Convenor: Arnd Schneider, Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo
A two-day international workshop to develop a framework for a research laboratory on contemporary art and anthropology in Oslo
31 October – 1 November 2007
Venue: Kulturhistorisk Museum, University of Oslo, Norway

The two-day workshop, the first in a number of consultation events, will explore ideas and future potentials in the establishment of a `laboratory’ in Norway which combines ethnographic and art
practices across a number of institutions and fields (anthropology, art history/criticism, contemporary art practice and museums).
Thus the workshop conceived as an open discussion forum, with the intention to chart a preliminary matrix for a future art-ethnography laboratory in Oslo. A number of invited national and international speakers(including Terje Brantenberg, Geir Tore Holm, George Marcus, Amanda Ravetz, Amiria Salmond, Sissel Tolaas, Chris Wright – full list available on request),
from both the worlds of contemporary art and anthropology, will report on existing projects which incorporate ethnographic and art practices, or provide a counterpoint as respondents to reports from Norway or abroad.
Full programme available on request from
Morten Kjeldseth Pettersen (
Participation is free, but places are limited. Please register your interest with:
Morten Kjeldseth Pettersen (