUCCAresidencies@ntu.edu.sg for more information.

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Anne Szefer Karlsen

Residency period

19 September – 23 September 2016

About

Anne Szefer Karlsen (Norway) is a curator, writer and editor interested in artistic and curatorial collaborations as well as developing the language that surrounds art productions of today – linguistically, ideologically, spatially and structurally. She is currently Associate Professor for MA Curatorial Practice at Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway.

Previously, Szefer Karlsen was Director of Hordaland Art Centre in Bergen, Norway (2008-2014); curator of Art Belongs to Those Who See it, the Norwegian Sculpture Biennial (2015); and co-curator of Just what is it that makes today so familiar, so uneasy, Lofoten International Art Festival, Norway (2013). She was also Associate Curator for Research and Encounters for Inventer le monde: l’artiste citoyen, Biennale Bénin (2012). Her writings have appeared in journals such as Afterall, Billedkunst and kunstkritikk.no. She is currently series editor for Dublett (2012 – 2016), a book series featuring artists’ works through anthologies and artists’ books.

Focus

Anne Szefer Karlsen will connect to and explore the Singapore art scene, investigating parallels between the Singaporean and Norwegian art environment. She will give a public presentation discussing the Scandinavian art book series Dublett (2012 – 2016). Each edition of Dublett consists of a new artist’s book and an anthology of commissioned texts on the artist or project at hand, written by contributors from a variety of disciplines that aim to cultivate art mediation within a book format. While in residence, Szefer Karlsen also aims to connect with artists, curators, writers and designers in Singapore, focusing on the intersections between editorial and curatorial practices.

Public programmes

Residencies Insights : Talk by Anne Szefer Karlsen (Norway), Curator-in-Residence
21 Sep 2016, Wed 7:30pm - 9:30pm

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Exploring the intersections between editorial and curatorial work, Curator-in-Residence, Anne Szefer Karlsen discusses the Scandinavian art book series, Dublett. Currently in its fourth edition, each  consists a new artist’s book and an anthology of commissioned texts on the artist or project at hand, written by contributors from a variety of disciplines that aims to cultivate art mediation within a book format.