excerpts from
‘It Had Something To Do With The Telling Of Time’ (book published with Onomatopee, Eindhoven, 2015)

OSLO PILOT— A project investigating the role of art in and for public space - laying the groundwork for OSLO BIENNALE FIRST EDITION

Edited by Eva González-Sancho and Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk

Texts by Lida Abdul, Kim Henning Andreassen, Merete Joelsen Aune, Mark Bain, Amy Balkin , Lene Berg, Dineo Bopape, Barbara Browning & Yve Laris Cohen, Pavel Büchler , Alice Creischer & Andreas Siekmann, Dora García, Mette Edvardsen, Marte Eknæs, Cassius Fadlabi, Jan Freuchen & Sigurd Tenningen, Alberto Giacometti, Félix González-Torres, Matthew Goulish, Johan Grimonprez & Catherine Bernard, Lina Viste Grønli, Ane Hjort Guttu, Flaka Haliti, Thomas Hirschhorn, Liv Kristin Holmberg, Jonas Ib F.H. Jensen, Farhad Kalantary, Mike Kelley, Karl Larsson, Mara Lee, LIGNA, Minouk Lim, Lotte Konow Lund, Inger Wold Lund, Metahaven, Henri Michaux, Juan Muñoz, Miriam Myrstad, Maurizio Nannucci, Maria Nordman, Douglas Park, Matthew Rana, Martha Rosler, Allen Ruppersberg, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Lisa Tan, Lisa Torell, Vibeke Tandberg, Jan Verwoert, Annee Grøtte Viken, Andy Warhol, Haytham El-Wardany, Stephen Willats, Pamela Wye, and Knut Åsdam.

To make art in and for the public domain today is to engage with the precariousness that both defines and threatens our experience of it. OSLO PILOT (2015–17)—a project investigating the role of art in and for the public space—laying the groundwork for Oslo Biennial First Edition brings together 38 previously published texts spanning the past 80 years and 19 commissioned texts exploring art in public spaces and spheres. It also includes an edited transcript of the symposium, organized by OSLO PILOT in the fall of 2016, “The Giver, the Guest, and Ghost: The Presence of Art in Public Realms.” The publication embodies the idea of the city as a prerequisite and basis for work, and focuses on the conditions of public space as a field where many agencies, identities, and interests meet and are made visible.


English, Norwegian, Arabic, Korean, Spanish, Swedish
608 pages
Softcover, 17 × 24 cm
ISBN: 978 88 6749 342 5
€ 32

Table of Contents



Domestic Encyclopaedia
with Marthe Belsvik Stavrum

Nature Boy
Rights of Way
Amy Gowan · Onomatopee

for Jean Paul Laenen Estate

Federation Levitationcommissioned critique

Sitterwerk in Situ
Accattone #6

Terra Nova
Painting Fake Minerals
Accattone #6

extracts from:
It Had Something To Do With The Telling Of Time

El Condor Pasa
with Carlo Gaston Goncalves Accattone #7

The Art of Becoming
for Nina Frankova

The Cognizant Fish
for Nina Frankova

Flip Tortilla
Oblique Kitchen Glossary for the Lebanese Sajeria with Alonso Vasquez

Chapter Two · Domestic Encyclopaedia with Marthe Belsvik Stavrum

Lost in Translation
for Ines Cox

The Garden & The Botanist

Chapter One · Domestic Encyclopaedia with Marthe Belsvik Stavrum

It Had Something To Do With The Telling Of Time

The Octopus Slay in 80 Ways
Public Sandberg
70 fingers and 14 eyes interpreting the Sandberg Graduation Show

The Moonpalace ‘D3ATHfromAB0V3x - 659 points 9 months ago‘ Public Sandberg

Jewellery Persepectives writingplace

Pool Made of Mirrors
Take Me On Podcast series

Only A Paper Moon
Macguffin Magazine
The Window

After Dark
Take Me On Podcast series

Writingplace ·
ArtEZ Ma Corpo-real


I am Selbu
Somme si, tå stenresearch project

Terra Nova
Accattone #6

Material Skin
visual research in
Accattone #6

Were You Blonde? research project

Mechanisms of Detection
for jewellery perspectives

Cave of Forgotten Dreams
with juri suzuki

Exercices de Style
with pauline bayet

Went Out For Cigarettes and Never Came Back albergo rosa

KOLA SUPERDEEP‘Table Tableaux or The Act of Letting A Person Into Your Home’
albergo rosa

From Pastels and Gunpowder to Blood, Coffee and Tobacco Stains

albergo rosa

A is for Adjutant, P is for Paperweight
for jewellery perspectives

Monster in the Livingroom
Macguffin Magazine
The Cabinet