March 28., 2017: On Art Fairs / Omar Lopez-Chahoud (USA) in conversation with Geir Haraldseth (NO) at Kunsthall Stavanger

Curator Lopez-Chahoud is curating the upcoming show at Prosjektrom Normanns; "Dios, Union, Libertad" (God, Unity, Liberty) by the art collective The Fire Theory from San Salvador. He is in Stavanger this week, and we have teamed up with Rogaland kunstsenter and Kunsthall Stavanger to learn more about his practice. 

He is based in New York and head of the curatorial team behind Untitled Art Fair – an international curated art fair for contemporary art which was held for the first time on Miami Beach in 2012 during Art Basel Miami. Since then Untitled has taken place annually in Miami, and was extended to include San Francisco in January 2017. The artist run gallery Prosjektrom Normanns has attended Untitled four times, both in Miami and San Francisco. 

Lopez-Chahoud will first make a brief presentation of Untitled and the emergence and history of the art fair. In a subsequent conversation with Geir Haraldseth, general manager at Rogaland Art Centre, we will talk about what it takes to execute a trade on an international scale, as well as speculate on what is needed in Stavanger.

The event is a collaboration between Kunsthall Stavanger, Rogaland kunstsenter and Prosjektrom Normanns. 

Ann Iren Buan, Drifters (2015), at Untitled Art Fair in San Francisco 2017, presented by Prosjektrom Normanns. Photo: Elin Melberg

Ann Iren Buan, Drifters (2015), at Untitled Art Fair in San Francisco 2017, presented by Prosjektrom Normanns.
Photo: Elin Melberg