«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)  

What is art for?

Clarifying By now you all know about my grant (whether you are interested or not…). I was awarded this grant to make an outline for a book very much inspired by Alain de Botton & John Armstrong’s Art as Therapy. Actually my intention is to try to test some of their hypothesis in praxis – not as they do,…

Art should be didactic –

Some may call this approach naïve, but I believe that art is more valuable to us than we are lead to believe. So a new approach should be given consideration: – and I must admit, do really love de Botton’s enthusiasm!

… art as therapy?!

What is art for? It’s a difficult question, a question we tend to ignore in the sphere of contemporary art and theory. We, the establishment, find it rather naïve to ask such a blunt question. We are sometimes very unsure of ourselves as artist (why am I doing this? Am I good enough?? etc.), but…