The Union is launching a new series of events under the title THE COMMON LIVINGROOM, starting off with the chapter Artists vs. Non-artists talks — a format where we invite contemporary artists to confront the stories behind their work with counter-stories from individuals in other fields. This is a participatory and informal gathering event with The Union’ first invited guest of the year, the artist Yamile Calderón, in our living room located in Old Town, Oslo.
Yamile Calderon is an artist born in Colombia, based in Oslo. She studied photography at Bergen National Academy of Arts. She has participated in various collective exhibitions and has presented her work internationally. Calderon’s work is inspired by memories from her childhood and personal stories. By approaching the documentary genre from a subjective perspective, she explores visual and narrative strategies and the interpretation of reality. read more
Upcoming guest: Hans Petter Blad
The Common LivingRoom is a community-generated programme, to create community networks by triggering creative solidarity engagement within and ‘outside’ the household. To respond to our current times, collaborators based in Norway will be invited to produce performative actions, e-publications, and micro study meetings over the upcoming months. For that to happen, we have crafted an invitation-in-sequence process; each direct collaborator will be selecting an individual(s) to lead the next event session(s). Aiming to facilitate face-to-face encounters between professionals in various artistic areas and individuals in society.