WHAT’S THE POINT OF IT?

Ok, by now we all know I really wanted to become a fan of Alain de Botton, but that my inauguration failed. I do not, it turns out, believe that art is therapy. I do believe art can have therapeutic, or palliative qualities, but I do not believe its a good idea to replace my psychoanalyst with a work of…

art is not therapy

Last week I went to Amsterdam to see and review Alain de Botton and John Armstrong’s exhibition “Art is Therapy” at the Rijksmuseum. The immediate result of my trip was a review written and published in the Norwegian newspaper Morgenbladet. (A weekly, national newspaper focused on culture, politics & arts). For 7 years I have…

«Art is Therapy»

– here is the result from the Norwegian jury; my review of Alain de Botton & John Armstrong’s exhibition at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam – now on print in Morgenbladet (Norwegian weekly newspaper) (a resume in English will follow tomorrow)