The Global Art Project

September 2018
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The Sea is History

Oslo, Norway

The Sea is History

Curated by Selene Wendt for The Museum of Cultural History, Oslo, featuring work by contemporary artists who address issues of displacement and migration from a historical and contemporary perspective.

Participating artists: John Akomfrah, Andrea Chung, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Christopher Cozier, Manthia Diawara, Isaac Julien, Naiza Khan, Hew Locke, Nyugen E. Smith, and Cosmo Whyte.
Oslo, Norway

Orhan Pamuk: The Art of Fiction

Oslo, Norway

Orhan Pamuk: The Art of Fiction

A multidisciplinary project centered around the Nobel Prize-winning author's book The Museum of Innocence.

Curated by Selene Wendt for The Museum of Cultural History, Oslo, in collaboration with The Museum of Innocence, Istanbul.
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 featured the work of contemporary artists who are directly inspired by literature and poetry, with particular emphasis on Brazilian artists.

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.

Jamaican Routes

Jeløya, Norway

Jamaican Routes

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

Jamaican Routes featured 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

The Storytellers: Narratives in International Contemporary Art

Oslo, Norway and Bogota, Colombia

The Storytellers: Narratives in International Contemporary Art

Curated by Selene Wendt for The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway and El Museo de Arte del Banco de la Republica, Bogota, Colombia.

An exhibition featuring contemporary artists who are directly inspired by literature. Participating artists: Georges Adéagbo, Liliana Angulo, Mónica Bengoa, Milena Bonilla, Monika Bravo, Ryan Brown, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Eloisa Cartonera, William Cordova, Mariliá Dardot, Alfredo Jaar, William Kentridge, Lobato & Guimarães, Cristina Lucas, Fabio Morais, Ernesto Neto, Ulf Nilsen, Rosana Ricalde, Eder Santos, Tracey Snelling, Valeska Soares, Elida Tessler, Sergio Vega, Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries, and Nina Yuen.

Accompanied by a Skira Publication, with texts by Mario Vargas Llosa, Gerardo Mosquera, Paco Barragán and Selene Wendt as well as an interview between Marilá Dardot & Cao Guimarães.
Oslo, Norway and Bogota, Colombia

Mind the Map

Jeløya, Norway

Mind the Map

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

Featured 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 for The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway.

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.”

Equatorial Rhythms

Oslo, Norway

Equatorial Rhythms

Curated by Selene Wendt for The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway-

This exhibition highlighted the crossover between art and music, with a focus on artists from countries that have deep-rooted, indigenous musical traditions.

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

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

Island Revolution: Jamaican Rhythm from Ska to Reggae

Oslo, Norway

Island Revolution: Jamaican Rhythm from Ska to Reggae

A collaboration with EMP Music Project in Seattle, Washington to adapt this interactive multi-media exhibition for Henie Onstad Art Centre, Norway.
Oslo, Norway

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 for The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway.

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

“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.”

Siri Hermansen: Bipolar Horizon

Svalbard, Norway

Bipolar Horizon

Curated by Selene Wendt for The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway.

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

Ulf Nilsen: Inside Out

Oslo, Norway

Inside Out

Curated by Selene Wendt for The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway.

A large-scale exhibition featuring new paintings by Ulf Nilsen presented in an installation format
Oslo, Norway

Bjørn Opsahl: Ask the Dust

Oslo, Norway

Ask the Dust

Curated by Selene Wendt for The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway.

Photographs by Bjørn Opsahl
Oslo, Norway