Slow Space, a new programme of public art projects, events and publications, is set to unfold in Bjørvika, Oslo’s former container port, over the next four years. Challenging preconceptions about the forms and timespan of conventional public artworks, the programme promises a new approach to working with artists in sites of regeneration.
In 2010, UK-based producers Situations were asked to devise a new curatorial vision for this major site of regeneration on Oslo’s waterfront. Claire Doherty, Situations Director recalls, “We were struck by how Snøhetta’s white marble roof at the Opera House had quickly become a new gathering place in the city—a space free from commercial activity in which to think, to slow down, to congregate, to self-organise.
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