The Global Art Project

July 2017
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Orhan Pamuk: The Art of Fiction

Oslo, Norway

Orhan Pamuk: The Art of Fiction

Orhan Pamuk: The Art of Fiction is a multidisciplinary project centered around the Nobel Prize-winning author's book The Museum of Innocence.

The exhibition, curated by Selene Wendt for The Museum of Cultural History, Oslo, in collaboration with The Museum of Innocence, Istanbul, takes place May 22 - October 15, 2017.
Oslo, Norway

The Art of Storytelling / A arte de contar histórias

Niterói, Brazil

The Art of Storytelling / A arte de contar histórias

Curated by Selene Wendt for Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MAC) Niterói, Brazil. The exhibition will take place June 16 - July 24, 2016 and coincides with the re-inauguration of MAC, which has been closed for renovations for over a year.

Participating artists: Gilvan Barreto, Dulcinéia Catadora, Marilá Dardot, Magne Furuholmen, Lobato & Guimarães, William Kentridge, Cristina Lucas, Fabio Morais, Ernesto Neto, Ulf Nilsen, André Parente, Rodrigo Petrella, Rosana Ricalde, Eder Santos, Elida Tessler, Sergio Bernardes/Guilherme Vaz, and Nina Yuen.
Niterói, Brazil

Dulcinéia Catadora book project and workshops for The Art of Storytelling

Niteroi, Brazil

Dulcinéia Catadora book project and workshops for The Art of Storytelling

Developed in collaboration with Lúcia Rosa from the Sao Paulo-based Dulcinéia Catadora collective of artists, writers, and catadores, this project actively engaged youth from the local community and neighboring Morro do Palácio favela, providing a unique opportunity for literary and artistic expression. As such, The Art of Storytelling book project represents a highly innovative approach to collaborative art practice that actively used art and literature as vital tools to implement change on a societal level.
Niteroi, Brazil

Film about The Art of Storytelling book project

To reflect the importance of the societal dimension of The Art of Storytelling we developed a special book project in collaboration with Lúcia Rosa from the Sao Paulo-based Dulcinéia Catadora collective of artists/writers/catadores that actively engaged youth from the local community and neighboring Morro do Palácio favela, providing a unique opportunity for literary and artistic expression. The book project represents a highly innovative approach to collaborative art practice that actively uses art and literature as vital tools to implement change on a societal level.

Iké Udé: Nollywood Portraits: A Radical Beauty

Lagos, Nigeria

Nollywood Portraits: A Radical Beauty

Curated by Selene Wendt to tour internationally.

The exhibition features 64 individual portraits from Iké Udé's Nollywood Portraits series, a large-scale group portrait, and a documentary film.
Lagos, Nigeria

Jamaican Routes

Jeløya, Norway

Jamaican Routes

Curated by Selene Wendt for Punkt Ø / Galleri F 15, Jeløya, Norway.

Jamaican Routes features work by eleven young contemporary artists whose careers are on the rise internationally.

Participating artists: Camille Chedda, Andrea Chung, Marlon James, Leasho Johnson, Matthew McCarthy, Olivia McGilchrist, Oneika Russell, Ebony G. Patterson, Storm Saulter, Cosmo Whyte and Andre Woolery.
Jeløya, Norway

Mind the Map

Jeløya, Norway

Mind the Map

Curated by Selene Wendt for Punkt Ø / Galleri F 15, Jeløya, Norway.

Mind the Map features the work of ten international artists who work with cartography and maps either directly or in a more subtle manner.

Participating artists: Mona Hatoum, Bouchra Khalili. Joyce Kozloff, Miler Lagos, Kevin Simón Mancera, Julie Mehretu, Fabio Morais, Vik Muniz, Rosana Ricalde and Susan Stockwell.
Jeløya, Norway

Crispin Gurholt: Live Photo A Brief History of the Modern World

Oslo, Norway

Live Photo A Brief History of the Modern World

Curated by Selene Wendt in collaboration with Crispin Gurholt.

A large-scale exhibition including videos, photographs and a Live Photo performance, covering ten years of Crispin Gurholt's career.
Oslo, Norway

“It turns out that what appears to be completely disconnected is in fact completely interconnected, as if we were transported directly into an imaginary map created by Jorge Luis Borges.”

Liza Lou: Leaves of Glass

Los Angeles, California

Leaves of Glass

Curated by Selene Wendt for Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvik, Norway.

An exhibition featuring Liza Lou's large-scale installations Kitchen and Back Yard.
Los Angeles, California

Postcards from Cuba: A Selection from the 8th Havana Biennial

Havana, Cuba

Postcards from Cuba: A Selection from the 8th Havana Biennial

Curated by Selene Wendt for Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvik, Norway.

A group exhibition featuring works by 25 international artists selected from the 8th Havanna Biennial.
Havana, Cuba

Equatorial Rhythms

Oslo, Norway

Equatorial Rhythms

Curated by Selene Wendt

This exhibition highlighted the crossover between art and music, with a focus on the art and music of countries that have deep-rooted, indigenous musical traditions that are unique to each participating country – musical traditions that are anchored in the national identities and daily lives of the people of these countries.

Participating artists: Kader Attia, Kjetil Berge, Kristin Bergaust/Alexis Parra, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Albert Chong, Christopher Cozier, Alfredo Jaar, Yvette Mattern, Andrew Dosunmu, Satch Hoyt, Sergio Bernardez/Guilerme Vaz, Eder Santos, Paulo Vivacqua, Heri Dono/Jompet, Vu Nhat Tan, Theo Eshetu, Lamia Naji, Salem Mekuria, Olu Oguibe, and Kimsooja.
Oslo, Norway

Daniele Buetti: Will Beauty Save the World?

Fribourg, Switzerland

Will Beauty Save the World?

Curated by Selene Wendt for Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvik, Norway.

Large-scale installations by Daniele Buetti
Fribourg, Switzerland

Beauty and Pleasure in South African Contemporary Art

Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban, South Africa

Beauty and Pleasure in South African Contemporary Art

Curated by Selene Wendt in collaboration with Khwezi Gule.

An exhibition featuring the work of twelve contemporary artists from South Africa: Frances Goodman, Nontsikelelo Veleko, Lawrence Lemaoana, Athi-Patra Ruga, Kay Hassan, Dineo Bopape, Senzeni Marasela, Nicholas Hlobo, Andries Botha, Berni Searle, Nandipha Mntambo, and Langa Magwa.
Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban, South Africa

Ghada Amer: Reading Between the Threads

Cairo, Egypt

Reading Between the Threads

Curated by Selene Wendt for Henie Onstad Art Centre, Bildmuseet Umeå and Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf.

Paintings, works on textile, and installations by Ghada Amer
Cairo, Egypt

Shirin Neshat: Beyond Orientalism

Teheran, Iran

Beyond Orientalism

Curated by Selene Wendt for Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvik, Norway and Tensta Kunsthall, Sweden.

Video installations and hand-painted photographs by Shirin Neshat
Teheran, Iran

Bjørn Opsahl: Ask the Dust

Oslo, Norway

Ask the Dust

Curated by Selene Wendt.

Photographs by Bjørn Opsahl
Oslo, Norway

A Doll’s House

Oslo, Norway

A Doll’s House

Curated by Selene Wendt for Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvik, Norway

An international exhibition featuring contemporary artists who use doll symbolism in their work

Participating artists: Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, David Levinthal, Tony Oursler, Marianne Heske, Iké Udé, Olu Oguibe, Marita Dingus, and Olga Tobreluts.
Oslo, Norway

Siri Hermansen: Bipolar Horizon

Svalbard, Norway

Bipolar Horizon

Curated by Selene Wendt.

Photographs, videos, and installations by Siri Hermansen
Svalbard, Norway

“The artists featured in Fresh Paint represent an unexpected mix of various approaches and methodologies that ultimately gets to the heart of painting itself and where it stands today not only in Oslo, but in New York, Johannesburg, Buenos Aires and Rio, and many other places in between.”

“Kimsooja reveals the bare threads of her ongoing investigation of existential issues while simultaneously embracing and challenging the possibilities connected with textiles and the practice of sewing.”