Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, introduced OAT and curator's launch of After Beloning and the In Residence: Call for Intervention Strategies at Storefront for Art and Architecture i New York.
Erna Solberg introduced by setting the topic of the triennale into the larger context:
- Next year’s festival addresses one of the greatest challenges of this century, that of migration. We are constantly on the move, staying connected through our phones, taking part in a borderless exchange of ideas and information. We must also acknowledge that for millions of people today, the very act of belonging is at risk. Escaping from their homes and countries, they are in precarious state of transit with uncertain futures. For any discussion of migration, this is a backdrop that cannot be ignored, Erna Solberg said.
She also applauded OAT for choosing a timely and important theme for the 2016-edition, and admitted to be looking forward to learning more from the curators and contributors at Storefront's After Belonging-edition of its Reading Images series.
Participants to the reading session comprised Gro Bonesmo, Eva Franch i Gilabert, Leah Meisterlin, María Nicanor, Julian Rose, and Mark Wigley.
Read more about the event at the website of Storefront for Art and Architecture.