NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

Neither separate, nor the same, the two consecutive editions of Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art are conceived as distinct moments woven through each other. Made as an entanglement in honour of the “both… and,” the project seeks to address the consequences of a world view founded in presumed inherent separability—between genders, species and continents, as well as between the individual and the collective, the economy and the environment, and the past and the future—and how these distinctions are currently being challenged in different ways.

Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA) is a contemporary art project taking place every two years in Gothenburg, Sweden. GIBCA is in 2019 at its 10th edition and has become a relevant art biennial for the Nordic region. Started in 2001, GIBCA has established itself as one of Sweden’s biggest art events and is internationally seen as one of the young and exciting biennials in Europe.

To each of its editions, GIBCA invites one or several internationally practicing curators to enter in a dialogue with the city of Gothenburg, its citizens, people interested in art and artists around the globe. Starting from a theme and presenting stark artistic practices, the visitors as well as the art world are offered an experience of art at its best.

Swedish and international artists are invited to present existing as well as newly produced site-specific artworks where the local spirit of Gothenburg and of West of Sweden play a notable part. Gothenburg is a city with a past of labor and harbor culture. The city has a dynamic history where both established and self-organized communities make an impact. As a platform for the international contemporary art scene, the biennial aims to be an important junction between the local, national and international art practitioners.

Each biennial consists of several major exhibitions and programme which take place at established art institutions in Gothenburg as well as in the public realm. Through workshops, seminars and talks, the visitors are invited to dialogue and to deepen their knowledge on current issues within contemporary art. A broad educational art programme engages both children and young people in a variety of activities, workshops and tours in all exhibition spaces of the biennial.

More information http://gibca.se/index.php/en/home

Gallery name: Röda Sten Konsthall

Address: Röda Sten 1, Göteborg

Open: 07.09.2019 - 27.10.2019