If you ever wondered how it is to chase a dream and actually realizing it the people at Fellesverkstedet are doing just that!
I managed to snatch Graham from the amazing new facility at Seilduksgaten in Oslo. Since the building site wasn't legally fit to use for the podcast we decided to go to the current center of operation in old town (Tøyen). In the two hours that followed he talked me through much of the history and how they arrived at this exciting new junction for fellesverkstedet.
Follow their progress at http://www.fellesverskstedet.no
On the day of his book launch Javier still managed to make time to come to the studio to have a conversation. Gallery Melk was the kind host of that event. Go check out his book if you have the chance. Go check out his work too! it's subtle and seductive in a generous and gentle way.
Written by The Frido Show on Friday December 8, 2017
Lars wants to be chosen for kulturrådets ærespris!
Go vote for him at intelligenspartiet.no/ or at www.kulturradet.no/aeresprisen.
Do it quick since the deadline is the 1st of September.
If you want to know why listen to our talk! (or vote and than listen what you voted for)
We talk about the colonization of the cultural world by the institutional elite and how the artist stands again with the shortest straw.
There's few people in the Oslo art scene who don't know him. Even less who he hasn't helped at some point.
To accompany his solo exhibition Walkabout at Khartoum Contemporary Art Center the 24th of August we talk about his upbringing in Zambia, how he started doing art and how that lead him to Norway.
For all you Art lovers, makers, collectors, haters, brokers, curators, investors, infiltrators now that the summer has reached its peak it's maybe time to get back into the harsh reality.
Here is a new podcast, this time with the mover and shaker and artist Ruben Steinum.
We discus the new publication he was part off: Å leve av kunsten (to live of art) Which gives a small insight into the brutal reality of us visual artist.
He is the chair of the board at UKS (the young artist society) and he is also on the board of Norske Billedkunstnerne (NBK).
He is one of the founders of an app called Atelier, which provides a platform to give art lovers direct access to the studios and the gems that they contain.
He calls himself a pop-artist in our talk.
The main thing that came through though is that he has a sincere wish to improve the lives of all us visual artists in Norway.
I talked to Karin Erixon and Fadlabi about and in their recently openened
gallery and bar in the heart of Oslo.
It's called Khartoum Contemporary Art Center.
We only had time for a short talk since the place had to be opened up shortly after,
but it should be enough so you can find your way.
This is the main talk that accompanied the exhibition Merete Mortensen and me organized at the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo. It was held on the 20th of October 2016. In this talk we are exploring the role of the artist as curator or the curator as the artist.
From LA we had Paul Paiement and Carl Berg participating. Max Presneill unfortunately couldn't make it to the talk.
From Oslo we had invited Jan Christensen, Ragnhild Aamås and Hanan Benammar.
Our moderator was Rike Frank.
It helps to listen to the first part (http://fridoshow.com/podcast/021-acca-first-talk-part-1) befor you start on this one.
Together with Jan Christensen, Ragnhild Aamås, Hanan Benammar, Paul Paiement, Carl Berg, Max Presneill, Rike Frank and Merete Mortensen we had a conversation in preparation for a panel talk we held the 20th of October 2016. This accompanied an exhibition Merete and me organized at the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo where we were exploring the role of the artist as curator or the curator as artist. We were interested in the different positions and strategies of each participant related to their locale (Oslo vs LA)
This talk was meant to get to know each other and present ourselves so we wouldn't have to dive in cold on the public talk the day after.
Jan Christensen joined me for a talk in my studio. We touched upon production strategies, collaborations, being an artist based in multiple locations, the internet and what the work in the back of the studio is. And yes, he answers that question at the end.
You can find his stuff on janchristensen.org/
Tori did me the honor coming by the studio to do a talk. We even made some music! Other than that we talked art, about her busy international schedule, about cranes and crane operators and having a wild will.
Peter talks about AIRY and his doctorate (briefly)
Thorgerdur, Merete and me are sitting down for a talk about running exhibition spaces, archaeology, Iceland, art politics and her show at Demon's Mouth.
In this conversation Jens Dyvik and me are talking about digital production.
This one is the monster of all the previous podcasts. 4 Hours of pure bliss!
Paul Paiement is joining me for a talk together with his wife Janice. Merete Mortensen also makes an appearance.
The Institute of Art and Crime
For his intermezzo at Gallery Demon's Mouth in Oslo Eric assembled a collection of music by composers who are known predominantly for their work as visual artists. These records (in the form of limited vinyl along with one off cd's and dvd's) represent a contemporary snapshot of a long tradition of visual artists engaging in music production. Some have consciously chosen to build second careers while others have found their creative output bleeding into the realms of sound and music.
On a grey sunday afternoon we sat down for a long conversation about mostly music and curriously enough getting lost in a toilet.
Check out his music on https://soundcloud.com/eric-d-clark/
Eirik and me sat down to talk installation inside his installation at Tidens Krav. His exhibition One-person show & reclining inclination was showing there during February 2014.
Check out his work at www.eiriksenje.no/
In relation with her show at Demon's Mouth in Oslo I got a chance to sit down with Catalina Niculescu for a talk.
Just before Christmas I managed to get a talk scheduled with the esteemed Jack Bangerter.
We studied together at the art academy in Oslo so it was nice to catch up after all these years.
Check out his work on jackbangerter.net/
Written by The Frido Show on Tuesday December 10, 2013
JackBangerter, Ison, NoPlace
The great Alan Butler makes his first appearance on Norwegian soil for his exhibition at Gallery Demon's Mouth.
Written by The Frido Show on Tuesday December 3, 2013
A long talk with moviemaker Matthew Dougherty about U.G. Krishnamurti
The third converstation, this time with the esteemed Kristian Skylstad.
oslcontemporary Krisitian Skylstad works
Written by The Frido Show on Wednesday May 8, 2013
This is my second conversation for this podcast. This time with Brooklyn (NY) based French artist Antoine Catala. We met at UKS in Oslo in his show IMAGE FAMILIES.
This is the first episode of The Frido Show! Hello world.
The Frido Show presents in its first podcast Jonathan Mccready Brewer, an American painter and very good friend. In this episode we talk about our experience with different cities in relation to our art practise.