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.
Conferences and debates
At the Arts & Audiences conference in 2017 I took a part in the concluding panel. The theme of the year was Young Audiences. I attended the conference representing the Astrup Fearnley Museum and Plot/Oslo.
In 2019 I interviewed Emma Hasselblad live on stage as a part of her exhibition Body on Body. The artist talk took place at Galleri Neuf in Oslo.
In 2020 I was moderating a panel discussion on new job opportunities for art historians. The conversation took place at the University of Oslo and 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 years I was a part of the board 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 advise to the National Museum in the curatorial process of the opening exhibition in the new museum, to open in 2021.
Digital Art Education
In 2015 to 2016 I took part in the development of a pioneering digital educational art platform Kunstporten.
The project was a collaboration between seven major Norwegian art institutions. The app was aimed at kids and young adults to use to learn about the artworks when visiting the museums.
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 and was a success. The catalogue is availible in the collection of the National Libary of Norway.
Currently I’m in charge of Aesthetics of Oslo, a collection of public art and architecture in Oslo, on Instagram.
Let’s make something together.
Photo: Dev Dhunsi. 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 ofContinue reading “Interview with Klaus Mäkelä”
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.
Photo: Lars Tiede. (Creative Commons Licence.) Throughout the year I write about new Norwegian releases for the cultural magazine Subjekt and the international music site beehype. This means I need to keep an eye on what’s happening in the local music scenes. 2020 was a rough year for all of us. Covid-19 had a hugeContinue reading “New Norwegian Indie”