This workshop will provide you with the skills and inspiration to make your own artwork to be installed in advertising displays around the city. Paper, paint, brushes and markers will be provided, as well the opportunity to participate in installing the works on the street.
Now is the time to find each other and assemble. On the eve of the world´s first ever general strike, Subvertising Norway returns to Blank Space to initiate Oslo´s citizenry in the the long and honourable tradition of ad-busting.
Learn about the background behind this ´protest art´ movement as well as produce your own artwork to be installed in advertising displays around the city. Paper, paint, brushes and markers will be provided, as will the opportunity to participate in installing the works on the street. Ultimately, the workshop will provide you with the knowledge and inspiration to carry out your own interventions in future…and reclaim the streets!
Subvertising Norway is a non-profit network of artists and activists raising awareness about who has the power to communicate messages and create meaning in public space through acts of creative subversion and art-based activism. Subvertising Norway organises four events per year at Blank Space Oslo and coordinates nationwide ‘actions’ through active groups in Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Haugesund, Kristiansand and Tromsø.
About the teachers:
James Finucane is a writer, curator, producer and artist specializing in street and outsider art. He has been working with international street artists for over 10 years, initially in London prior to moving to Norway in 2015 to run the world-renowned Nuart Festival. He is the founder of Street Art Oslo, an online platform and IRL network dedicated to broadening the diversity of artistic expressions in Oslo´s public spaces, and co-founder, Subvertising Norway. Espen Monserud is an activist, organizer, artist, teacher, and co-founder of Subvertising Norway. He has been actively subvertising and working with different ad-busting techniques since 2015.
Suggested donation: 100 kr to cover cost of materials - taken at the door (via card, cash, or VIPPS).