We curate our own projects.
We also guest curate for and with other organisations, festivals and artists.
We particularly like working collaboratively within existing frameworks in local contexts.
May & June 2018
Together with partners Warehouse9, we curated the international programme for their space, during the international days of CPH Stage 2018. The programme included the festival’s opening performance (I Could Go On Singing) Over The Rainbow by FK Alexander (Scotland) and Retro(per)spective a medley of 30 years of iconic lesbian-feminist theatre company Split Britches’ (UK/USA) performances that made the politics of gender and sexuality accessible to all ages and persuasions.
Supported by the Danish Arts Foundation and Warehouse9.
could i care less
6 July 2018
Wellcome Collection, London
As part of Handle with Care, a Friday Late Spectacular at Wellcome Collection (London) co-curated by Lois Weaver and Emily Wiles, we were invited to curate a performance programme.
Handle with Care explored what ‘care’ means through performance, art and conversation. From self-care to healthcare, acts of care are central to our everyday lives but perhaps we could think more carefully about how we handle ourselves, each other and our world with care.
Could I Care Less? performance programme explored the aesthetics of care from the individual to the institutional through performance and included works by Robbie Synge & Julie Cleves, Lucy Hutson, Louisa Robbin and Louise Ashcroft.
Supported by Wellcome Collection
kinds of pressure
2 - 18 October 2019
ŠKUC Gallery, Ljubljana
The first solo exhibition of polish born artist Alicja Rogalska’s work, Kinds of Pressure looked into the past, present and future of global labour conditions under capitalism through its dehumanising effects on people and communities in hyper-local contexts.
The exhibition at ŠKUC Gallery documented Alicja Rogalska’s numerous performative processes of participation and collaboration with workers, activists and citizens, exposing the pressure points created by precarious working conditions, the privatisation of resources and the economisation of emotions. From €25 tears, to bronzed potatoes and protest songs, Rogalska’s social sculptures are playfully subversive, tender and rebellious.
Curated in response to City of Women’s archive, Kinds of Pressure spoke to City of Women’s 25 years of history, testing different ways of being together and performing different political realities in the here and now.
The exhibition included Citizens of Nowhere, a new video work that we commissioned for City of Women and which Alicja developed over a one-month residency in Ljubljana. For the residency she worked with a group of those who have come to be known as ‘The Erased’ – the twenty thousand people who were left without citizenship shortly after Slovenia declared independence in 1991.
Curated by: osborn&møller
Produced by: City of Women; co-produced by: ŠKUC, Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Adam Mickiewicz Institute; in co-operation with: SOdelujem Creative Office, Art Lovers Club: Assistance; supported by: Ministry of Culture, City of Ljubljana, i-Portunus (Creative Europe
looking back to look forward
October 2019 onwards
MG+MSUM Web Museum
Looking Back To Look Forward was an online exhibition of a selection of works from the City of Women 25 year festival archive that looked at labour conditions and the specific relationship between feminism and anti-capitalist critique in the former-yugoslav region.
The online programme marked the culmination of our research as Curators-in-Residence at City of Women (2017-19) and spoke directly to the themes of Kinds of Pressure exhibition of Alicja Rogalska.
The exhibition was accompanied by a live In Conversation event with artists Kristina Leko (Croatia) and Katja Praznik (Slovenia) – Bite the Hand that “Feeds” You: Social Works Of Resistance In The City Of Women’s Past, Present And Futures – exploring different aspects of socially engaged art and the working conditions of artists who create it.
Curated by: osborn&møller.
Produced by: City of Women; co-produced by: MG+MSUM Web Museum (Ida Hiršenfelder), City of Women archive (Eva Matjašič), supported by: i-Portunus (Creative Europe); City of Ljubljana; The Public Fund for Cultural Activities
We presented the UK premiere of Japanese born artist anti-cool’s three-screen video installation On Returning, which explores the history of several British families and couples, separated and disrupted by current immigration policies. The screening was followed by a public conversation between anti-cool and us around the topic of hostile immigration policy, hosted by performingborders.
performingborders | LIVE programme of events and commissions and took place at Toynbee Studios. performingborders | LIVE is a programme of events and new commissions focusing on the exploration of artistic practices happening within the UK live art sector around notions of cultural, juridical, racial, gendered, class, physical and everyday borders and curated by Alessandra Cianetti and Xavier de Sousa.
Supported by performingborders | LIVE and Artsadmin.