Since its inauguration in 1998, MOMENTUM has presented itself as a Biennial for international discourse and dialogue, whilst remaining relevant to the local art scene in Norway. Now ten editions later, MOMENTUM10 addresses the implications of operating at a local level, the practices of being transnational and the responsibilities that accompany both objectives. The Biennial’s internationality is partly rooted in the partnerships it holds with a broad range of art professionals who support the contemporary art scene in the Nordic countries and beyond.  MOMENTUM10 therefore aims to address the principles of an increasingly dispersed Nordic art scene. This launch intends to discuss the potential for the Biennial’s future with an international audience. It offers the opportunity to meet the Biennial’s curator Marti Manen, and find out more about his plans for this year, as well as the responsibility and role of this exhibition format today and during the years to come.


JUNE 7 | 10.00 – 19.00

Sign up by May 31 to

09.30 Accreditation | Momentum kunsthall

10.00 Press conference | Momentum kunsthall
with Curator Marti Manen, Assistant Curator Anne Klontz, Director Dag Aak Sveinar, Head of the Art Department Maria Havstam, Information Officer Simen Østad, Head of Communication Bane NOR (owner of MOMENTUM10 venue: Spuntvegg) Nina Kjønigsen and Moss City Mayor Hanne Tollerud.

MOMENTUM10 artists will be present at the press conference.

10.30 Q& A with ARTPRESS | Momentum kunsthall

11.00 Guided tour | Momentum kunsthall

12.00 Lunch served | Momentum kunsthall

12.30 Guided tour |  House//of//Foundation

13.00 Bus tour | Venues: Spuntveggen and Moss seilforening. Installation and performance art by Pauline Fondevila.

14:30 Guided tour | Galleri F 15

– Scheduled interviews –

15.30 Local pastry served | F 15 Kafé

16.00 In the before over shore,Performance by Ina Hagen (NO) | Bredebukt
Meeting point at Kafé F 15 15.45.

19.00 Lyse Netter, music festival |  Alby Gardens


PRESS – Ute Weingarten
Victoria Trunova
+49 (0) 176 386 73 444


Information consultant, Punkt Ø – Galleri F 15 and MOMENTUM
Simen Østad
+47 994 06 066


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Thursday 11 April 2019:
GIBCA and MOMENTUM Present their 10th Editions – Welcome to discussion and book release hosted by Iaspis/Konstnärsnämnden
Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art 2019 – Part of the Labyrinth and MOMENTUM10 – The emotional exhibition has the pleasure of inviting you to a public presentation.

Thursday 2 May 2019:
MOMENTUM event at the Nordic Embassies Berlin
Public presentations by Director Dag Aak Sveinar and Curator Marti Manen accompanied by V.I.T.R.I.O.L., a performance by Lucrecia Dalt and Regina de Miguel.

Tuesday 14 May 2019:
MOMENTUM event at the Norwegian Embassy in London
Presentation of The Emotional Exhibition by director of Momentum Dag Aak Sveinar and curator Marti Manen, followed by a Q&A moderated by Jenny White from the British Council.

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Photo: Daniel von Malmborg