MOMENTUM profiles young Scandinavian artists and presents the international context within which they work. It operates from and within a Nordic context. The ways in which ‘Nordic’ as a term or concept is approached has differed since the first edition in 1998.
Nationally the festival is the largest event of its kind and together with LIAF (Lofoten International Art Festival) it is one of two international festivals of contemporary art held in Norway. Momentum is organized under the administration of Punkt Ø AS – Østfold County Galleries.
MOMENTUM has international ambitions, relating art, place and society, and explores and strengthens contemporary art seen in a Nordic context.
MOMENTUM is a societal, discursive platform for artistic, intellectual and critical reflection, and challenges and strengthens the contemporary discourse concerning the biennial format. Art mediation is a core activity facilitated through mediation programs, publications and communication platforms. MOMENTUM cooperates with local, Nordic and international partners in the field of art and culture, and works towards reaching a wide audience spanning from a local to an international level. Its main venues are Momentum kunsthall and Galleri F 15. Alternative venues and areas in Moss are linked to each individual biennial.
Previous editions have been curated by: Lars Bang Larsen, Daniel Birnbaum and Atle Gerhardsen (1998), Jonas Ekeberg, Paula Toppila, Jacob Fabricius and Ina Blom (2000), Caroline Corbetta and Per Gunnar Tverbakk (2004), Anette Kierulf and Marc Sladen (2006), Lina Dzuverovic and Stina Högkvist (2009), Markús Tór Andrésson, Christian Skovbjerg Jensen, Theodor Rongborg, Aura Seikkula, Marianne Zamecznik (Imatine Being Here Now, 2011).Source: www.momentum.no