I always think visually
My formal background in visual arts consists of studies in Art History and Aesthetics at the University of Oslo and three years of practical artistic training at Oslo by Steinerskole. My strength lies in my experience from both practical and theoretical engadement with art.
Confrences and debates
At the Arts & Audiences conference I took part in the concluding panel. The theme of the year was young audiences. I attended the conference representing Plot/Oslo and the Astrup Fearnley Museum.
As a part of Paragone’s collaboration with Galleri Neuf in, I’ve led several artist talks with the exhibiting artists. I’ve interviewed artists like Emma Hasselblad and Camilla B. Hauger live on stage. I enjoy these type of conversations, learning about the artists practices and providing value for the audience.
In 2020 moderated a panel discussion on new job opportunities for art historians. The conversation took place at the University of Oslo. It was the The Committee on Art History and Visual Studies who asked me to do it.
Comtemporary art and the youth
Reaching the youth is a challenge for many art institutions. For many new museum visitors context and community is of great help.
For many years I was a board member of Plot/Oslo, a collaboration between the Astrup Fearnley Museum, Kunstnernes Hus and the National Museum of Norway. We held workshops, guided tours and meetings with artists.
I also gave curatorial and educational advice to the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in the devolopment of the opening exhibition in the new museum. The museum is set to open in 2022.
Digital art education
From 2015 to 2016 I took part in the development of the pioneering digital educational art platform Kunstporten.
The project was a collaboration between seven major Norwegian art institutions including the Munch Museum, the Astrup Fearnley Museum, Henie Onstad Art Center, Lillehammer Art Museum, Drammens Museum and Haugar Vestfold Art Museum.
The app was aimed at kids and young adults to learn about the artworks when visiting the museums. I worked as a part of the team together with other art students, developing and reviewing new content for the app.
In 2016 I curated Sanatorium, the debut exhibition of Kristine Øvergaard. I edited, designed and applied for funding for the catalogue.
The exhibition took place at Galleri Brenneriet in Oslo. It was a success, as there were many visitors and purcheses. The exhibition catalogue is availible in the collection of the National Libary of Norway.
Let’s make something together.
It was by coincident that I first came to meet Klaus Mäkelä. The conversation moved smoothly when we met on a plane from Helsinki to Oslo. When I asked the conductor whether he would be interested in doing an Interview, he was positive. So here I am, entering the main hall of Oslo Concert hall through a secret door, witnessing a rehearsal.
In 2011 British electronica group Nero made their first grand masterpiece. Although the work got dubbed as the “dubstep symphony”, the work features a big variation in genres. Although the work is not to be called a proper symphony, as it’s no long than 18 minutes, Nero managed to fit alot into this piece.
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