FOUR 40-MINUTE TALKS WITH THE PURPOSE OF POSING CONTRASTING
QUESTIONS, CREATING A DYNAMIC DIALOGUE AND SHEDDING LIGHT ON
CONFLICTING POINTS OF VIEW.

TALK 1.

UNCONTAMINATED 2016 – CHALLENGING TODAY

- In a rapidly changing world

JORUN SOFIE FALLMO AARTUN (SENIOR JOURNALIST AT DAGENS NÆRINGSLIV & AUTHOR) MODERATES A TALK BETWEEN:

 ·       LEA COLOMBO (PHOTOGRAPHER)

·       AMANDA CHARCHIAN (PHOTOGRAPHER AND FINE ARTIST)

·       CHARLIE ENGMAN (PHOTOGRAPHER)

·       SYNCHRODOGS (ARTISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS) 

·       ISABELITAVIRTUAL (CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER)

Questions:
- What are the factors driving artists of today? 
- Are there any common factors that are relevant across borders and expressions?
- Can art in 2016 be a political weapon?
- What makes the emerging artist different than the established in the way they view their work and projects?
- How important is intimacy in our digitally connected world?

TALK 2.

REINVENTING THE MAGAZINE

- The challenges digital media represent for the analog magazine

RICCARDO RUINI (CREATIVE DIRECTOR REM RUINI E MARIOTTI) MODERATES A TALK BETWEEN:

 • AARON WARD (FOUNDER, LET’S PANIC MAGAZINE)

VERONICA MIKE SOLHEIM (EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & CREATIVE DIRECTOR, A NEW TYPE OF IMPRINT)

CELINE AAGAARD (FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR, ENVELOPE)

JACK MOSS (ONLINE EDITOR, 10 MAGAZINE)

Questions:
- What challenges does digital media represent for the analog magazine?
- How can relevant bridges be created between channels?
- What are the platforms to be explored?
- How is the analog magazine influenced by the social media?
- Is the magazines social media platform more important than the magazine?
- How are the magazines incorporating the digital platforms and new ways of reaching their readers?
- Are the readers nowadays harder to lead and inspire?
- Is the relationship between the reader and the magazine on an equal level?
- Does the new platform open up for more niche magazines?
- How do the established magazines reinvent themselves with the new times? 

TALK 3.

WHERE IS – ART?

- The optimal form of art institution

KAI REAVER (ARCHITECT AT SNØHETTA, INSTRUCTOR AT OSLO SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN) MODERATES A TALK BETWEEN:

 ·       BJØRN GUNNAR STAAL (FOUNDING PARTNER, DESIGNER, PROGRAMMER, VOID)

·       DAN BREWSTER (PROGRAMMER, PLANETA)

·       GARD EIKLID (MANAGER, ROD BIANCO GALLERY)

·       BOB RECINE (VISUAL HAIR ARTIST)

Questions:
- What does art contain and what are the containers of art?
- What is the relationship between art and its exhibition?
- Can technology and new media create new forms of artworks?
- What can art expect, if anything, from its audience?
- What would the optimal form of art institution look like?
- How are art arenas evolving with technology?

TALK 4.

ALL THIS PANIC

- Adolescence - A transition into youth

ELISE BY OLSEN (EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, RECENS PAPER) MODERATES A TALK BETWEEN:

·       JENNY GAGE (PHOTOGRAPHER AND FILMMAKER)

·       TOM BETTERTON (CINEMATOGRAPHER)

·       ARIELLE CHIARA (ARTIST)

·       ZOE BLEU (ARTIST AND ACTRESS)

·       RUBY DAGNAL (ACTRESS)