In June this year, representatives from BAS went to Warsaw to participate on the first international conference devoted to the oeuvre of Oskar Hansen (1922-2005), architect, artist and educator affiliated with the milieu of Team 10, which acquired seminal importance to post-war modernist architecture. The conference was organized by Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. Read more.


Gathering outstanding researchers in art and architecture history, the conference provides a platform to investigate anew selected aspects of Hansen’s practice – position it among the work of other Central-Eastern European architects connected with Team 10; discuss designs that merge architecture and the media; and last but not least, depart from investigations into his teaching activity at Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts in order to enquire if a Hansen’s tradition exists in visual arts. 

Videorecordings from all lectures at the conference are available online.  http://artmuseum.pl/en/doc/cykle/oskar-hansen-otwieranie-modernizmu-2 

The conference is part of a research and exhibition project run by the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw in collaboration with the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and the Bergen School of Architecture. The initiative embraces meetings devoted to Oskar and Zofia Hansen, symposium and architectural workshop, among other activities, and two publications (post-conference release prepared in collaboration with the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and the book Team 10 East, elaborating on one of the concepts outlined during the conference panels). The project culminates with an exhibition embracing Oskar Hansen’s practice at the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, due to open in July 2014.

The film archive at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Filmoteka Muzeum, has just published some of Oskar Hansen's films and they are now available online:  http://artmuseum.pl/en/filmoteka/artysci/oskar-hansen. There is also one film from their Summer School in Szumin shot by Alvar Hansen.

Svein Hatløy, Sixten Rahlff, Mona Steinsland and Espen Rahlff represented BAS on this conference.  

Project Oskar Hansen (1922-2005). Research-Exhibition Project Devoted to Hansen's Oeuvre and Persistance of His Thought in Teaching Architecture and Visual Arts in Poland and Norway is supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA grants and co-financed by the Polish funds.