Osha - which means 'pot' in Castilian Spanish - is the name of a new series of talks serving as a platform for the exchange of ideas that have been inspired by experiences around the world.
From public sculpture to social intervention, the first OSHA talk explores the topic of art intervention internationally and how it prompts a reassessment of the history, politics and conventional aesthetics of the space it occupies. Three local and international speakers have been contributing to the discussion and expectations of art in 'public' spaces in Aotearoa, New Zealand, by sharing their relevant experiences.
You can listen to the full audio recordings below.
Chiang Mai based artist and activist
SOM talks about her engagement as an art activist to increase interactions between art communities and audiences in Chiang Mai and encourage freedom of expression through a growing art movement, the Chiang Mai Art Conversations.
Find out more about Som on our blog.
Wellington based artist
Jon shares his experience in Ukraine where he took part in an art festival, Black Circle. His talk explores the connection between the communal experience and artistic enrichment and elaborates on a critical perspective of the institutinnalisation of art.
Find out more about Jon on our blog.
Uruguyan media artist and filmaker
Martin talks about how the reconstruction of a mythical event spoke to the influence of Argentine women in shaping national identity and elaborate on the interest of including visitors in the performance by making them actors of this historic reincarnation.
Find out more about Martin on our blog.